Club Sports Column COVID-19

COLUMN: Club Sports Can Support Mental Health

I’ve always believed in the power of prep sports. They cultivate a competitive spirit in young student-athletes while teaching life lessons, building strong friendships and nurturing confidence. COVID-19 shutdowns have ripped a giant hole in our community where high school sports used to be, and I think this is a perfect time for club sports […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2018 Shore 10U Girls’ Water Polo National Champions

This is the ninth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. The Shore Aquatics […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: Mizuno Girls’ Volleyball National Champions

This is the eighth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. Two years ago, […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach Volleyball Coach Carlos Briceno

This week we have an extended conversation with local volleyball coach Carlos Briceno. As a player he won the Bronze Medal with Team USA at the Barcelona Olympics, and as a coach he’s led some really good teams at Mizuno and Wilson for more than a decade. We’re talk to him about everything from the […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2018 Mizuno Girls’ Volleyball

This is the fifth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. The incredibly talented […]