On the surface, sports participation might seem like an ideal solution to the digital addiction crisis. After all, kids who play sports simply cannot watch television at the same time. They also learn important lessons about discipline and teamwork, and make new friends.
Ginninderra isn't just for "little" athletes. There's lots in store this season for our Teen Athletes 12 - 17 years. The action gets underway on a Saturday morning from am with the program finishing by am for all five events.
We know that athletic development happens off the court, just as much at it happens on the court. At MINT we have created a powerful, inclusive community for female athletes. Alongside dedicated coaches, athletes are empowered to dive into all aspects of their athletic development.
I was recently invited to participate in a parent and coach round table discussion for a sports team. But this time, I was sitting on the other side of the table and participating as a parent. What an interesting and refreshing perspective. The open forum provided an interactive opportunity for parents and coaches to discuss any subject pertaining to the sport.
Fall is a great season for stop-and-go sports such as soccer, football and basketball. Your teen athlete needs power for quick, strong moves and endurance for practices and games. But how do you make sure that your active teen gets the necessary nutrients to fuel both?
Are you interested in becoming an athletics coach? We have a coaching pathway to help you to develop and grow as a coach. Be one of the thousands of administrators, officials and coaches who give freely of their time and play a vital role in our organization.
The outward physical and health benefits of sports on high school-aged teens are often easy to see, but the positive effects of high school athletics are much more far-reaching than just an active lifestyle and lean figure. Participating in high school team sports has positive effects on self-esteem, confidence, academics and social growth that persist well past graduation. The childhood obesity rate in the United States is at an all-time high and continues to rise with alarming speed.
Active children often turn into active adolescents, and many teens find that they have a talent for athletics. Whether they can run fast, jump high or throw far, their abilities should be encouraged. Other teens may find that they've never paid attention to the time on a stopwatch or a formal measurement, they just enjoy participating, and these teens should be given the opportunity to further their skills as well. Read on for more information about making the most of your teen's love of the track.
Disturb us, Lord, when We are too pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess We have lost our thirst For the waters of life; Having fallen in love with life, We have ceased to dream of eternity And in our efforts to build a new earth, We have allowed our vision Of the new Heaven to dim. Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, To venture on wilder seas Where storms will show Your mastery; Where losing sight of land, We shall find the stars.