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  • June 26th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Win a FREE Program & Equipment Each Week!

    This summer, Skyhawks will be giving away a FREE Skyhawks program and sports pac


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  • May 24th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Why I Keep Coming Back To Skyhawks

    My birthday is coming up this summer.  I’d say I’m pretty lucky to have a summer birthday, especially as a college student.  One of the great things about a summer birthday for me is that I get to spend it with my family.  One of the bad things about spending it with my family is that my mother, every year, forces me to look through her old scrapbooks of my childhood.  Every year we sit down, against my will, and look through some embarrassing pictures of me as a child, but every year I take an extra long look at one picture in particular; it’s a picture of me as a toddler, being held up by my father to dunk on a plastic Fischer-Price basketball hoop.  This picture in particular is special to me because it symbolizes my love for sports. 


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  • May 9th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Try Everything This Summer!

    Much has been written over the past several years about specializing in one sport vs. letting kids play as many sports as possible. There is all this literature that benchmarks what age kids should be when they specialize. I come down firmly in the camp of NEVER. Unless your child is an elite gymnast or dancer, there is no argument to be made for specializing in a sport. Ask professional athletes how many of them “specialized” in the sport they now play. I’d hazard a guess that the answer is none.


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  • February 2nd, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Earn Camp Discounts at the ParentMap Eastside Camp Fair in Bellevue, WA!

    Stop by the Skyhawks booth at the ParentMap Eastside Camp Fair in Bellevue, WA and earn discounts on Skyhawks programs, meet our staff, and get the latest program information!


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  • May 31st, 2016

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz on the Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports

    Speaking at an MLB event at the Field of Dreams movie location, the newly electe


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  • August 16th, 2015

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    By: Sideline Sage

    Youth Sports Expert

    To Shout or Not to Shout?

    In Canada, Ireland, and Australia, some clubs have banned parents from yelling criticism or praise. The “Silent Sidelines” movement has signs and logos.


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  • March 23rd, 2015

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    By: Sideline Sage

    Youth Sports Expert

    Letting go of Safety-obsession

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”


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