Sportstars
Be Recruited by a College Coach. 3 Ways to Stand Out
High School Rugby Tournaments, as well as camps and clinics, are continuing to grow as the best places to be recruited by a college rugby (or other sport) coach. Top tournaments attract the cream of the crop. Meaning a big chunk of the nation’s top talent can be found... Read more
CAMPS: Outside The Box
Why Non-Traditional Sports Activities Can Have Power For Your Kids • Why Do Non-Traditional Sports Activities Have Power For Your Kids? It was our second summer after starting our sports camp. A parent came to me right after checking in her son Owen on Day 1. She said “I... Read more
Logan Track Clinic: Olympians Unite
Several Former Track & Field Olympians Unite For James Logan Track Clinic And A Week Of School Visits • In choosing a theme and honorees for his upcoming Olympians Week, Lee Webb looked toward one specific year. One tumultuous yet momentous year. 1968. The 32nd anniversary of the Willie... Read more
East Bay Parks Summer Jobs for Teens
Kids Would Rather Be Parkin’ It and These Summer Jobs are Ideal for SportStars Like Yours! For the 5th consecutive year, the East Bay Regional Parks District will host two Youth Job Fairs, designed to raise awareness of employment opportunities for teens in the East Bay. The fairs are... Read more
Life Lesson, Parent of Athletes: Keep Perspective
The quality of your child’s ability is not a direct reflection of the quality of your parenting skills. First, let me say, I am one of you. A parent of athletes. I have two kids, a son now 16 years of age and a daughter, 14. They both have... Read more
Nine Steps For Choosing The Right Camp For Your Kid
With three decades of experience, National Academy of Athletics founder Aaron Locks offers parents nine steps for choosing the right camp for their kid • Summer camps should be an awesome experience for all children. The focus should be on fun, education and being active. This is my 32nd... Read more
You play the game to win- at least that’s what most people think, right?
Winning Isn’t Everything. Wait. What? What I have learned over many years as the founder of the National Academy of Athletics, as an adult who plays sports, a father of two kids who play sports and a child who grew up playing sports, is that it is actually more... Read more
BEST Camps, Clinics & Combines Report
YOUR ULTIMATE SPRING & SUMMER TRAINING GUIDE IS HERE It’s baaaaaack and it’s BIG! Our Annual Camps, Clinics & Combines Resource Guide turns 8 this year. It’s all grown up and we’re so proud of it. All kidding aside, this is something we’re proud to put out every year. We... Read more
Camper Q & A: Matt Ladrech of Campolindo High School
Campolindo High School-Moraga Baseball, Class of 2014, Starting pitcher for Cal Baseball What would you tell your younger self so that you could get more out of a camp? Well, just to remember that you are constantly being evaluated. In addition, even the small things matter a lot. Like... Read more
Football U Greatness & Grit
Placer Valley Tourism is thrilled to announce it’s teaming up with All-American Games for the second straight year to bring the Football University Pacific Region West Championship games to Placer Valley. Twelve youth football teams will take the fields on Dec. 2-3 at Rocklin High in hopes of moving... Read more