Group of young athletes in blue jerseys gathered in field

In small-town USA, sports are a huge part of how communities come together. In fact, sports are embedded into the vast majority of American cultures. Whether you’re from the north or south, midwest or east coast, teamwork and friendly competition seem to be deep-seeded topics that impact many childhoods and daydreams. And with so many …

Young person holding dollar bills in hands after fundraising event

Fundraisers seem to be a part of every child’s life at one point in time or another. Whether it’s for school, a club, sports, or another extracurricular, it’s nice to find ways to raise the money but in a way that keeps everything busy and fun. Some fundraising strategies are classic and are proven to …

Parent playing disc golf in field

Disc golf has become an incredibly popular leisure activity among kids, college students, and adults alike. Formalized as a sport in the 1970’s, there’s something about the game that makes everyone feel as though they can play and enjoy it without too much pressure. It’s fun for veterans and novices alike, and even little ones …

Father and son standing in field surrounded by cherry blossoms

Helping support your children’s mental health is just as important as supporting their physical health. In a world of continuous stimulation and 24/7 media, it’s important that you are well aware of the state of their minds and whether there is friction or difference throughout their days, as well as what to do to make …

Young skateboarder performing stunt in skate park

Anxiety affects many people, but it can be particularly volatile and crippling amongst our teenagers. Teens face pressure at every turn of their lives—often before they’ve developed enough skill and confidence to handle it all. Throw in the additional pressure of competitive sports and you can end up with a nasty combination of factors bubbling …

A view of a grey sports bag on a bench in a room

Eventually, all sports or gym bags will need a good cleansing. Whether they’ve seen every dugout in the southeast or it hits the weights with your athlete Monday through Friday, there’s going to come a time that it will need to be thrown into the wash – or at least given a good hand bathing. …

kids stay safe on one wheel

Our kids are on the go. We push them to be independent movers and shakers. First, with their own two legs, and then, eventually, as a no-training-wheels-needed bike rider. But now, more than ever, there are so many other options for them to try, practice, master, and be off cruising the neighborhood on. And that’s …

treating minor bumps and bruises on kids

Years ago at my daughter’s yearly well-check appointment, the doctor said, “Her legs are covered in bruises, she must be doing something right!” I paused and looked at him questioningly. He laughed, “It just means she’s playing. She’s running. She’s falling and getting back up.” And that’s what kids do. Whether they’re the tiniest athletes …

10 Laundry Hacks Perfect for Sports Moms

When you have kids, stains are just a part of the daily routine. Throw sports into the mix, and those stains become even more regular than before – let alone the odor issues. But have no fear, there are plenty of tips and tricks to get our moms (and dads) through each load of their …

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 …

Coach talking to group of young athletes in maroon jerseys

The bake sales and car washes seem to be endless. It’s fundraising at its finest, truly. But a team has to do what a team has to do to ensure proper equipment and some good lookin’ uniforms—which is why sponsorships really help when prepping for a new season. We assume that the majority of our …