Summertime is Playtime!

Summertime is a great time for children because they get the opportunity to play without as much structure and rules as occur during formal autumn and winter sports. This is important and parents need to remember that helping your children to succeed in sports is not only about coaching but also having fun.

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Too Much Competition and Not Enough Fun?

A common concern that many parents have is, is there too much competition and not enough fun in youth sports? Youth sports provide a lot of benefits to children, ranging from a source of exercise to a way to learn about teamwork. However, is the level of competition too high? Read on to find out.

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Kids Should Play Sports! Here’s Why

Youth sports have many benefits to children, as well as their parents. If you have children interested in playing sports, or you are looking for activities for your children to get involved in, definitely consider enrolling your child in an athletic program. The following blog post explains why kids should play sports.

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There are Two Ways to View Losing

It’s safe to say that no one likes to lose. The weight of defeat can seem crushing, but we do all have the option to use it as an opportunity for growth and learning. As difficult as it may seem to look at losing with any other mindset aside from anger and disappointment, there are actually two different ways to handle it. We Sarasota Sun Devils want our players to know that every game serves as a way to better ourselves, no matter the outcome. This requires a specific mindset.

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It’s Time to Clean Your Football Equipment!

If you are the parent of a child who plays football, you already know that football equipment can stink. Smelly equipment is unpleasant to keep in the house and is also unsanitary. However, cleaning football equipment isn’t common knowledge. If you want to know how to clean football equipment, just keep reading!

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Helping Your Child Deal with Sports Fears

Now that schools are back in session, fall and winter sports are underway. Some children can suffer fear or apprehension about participating in sports activities. The fear might be of trying something new, being afraid to fail in a public event, or fear of interacting with unfamiliar teammates. As parents, we want to allay these fears, but we also want to teach our children how to face their fears and work through them. They also need to learn that failure is part of taking risks, and it’s okay to fail at anything as long as they are prepared to learn from it and try again. Here are some tips for parents when helping your children with sports fears:

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