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Flag football offered for youths 4 to 14

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with NFL Flag Football to join Indiana’s largest flag football program.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Study: Concussions less prevalent in young players

INDIANAPOLIS | A new study shows youth football players are diagnosed with fewer concussions than other injuries.

February 19, 2014 6:30 pm
Taking Youth Sports to the Next Level

Taking Youth Sports to the Next Level

LAPORTE | LaPorte County is quickly becoming a sought after venue for sporting events. From professional boat races to amateur softball tournaments, Visit Michigan City LaPorte Convention & Visitors Bureau is at the forefront in the growing sports tourism business, hosting hundreds of sp…

November 13, 2013 2:54 pm Photos

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Indiana lawmakers study how to prevent concussions for youth athletes

INDIANAPOLIS | The brother of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson endorsed a plan Friday that would require all Indiana youth football coaches be trained in detecting and preventing concussions, but also urged state lawmakers studying the issue not to ignore other youth sports.

September 13, 2013 3:10 pm
Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | The decades-long rift that separated Little League Baseball's founder from his beloved program once seemed as wide as the distance from home plate to straightaway center field.

April 28, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

Little League International president Stephen Keener speaks at a news conference at the Little League museum in South Williamsport, Pa. Little League announced that the family of program founder Carl Stotz loaned artifacts to display at an exhibit, including the home plate used in the first …

April 28, 2013 2:46 pm
Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

the home plate used in the first Little League in 1939 is shown on display at the Little League museum in South Williamsport, Pa. Little League has announced that the family of program founder Carl Stotz loaned artifacts to show at a new exhibit.

April 28, 2013 2:46 pm
Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

Rift repaired, Little League honors founder Stotz

Karen Stotz Myers, the daughter of Little League Baseball founder Carl Stotz, poses in front of a picture at a new exhibit at the Little League museum in South Williamsport, Pa. Kneeling on the ground in the image, to Stotz Myers' right, is her father in a picture taken when he was a boy pla…

April 28, 2013 2:46 pm
Valpo to begin 2nd phase of Bicentennial Park work

Valpo to begin 2nd phase of Bicentennial Park work

VALPARAISO | The second phase of the transformation of Bicentennial Park begins this week with the parks department seeking quotes for installing drainage improvements at the park.

March 03, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Cardiac safety legislation well-intended but not well-aimed

Over the last four years, the NFL and like-minded groups have had one success after another promoting youth concussion safety legislation in statehouses nationwide.

February 11, 2013 4:30 pm

Learn value of sportsmanship on youth teams

In response to Anita Scalone, I am forced to ask if her grandson's team had won by 12-15 goals and not removed players from the field, would that eliminate "sniveling,whiny children with no backbone"? I think not.

February 11, 2013 12:00 am
 To parents, youth sports an 'athletic arms race'

To parents, youth sports an 'athletic arms race'

Billy Hirschfield, 16, flips a tire during a workout at NX+Level, an elite training facility in Waukesha, Wis.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
To parents, youth sports an 'athletic arms race'

To parents, youth sports an 'athletic arms race'

Tyler Henson, 11, practices batting outside his home in Oak Forest, Ill. Tyler and his brother play on separate year-round travel baseball teams and also manage to play football and basketball on their local park district teams. It means that sports has become their family's main focus, with…

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
To parents, youth sports is an 'athletic arms race'

To parents, youth sports is an 'athletic arms race'

Shawn Worthy acknowledges he's a competitive guy — and a competitive parent, sometimes.

November 24, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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Japan takes LLWS title, beats Tenn. 12-2

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | Arms outstretched in the air with a smile from ear-to-ear, Noriatsu Osaka couldn't contain his glee.

August 26, 2012 5:53 pm
Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaches Jeff Goldman, left, and Jack Russell are shown with their team, the Sounders, at the Raynham Soccer complex in Raynham, Mass. Both Goldman and Russell have sons on the team. Parents who sign up to coach appreciate the experience because it's usually fun and builds dedicated time with…

July 12, 2012 9:00 am
Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaching your own kid brings pressures, rewards

Coaching your child is a tough line to walk for parents, who make up the majority of coaches working with the millions of kids playing youth sports every year.

July 12, 2012 9:00 am
Coaches need training to better handle kids' sports injuries

Coaches need training to better handle kids' sports injuries

A lack of training and even care when kids sustain injuries while playing sports can lead to lifelong problems, according to a new study.

April 26, 2012 9:00 am
Louisiana beats Georgia 2-0 in LLWS nightcap

Louisiana beats Georgia 2-0 in LLWS nightcap

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | Reliever Haden Erbe got out of a bases-loaded jam with nobody out in the sixth and Lafayette, La., held on for a thrilling 2-0 victory over Warner Robins, Ga., on Thursday night in the Little League World Series.

August 18, 2011 9:45 pm

Coed flag football league to start at Hammond YMCA in September

HAMMOND | The Hammond YMCA branch will host a coed flag football league beginning Sept. 17 for children between kindergarten and sixth grade.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am
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