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Sport as a Tool for Social-Emotional Learning

Sport as a Tool for Social-Emotional Learning

The BAM- Sports Edition team has found that sport is a great compliment to the BAM group counseling sessions.  World Sport Chicago BAM- Sports mentors reinforce important social-emotional BAM values into their sports practices daily.  Social-emotional learning teaches students life skills, how to deal with oneself, other relationships, and how to deal with their emotions

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Meet Your Spin Instructors for Spin to Break the Cycle

Meet Your Spin Instructors for Spin to Break the Cycle

Check out our all-star lineup of spin instructors for Spin to Break the Cycle, happening March 8 at the House of Blues Chicago. These trained professionals will keep you motivated and make sure you’re giving it your all! Kelly Amshoff Kelly began teaching with Fitness Formula Clubs three years ago, when she moved to Chicago

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3 Reasons Why You Should Try an Olympic Sport

3 Reasons Why You Should Try an Olympic Sport

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi officially closed, many kids are eager to start their own Olympic journeys.  If the television coverage has taught us anything, it is that there are lots of different sports for different body types, interests, and abilities. Athletes in a nontraditional Olympic sport are often asked, “How did you get

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Chicago Wrestling Festival for All Ages

Chicago Wrestling Festival for All Ages

Wrestling is an exciting sport for all ages, and with the Chicago Wrestling Festival just around the corner (Saturday April 26), we asked one of our wrestling coaches, Dave Burchett, to help explain why it is such a great sport for athletes of all ages to try. Why is wrestling a good sport for all ages? Wrestling

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Chicago Mustangs Tickets for Ron Neuman Cup

Chicago Mustangs Tickets for Ron Neuman Cup

The Ron Neuman Cup, which will be hosted at the Sears Centre March 15-16, is  donating a portion of the proceeds to partner charity organizations. One of our Athlete Ambassadors, Joshio Sandoval, has nominated World Sport Chicago as a partner organization.  So for each ticket that is sold, WSC will receive a portion of the

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Why We Love Sports Mentoring (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Sports Mentoring (And You Should, Too!)

Sports based mentoring should be implemented in every public school. The idea behind a sports mentoring program is to give students an opportunity to realize their potential in their athletics, academics, and most importantly in their lives outside the classrooms. Having a coach that not only teaches the sport and has fun with the students,

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Why Fun is Critical for Youth Development Through Sport

Why Fun is Critical for Youth Development Through Sport

Recently I read Bobby Orr’s new book Orr: My Story. In chronicling his journey of becoming one of hockey’s greatest defensemen – as well as one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors – Orr repeatedly touches on the function of sport as a tool for youth development. Therefore, much of the book resonates strongly with me as

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4 Ways to Help Your Child Live a Healthy Active Lifestyle

4 Ways to Help Your Child Live a Healthy Active Lifestyle

Today in America, children spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen ( TV, videogames, computer). Physical fitness has become a national issue, and continues to cause health problems on an overwhelming scale. Prevalence of obesity for children ages 6 to 11 years has more than quadrupled in

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