10 Essential Pieces of Equipment for Hockey Players

There’s no doubt about it; hockey equipment can get very expensive, but you can’t put a price on safety. You’ll want high quality gear at the best prices. Here’s a list of ideas to consider (and links to find them):   Whats Here Bauer IMS 5.0 Helmet Combo / $69.99 New PowerTek V1.0 Nitro 6 …

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Dealing With Rude Hockey Parents

Playing on a hockey team is supposed to be a great experience for the kids, guiding them into all sorts of positive character traits, improving their technical skills, and giving them plenty of opportunities for exercise and fun. Coaching a hockey team or even being a supportive, involved parent is supposed to be a positive …

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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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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 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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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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