Blog Posts - Youth



In Defense of Participation Trophies

NFL running back DeAngelo Williams recently made news because he forced his daughter to give back a ribbon she got for participating in a school field day. Williams said that his daughter hadn’t done anything to earn the ribbon, and … Con...
by The Cutter Rambles on May 24, 2016

Lets celebrate

Its the middle of Mental Health week and one small way of responding to this is finding positive things to say about the people we work and live with. Last week as one of the corporate sponsors of a Youth … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 19, 2016

SM Store Youth Fashion SALE: May 2016

SM Youth Fashion SALE happens until May 31, 2016.  Enjoy up to 50% off on selected youth clothing and accessory brands.  Check it out in all SM Stores nationwide.Happy Shopping :o)...
by Manila Shopper on May 18, 2016

Fucking Amal (Dir. Lukas Moodysson, Sweeden, 1998). Spanish version

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by SS-CCSS on May 17, 2016

Fact Check: Will UK Living Wage Cause Rampant EU Migration?

Stampede imminent? Lukasz StefanskiBy Ross Brown, University of St Andrews The living wage is an excellent policy, but how will you stop it being a big pull factor for uncontrolled EU migration, given that it is far higher than minimum wage...
by LoupDargent.info on May 17, 2016

Harga Lenovo Vibe X3 Youth Version

Harga Lenovo Vibe X3 Youth Version – Saat ini smartphone merupakan salah satu kebutuhan kebutuhan poko yang wajib dimiliki oleh setiap orang bahkan banyak juga yang menggunakan smartphone lebih dari satu. Selain itu smartphone saat ini juga tid...

Wasting Time and Effort

As I understand it, the park district's boxing program is set up mostly for youths who want to compete.  But when there are kids in the class who can't or don't want to compete, it complicates what I do in terms of coaching.  I understand w...
by Boxing Mid-Life on May 15, 2016

SLKZ Ganon Baker Basketball Camp at Ronac Center | May 16-20, 2016

Ganon Baker with players in his camp. One of them is Ranton Andaya (second from right), a Filipino student from Brent International School, who was accepted into Emerson College in Boston after his training with Baker. He will join San Beda College i...
by The Intersections & Beyond on May 14, 2016

World-famous basketball skills coach Ganon Baker to hold Manila Camp | May 16-20, 2016

Elite basketball trainer, motivational speaker and skills coach Ganon Baker is in Manila.The world-famous coach will bring his sought-after training camp here and make it available to local basketball players who want to enhance their basketball skil...
by The Intersections & Beyond on May 14, 2016

I Have My Suspicions

Brenan was the only one who showed up for the youth class.  I ended up sparring with him because he asked me.  But I mostly did defense while allowing him to do offense.  Brenan was not turning his back as often, and he was getting out...
by Boxing Mid-Life on May 14, 2016

Has the time come for a People’s Forum on Planning? It surely has.

An amazingly speedy response to my  previous blog from Jaine Lunn  I am hoping you will publish the blog in response to final paragraph contained in your most recent post regarding how the council should operate when they...
by wembleymatters on May 14, 2016

Not Now, Please

Lately, I have been expecting sparring days at LaFollette Park to be off, and they usually are.  Right in the middle of everything that was going on, a guy named Jeffrey comes in and wants to have a conversation.  He told me he had been a c...
by Boxing Mid-Life on May 11, 2016

EDUCATION - The 'Gap Year'

"Why more teens like Malia Obama are taking a gap year" PBS NewsHour 5/2/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among...
by Mage Soapbox on May 9, 2016

Saturday's Slugging

Only Suave and Brenan showed up.  Brenan was hesitant about sparring, but he suited up anyway.  Both boys did better than usual.  Suave kept his head up, and kept his hands up most of the time.  Brenan was still running from Suave...
by Boxing Mid-Life on May 7, 2016

Soviet Subcultures of the 1980s: Goths, Punks and Metalheads of the USSR

The 1980s brought fashionable perestroikas and a perestroika of fashion. A period that saw the emergence of new styles and new creative spaces. Charged by the energy of anticipated change, Soviet youth created new musical styles, street fashion, comm...
by Vintage Everyday on May 5, 2016

The Godfather's Day

Since today was James Brown's birthday, I brought in some CDs of his.  I hoped that none of the kids would turn their noses up and go, "Oh, no!  Old school music!"  They didn't. The kids are often more observant than I.  TJ noted...
by Boxing Mid-Life on May 4, 2016

Wembley Youth Centre

Saddened to see the Kilburn Times story on Wembley Youth Centre.  It is another case of Brent Council mismanaging cuts in services through a failure in democratic accountability.I am sure that there is a reasonable case for the Council's decisio...
by James Powney's Blog on May 1, 2016

Coaches' Heartbreak

Finally figured out how to get photos off of my raggedy cell phone.  The picture above is of Barry and I during an opening party for Fernando Rivera's boxing gym in Evanston.  I believe the party was last summer.Yesterday, only Brenan and S...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Apr 30, 2016

X Doesn't Mark The Spot

X didn't darken the door of my gym today.  Maybe he thought long and hard about me telling him that I wasn't about to jeopardize my job by bending the rules for him and his kid.  I don't dig entitlement attitudes.  But I have a feeling...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Apr 27, 2016

What Will Smith Said. . . .Again

Robert Conrad, an actor who is best known for his role on the TV series "The Wild, Wild West" (CBS; 1965-1969), was a boxer for a time.  I discovered that he has a radio show.  You may find it at http://crntalk.com/robertconrad/.  ...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Apr 27, 2016


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