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Twin Cities YMCA Revamps Approach To Youth SportsWe love our pro, college and high school sports, don't we? But the truth is, right now, youth sports in America is really struggling. According to a study by the Sports Fitness Industry Association, participation among kids age 6 to 17 has declined more than 9 percent in the last five years.
Basketball League Emphasizes Youth Development Over AthleticsErik Beckler has started a new league called CoreHoops, which makes priority number one using basketball to teach life skills to develop good people, instead of just focusing on developing good athletes.
Matt Birk Reflects On His Vikings CareerMatt Birk lived the hometown dream. He grew up in St Paul to become a Minnesota Viking and Pro Bowl center. "I think as time goes on its just more unbelievable," Birk said. "I can't really believe that it happened, you know, the way that it worked out."
Mayo Developing Blood Test For Concussion DetectionDays after the Vikings' quarterback took a major hit to the head, new research suggests there may be a new way to detect concussions by way of a simple blood test. Researchers at Orlando Health found that a blood test correctly identified traumatic brain injuries in 94 percent of the cases studied.
Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: August 10th-August 14thThe Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.
Laettner Returns To Coach Timberwolves Youth ClinicsFormer Minnesota Timberwolf Christian Laettner is back in Minnesota this weekend. Laettner will be featured at two youth clinics hosted by the Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Academy on Saturday.
This Nonprofit Is Trying To Fix The Adult Problem In Youth Sports If you have a child in youth sports, there are few things more satisfying and exciting than watching them play. And there are few things more disheartening than watching an adult get out of control.
Minnesota United Soccer Team Debuts This WeekendThe change in seasons means the return of sports like soccer in Minnesota. Minnesota has 70,000 kids in soccer annually, making it the biggest youth sport in the state.
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