So you went for it - congrats - that’s awesome in itself! Too often, we avoid “going for it” because there’s a chance the answer will be “no”.
Ask anyone who has chased dreams, freaking gone for it, or taken risks - I bet most of them have heard “no” multiple times. Sometimes that answer leads you to work harder and go for it again and in other instances, you’re forced to look at an amazing alternative you hadn’t yet considered. Read More.....
So You Want to Get Recruited? Here are Three Tips to Help You Take More Control of Your Recruiting Experience
Please read the title again. Do you notice the words “You” and ”Your”? They stand out to me. Many parents take control of the recruiting process for their student-athlete and, in my opinion, that factor could contribute to the lack of fulfillment some student-athletes experience throughout their collegiate careers. Is it your dream to play collegiately? Coaches want to hear from you, not from your grownups. Read More.....
It seems that the holiday shopping season starts a little earlier every year. While that may add some more stress to the season for many, for those of us that are sports parents, this could be a very good thing. As our kids grow it's getting more and more difficult to surprise them with something they really want during the holidays. Adults and kids that play sports are particularly picky, not just any generic item will do. They want things that will reflect their personalities and unique interests. When it comes to athletes, it's obviously all about sports! Sports grips make great gifts for the sports fanatics in your life, and we have one to suit just about every need!
Sniper Skin Custom Fit Grips make great gifts under the tree, and fantastic stocking stuffers!
They also make fun birthday gifts, or presents for any occasion. With so many styles and patterns to choose from you're bound to find the one that perfectly suits your athlete. Don't forget about the Coaches and Team gifts! Personalized matching team grips make a fun and unique group gift!
How To Keep Your Kids Motivated When They Are Recovering From a Sports Injury
When kids incur sports injuries, it can be difficult to keep their outlook positive.
A few years ago my son hurt his patella tendon in football. It was the first play, in the first game of the season. He had spent all summer looking forward to football camp. He practiced hard with his teammates, five grueling days a week for over a month. When the first game was finally upon us, he was more excited than I had seen him be in a very long time.
Just like that his season was over. A full leg cast for eight weeks and crutches was all he had to show for all that work he put into his game. Not only was this painful and uncomfortable on the exterior, but inside his little heart was shattered. As a parent watching my son experience his first ever broken heart was the toughest thing to witness.
For kids that have sat on the bench due to a sports injury, the pain can go far beyond the physical. Their emotions take a toll as well. They are coping with being unable to do something they love. Oftentimes it’s a sport they have participated in for years. Most aren't mature enough to understand that sometimes life throws a curveball, and we must know how to swing.
Some kids become moody, depressed, or act irrationally while they are taking time off from sports after an injury. Naturally, parents worry when their once motivated child suddenly becomes despondent.
How can parents motivate their kids while they are resting from a sports injury? Read More...….
We are always being challenged to add new patterns. When we do, we want your feedback - what do you think? It's almost Halloween, and we were asked to add these and thought they were a great addition - which one would you pick?