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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 Parents Can Juggle Travel Sports While Working Full-Time

Earning a spot on a travel or club team is a big feat for kids. The rosters are usually made up of the best players, rather than whomever signed up. The commitment expectations for these teams are heavy, but for the most part, players and parents are only happy to oblige. The athletes at this level take their sport seriously and want to do whatever it takes to succeed. Parents pour in the endless hours of travel to and from games and practices. Hold the fundraisers, pack the snacks, make the late dinners, and do all the laundry. ALL of the laundry. Moms and Dads that need or choose to work full time can find keeping up with all of the requirements quite daunting to say the least. Juggling travel sports whilst working full time can be a challenge.  How do parents maintain a healthy 'travel sports' work life balance?

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Working Parents and Travel Sports

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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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