Tag Archive for sports

How High School Football Changes Teen...

on December 7, 2018 by

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause structural changes to a teen’s brain

What’s Lost When Only Rich Kids...

on November 8, 2018 by

The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood

American Meritocracy Is Killing Youth...

on November 8, 2018 by

When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,

Blind High School Football Player Scores...

on September 19, 2018 by

Says he relies on instinct and guts — as well as his ears, to hear defenders coming

Chocolate Milk Vs Sports Drinks

on July 20, 2018 by

Chocolate Milk May be Better Than Sports Drinks for Exercise Recovery

Focus On Just One Sport Risks Burnout...

on July 3, 2018 by

Taking one or two days a week and three or four months a year off from a primary sport.

Youth Tackle Football Linked To...

on May 5, 2018 by

Starting to play tackle football before age 12 could lead to earlier onset of cognitive and emotional symptoms among athletes who were…

Nick Foles: A Pastor In Training In The...

on February 5, 2018 by

Foles is taking online seminary classes through Liberty University with the goal of one day becoming a pastor in a high school

Mumps Cases In 2017

on December 21, 2017 by

Federal health officials estimate that about 5,000 people have had mumps this year, with the highest numbers reported in Arkansas, Missouri, New…

Navigating Sports Schedules

on September 14, 2017 by

Every fall offers the same challenge: clashing schedules of the sports and the youth ministry calendar

Team, Disqualified For flipping The Bird...

on August 8, 2017 by

The social media post resulting in the disqualification for the softball 2017 world championship

Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your Youth...

on July 27, 2017 by

Passing thoughts from a youth pastor leading a youth ministry while also balancing being a “sports dad” to two athletes of my…

College: Best All-Around Athletic...

on July 8, 2017 by

Ranking all 65 Power Five schools in overall athletic success

Gender Neutral?

on March 27, 2017 by

Female athletes crushed by women who were once men

Participation In Contact Sports...

on March 19, 2017 by

Study suggests high school athletes who play high-contact sports (like hockey or football) are at greater risk for heroin use and nonmedical…

What Parents Need To Say To Their Kids...

on November 20, 2016 by

Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as perform are

Few States Have Plans For Kids Returning...

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All U.S. states have “return-to-play” laws designed to protect young athletes who’ve suffered a concussion. But only a handful have regulations on…

Exercise Found to Boost Youth Academic...

on July 3, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

Breast And Body Changes Are Driving Teen...

on May 3, 2016 by

In a survey of 2,089 English schoolgirls ages 11 to 18, nearly three-quarters listed at least one breast-related concern regarding exercise and…

Fatigue A Contributor To Injuries In...

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Fatigue increased the risk of shoulder and elbow injury

MLB Player Retires…Team Says He...

on March 25, 2016 by

Adam LaRoche is taking his bat and glove — and his son — and heading home

Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports

on March 17, 2016 by

In other words, I had become one of those parents…

Parental Pressure Pushes Kids To Use...

on March 6, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

Christian May Sue FHSAA Over Prayer...

on January 28, 2016 by

A Christian school in Tampa has signaled it will file a federal lawsuit against the Florida High School Athletics Association

Male High School Sports Tied To Binge...

on January 23, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

They Said If He Pointed Toward The Sky...

on October 28, 2015 by

Suffering from depression, thoughts of suicide, God if you are real…I need you now

Football Prayer Controversy

on October 27, 2015 by

Football Coach Filing Lawsuit Against School’s Prayer Ban

Football Coach Refuses To Stop End Game...

on October 21, 2015 by

…will he lose his job?

Woodlawn Movie

on October 20, 2015 by

Hollywood Director ‘Absolutely Stunned’ by What Happened to Hundreds of Teens Right After They Saw His New Film

School’s Zero Tolerance Policy =...

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Teen who defended blind student is kicked off football team

Are We Seeing An Uptick In Football Bad...

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High school player accused of smearing IcyHot on opponent

Church In Hot Water Over Football Field...

