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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 Kids Can Manage Stress In Competitive Sports

While lots of kids play sports for exercise, or to make friends, many take the game much more seriously. These days youth sports is extremely competitive for everyone involved, from parents to coaches and of course the players. Kids can feel the most pressure to succeed all of the time, which can lead to mental and physical stress.

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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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10 Ways for Travel Teams to Bond

Kids in travel sports spend so much time together. Between practicing several days per week, holding fundraising events, and traveling to different cities for games, it's nearly impossible not to create a bond among the players.   Read More...

Team Bonding

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