• How My Opponent Taught Me About Sportsmanship

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    In every training session and competition I’m reminded of the core values of sports, which to me are also core values in life. Teamwork, commitment, respect, leadership, waking up each morning trying to be a better athlete, daughter, friend, Jew, human being. That’s what leads me through life.

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  • V’hamideinu L’Chayim – How Ritual Refreshes Us


    From pregame rituals to postgame rituals, to bouncing the ball a certain number of times before a free throw, to the way a batter walks up to the plate, rituals are an important part of almost every sport.

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  • Celebrating the Competitive Spirit

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    By humanizing our opponents, we can break through the illusion that winning is everything and, instead, measure our success by whether or not we left it all on the field for love of the game.

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  • The Chronicles of a Camp Hopper

    In her fifth summer at 6 Points Sports Academy, counselor, Ayla Kaufman, shares what it was like to grow up going to many different camps, and why she has returned to 6 Points many more years than she could have imagined. “Sam Shabsin, Gina Salemi, Ellie Buckner,” the names continued, but mine was never called. […]

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  • Shavua Tov From Danny Herz

    First, I would like to say thank you! I want to thank you for everything you have done to make the first week of the summer an incredible one. I am so amazed by the amount of support this community has demonstrated over the past few days. We’ve had some incredible moments over the past […]

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  • Jewish Athletes Can Play!

    By Danny Herz, 6 Points Sports Academy NC Camp Director When I meet people and tell them that I work as the director of a Jewish Sports camp, it is fairly common for the person I am talking with to raise an eyebrow, tilt their head to the right, squint a little, and show complete […]

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  • 5 Ways You Know You Are Part of a Sports Community


    The 6 Points Sports Academy community is a very special one. There are many things that make it such a unique place, but one thing that sets it apart is the way that our love of sports affects every aspect of camp life. Here are 5 reasons that anyone at camp knows they are part of a sports community!

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  • My Daughter, The Hebrew School Dropout

    “My daughter, the Hebrew School dropout.” Those weren’t exactly the words I had in mind when I enrolled Hannah in Hebrew school when she was in kindergarten.

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  • God’s Partners On and Off the Field

    By a show of hands, all of us have been to a team practice and nearly all of us have been to a team banquet. Most of us have volunteered to help others: the poor, the elderly, and those with special needs.

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  • The Best Parenting Guide

    The best parenting guide today is traditional Jewish text. By following traditional Jewish text we learn to teach our children to live healthy lives, to grow to be independent yet caring adults, and even to be fiscally responsible while supporting their communities.

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