Feeding Young Athletes On A Budget: A Nutritional Challenge For Busy Sports Parents + MORE

Feeding Young Athletes On A Budget: A Nutritional Challenge For Busy Sports Parents + MORE

The End of an Era: When a Child Abandons a Sport

This guest post by Laura Amann was originally posted a few years ago on this site, but it is worth a read again.  My days of gymnastics are over. So are my long hours at the gym. My nervousness and anxiety. It’s all in the past. No more ponytails woven with ribbons, no more glitter spray, no mor.... More »
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10 Things You Will Miss When Your Child Stops Playing Sports + MORE

Playing sports brings you and your child many challenges–some good and some very very ugly. But when your kids are done playing sports–be it before or after college–there will be things you will miss because there’s nothing quite like watching your child grow, fail, overcome,.... More »

Celebrating National Foot Health Awareness Month And A New MomsTEAM Sponsor + MORE

  People often ask me often what I think the most important piece of safety equipment is for a particular sport. I know I catch them off guard when, instead of saying a helmet, mouth guard, shin guard, or safety goggles (all of which are very important, of course), I say that it is best-mad.... More »
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Good Valentine’s Day Ideas to Help You Love Your Family Well + MORE

  I used to be one of those guys who said “Valentine’s Day is just a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ which was created to increase sales.” My thoughts were, “If I loved my wife and kids well throughout the year, then this ‘made-up holiday’ shouldn’t be a big deal.” I was wrong. So wh.... More »

5 Youth Sports Costs That May Surprise You

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During the Great Depression and World War II, the mayor of New York was Fiorello Enrico La Guardia.  He was a magnanimous leader packed into a five foot body.  La Guardia was tightly connected to all of the workings of the city.  It was common for him to go along on police raids, accompany fire departments when the alarm sounded and sit as magistrate in the courtroom…

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flag football tournament 1404946371 613102554 Feeding Young Athletes On A Budget: A Nutritional Challenge For Busy Sports Parents + MOREThe USMNT wasn’t meant to get that far. The Group of Death, they called it when the groups were drawn back in December. Hardcore fans of soccer who watched the drawing live groaned when they saw the US was in the same group as Ghana (knocked the US out of the last two World Cups), Portugal (ranked 4th in FIFA World Ranking), and Germany (ranked 2nd)…

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 8, 2014) – Beginning with the 2015 high school baseball season, teams will be allowed to use video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during games.

This revision to Rule 3-3-1 was one of five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee at its June 8-10 meeting in Indianapolis…

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With athletes aspiring to compete at higher levels in sports each year, the summertime off-season becomes an important training period. Athletes of all ages have many options for off-season training that will take their game to another level. Unfortunately, with so many options, making summer plans can become hectic, making you feel overwhelmed and frustrated…

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What follows below are recommendations that have been on this blog for many years.  I came up with them when it started in 2010 and not much has happened to change what was written.  In fact, more and more these ideas have been accepted, showing that it was ahead of its time in 2010. AS […]

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High-calorie snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages dominate the concession stand menus at youth baseball games, finds a new observational study, contributing to unhealthy dietary habits of children and families. (Irby, 2014).
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"When we travel as a team, we eat at fast food places because they fit with our small budget. What’s the best fast food for athletes?"

"After picking up my daughter from soccer practice, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. Where can I buy affordable but healthy sports meals?"

A limited food budget creates a nutritional challenge for parents of active kids…

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My family is wrapping up one of the busiest seasons we’ve had. The summer time should be a time to unwind and relax, but for us, I have to admit, it has been a grind. And most of it has been self-induced. It’s probably the challenge that plagues most sports loving families. Multiple kids playing multiple sports…

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