With over ten years’ experience in the youth sports as a parent, coach, administrator, and fan, Jenni McNamara has seen how good sportsmanship can positively affect kids and families, but also how poor sportsmanship can have a devastating impact on their physical and emotional health.
As a volunteer with USLacrosse, first on its Youth Council and now on its Board Development Committee, Jenni has seen a national trend toward integrating sportsmanship into activities at the youngest ages. Her company, CHILL Manager ™, provides tools for organizations looking to enhance their sportsmanship efforts.
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SPLC and ACLU lawsuit highlights dangers of privatizing prisons and failure to provide adequate treatment to mentally ill
Outrageous conduct by the Clark County marshals and judge cannot be tolerated
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As the sun sets, the day ends, thoughts crowd our minds...
Politics, economics, and business from a real world perspective.
An establishmentarian conservative, short on cash, but long on wisdom.
Published 12:55 p.m. May 16, 2013
"Letter from a Volunteer Coach" is flying around Facebook and the internet. What's behind the coach's frustration and what can be done?
Published 11:00 a.m. May 8, 2013
A soccer referee in Utah died because an irate 17-year-old player punched him in the head. Charges are pending.
Published 11:25 a.m. May 2, 2013
Sports Illustrated asks readers to respond to Jason Collins' coming-out announcement.
Published 12:35 p.m. April 23, 2013
Sports involvement isn't typical of domestic terrorists. What's the relationship between the Tsarnaev brothers and sports?
Published 12:45 p.m. April 15, 2013
Bad behavior can cost thousands or millions of dollars. Or worse, a whole bunch of integrity.
Published 5:47 p.m. March 30, 2013
What's going to happen if major league athletes start coming out?
Published 2:26 p.m. March 26, 2013
Sportsmanship isn't easy sometimes, but it's a lot of fun to watch. Two teams, AVHS and FGCU, showed us why.
Published 11:02 a.m. March 19, 2013
We aren't responsible for the actions of two teenage athletes convicted of rape, or are we?
Published 12:08 p.m. March 18, 2013
Germany's soccer system provides excellent perspective about youth athletics.
Published 3:10 p.m. March 12, 2013
Forty years later, one man recalls the damage done by a verbally abusive coach. Is yelling really optimal in youth sports today?
Published 8:50 a.m. March 8, 2013
Who's at fault in the latest NASCAR drama? Hamlin for speaking critically about the Gen 6 car or NASCAR for demanding wholesale allegiance?
Published 8:52 a.m. March 6, 2013
Young athletes seek the fame and fortune of professional sports, but do they really understand the ramifications of instant wealth?