coach doing motivational drills with their team

As a coach and long-time softball player, I know that one of the biggest issues come practice time is the ability to keep every athlete engaged and motivated throughout the duration of our two to three-hour session. And sometimes, it can be hard to keep the entire team going when the season is winding down …

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Family headed to the sports arena wearing thick clothing and layers

Don’t go unprepared. For those that have to spend time in sports arenas – especially hockey rinks or basketball courts inside large, spacious buildings with the AC cranked up – it can get rather chilly. There are several quick and easy tips to take to heart to stay comfortable and warm while on the sidelines. …

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how to capture great sports action shots

Our phones are tiny little emergency kits, instantly gratifying info helpers, maps and guides,  communication network, and even our way to take a snapshot of the present to save for the future. Our phones are pretty much a catchall to our life, so if you’re not already utilizing its ability on the ball field too… …

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hockey practice

On the ice, off the ice, at home, or in the gym, there are so many different areas and ways to include great hockey-oriented exercises to your players’ workout routine. Whether you include this in Wednesday night practice or have your team infuse this into their solo plans, every one of these regimens will help …

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Young Athletes on a basketball court

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular, especially those dedicated to the kids. And thankfully, there are several that are not only appropriate for our pre-teens and teens to be listening to but they’re talking about stuff that matters and stuff they’re interested in; like sports! Today we’re sharing 12 podcasts beneficial for a budding …

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Players don’t always have access to the ice, so it’s imperative that we know what to do when we’ve got a slab on concrete to work with instead of the rink. Some of our most basic and best training exercises can be done off the ice and we’re sharing 10 of them today. Below you’ll …

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Warm-ups are the most important part of a day’s match or practice. Without the proper pre-activities, athletes can risk injury and lackluster performance. It’s important to prep your muscles for what’s about to go on at the court! Whether it’s for tennis or badminton, your upper body should be paid well attention to before the …

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Peewee hockey team playing in the ice skating rink

If your little guy or gal is determined to lace up some skates and hit the rink, you’re going to need to know a few important things. Youth hockey isn’t like a classic baseball team or soccer tribe, there are major differences in this sport and a lot of us aren’t attuned to what it …

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Instructor and children doing high-intensity interval training

Beneficial for both adults and children, high-intensity interval training (aka HIIT) is a great way to get up, get moving, and get in shape. Whether it be for off-season prep or just as a means to keep up some physicality in our lives, these regimens provide a lot of great additions to the body and …

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Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Flavor the Moments

Keep the family satisfied, healthy, and ready for game time we these 14 high-protein meals. They’ll love each and every one of them and you won’t have to work too hard in the kitchen to make them happy. From breakfast to dinner, there’s something for everyone and every part of the day on our quick …

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Wooden Baseball bat

The body of the baseball bat has changed slightly over the years since its inception in the mid-19th century. Once whittled by hand only, they’ve transformed throughout the decades into a more defined shape, fitting into the necessary guidelines and regulations dependant on one’s league. There was once a time that there were as many …

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Young Tennis Athlete Stretching on the Court

Improve your skills and resist injury by learning how to warm up right. No matter the sport, it’s imperative that athletes go through the right exercises and activities to get their muscles ready for action. Today, we’re focusing on tennis and the kind of routine one needs to make habit before they hit the court …

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Nike Youtube

There are tons of sports-centric YouTube channels to sift through, but are there any for the kiddos to watch – and parents not worry about what they’re viewing? Yes, there are several and we’re divulging the best ones today. Instead of your children perusing the tube on their own, have these saved and subscribed to. …

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Young soccer athlete sweating and drinking water

Sweat stains have the ability to be a silent killer of sports jerseys; especially the lighter colors! And we’ve all seen what some sweat can do the whites of the pits on everyday undershirts, and having to flaunt that same mess during game time is never fun. Don’t worry though, we have a few ways …

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Young Baseball Athlete in Uniform Running for Home Base

Your kiddo comes home from a game and he’s full of dirt, from head to toe, with some extra dark spots on the knees. What do you do? Your little gal comes home from basketball practice, she was popped in the nose, and she got blood all over her practice jersey. What do you do? …

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Wilson Tennis Racket and Wilson Tennis Ball

Every once in awhile, you’ll need to give your racket a makeover. How often, you ask? Well, the general rule of thumb requires you to replace your strings as many times as you play per week. For example, if you play four times a week, you should look at restringing the racket at least four …

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Young Child Playing Tennis

Is your kiddo ready to hit the court? Is he or she starting some lessons and in need of their own gear? We’re here to give you a quick 411 on everything a burgeoning tennis start needs to know about the racket. When you begin your search for the perfect child racket, there are several …

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baseball player in blue cleats - 1

It could be for soccer or it could be for baseball, cleats are an essential part of several sports our kids all play. But unfortunately, with all sports equipment or gear, come their own issues. And we’re here to help you clear those issues up. 5 Problems Parents Face With Cleats Preventing Injury Buying the …

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Kids Playing Soccer - 1

Do you have a little soccer star on your hands? Or maybe you have a kiddo that’s interested in getting his or her first kick on the field. Whatever the case, as a parent, you’re going to need to know about the gear that’s involved in the game. And one of the most important pieces …

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Encouraging our children to remain hydrated and staying on top of their water intake is a lesson to start early. Whether you’re raising young athletes or not, sending our kiddos off to school or practice with the right water bottle is key to creating and maintaining a good habit. Thankfully, there are tons of great …

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Whether you’re a dad helping to create your young star’s recap reel for his AAU tryouts or a coach creating a highlight video for the softball banquet, there are several different routes to take when creating those films. These videos are meant to showcase the athlete’s talents, the best of the best from their career …

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We don’t see parents on the sidelines with disposable cameras anymore. And usually, there’s only one mom that has her giant Nikon out snapping pics. Instead, most everyone will be grabbing their smartphone recording, photographing, and posting the action. But the convenience of that smartphone doesn’t mean that you’ll conveniently get grade A, quality photos …

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Bodyweight exercises are a wonderful place for your child to start their athletic training. The resistance they will be introduced to is just right for their bodies because it’s basing itself on the weight of each individual kid. And that’s perfect, no artificial weightlifting is healthier for growing bones. None of these exercises require equipment, …

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We may relate physical therapy as an adult-only option but that’s absolutely not the case. Our children get injured and benefit from these remedies as well, especially when they’re athletes and their bodies are growing at such a fast rate. It’s important to realize, as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta stated, “whether the cause is playing …

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When you’re an athlete, you’re bound to be in a place where you’re told to either grab a heating pad or a bag of ice to soothe an injury. Whether it’s minor or major, everyone eventually gets to a place where one of these remedies will help to ease some of the pain. But the …

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