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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Monday, February 15, 2010
All of us, at one time or another, have seen or heard of athletes who accomplish what looks from the outside to be impossible. You know, that unachievable goal that just can’t happen…….yet, these special athletes somehow find a way of “beating the odds.” Films like Rudy, Miracle, Hoosiers, Remember The Titans and others, all depict true stories of those who have not only taken on challenges like this but have succeeded in the process. They all found a way to beat the odds.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
This is the actual program that was aired on ABC's Wide World of Sports back in 1978. You know, it just does not seem that long ago.
Top 3 competitors on the still rings at the 1979 NCAA Division I National Gymanstics Championships.
Olympian Jim Hartung
Olympian Kurt Thomas
and, yep, thats me :-)!!!
Question: Who is the smartest gymnast on the stand at the end of the video.
Hint: Got to be the only one who kisses the girl!!!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
As a current physical educator, former coach, national champion and parent of two Division I athletes, the positive aspects of athletic sports participation is a focus of deep meaning to me. Yes, there is always the possibility, maybe even probability, of too much too soon and a misplaced emphasis on the “wrong” things like winning at all costs. However, these risks do not negate all the positives that can and do occur. And when athletes are exposed to the proper environment, and put forth proper amounts of effort and make good choices, you would be hard pressed to find anything that gives them the opportunity for holistic benefits that participating in competitive sports does.
These benefits, at least from my perspective, fall into all 3 of the following categories: