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? …

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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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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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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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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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Tired of boring, studio photo shots for senior pictures? Take a peek at these best senior picture ideas for athletes.

Show of hands. How many can remember those typical, must have senior photos? Reminisce with me for a minute. We could go way back and talk about the wicker chair option. Or maybe the fake, outdoor country scene, where one would squat down on the hay bale for a more “natural” look. Or better yet, …

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Ever leave home for a game or practice and forget something? The Basketball Survival Bag Essentials list helps you be prepped for every basketball game!

The last thing I wasn’t to do during this freezing cold and snowy basketball season is turn the car around because one of my kids has forgotten something for basketball!  It never fails…you ask if they have x and y. They say yes. But you didn’t ask about “z.”  Of course you didn’t, because that’s …

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You can design individual or team sportswear or spirt wear in no time at all using this easy method. Check it out!

If you have ever been a team mom there is the possibility that you might have had to order your teams spirit wear or accessories. The process can honestly be a pain! I have been in charge of this a number of times –you have to have to find a local t-shirt printer, have them mock …

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Strength Training for Kids

Should You Let Your Child Strength Train Your kids are playing sports. They’re practicing. They’re training. You bring them to and from practice and watch their games, but have you ever given much thought to what they are actually doing at those practices? After watching a number of practices myself and talking with other parents …

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I’m assuming the majority of you have kids on sports teams.  A lot of you might even have a kid or two on a travel team.  We all know just how expensive it can be to have our kids participate in any type of sport and it’s not getting cheaper any time soon.  Many organizations …

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Coaches, do you want a smooth, successful and productive start to your upcoming youth sports season? The key lies in your organization BEFORE the season begins. For more than 15 years I have been coaching basketball, baseball, soccer, track, and volleyball for children from preschool to junior high and I have found these simple tips …

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Parent Sportsmanship TIps

I don’t think I can count the number of hours I have sat on the sidelines watching my boys play sports. In all that time, I can honestly say I have seen some of the craziest behavior. Oh, and I don’t mean from the players, I mean from the parents. I am sure many of …

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Teaching Kids About SPORTSMANSHIP

Teaching Children Good Sportsmanship I grew up in a small town and like most small towns, sports was a large part of how the community came together.  I started playing basketball in 1st grade and continued up through high school. AND because our school was so small, I played just about every other sport that was offered.  I wasn’t …

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free online concussion training

Earlier this week we shared with you the importance of having your kids take a baseline test. The test is used as a reference in case a situation arises in which your child could have possibly endured a concussion. Of course, everyone is aware of what concussions are and we *think* we would be able …

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Are you in need of snapping a picture of your kid’s sports team or even a great individual shot or trading cards? Let us introduce you to this super handy sports photo app called PhotoMoby! We had baseball “Opening Day” this past weekend and I was able to use the PhotoMoby App to grab some …

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I am sure lots of your kids are in sports that require cleats: football, baseball, soccer, golf, lacrosse, track…the list goes on! Over the years, I have found that cleats can be quite a pain! Here are the two biggest issues: Dirt, mud, grass and more get stuck in the cleats and the kids bring …

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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).  You may need to make some slight modifications for your particular sport and league/program offering, but it should provide some helpful tips no …

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