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 …

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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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Is Your Child Riding the Bench Here's How to Parent Through It

When children are very young, they may enjoy a Shangri-La sports experience – no one is cut from the team, equal playing time is enforced, and everyone receives a participation medal. Are those idyllic days now behind you? It’s OK that they are. Sometimes riding the bench can be a good thing. Here’s how to …

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Football Concussions: Risks, Signs and Treatment

Although children have a chance of becoming injured no matter what sport they play, it is high contact sports, like football, that carry the biggest risks. One of the more dangerous injuries parents need to be aware of and watch out for are football concussions. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a …

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Long Term Risks Associated with Football Concussions

  If your teen has a love of football, he may be interested in continuing his career by first heading to play college ball and then trying out for the NFL. Since football is a high contact sports, players are more susceptible to injuries, like football concussions. These can have serious long term affects. It …

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DIY Tennis Racket Cork Board

I’ve been noticing a lot of DIY decorating ideas circulating around Pinterest and thought I’d give one a try. The project that really caught my eye was upcycling old tennis rackets into mirrors. The problem with that was I had no desire to go and have glass cut to fit an old tennis racket. Instead, …

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Best Apps for Tracking Physical Activity

When kids join sports teams it is important for them to remain physically fit throughout the season. If exercise is neglected, injuries are more likely to occur. Since teens and younger children have a tendency to spend a little too much time playing video games or using their cell phones, it makes sense to hold …

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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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DIY Baseball Bookends

Looking for a simple way to add character to your bookshelves, office, or kid’s bedroom? This Baseball Bookend project is much simpler than others I have seen. Every tutorial I have found on these adorable bookends have required drilling holes into the baseballs. I wasn’t about to break out power tools for such a simple project, …

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Top 10 Most Popular Fundraising Ideas

Teams looking for a sure thing when it comes to fundraising will want to consider implementing a few of the most popular fundraisers. These tried and true methods have delivered year after year, enabling sports teams to purchase much needed equipment or to pay for traveling expenses for away games. 50/50 Raffle 50/50 raffles are …

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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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Youth Sports Fundraising Ideas with a Quick Turnaround

There are plenty of profitable fundraising ideas, but some of them take a great deal of time to plan and implement. Should your team have a pressing need, you’ll want to opt for one of the fundraising ideas below. These have a quick turnaround so you can get the money you need as soon as …

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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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If you have a teen athlete, chances are he or she comes home with some nasty stains on his or her uniform the first day of practice. It only takes one slide into home plate or one tackle on the 20-yard line to keep the team outfit from looking like new. Fortunately, parents can take …

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Sports Exhaustion

Moms!  It is time to evaluate.  Is your athlete enjoying their sport? Are they setting goals or looking forward to earning that end-of-the-year trophy?  If you are having to even stop and think, it may mean your son or daughter is on the brink of  sports exhaustion.  No worries.  We all get tired.  Everyone needs …

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Preventing Sports Injuries

Kids are just as prone to sports injuries as adults. The only difference is that children tend to heal faster. Once an injury occurs, however, the child athlete must sit on the sidelines for the time frame determined by his or her doctor, and that is no fun at all. It is best to follow …

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Baseline testing for kids, concussion prevention

I was at a team mom meeting for our baseball league last year. All the basics were covered, like team pictures, uniforms, schedule, etc. Great, I was ready to wind up the meeting when a doctor from our local hospital began to hand out some materials about concussions and started a short program on concussion …

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Why your Kids & Teens {& Athletes} Should Volunteer

Have your kids just started on a new team this spring?  Or have they been on a team with the same kids for years and years?  Either way, as you know, the kids spend a LOT of time together on the field, in the gym or pool, or wherever it is that they are practicing …

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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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You are what you eat!  We’ve all heard that saying,  but it’s extremely true!  As parents it’s our job to instill good habits in our kiddos and healthy nutrition should be at the top of the list.  If you have active kids/athletes, than feeding them the right food and keeping them hydrated is probably the …

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Today we have a special guest post for you!  We are welcoming Angie, a sports mom and physical therapist. ******************** Being the mom of a young athlete is difficult. Finding the right mix of coach, cheerleader, nurse (and lets not forget mom) is a hard thing to do. When your child is injured in a sporting …

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Tired selling stuff for fundraisers? Try a Product-Free Fundraising idea with your sports team, club or school.

As parents, the moment your child walks through the door with a fundraiser packet, you take a deep breath and think to yourself, what am I going to have to buy now?! Often times, we get “stuck” with fundraiser leftovers because your child couldn’t manage to sell quite enough of the required product. You might encourage …

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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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