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More Hockey Essentials

It’s Back To Hockey Season.  Well, some never actually stopped, but August/September mark the start of a new school year and a new hockey season.  The basics on everyone’s checklist include skates, gloves, helmet, and a stick.  However, there are a few more things to think about to make your hockey season spectacular.  Read More....

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How To Teach Kids To Lose Gracefully

Many will say that you can't enjoy the win, until you have experienced what it's like to lose. Losing is a normal part of life. Learning to lose doesn't always come so easily though. As sports parents, we have seen this play out time and time again. Kids in particular don't tend to take a loss as graciously as they should. It's hard on their tender feelings, and without a good amount of maturity and proper guidance, they won't learn the art of losing skillfully.

Luckily, there are a few practical steps we can take as parents, to ensure that our boys and girls learn how to lose gracefully.   Read More...

How To Teach Kids To Lose Gracefully

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How To Keep Travel Sports Cost Down

It's no secret that youth sports are expensive. Beyond league fees and uniforms, every season parents can spend upwards of thousands, especially when it comes to travel sports. Sports at this level are usually highly competitive, players and parents alike take this very seriously! So much so, that they are willing to make a full financial commitment, season after season. However, any sports parent will tell you, it's not an easy undertaking. Not everyone has the means to pay for their kids' sports. So what can parents do to keep travel sports expenditures down? 

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How to keep travel sports costs down

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How To Keep Your Grades Up While Playing Travel Sports

Juggling athletics and academics can be quite a challenge, especially when it comes to travel sports. The importance of good grades is indisputable, but with competitive sports requiring so much of you, creating a balance is the key to doing both successfully. Applying these practical tips to your routine can help you maintain good grades while playing travel sports.

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How to Keep Your Grades Up

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Time Management for Athletes

Whether it’s travel, club, or varsity, it's no secret that athletes must practice solid time management skills. Advanced level play requires so much from both players and parents, it's easy to become overwhelmed and set the stage up for failure if their time isn’t managed efficiently. As with most things in life, establishing a plan is the best approach. However, between work, school, and sports, how can families implement a time management strategy that works?  Read more.....

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