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‘Friday Night Tykes’: The decline of Western civilization?

This is a guest post from Katie Voss. Please greet her on Twitter!  Youth football first became an establishment in 1929, and since then has been led by leagues such as the Texas Youth Football Association who, after being followed … Continue...

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Single-Digit Soccer: The score is always 0-0

Perhaps Caddyshack was ahead of its time. Chevy Chase’s character just went out and played golf — very well. Score? Nah. Didn’t keep it. A lot of youth soccer leagues don’t keep score in the early ages — in our case, w...

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How not to play youth sports, Russian hockey version

Fighting in the NHL and Canadian junior hockey is governed by a strict code. The parts leading up to the fight are nonsensical — it all has to do with calling people to account for dirty plays, except that it … Continue reading →...

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Single-Digit Soccer: What age for travel? Tryouts?

We’re in the midst of travel tryouts, in between massive thunderstorms. That means a bunch of second-graders are out showing their stuff, hoping to make the cut for U9. Of course, we’re not supposed to be doing that, according to …...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Great moments in halftime speeches

Here’s my attempt to make sure my players didn’t get caught up in any unsportsmanlike antics yesterday (my comments in bold; the rest are from various kids): So we’re all going to be cool, OK? Like Fonzie. What’s Fonzie like? ...

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Kids in the cage: How not to do mixed martial arts

A big fear for the UFC and other reputable MMA promotions is that some promoter or sports commission with more brashness than brains will put on a card that puts the sport in a bad light or actually gets someone … Continue reading →...

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