• Senior Spotlight, Ben Monroe, Ankeny Centennial

    Do you have any family members who wrestled before you? How did they do? Yes, I had a couple family members wrestle before me. My dad got sixth at state in high school and then wrestled at Waldorf. My uncle also wrestled in high school. My cousin Lincoln Monroe wrestled at Valley of Elgin and [Read More]

  • Parents’ Dilemma in Specialization

    Athletic coaching, training and scheduling are getting better and more demanding every year for young athletes, which is why the quality of play is also improving. While a North Texas doctor says he has concerns about the youth sports movement, many parents say they feel, at this point, they really don’t have much of a [Read More]

  • The Tipping Point in Youth Sports

    “What happens to us parents and coaches,” I often get asked, “that turns us from sensible, relaxed people to stressed out adults roaming up and down sports sidelines and screaming at every play?” It is a question I ponder a lot, especially as I often get to watch my young children’s games played side by [Read More]

  • Senior Spotlight: Carson Murray, Dowling Catholic

    Senior Spotlight: Carson Murray, Dowling Catholic When did you start wrestling? Who introduced you to the sport? I started wrestling when I was 6 years old. My Dad got me and my older brother, Caleb, into the sport. Do you have any family who wrestled before you? How did they do? My Dad wrestled for [Read More]

  • 5 Secrets From Sports Psychologists That Can Benefit Us All

      It takes more than physical prowess to become a great athlete; they need help from coaches, managers, and others to make success a reality. Many pro athletes and teams employ sports psychologists, who can help athletes focus their mind and leverage greater results. The best part? Many sports psychologists tips work just as well [Read More]

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