How to Get Your Kids Exercising

As childhood obesity continues to be a problem across the United States, parents are struggling to find ways to get their kids outside and exercising. Part of the problem is that most kids just want to play and have fun, not spend their time working out and being bored. To solve this problem, parents need …

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DIY - Easy Magnet Memory Board

    One of the best things you can do as a parent of an athlete is to capture the memories. After years of watching your kids play their favorite sports, however, the memories can start to add up. I’m talking pictures, upon pictures, upon more pictures. You can only buy so many frames and …

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Many hands make light work, which is why you’ll need to recruit volunteers for your next fundraiser. Although it sounds simple enough, it can be difficult to round up enough people to have the fundraiser run like a well-oiled machine. Below are a few suggestions for how to recruit the volunteers you need to raise …

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Changing Up Fundraising for Youth Sports

  Moms!  Fundraising can be more than buying a box of donuts or standing at the 4-way with a donation bucket.  Whether you are raising funds for a team or an individual, make it about more than money.   Fundraising is a team building exercise, an opportunity to build social and communication skills, and a creative …

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DIY Soccer Camp Using Pool Noodles

The most versatile thing you can find in the dollar store is a pool noodle. No, really. There are countless clever ideas on how to use them floating around the internet and your family needs to get in on all the fun. We all know that summer vacation for the kids often comes with heavy, audible …

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Fundraising

Fundraising is often necessary for many schools and traveling sports teams. The funds pay for new equipment, team uniforms, an expenses associated with away games. Traditional fundraisers are great, but not exciting. Instead of opting for selling candy bars or hosting a car wash, try one of the following unique fundraising ideas. Bingo Night Who …

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3 No Sew Hair Accessories for the Team

3 No Sew Hair Accessories for the Team Alright girls, I don’t know about you but there is nothing better than participating in a sport you love except doing so while looking you’re best alongside your teammates. Simple accessories like bows and ribbons can really add to a team’s sense of unity and confidence without …

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Kids Playing Soccer

What better way to celebrate the growth of the team and the completion of a successful sports season than to throw a team party? The party also gives kids, parents, and coaches a chance to relax and really enjoy each other’s company. In order to make this event one that will be talked about for …

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summer sport camps

Summer is quickly approaching which means it is almost time to send your kids off to summer camp. Have you signed your kids up for any fun activities this year?  If your kiddos love playing sports then have you considered sending them to a camp designed specifically to fine tune their skills? If you haven’t already …

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Free 2015 March Madness Printable Basketball Tournament Bracket for Kids

March Madness has ARRIVED!! Who doesn’t have kids who want to print out their own bracket and see how far their teams go in this crazy basketball tournament?!  My boys LOVE to make their own picks and of course try to do better than their dad! Some years I print out a bracket too, just …

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Hosting a March Madness Party or a Basketball Birthday Party? We've got you covered with this free Basketball Party Printable Pack, includes invites & more!

It’s March Madness time and there’s a pretty good chance you may want to host a party to watch a little basketball game or two….or maybe you have a kiddo who wants to have a basketball themed birthday party. Either way, we’ve got you covered with some great, super easy invites and party printables you …

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The holidays are approaching quickly!  I absolutely love this time of year with all the family and friend gatherings that surround each season. Kids play a big part in each get-together but they don’t necessarily enjoy spending time with the adults…AND if we are completely honest most of us adults prefer when the kids are playing …

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Plan your next party like a champion with this handy Sports Team Party Guide, brought to you by EVITE® and Olive Garden. We all love seeing our kids on the field.  Watching them grow and mature in their sport throughout the season is such a great feeling for a parent. So when they’ve played their last game, let’s help …

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Our summer has involved a whole lot of rain. This means not a ton of outside time, few trips to the pool and trying to stay busy inside. Getting your kids busy in the kitchen is an awesome way for them to not only learn their way around the kitchen but to begin to feel …

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Summer is a great time for kids to get outside, be active and develop their bodies athletically. There are typically strength and agility camps that are available in many communities, but these exercises can be done at home, without breaking the bank! Below are 5 simple activities with some coaching points that kids of any age can …

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Free 2015 March Madness Printable Basketball Tournament Bracket for Kids

We have updated our March Madness Printable Bracket for 2015!! Here is a great March Madness Basketball 2015 Printable Bracket for Kids: *the March Madness Printable Bracket for Kids includes the 64 teams that are in the NCAA Tournament already filled in. Click Here For the March Madness Bracket Download

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Use these Free Printable Sports Valentine Cards for your kid's classmates this year!

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I am sure your younger kids are getting anxious to pick out their Valentine’s to give out to their classmates. When my boys were younger, they would always take an entire afternoon to sign and address the perfect Valentine for each classmate. These Free Printable Sports Valentine Cards are perfect for any boy …

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The holidays lend to lots of family time! Be sure to enjoy one of these 21 Inspirational Sports Movies on family movie night! There's something for everyone!

The holiday season is filled with tons of family time in our house! The snowy cold mid-western nights lend to many evenings when we have a fire in the fireplace and watch a movie. Of course my sports-driven boys love inspirational sports movies. We have complied a list of 21 Inspirational Sports Movies that your family …

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This time of year we all seem to hunker down in our houses.  It’s also a time where we make and eat the most sweets (at least in our house!).  In a few weeks the kids the will be off of school and before long you might hear the dreaded 5 letter word…BORED.  Why not …

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For the past 4 years my family has taken the first 25 day of December and made it all about giving instead of receiving.  When we started doing  this, my youngest was only two and half years old and my oldest was four.  We started out with really easy things and honestly I did most of the tasks …

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Do your kids help you cook?  You might be surprised at what your kids can make themselves (or with a little help)!  Teaching them early is a great life skill that will benefit them down the road, think college freshman (or don’t…that just makes me sad!). We have put together a list of “recipes” that …

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Football season is HERE!!!  It’s a great time of year and even if you aren’t a football fan, I’m sure you can appreciate the season for other reasons.  Some of the things I love the most are crisp, cool weather, warm comfort food (like chili) on Sunday afternoons, and hanging out with friends to catch …

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Motivate your Kids to Read

I’ll be the first to admit, none of my boys are what you would call “big readers”. You know what I mean, the kind of kid who passes time by reading a book wherever they go…in the car, while attending their sibling’s sporting events or curled up on their bed with a good book in hand. …

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I have a good friend who works for Special Olympics and on occasion we chat about her job and what it entails.  I really didn’t have a good understanding of what this amazing organization does.  When you think of Special Olympics, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  I always thought that it was …

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The perfect family day at the NFL Training Camps

I can hardly believe that we are rolling into FOOTBALL SEASON!! The guys in my house get pretty excited, dinner talk turns to football, Sundays are spent watching football and evenings hanging with neighborhood kids have turned from wiffle ball games to touch football games! We are lucky enough to live just outside Indianapolis, so …

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