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Five Challenges to Being a Better Youth Sports Parent

Written on December 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm, by

As a researcher, I spend a lot of time immersed in the world of youth sports. Tournaments, games, practices, you name it. During the years I have spent on the sidelines, I have started to see very clear patterns that, while imperceptible to most parents and coaches around me, shape everything that happens on and  Continue Reading »

Can Youth Sports Foster Creativity?

Written on January 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm, by

Check out an article we wrote for The Conversation about the relationship between youth sports and creativity.

Mythbusting Video Games as “The Problem,” Part 2: Process vs. Outcome

Written on December 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm, by

Note: This is Part 2 in a series exploring what youth sports can learn from how video games connect with and motivate children. To read the introduction to this series and the first installment, click here. Point #2: Video Games create an environment where failure is part of the learning process.┬áHave you ever sat and  Continue Reading »