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    Don’t Call it a Dream, Call it a GOAL!

    “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII Hey y’all! Hope here, with a question and a little hopeservation about our kids, sports and being their parent… So I just returned from our annual summer vacation, and jumped right back into the summer swing of life with none other then? You guessed it… VOLLEYBALL!!!   When it got me to thinking, do you remember what you did two years ago today? Turns out,…

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    How To Be An Effective Sports Parent – Do’s & Don’t

    “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks It is that time of year when children, ages 6 to 18, spring youth sports and club seasons are kicking into high gear! So as I reflect on past seasons and prepare for seasons to come, I am provided lots of opportunities to consider both the benefits and challenges to us parents who have kids involved in sports. Just the juggling act of time and finances involved in this “pay to play” type arena is enough of a stretch but ohhhh, the rewards and the enormous amounts of structured, fun family time can’t be beat!…