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WSOP main event Day 5 recap: Neuville leads the final 69

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:02
WSOP main event Day 5 recap: Neuville leads the final 69
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Mason leads Kansas-infused Team USA to gold

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:54
Mason leads Kansas-infused Team USA to gold
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Battle chooses Syracuse after spurning Michigan

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:29
Battle chooses Syracuse after spurning Michigan
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Sources: Dez tells Cowboys no deal, no camp

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:26
Sources: Dez tells Cowboys no deal, no camp
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Is Porzingis someone for Knicks to believe in?

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:00
Is Porzingis someone for Knicks to believe in?
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Clayton: Ranking most impactful player suspensions

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:49
Clayton: Ranking most impactful player suspensions
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Gallery: The week in pictures

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:26
Gallery: The week in pictures
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Scorecard: Thurman shows resilience in win over Collazo

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:25
Scorecard: Thurman shows resilience in win over Collazo
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Spieth, Johnson paired in same group at Open

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:06
Spieth, Johnson paired in same group at Open
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Weaknesses unite Cubs and White Sox, but trajectories separate them

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:00
Weaknesses unite Cubs and White Sox, but trajectories separate them
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Early look: Sizing up the ACC

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:00
Early look: Sizing up the ACC
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Sale to pitch in All-Star Game after agreement

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:42
Sale to pitch in All-Star Game after agreement
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Happy feet: Serena, Djoker cap titles with dance

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:32
Happy feet: Serena, Djoker cap titles with dance
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Communication is the Key

NASC - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:02

It may be summertime where you are, but in sports you know you’re always planning a season (or more) ahead. I was reminded of that this week, when a local high school sent out a letter to parents and boosters regarding this year’s football season. Some of the points in the letter are applicable not just for football, but for all youth sports. Some excerpts:

  • “Each coach will hold a USA Football Heads Up Certification and will instruct with positive feedback, excitement, fun and plenty of repetition for every player. Our philosophy is kids will not get better standing on the sideline.”
  • “Each parent will be asked to contribute a small amount of time to help our league put together an organization we can all be proud of. We will not be successful in giving our kids the experience they deserve unless everyone takes some personal interest in the success of the league.”
  • “Our mission is to get kids on the field and provide them with a safe and fun atmosphere to display their efforts and talent….we want our sport to be available to anyone that wishes to participate so there are three ways (to) pay the..registration. Another option is scholarship. No one…that wishes to play football will be denied that opportunity based on finances.”

There are some good points in that letter, including having coaches properly trained, asking parents to get involved and making sure everyone participates, regardless of their ability to pay. And isn’t that what we want for all our kids, no matter what sport they may want to play?


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Hamilton's Derby performance voted greatest ever

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 03:40
Hamilton's Derby performance voted greatest ever
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TUF 21 Finale: Thompson's kicks top Ellenberger

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 22:56
TUF 21 Finale: Thompson's kicks top Ellenberger
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Two takeaways from Blue Jays-Royals barnburner

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 21:13
Two takeaways from Blue Jays-Royals barnburner
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Thunder match Blazers' $70M offer to Kanter

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 20:25
Thunder match Blazers' $70M offer to Kanter
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Spieth beats Gillis in playoff for 4th win of 2015

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 18:46
Spieth beats Gillis in playoff for 4th win of 2015
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Nets swoop in to sign Bargnani ahead of Kings

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 18:32
Nets swoop in to sign Bargnani ahead of Kings
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