Posts tagged "parents"

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LeagueApps Pro Athlete Investors Share Lessons from Their Fathers

One father told his son that he didn’t expect to see him live to the ripe old age of eighteen. One dad prepped his son to be ready to market himself. Another was more impressed with the dynamics of the helicopter than the actual ride….

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David Robinson’s Three Tips for Turning Parents Into Allies for Coaches and Organizers

If David Robinson were playing in today’s NBA, he’d be considered an endangered species. The days of offenses running through dominant bigs are long gone. That tectonic shift in strategy, however, has done little to impact Robinson’s post-playing career. The Admiral remains an immense figure…

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Why Your Team Needs a Female Coach and How to Find Her

Here’s a story that haunts Dee Stephan, the founder of the successful Dodgers LAX girls’ league: She and her husband, desperate for coaches for a different fledgling town program, called a parents’ meeting. One mom in attendance had played for a Division I school, but…

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Three Things Organizers and Coaches Can Do to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

Maybe the only thing outpacing the rise in youth sports injuries is the freely given advice about preventing them. The problem is, none of it quite explains how, says Joe Janosky, director of sports safety at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), which is ranked the…

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Eight Barriers that Stop Girls from Playing Sports–and an Olympian’s Advice on How to Break Through

Angela Ruggiero is a four-time Olympic ice hockey medalist (gold, silver, bronze, silver), member of both the International Olympic Committee and Hockey Hall of Fame, and CEO of the Sports Innovation Lab. She is also past-president of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the former Chief…

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What Can Youth Programs Learn from This Year’s Winter Olympics

Of the many remarkable moments from this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, two triumphs point to a growing body of research and recommendations about youth sports:   Norway’s impressive medal count — which it credits to a key tenet of its youth sports programs that…

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Share Your Story: How Has Technology Improved Your Community?

LeagueApps has a mission to make sports happen. We believe sports have the power to change the world and enable communities to deliver unforgettable sports experiences. Using technology, our partners are the ones that really make this possible. So we’ve decided to open up a…

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Introducing the Play Forever Podcast by LeagueApps: Episode 1 With David Robinson

Hall of Famer David Robinson joins us in our first podcast episode. LeagueApps is happy to introduce the Play Forever Podcast! Hosted by LeagueApps President Jeremy Goldberg, the Play Forever Podcast was created for sports organizers like you. Play Forever Podcast is a series that…

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How to Inspire Your Coaches and Parents to Drive Renewed Participation

4 Key Benefits Of A PCA Training Workshop According to a poll from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because “it’s just not fun anymore.” The Positive…