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...

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,...

Specialization vs. Multiple Sports: Does it Really Help Your Kid Get Into College?

It may seem far away, but it’s closer than you think. For many families, youth sports lead to the ultimate goal of playing collegiate...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The “Price” of a Scholarship

When we tell our kids they are “on the money” during an athletic competition, it’s about as good a piece of praise as we...

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...

How Many Injuries Are Too Many?

The sheer amount of injuries suffered by college athletes can be a surprise to athletes and their parents. Many young people go through their...

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