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One of the coaches asked if he could be baptized on the football field. Several players, who had recently converted to Christianity,…

High School Softball Player’s...

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Reaching over 6 millions views

More Teen Baseball Players Undergoing...

on July 31, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

“Why Kids Choose Sports Over Youth...

on June 11, 2015 by

10 Thoughts

Childhood Inactivity Linked To Increased...

on June 6, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

High School Quarterback Keeps Promise To...

on May 26, 2015 by

Yahoo News

School Freaks Out Over Boys Baseball...

on May 13, 2015 by

“Those administrators are morons. There’s no reasonable way a storage shed could violate Title IX.”

Sports Versus Youth Ministry

on April 17, 2015 by

95% of youth workers struggle with students choosing sports over youth ministry. What’s the solution?

Middle School Football May Not Cause...

on January 14, 2015 by

The study included 22 children….more than 6,000 “head impacts” were recorded

Kayla Winning: Inspirational Teen With...

on November 29, 2014 by

She holds the North Carolina state title in the 3,200-meter race. “Her time of 10 minutes 43 seconds ranks her 21st in…

Teens Playing Through Pain

on November 17, 2014 by

A recent study shows that many young athletes ignore sport injuries

Three High School Football Players Die...

on October 10, 2014 by

The dangers in football have gone done in Pop Warren 9.5% and High School 2%

Vince Lombardi’s Success Formula

on October 6, 2014 by

“Task + Relationship Excellence = Results”

Changing The Way We Think About Sports...

on October 1, 2014 by

If your ministry is hurting because your athletes won’t or can’t come to you, figure out how to go to them

High School Footballer Pull Off An...

on September 22, 2014 by

“Regardless of the scoreboard, you’re going to be successful!”

Team Sports Are Taking Over Kids’...

on August 20, 2014 by

“Stay on your side of the Google calendar. I’m taking back my family time!”

When Sports and Family Time Conflict,...

on August 20, 2014 by

“Family and academics are more important than sports, until sports conflict, then sports win.”


on May 23, 2014 by

Teens Rescue Family From Burning House

Cultural Double Standard: Michael Sam,...

on May 19, 2014 by

Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood

Extreme Pogo

on May 18, 2014 by

Kids’ Toy Into Thrill-Seekers’ Sport

New Rules For The Grown Ups

on April 4, 2014 by

The Rules We Create When We Lack Emotional Intelligence

2014 Super Bowl Recap

on February 3, 2014 by

Seinfeld Reunion, Seahawks Domination and All the Best Commercials!

‘Friday Night Tykes’

on January 19, 2014 by

New show feilding controversy

Flashback: Teen athletes prone to drink,...

on December 14, 2013 by


Gamers Around the World Are Insanely...

on December 5, 2013 by

Infographic from EA Sports

Football Takes a Hit

on December 2, 2013 by

Kids flee football in light of NFL violence

Teen Male Athletes at Increased Risk for...

on November 17, 2013 by

7.5 million adolescents take part in sports at the high school level and 2 million high school athletic injuries occur each year

Running From The Beast

on November 8, 2013 by

A high school track athlete cites religious beliefs for refusing to wear the number “666” at a track meet

Sports Specialization Trend Costs Teens,...

on October 19, 2013 by

What should parents have their kids do?..”Let a kid be a kid. Let him climb a tree or sit out in the…

Linsanity movie: hoops, hopes, Harvard,...

on October 1, 2013 by

By Rusty Wright

Character: HS Football Coach Suspends...

on September 27, 2013 by

Players needed to earn back the privilege of playing football..through community service and better behavior off the field

Three Reasons Why My Sons Aren’t...

on September 26, 2013 by

When (Football) chokes out family life and undermines spiritual formation, I’ll punt on it every time.

NFL DT walked away from football For God...

on September 22, 2013 by

Don’t get me wrong – there are tons of people who play in the NFL and are strong believers in the Lord..

