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Youth Sports and Sunday Mornings

One of our Research Fellows here at CPYU, Dr. Jason Engle, wrote one of our CPYU Parent Prompts on youth sports and church participation. Jason tells us that for families with young athletes, the pressure to participate in travel and…
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Episode 172: “The Pressure of Youth Sports”

Download the podcast as an .mp3 by clicking here. RSS FEED – click here. Access from iTunes. FURTHER RESOURCES Resources, books, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast: Jason Engle (website) Westwood Baptist Church (Jason’s church) CPYU Research Fellows CPYU…
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A Word to Sports Parents

As one who has raised kids who were involved in youth sports, who has coached youth sports, and who now has grandchildren involved in youth sports, I’ve watched the evolution of parents and their sideline behavior, including an overall decline…
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Parent Prompt: Youth Sports & Church Participation

CPYU Parent Prompts are a regularly released resource to spark biblically-centered conversations with your kids about the issues they face in today’s youth culture. For families with young athletes, the pressure to participate in travel and club teams continues to…
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The Latest on Kids and Concussions

Today, I want to pass on an update about the newest developments regarding concussions and our kids. A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury. It results from a jolt or blow to the head. For our children and…
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High School Athletes and NIL Deals

I recently received this text message from a high school coach I know: “Would you please make people aware of high school athletes and the NIL deals? Something has to be done. It’s getting out of hand.” In case you’re…
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Youth Sports as Idols

I recently had a roundtable conversation with a group of local church youth workers. We were chatting about the role that youth sports has taken in our current cultural setting. As parents, we want our kids to be able to…
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