TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re-Think Them? + MORE

TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re-Think Them? + MORE
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Keeping Sports Kids Motivated After Injuries

Regaining Confidence After Injury A sports parent asks: “How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.” Often when your kids a.... More »

Why Your Kids Should Play Only One Sport…Each Season + MORE

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.... More »

5 Enemies of Having Fun in Youth Sports + MORE

Having fun in youth sports should not be the only goal, but it’s a very important part of the game. However, every season some very subtle enemies lurk around the ball field and the court, just waiting to rob you and your child of the fun of playing sports. If you meet one of these...Read .... More »
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4 Ways to Raise an Empathy Rich Child + MORE

Guest Post by Katie Hurley, LCSW Six months ago, I took my eight-year-old daughter on a road trip to San Francisco. It was her first trip to the area and she researched the city to find the best spots to visit. The list was long and we didn’t stand a chance of completing it in two days, but she.... More »

The Power of Hightower: Coach Tim just keeps on runnin’ + MORE

A few weeks ago, we were so pleased to support one of our very own as Tim Hightower returned to the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. Back then, a slew of injuries to the New Orleans Saints’ running backs gave Coach Tim a golden opportunity to prove that he was ready to contribute once again..... More »
I think I touched a nerve this AM on the radio show because I brought up a topic that most sports parents don’t want to talk about – the fear and anxiety of their youngster being on a travel team.
In short, once your kid is on a travel team, there’s tremendous pressure to play that one sport all year round, plus to maintain one’s playing time, kids (and their parents) are psychologically pressured never to miss a practice or a game, to go to specialized camps all summer, and to employ a private coach…

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youth football tournaments 1401710776 612945040 TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re Think Them? + MOREHockey is mostly known as a sport for men only, but with the increasing interest of women, this is no longer the case. There is a long list of male hockey superstars and great teams but little attention has been brought to the growing eminence of female hockey. Since all the focus in the media right now is on the NHL and the playoffs, now is the perfect time to take a look at women’s hockey…

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All Pro Dad Live!


On August 23, 2014, All Pro Dad will host an amazing event in Atlanta.  Join comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Super Bowl winning coach and NFL Analyst Tony Dungy, Georgia Coach Mark Richt, Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, NFL Executive Troy Vincent, and ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik, along with 3,000 other dads for the first ever All Pro Dad Live! event…

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