Spring sports are in full swing which means a lot of families spend their weekends juggling multiple sports for 1-4 kids, all at different locations. If lucky, the weather holds out with mild temperatures and sunny skies. The worst-case scenario, freezing temps and rain. Let’s just say by the end of the weekend everyone is …

Positive Culture

Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Great coaches know that, while skills, drills, and practice are very important, it truly takes a team that is willing to work together through thick and thin to make a successful season. With the right steps and strategies in place, athletes’ participation …

Save Time Communicating with Your Team

  Save Time Communicating with Your Team TeamSnap is an amazing tool for everyone involved in a team sport. As a parent, I can definitely say that this app has become an essential. I can’t imagine ever going back to receiving multiple phone calls a week from the coach and constantly revising the family calendar. …

DIY Player Pendants/ Bag Tags

These painted washers are perfect for personalizing gift bags, labeling each player’s equipment, or just to use as necklaces for added team spirit. Get the team together and get painting! This project is pretty versatile because you can easily customize the washers for any sport. You can also use nail polish from around the house …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

When all of your kids are involved in different sports and activities, it can be really difficult to keep track of. Unfortunately, most planners and calendars available to purchase just don’t have enough space to plan out the week for the whole family. My solution is this easy, colorful paint chip game day calendar that …

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 …

A new travel sports season means you get to plan the travel for out of town tournaments. Find out how to make Team Travel for Youth Sports Easy.

It’s the start of a new travel sports season and you happened to draw the golden ticket of all parent tasks!  YEP, you get to plan the travel for out of town tournaments. It’s complicated! You are trying to manage ten to twenty-some families, keep them all happy with your food choices, hotel pick and cost. …

When traveling with your sports travel team, expenses can quickly climb. The traveling part is inevitable, but how much we spend when we travel is negotiable. Every penny counts…so taking just a bit of time to try to cut your expenses can make a big impact on your budget! Before you leave home, be sure …

Do you write check after check to pay for your kids activities? Find out why your kids help contribute toward their activity fees.

Our boys are in the midst of winter workouts for their travel baseball team. This also means, our teams are prepping for the upcoming season: ordering uniforms, scheduling games and tournaments and raising funds to pay for it all. In order for all of the planning to come together, every parent gets assigned a committee. This …

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 …

Car decals are a great way to show support for something or someone – like the kiddos, of course! –  or just sharing important organizations, causes, and the like within your own community. More times than not you will see cars “sporting” decals that show off their child’s team, school, or jersey number. If you’re …

We are all looking for fun and EASY treats to bring to practices and games, so this month we are doing a series on sports themed foods. These sweet treats were a breeze to whip up and came out so cute, don’t you think?? What you need:  brownie mix (or two)  and required ingredients, powdered …

Football Food Ideas

Ready for those Thursday night and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and Sunday night football games?!  I know the guys in my house are and every chance there is to turn the football games on they do! If they plan to have friends over for a game it’s fun to serve up some “football-looking” food to …

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 …

10 creative fundraising ideas for sports teams and schools

Running a team isn’t inexpensive, especially as the costs for everything seem to just go up, up, up! Funraising is becoming an increasingly important part of how sports teams meet their financing needs. In this post, we’re going to break down some old (and new!) ideas that your team can successfully use to raise cash …

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 …