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The Ripple Effect of Sportsmanship

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count on Me: Sports series Summer (and with it the summer sports season) is a good time to examine good sportsmanship—both the reasons for it and the reactions to it. While writing Inspiring Stories of … Continue reading

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Building Character in Kids with Stories from the Olympics

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count On Me: Sports series When I think of the late, great Muhammad Ali, what springs to mind is not the “Thrilla in Manila” or the boasts of a pugilistic poet or even a man … Continue reading

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True Grit: Role Models of Resilience for Kids

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count On Me: Sports series In the five books that constitute my Count on Me: Sports series for Free Spirit Publishing, I celebrate five attributes—sportsmanship, teamwork, courage, perseverance, and generosity—by telling true stories that … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Use the Character in Sports Jar

By Eric Braun Free Spirit’s Character in Sports jar includes three kinds of cards: “Words of Character” cards have quotes about character by athletes; “Make a Difference” cards give ideas for building and showing your good character; and “Great Character” … Continue reading

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A Deeper Kind of Safety

by Brad Herzog, author of the Count On Me: Sports series April is Youth Sports Safety Month, so there will be the usual conversation about physical precautions on and around the athletic fields. Stretch. Stay hydrated. Wear a helmet. Beware of … Continue reading

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