Child Development

Age-Appropriate Play for Kids 7-12

As visual, auditory and cognitive abilities develop in elementary school children, they are able to learn more about the rules of the game and...

Quitting Sports at 13: What Do You Think?

A driving force of SportsWise is to support and encourage healthy and lasting sport experiences for our youth. This recent article in the Washington Post,...

Age-Appropriate Play for Kids 1-6

In Massachusetts, there is a great tradition of youth hockey with intensely competitive leagues starting from young ages to high school. Yet, very few...

Age-Appropriate Play for Kids 13-18

While both boys and girls will reach their peak growth spurts during these years, it is not always easy to predict when an athlete...

The Power of the Sports Experience

My story also involves Coach Schloder. With regards to basketball, I started playing in youth rec leagues and was always to the tallest kid...

Failure: The Best Motivation

The world is an extremely competitive place. Whether it be applying to college, finding a job or competing in a sporting event, hard work...

Who should choose the sport? Parent or child

There is not an easy answer and it depends on your child. Does your child have endless energy and is open to trying new...

Long-Distance Parental Support

If your child is passionate about playing sports competitively, it stands to reason that you’re passionate about the same sport. Bumper stickers, yard signs,...

Setting High Expectations: A Good Practice or Not

Not too long ago I read the book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, and I was shocked. Truly! I’d read...

The Lure of PEDs in College

For many athletes, the most staggering fact about college life to accept is the fact that everyone on the roster is just as good...

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