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Category: Uncategorised
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

What happens after the bright lights are turned off?
I am certainly happy for the kids on the four teams that have made it to the final four. These kids are living a mostly once in a lifetime dream. Some parents too. The odds of getting here are very slim.
Most kids these days play one sport year round. The players on these teams must be in tremendous shape to be able to play at this high level for this long. It is even more amazing because most coaches only play 6, 7, or 8 kids in a close game. Some don’t play more than that even when they are winning or losing big.
These kids’ bodies and minds take a tremendous year round pounding. Their game and travel schedules are imposing to say the least. You combine this with their academics, and you have what amounts to a full time job. 
What these kids have had to endure throughout their season and career to get to this point is amazing. The constant travel schedules, the showcases, the many leagues all take their toll on athletes and families.
The risk of overuse injuries are percentage wise, not in their favor. Yet, they compete. They compete hard for long periods of time for their team, their future, and adult’s glory. These kids disregard their personal well being in hopes of winning a scholarship and maybe a championship.
The future consequences they face when this is over are massive. For a very few a lucrative NBA payday lies ahead. BUT, even for these few, long term financial security is microscopic at best. 
What happens after the lights are turned off? How many of these kids graduate? How many get a meaningful degree? How many have learned coping skills and life lessons they can apply to future endeavors?
I am not saying that the colleges, the coaches, or even AAU is responsible here. They are businesses doing their thing. They would not have a market if the parents did not want their product, and want it badly. Many products are sold every day all over the worlds that don’t have the consumers’ best interest at heart.
Who picks up the pieces when hearts, bodies, and minds have been broken?

Aaron Judge

Category: Uncategorised
Published: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The winner of the home run derby multi sport high school athlete. Humble and appreciative. They are connected.

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Category: Uncategorised
Published: Saturday, 08 July 2017
Frozen Shorts is a youth sports consulting company dedicated to long-term athletic development, mental health, and the pure enjoyment of playing youth sports for fun. Its mission is to engage children through youth sports by having them play for fun with balanced excellence.
The Frozen Shorts Training Method (FSTM) teaches youth organizations the benefits for children, coaches, and parents now participating in youth sports that participation and continued activity should be a primary goal of all youth sports. Our approach simplifies and balances our children’s athleticism, both mentally and physically, embracing the fact that they ARE children, not mini adults or micro professional athletes, and that their development needs to be cooked safely with many ingredients, not bought ready-made at the store.
We want to provide and model leadership for the development of theory, research, and applied practice to youth sports, exercise, and healthy activity.
The Frozen Shorts Training Method is an organic, holistic approach to teaching and coaching kids. Not only do we teach kids the fundamentals of the youth sports games they play for fun, but we are continually finding ways to model positive behavior, and the importance of community, accountability, humility, and manners.
We would like to work with you during this season on implementing some if not all of the many programs we have to offer. We have several training aides that you may want to consider as well, but we are also able to customize packages specifically for your organization, league, franchise or team.
VJ founded Frozen Shorts as an answer to his family's and friends’ constant questions about the stress associated with their children's participation in youth sports. With his supporting cast of experts in various fields associated with youth sports contributing to VJ's holistic approach through their video interviews, VJ explains using their words why this new paradigm works.

Keyshawn Johnson on parenting an athlete

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Published: Sunday, 02 July 2017
Keyshawn Johnson on parenting his son. The four-star wide receiver came to Nebraska a semester early, but struggled during spring ball, making just one catch for seven yards in the spring game.  His struggles off the field were worse.  It culminated with a marijuana possession citation in his dorm room.  Less than two weeks later, Keyshawn Sr. made his son return home to California.
“One thing you will not do as my son is you will not embarrass Nebraska, you will not embarrass Mike Riley and you will not embarrass this family,” the elder Johnson told the Omaha World-Herald. “If you mature and you’re ready to resume your football career and academic goals, then Nebraska will be ready to embrace you.
”When Johnson Sr. was asked what Jr. thought about the move, he said:
“I never asked him,” Johnson Sr. said. “At the end of the day, I don’t think that decision was in his hands. He squandered that decision. He still wants to play football, and he still wants to play for Nebraska. But if you don’t do the things you’re supposed to do, under the guidelines of me, it’s not going to happen.

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