youth sports leader

Gearing Up for a New Season: Insights from a Pro

When it comes to youth sports, I want kids to be kids. It’s not about wins and losses – sports are about having fun. About inclusion. Fun is what I remember most from the early days when I was a kid learning to play.

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How to start a peer mentorship program

How to Start a Peer Mentorship Program in Your Organization

The more you think about all the benefits that can accrue from peer-to-peer mentorship, the more it makes sense to start a program of your own. One of the things kids have missed most during the pandemic is the close relationships they have with...

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The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Mentorship

The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Mentorship

Our youth have lost so much social interaction throughout the pandemic, especially kids who have missed out on playing their beloved team sports. One way coaches can help young athletes resume meaningful relationships is through peer-to-peer...

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On The Whistle Podcast | Penance to Mission: Shaping the New Face of Service

On The Whistle Podcast | Penance to Mission: Shaping the New Face of...

It all started at a keg party on the Georgetown campus. Paul Caccamo and scores of his friends were celebrating his graduation until the police showed up. In a turn of events worthy of Les Mis, a passing Jesuit priest convinced them to let Paul...

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On The Whistle Podcast | Sports Journalism Lessons Learned From Growing Up Quaker

On The Whistle Podcast | Sports Journalism Lessons Learned From...

Growing up Quaker meant learning to sit still, be quiet, and surreptitiously practice sign language with your friends. Today though, silence, mindfulness, and living in the moment — all the things that happened in the Quaker meeting — have taken...

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On The Whistle Podcast | The 3-Track Approach to Social Integration at Steel Sports

On The Whistle Podcast | The 3-Track Approach to Social Integration...

We aren't just playing games. Youth sports is also about social impact, character development, and growth into adult life.

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On The Whistle Podcast | Full Court Peace: Playing One Sport as One Team

On The Whistle Podcast | Full Court Peace: Playing One Sport as One...

In Northern Ireland, soccer led to rioting and violence between Protestant and Catholic boys. But could basketball be different? One man thought so, and he created a team of Catholics and Protestants together.

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On The Whistle Podcast | How Resilience Works: Helping Seriously Ill Children Achieve Their Goals

On The Whistle Podcast | How Resilience Works: Helping Seriously Ill...

Liam is 10 years old. He has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It’s like ALS but affects young boys instead of grown ups. He’s also part of the baseball team at Northeastern University.

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On The Whistle Podcast | Great Kids, Great Cops: How Sports Can...

If it don't bleed, it don't lead. Media outlets depict the worst of modern society. They can find the time to cover riots, but they ignore all the positive things taking place. Like the great work of the Police Athletic Leagues. In this first...

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