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Guest blogger Coach Clough sees himself in fifth grader Jalen and is helping him succeed in the classroom and on the playground
April 17, 2014
When I was younger, I was full of a lot of energy. And many times I found myself getting into trouble because of it. It took a lot of dedicated adults to help me use my energy in positive... »
The Impact of Playtime On Childhood Mental Health
April 15, 2014
Guest blogger Jenni Hart is a freelance writer, who used to work in the healthcare sector - when her youngest son was diagnosed with OCD she decided to dedicate more of her time to... »
How to play Soccer Smash, a soccer skills building game to practice accurately kicks.
April 14, 2014
The Game of the Month is Soccer! This month we're sharing fun soccer skills building games. This week's game is fun skills building game to practice accurate kicks and trapping and... »
Fifth grader Saniya became a junior coach and used her new leadership skills for good
April 8, 2014
Fifth grader Saniya knows how to take charge. She is confident, successful and loved by her peers. Saniya could easily be labeled bossy, but instead the adults and students at James J.... »
How to play Monkey Soccer, in which players must use their hands instead of their feet.
April 7, 2014
The Game of the Month is Soccer! This month we're sharing fun soccer skills building games. This week's game is silly; it eliminates the challenge of kicking and focuses on teamwork. The... »

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