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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Hey, moms, we have a secret for you. It’s time to start adding this delicious and nutritious spice to your weekly menus. Most of us may associate cinnamon with a flavored bun or a great coffee now and then. But maybe it’s doing a whole lot more than many of us realize for our well-being …

There are many extra factors that are included in the lives of child athletes. They have to cope with additional elements that previous generations never had to contend with. These additional stressors can potentially lower their performance, and in worst case scenarios, won’t be able to reach their maximum potential. If you’re a parent, it …

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 …

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 …

From the television to the magazines – and now social media with its constant scrolling messages – teenagers already have so much pressure put on them. And when you’re an athlete, there’s even more expectation because aside from your appearance, your performance comes into question. And one touch of the iPhone can bring in so …

Whether you’ve got a little basketball player on your hands or an aspiring gymnast, there’s a lot of power that your athlete will be missing if there’s no time spent building up their lower muscles. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to work on that strength and help him/her progress. When it comes to …

Spaghetti is a favorite in most households with kids, but the traditional dish is loaded with carbs. Try this version with spaghetti squash and alfredo sauce to knock that carb count right down. There are several methods to prepare spaghetti squash. One fast method is to poke holes in the skin with a fork, then …

The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar

This delicious fruit and nut bar packs a powerful boost for energy and stamina. It’s chock full of dried fruit and nuts to give it the sweetness that kids crave and the protein they need. Cookware, Pots/Pants, etc. You’ll Need Here is a list of what you’ll need to prepare this recipe:   The Quick …

Prone Position

It doesn’t matter if your child is an athlete or an artist, core strength is important no matter who you are or what you’re doing. You need a strong core to do everything from play a game of H-O-R-S-E with your buddies to playing in the Friday night football game to controlling your scissors in …

8 Ways to Improve Your Child's Athletic Explosiveness

We want our children to be well-rounded in all areas; in the classroom, in social settings and on the ball field too. But when it comes to their athletic ability, how do we make sure that they’re reaching their highest potential? Are there certain diets, activities, or exercises we should push to help them succeed? …

Basketball is one of the most popular sports around the world. The risk of injury is present but there are ways to reduce such an incidence. Trauma during training or playing can occur at any skill level. While it is impossible to eliminate chances of injury, the following should be the aim of any basketball …