If you like baseball, you've probably heard of Cal Ripken Jr. He spent 21 years in the major leagues and holds the record for most consecutive games played — 2,632 games for the Baltimore Orioles. Today, he's a retired player who is a leader in youth sports.
Click on the video clips below to see how he answered questions from kids.
|Kids Sports Network This organization promotes quality nonschool sports and fitness for children between the ages of 3 and 19 through coaches, education, special events and activities, public awareness, and regular networking with youth sports organizations and agencies.|
|Sports Illustrated for Kids This website features sports information for kids, including articles on famous athletes, games and quizzes.|
|BAM! Body and Mind This CDC website is designed for 9- to 13-year-olds and addresses health, nutrition, fitness, and stress. It also offers games for kids.|
|Taking the Pressure Off Sports Competition Sometimes sports competition can make kids feel pressure. If it's too much, a kid might not have as much fun as before. Find out what to do if this happens to you.|
|How to Be a Good Sport Winning is more fun but losing happens to everyone. Find out how to handle losing - and other frustrations in sports.|
|Stay Safe: Baseball Attention, baseball players: Getting hurt stinks, so check out these 10 tips for staying safe when you're on the diamond.|
|What If I Don't Like Sports? Sports can be challenging when you're new to them, but they also can be really fun. Take a second look at sports - and learn other ways to be active - in this article for kids.|
|Kids Talk About: Coaches Coaches are key people for kids who play sports. Find out what kids have learned from their coaches.|
|5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports Lots of girls love sports. Here are 5 more reasons to keep on loving them!|
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