Can Youth Sports Foster Creativity? It Depends

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If the clichés that permeate sports broadcasts and locker room speeches are to be believed, sports participation teaches children the value of hard work, builds character, and develops future leaders.

To Excel in Youth Sports, Kids Need Couch Time

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Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.

The Troubling Price of Playing Youth Sports

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In a $5 billion industry, there’s no longer a level playing field.

Why Men Need to Play

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Duncan Alldridge explores men’s inherent need for play as part of healthy masculinity.

The Most Beautiful Work I’ve Ever Done

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“Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.”

This Is How You Dance to Michael Jackson

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Watch this kid reincarnate Michael Jackson at a school talent show.

This Boy’s Got Moves!

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Jason Bourne has nothing on this kid, who shows us what Parkour is all about.

When Your Body Fails Your Passion

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What do you do if physical constraints limit what you’re passionate about? Aaron Tang suggests an answer.

Tell These Kids Competitive Dancing Is Not a Sport….

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Many people agree that dancing is athletic and requires skill but they say it is not a sport—these competitive dancing kids would disagree.

Share Your Sports Passion – Join Our Sports Writing Team

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We’re growing – if you love sports, we’d love for you to write for us! Share your unique sports “take” with the millions who visit this site every month!

Forget the Couch View: 11 Athletes Everyone Should Still Pay to See Live in Action

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Sean Melia on why you should check out these wow-worthy athletes.

Touchdowns, Tackles, and Tolstoy: Educating Guys in the Locker Room

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For six weeks, football players endured summer conditioning, and a part of that conditioning regimen was intellectual.

Life Changing Moment: Staring Down the Man in the Mirror

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I studied my amorphous twenty-five year-old self and said, “Enough is enough.”

Whether Men Haze Bison or Humans, The Explanations Are Oddly Similar

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Haze (v): (1) Drive in a specific direction while on horseback; (2) Force to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks

Diplomas or Dollars: What Is the Student-Athlete-as-Employee Case Really About?

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There’s a reason ‘student’ comes first in ‘student-athlete.’

“There are boys who are NOT high-energy, not into wrestling or sports, and not into screaming. And they are not ‘acting like girls’.”

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This is a comment by wellokaythen on the post “Let’s Stop Faulting Boys and Start Channeling Their Energy”.