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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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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Being a good team player is one thing, but being a great soccer team captain is another. Very few players will have this golden opportunity in taking up such an important leadership role. However, if you are fortunate to take up the role of a team captain, then you will need to be a good …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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Helping our students and student athletes be successful in school is so important! In order to get them on the right track it’s best to start at a young age to teach them planning and organizational tips and it’s never to late to implement a plan! The older our kids get the busier they get …

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Save TIME and MONEY With These Awesome Back-To-School Shopping Tips Well, you know the drill…summer just started and they are already rolling out the “Back-to-School” banners at all the stores.  My kids absolutely LOVE shopping for their school supplies, what about yours?  I can still remember that feeling even after all these years.  New supplies …

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Have you heard the words “I’m bored!” in your house yet?!? Oh…we are not even half-way into summer and they have already been spoken in my house! Sometimes my boys just need a little idea to trigger some great activity! Ruth, over at Living Well Spending Less has a series going on right now called …

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Sports Mom Secrets

Sam’s Club Shopping Tips If you are like me, you might feel like you are always running out of food! Always.  We are about to hit a stage where we will spend the most amount of money on groceries ever. EVER. Our boys are 13, 12 and 10 and the amount they consume continues to …

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Activities to Help You Exercise With Your Kids It’s ALWAYS good to stay active.  Teaching kids at a young age the importance of exercise is a great way to help them stay healthy for life.  My kids go with me to the gym weekly and when we discuss why I need to exercise, it’s NEVER …

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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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Tips for Action Photos At Sporting Events (on Your iPhone) When you are at sports events, it always seems that you have more “stuff” than you can carry, doesn’t it!?  We all want to capture our kiddos in action, but carrying around a big camera (or anything extra) can seem overwhelming. If you own and …

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