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The art of surviving spring sports in Montana

The art of surviving spring sports in Montana

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart Fact: Spring begins on March 20. Truth: Montana weather is not known to abide by silly things like seasons. Reality: Adaptability is key for participants and spectators of “spring” sports in […]

Sidelined: Getting young athletes safely back in the game after an injury

Sidelined:  Getting young athletes safely back in the game after an injury

This guest blog is courtesy of Kylie Izzi, MS, ATC/LAT, CSCS, ITAT Sports Medicine Associate at Billings Clinic Let’s set the scene: It’s game time.  You sit on the sideline, nervous and proud of the competitor your child has become.  All year long, she’s poured her heart into playing this sport.  Finally, her dedication has paid […]

Everyone’s a Winner…Maybe not the worst thing ever?

Everyone’s a Winner…Maybe not the worst thing ever?

Call me crazy—my kids do, but I have some mixed feelings on this make-sure-everyone-gets-a-medal, award or ribbon thing we’ve got going on.  I guess you could call me a realist. In life and in baseball there are clearly winners and losers.  However as I sat and watched my boys at a swim meet 11-hours from […]

Teaching Good Sportsmanship: From Board Games to Ball Fields

Teaching Good Sportsmanship: From Board Games to Ball Fields

Scoring the winning touchdown or bankrupting the other players at Monopoly is a good feeling. We all enjoy the pleasure of a victory. But part of playing the game is being prepared to lose as well. Competition can motivate kids and teach them about their abilities and limitations. It’s just as important to teach our […]