“Break-In” Turns Out to Be...

on August 29, 2013 by

Four College Athletes leaving money at the register and waving to the cameras

High School Team Beats The Heat With...

on August 6, 2013 by

What we’re accomplishing there is we’re getting two practices in before it gets 105 degrees outside and slowly acclimate these kids to…

Gov. Signed A New Law That Says Illinois...

on August 6, 2013 by

$3 million..coverage. The estimated cost..$5 per student

High School Football “Two-A-Days&...

on August 6, 2013 by

There are 10 states that have limited two-a-day practices

Sports: Chicago Teens Get ‘preppy&...

on July 14, 2013 by

Student-athletes find new opportunities out of low-income neighborhoods

Track Team Disqualified from State...

on May 6, 2013 by

Texas teen points to heavens, gets 4×100 relay squad banned from state championships

THE BEST 14 Year Old Basketball Player...

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Video Highlight Reel That Will Blow You Away

The Main Reason for Declining Church...

on April 9, 2013 by

Children’s Sports?

New Sports Concussion Rules a Game...

on March 19, 2013 by

“If in doubt, sit it out,”

Character Counts: Youth Hockey Coach...

on February 28, 2013 by

The coach’s construction business lost contracts and the incident destroyed his marriage as well

Character Counts: “Sport...

on February 27, 2013 by

Coaches must evaluate character too in recruiting


on January 22, 2013 by

Superstars made more headlines about their faith than their game

Why it Rocks to Be a High School Hoops...

on December 6, 2012 by

If my girls and I didn’t convince you to come to FSU last night I don’t know what would!

Middle School Wrestler Lets Boy with...

on December 5, 2012 by

Jered Stevens first wrestling match

Panthers Commend Chiefs’ Fortitude

on December 3, 2012 by

Game Day Highlights

Pep talk from teen battling illness...

on November 27, 2012 by

‘Play like the world champions you are’

How Urban Meyer’s Daughter Grades...

on November 22, 2012 by

His faith, his family, work and his health

200 High School Hockey Teams Told to...

on November 13, 2012 by

Too much time to perform and costs too much money

High School Quarterback Throws for...

on November 12, 2012 by

A national record of 837 yards passing and 10 touchdowns

UK: Young Girls Can Face ‘Peer...

on October 25, 2012 by

Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover opens up

Choices and Consequences

on October 22, 2012 by

The Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong

Victorious Bible Banner Cheerleaders

on October 19, 2012 by

Texas judge rules for cheerleaders in Bible banner verse suit

Memorial Touchdown

on October 17, 2012 by

First varsity touchdown…love and miss you so much daddy

Helmets Clash

on October 11, 2012 by

School Orders Cross Removed From Football Helmets

Referee Collapses Teens Pray

on October 8, 2012 by

Teens Turn To Prayer After Soccer Referee Collapses

Back to Life Juarez Skatepark

on October 1, 2012 by

Ciudad Juarez Skatepark Lets Kids be Kids Amid Drug Violence

Texas Cheerleaders Allowed To Use Bible

on October 1, 2012 by

Texas cheerleaders win restraining order to use Bible verses on banners at high school football games

The next Student Steroid?

on September 23, 2012 by

Tommy John surgery:To enhance their baseball performance?

UT Prays On

on September 20, 2012 by

University of Tenn. Refuses
To Ban Pre-Game Prayers

Magic Education for High School Dropouts

on September 19, 2012 by

Magic Johnson opens school to give high school dropouts a helping hand


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Praying Still in High School

on September 9, 2012 by

High School Football Fans Pray Despite New Ban

Olympic gold medal track star sued by...

on September 9, 2012 by

Olympian Sued By Parents After Bringing Home Gold

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture...

on September 4, 2012 by

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture Report

Flo Rida and NFL Stars Helping Kids in...

on September 4, 2012 by

Flo Rida and NFL Stars Step Up To Help Kids In Overtown and Liberty City

The Jerry Sandusky Way

on August 31, 2012 by

The Sexual Predator Pattern