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Dads & Daughters: 10 tips to encourage participation in sports

1. Play Together. When your daughter is young, start to play catch, shoot hoops, jump rope, or toss a Frisbee. Learn to snowboard, ride a bike together, or field goal kicks. Make fitness activities part of your father-daughter bonding. The most active girls have dads who are active with them! 2. Listen & Encourage: Focus …

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Questions to ask when choosing a sports camp

When choosing a sports camp, there are many, many questions to ask. The size of the program, number of session days, distance from home, and philosophy should all influence your decision. The cost, length, and type of a particular program are not necessarily connected with “results.” Research all potential programs and if possible, meet with …

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Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee on Running Jumping & Throwing

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a six-time Olympic medalist, a four-time world champion and one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time. Pretty Tough contributor Cara Hawkins recently caught up with Joyner-Kersee to look back on her career and to discuss her  involvement with a new national youth activity initiative.  “Run Jump Throw” is an educational …

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Swizzles, Axels and Camels – Figure Skating Terms You Need to Know

Do you know all about swizzles, axels and camels? If not, read on… Jumps are an important part of competitive figure skating.  There are triples, doubles and quads.  There are Toe Loops,  Flips, Salchows, Axels,  Lutzs and Sequence Jumps. Each is identified by the take-off edge and the number of revolutions completed. Get ready for Sochi …

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