Five Great Spring Sports for Child Athletes

Spring is the perfect time to encourage your kids to get involved. Every year when the daffodils and crocuses start to bloom, I am overcome with an intense feeling of gratitude that soon, my kids will be expending all their energy out on the court or field, instead of inside the house with me. It’sContinue reading “Five Great Spring Sports for Child Athletes”

The Best Fall Sports for Kids

A change of seasons always means a change of sports. At this point, its pretty safe to say that summer is over. While we may have a month or two of warm weather left in us, soon enough the leaves will change, pumpkin spice will once more take over the world, and our kids willContinue reading “The Best Fall Sports for Kids”

How to Prevent Dehydration in Children’s Sports

Summer youth sports can pretty easily lead to dehydration. I know it feels like only yesterday we were pleading for summer to arrive, but it is here now, and it is almost too hot for words! Warm weather brings a lot of great benefits to the table, namely that the kids are happy to playContinue reading “How to Prevent Dehydration in Children’s Sports”

Do Your Kids Suffer from Sports-Induced Stress?

Are you unknowingly causing your kids sports-induced stress? Anyone who is a parent can tell you, the main reason to enroll your kids into sports is so they can burn off excess energy. The sense of camaraderie, lessons in team-building, and social skills they develop as a result of sports are all amazing side effects,Continue reading “Do Your Kids Suffer from Sports-Induced Stress?”

Five Spring Sports for Your Kids

Spring is in the air, so its time for your kids to get active. Winter will be coming to an end soon, and so will the months of being cooped up indoors with your kids. Now I know we all probably loved being run ragged by the energy of youth, constrained to the confines ofContinue reading “Five Spring Sports for Your Kids”

Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport

They say that a winner never quits, but is that old adage always true? We have all heard the age-old adage that quitters never win, and winners never quit, but as a parent, I don’t know if I agree. While its true that you don’t want to to raise a child to think that theyContinue reading “Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport”

Six Psychological Benefits of Children’s Sports

Enrolling your kids in sports can have a positive effect on their lives. As a lifelong athlete, I have never questioned the benefits of sports for children. That being said, I wouldn’t force my kids to stick with any sports that they didn’t like, but I will always encourage them to try new things, especiallyContinue reading “Six Psychological Benefits of Children’s Sports”