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Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.

Ease Your Anxiety About Your Child Playing Football

Ease Your Anxiety About Your Child Playing Football

With so much talk of concussions in the sport of football of late, many parents are shying away from the sport. If your child is set on hitting the gridiron, we’ve got ways to ease your anxiety.

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court.

Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game

Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game

Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30.

How to Protect Your Young Athlete: Sports Gear and Equipment

How to Protect Your Young Athlete: Sports Gear and Equipment

All sports, whether contact-based or otherwise, harbor the potential for injury. Read on for tips on how to keep your little athlete safe on the field and out of the emergency room.

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving seems to represent two tenets of American life: food and football. Here are some tips on how to integrate them both into your holiday tradition.

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears

Watching your kids run out onto the playing field for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what sport they’re playing. But the anxiety that comes with allowing a young son or daughter to gear up and step onto the football field is enough to give the coolest of parents a panic attack. Nonetheless, generations of children have tugged at shirttails, pleading for the chance to engage in some sanctioned rough play, and many parents give in whether they are ready or not.

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