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Dene Eller, PHD

Dene Eller, PHD has 12 articles published.

Dene is the Mom of two active children who are both sports enthusiasts. Dr Dene has been an educator and coached a variety of sports for various ages for over 30 years. She is an active volunteer Kidsports Coach here in Eugene and has served as an Executive Director for local day & overnight camps and mentoring programs for boys & girls. You can find her at or send an email to [email protected] ~ follow me on Twitter @DrSuccessCoach
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Pop Warner Football Begins

Pop Warner continues to grow with over 425,000 enthusiastic boys and girls, aged 5-17, in 42 states and 6 countries. Pop Warner is the largest and only youth football, cheer and dance program in the world that requires its participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate. Keep Reading

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R U Ready?

R U Ready? A Disaster Preparedness Event is being held at TRAIN LIKE YOU MEAN IT! to help educate the community on how to appropriately react to the most likely disasters to hit the pacific northwest, particularly Lane County. Keep Reading

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Leap. Flip. Twist. Balance.

Gymnastics are great for anyone and everyone, but are especially beneficial for children with disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Autism. Gymnastics instructors tend to work with their students individually, so they can easily tailor the lessons to suit different disabilities while helping each child build confidence and social skills. At an early age, gymnastics can even open pathways in the brain and help with a child’s reading ability! Keep Reading

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Dance As Sport

The advantages of incorporating dance into your child’s lifestyle are significant. Dance provides your child with the opportunity to have fun and be physical, learn discipline, grow musically and gain stay healthy habits. Keep Reading

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Hey Mom, where’s my glove?

Recently, on one of the few warm days here, my 12 year old son asked me "Hey Mom, where's my glove?” soon followed by "When's baseball practice start? Are we wearing purple this season?" His enthusiasm about the game and willingness to get outside and play made me start thinking about how other people perceive sports. Keep Reading

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Coach Mom

There are many reasons to give sports a go; there are a bounty of benefits, but the main one in my opinion is that sports make for a happier, healthier child – physically, mentally and emotionally Keep Reading

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