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  • September 13th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Flag Football's Origin

    Flag football has been the fastest growing youth sport for the last few years, and it doesn’t look like that will slow down any time soon. Despite it’s popularity, many people don’t know flag football’s origin – the U.S. Military.


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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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  • 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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  • October 27th, 2014

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    By: Sideline Sage

    Youth Sports Expert

    Youth Football: Certain Benefits Outweigh Possible Risks

    Mathis’s fear being transferred to standard parents of standard children playing a standard youth league football team is fairly ridiculous. It’s like not allowing your grade schooler to pursue engineering because of the stiff competition among honor students at MIT.


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  • August 25th, 2014

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    By: Sideline Sage

    Youth Sports Expert

    Students + Team Sports= Better Grades

    Every flipping Fall I miss the deadlines for sports team signups. (It’s logical, really, because I miss spring signup for summer swim lessons, too) When it is still 90 degrees, I think it’s cruel to not only make us buy school supplies, but also register for soccer and football. But, yeah, sorry, LATE registration started JULY 25. What the--?


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      Flag Football's Origin

      Flag football has been the fastest growing youth sport for the last few years, and it doesn’t look like that will slow down any time soon. Despite it’s popularity, many people don’t know flag football’s origin – the U.S. Military. . . . more