upper body stretches for after the game

Stretching once the final whistle blows is just as important as before your athletes hit the field or the court. These routines are imperative for warming our muscles up but they also help to cool our bodies down. And instilling this habit in our young players will last them well into their college and pro …

Whole Grain Classic Homemade Stuffing

Holiday meals seem to have become synonymous with several bites. Those bites include (but are certainly not limited to): desserts, roasted turkey, and the ever-popular stuffing. Sometimes referred to as dressing, depending on where you reside, this bready bout of goodness is a side dish, a meat filler, and one way to personalize your family …

What Every Soccer Parent Needs To Know About Running Shoes

Choosing the best shoes for your young athlete is one of the most important decisions you will make when prepping for sports season – and in today’s case, soccer season. From the shin guards to the training sneakers to cleats, there are some necessities and details to take notice of when deciding on the best …

Children doing yoga poses on rubber mat

Whether you are stuck inside due to unforeseen circumstances or just want to find a way to break a sweat when the rain hits, there are so many different ways to get those little ones’ blood pumping and energy expelled! Use the tips, tricks, and activities below to create a daily routine, add to one …

Carrot and Goat Cheese

A nutrient-conscious dish does not have to be complicated. In fact, the best ones are the simplest to whip up in the kitchen. Whether it’s your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, the easiest recipes can also be the best for you. If you’re on the hunt for a delicious bite without the guilt and without …

girl walking up the stairs with gym bag

Carrying your water bottle, sneakers, extra shorts, and tees, maybe even your tennis racket and some balls too, a gym bag gets just as much of a workout as the rest of your body. This means, there’s going to come a time when it also needs to be freshened up a bit. Ask yourself, when …

Whether you have an aspiring figure skater or a mini hockey star on your hands, you’ll need to learn a bit about ice skates before they dive into any rink-oriented sport. There are a plethora of factors to look over when purchasing and some simple facts about the gear that you’ll want to stay up …

Whether you’re beginning a new season of ice hockey or dabbling in some figure skating, you’re going to need to know how to keep your skates sharpened and ready for action at the rink. Every once in a while you’ll notice that your ride isn’t as smooth as it should be and maintaining the proper …

Pure Athlete Ultra-Comfortable Running Socks

Blisters are never conducive to an athlete’s performance and neither are extra sweaty feet that result in nail or foot fungus. The dreaded athlete’s foot thrives in moist environments, so knowing what materials to shop for when it comes to sports socks is absolutely imperative for both comfort and health. Socks are part of a …

kids warming up with outside activities before getting ready to play

It doesn’t matter if you have a dancer on your hands or an up-and-coming star pitcher for the middle school baseball team, every kid athlete needs to grow up knowing how to warm up correctly. The time before practice and the game is a necessity for all – especially when it comes to safety – …

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 …

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. …

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… …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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? …