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 …

Child kicking orange soccer ball on athletic field

Being an athlete comes with many benefits. Discipline, exercise habits, sportsmanship, teamwork, and even strategy are just some of the positive contributions that being active in the sports world can bring to an individual. But, even with the seemingly infinite amount of pros, there are still a few cons to be found. And sometimes, they’re …

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 …

Boys playing hockey

As a parent, the number one thing we want for our kids is to keep them safe. While sports can be a great activity for kids, it can also be dangerous—especially contact sports. We’re not saying no to these activities, but parents should know about potential injuries and concerns associated with certain sports. Here are …

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 …

Children playing soccer

Summertime means that there is an influx of time spent outside and most of our calendars are covered with game times, practices, sports nutrition schedules, and more! With this fun though, can come concern of too much exposure to those UV rays shining down on the kids. Consistent sunburns are not good for long-term skin …

ebikes for under $1000 for kids

No family has to shell out extra-large bouts of their bank account to upgrade their child’s bicycle. In fact, there are plenty of electric bikes that have every bell and whistle (and safety feature) you could want but without a price tag that just doesn’t make sense. We have taken your little ones’ biking to …

eScooters for kids

Electric scooters have become an easy essential of a kid’s outdoor play. For years, traditional foot scooters were the necessity, but when e-scoots hit the scene, they exploded in popularity. And just like e-bicycles, these designs have become chic, functional, and incredibly innovative over the years. The best part about this piece of sidewalk fun …

Kid flying a mini drone

In a world of video games, cell phones and tablets, getting kids to play outside can be tough. With the right high-tech toy or activity, they’ll be begging to spend their summer outdoors. Here are our top 10 picks to keep them entertained all summer long. Remote-Control Truck For the kid who loves racing and …

girl riding an e-bike

Upgrading your child’s bicycle does not have to be a hard or daunting feat. Instead, it can be fun, especially if they’re solid riders of two wheels. If you are thinking about taking their skills and journeys around the neighborhood to the next level with an e-bike, look no further than this quick and easy …

kid playing baseball

Baseball is known to be a heavily upper-body focused sport – aside from our catchers, of course – and it is imperative that we know how to stretch, warm up, and cool down the muscles in these areas. With the shoulders being of particular importance to the routine. Create habits early when it comes to …

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 …

12 month routine for summer sports kids

The age of your kids would determine the way you would approach a full year training routine. I would say for ages 12 and younger the off-season should be used to also try other sports and activities beyond their primary sport. During those times, the importance of developing physical literacy should be of the foremost …

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 …

Football has long been the number one sport that parents want their children to play, but we have seen this change over the past decade. There is no doubt that football is still a beloved sport, but with the increase in injuries, both small and significant, we can understand why parents are looking for other …

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 …

5 Basketball Drills Kids Can Do at Home

Post provided by Joe Abunassar from IMPACT Basketball, an online training and coaching resource. Check out his other post on ideal pre-game nutrition. Learn more about IMPACT at the bottom of this post. Over the past 27 years, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best players in the world. NBA …

Ideal Pre-Game Nutrition: 5 Recipes Perfect for a Pre-Game Energy Boost

Post provided by Joe Abunassar from IMPACT Basketball, an online training and coaching resource. Learn more about IMPACT at the bottom of this post. As parents of young athletes, we are often challenged with the responsibility of preparing meals before a game that will ensure they will have great energy for a game or practice. …

Vessi Everyday Slip-On Shoe

Seven months ago I purchased my first pair of Vessi Shoes after seeing numerous ads for them scroll across my Facebook feed. They seem like a novel concept: an affordable shoe that also happened to be completely waterproof. The claim, as it were, is that the hydrophobic materials used allow your feet to sweat without …

Sports Team-Mom Duty Checklist

Taking on the role of “Team Mom” can be a time-consuming job if you are not organized right from the start! Check out our Team Mom Duty Checklist (and accompanying printables below). You may need to make some slight modifications for your particular sport and league/program offering, but it should provide some helpful tips no …

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 …

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 …