The 6 Stages of Bullying

The Stages of Bullying While bullying might seem like it occurs without rhyme or reason, it often follows similar and predictable patterns. This cycle can be brutally self-perpetuating at times and also incredibly difficult to stop as a victim, bystander, or even as an adult. The good news is that because bullies do often act…

How to Encourage Competition While Discouraging Cheating

How to Encourage Competition While Discouraging Cheating One of the challenges inherent in youth sports is teaching the difference between taking advantages of opportunities to gain a competitive advantage – gamesmanship – and taking illegal and unethical shortcuts in an effort to win – cheating. In the appropriate competitive environment, there’s nothing wrong with playing…

10 Money-Saving Tips for Feeding Hungry Athletes

10 Money-Saving Tips for Feeding Hungry Athletes School-aged athletes work really hard and eat massive amounts of food. And keeping your athlete fed isn’t just important for performance at practice or in a game; well-fed kids are more attentive in class, better able to focus on schoolwork, and they are getting the nutrition and energy they…