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Transitioning to Competitive Play: How to Help Your Child

Posted by Jordan Snider on Apr 24, 2017 5:00:36 AM

Sports are supposed to be fun. Right? That’s how they started out. Back when your child was in preschool or kindergarten those pint-sized athletic teams were all about getting some physical activity and having a good time. No one kept score, from the sidelines no one was screaming, “How could you miss that shot?” and no one was competing to be the best in the state. As your child grew and began getting more serious about sports, they wanted to transition into truly competitive play. How can you help your child make the move from “just for fun” to a more competitive-based type of play?

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Topics: planning, transition, Views, competitive, scheduling

5 Skills Your Child Will Learn By Playing Tennis

Posted by Jordan Snider on Apr 13, 2017 5:00:32 AM

Tennis is a sport of a lifetime, you and your child will enjoy it for years to come. If you are wondering if tennis would be the right fit for your child, here are 5 reasons you should sign your young athlete up for Tennis Camp today!

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Topics: planning, tennis, Views, play

Preparing for the 1st Camp

Posted by Jordan Snider on Apr 6, 2017 5:00:48 AM

A family preparing to send a child to a ‘first ever’ summer camp will likely experience a lot of emotional peaks and valleys. For parents and children alike, there will be rushes of excitement and maybe even a twinge of uncertainty. Something new naturally creates a mixed bag of emotions. Once those timid thoughts are conquered by all the ‘positives’ a child is about to be a part of  camp, it’s time to get everything in order to make it a pleasant success.

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Topics: first time campers, parents, planning, Views

The Importance of Scheduling in Free Play

Posted by Jordan Snider on Dec 15, 2016 5:00:12 AM

Today's parents - and kids - are busy, busy, busy. There are schedules to be followed, clubs to be attended, and homework assignments to be completed. But free play is important too, so how can you schedule some in?

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Topics: fun, parents, planning, Views, play

5 Things All Soccer Parents Have In Common

Posted by Jordan Snider on Dec 1, 2016 5:00:35 AM

Being a soccer parent gives you magical powers to spot any other soccer parents within a 5k radius. Soccer parents are your community, they know what you’re going through and here’s how you find them.

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Topics: health, parents, planning, Views, friends, soccer

For Athletes Time is Just a Number

Posted by Jordan Snider on Oct 31, 2016 2:12:43 PM

Your parents are worried your increased interest in athletic pursuits will have a negative effect on your grades. You make the promise nothing like that will ever happen, but the nightly two-hour practices are eating into your homework time. What can you do to keep the promise to your parents?

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Topics: planning, students, Views, parenting, scheduling

The Importance of Having an Emergency Action Plan

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jul 31, 2015 6:28:58 PM

team-sports-and-child-devIn the middle of practice, the weather changes suddenly as the clouds darken and the winds kick up, bringing in a pop-up thunderstorm. As most of the parents have dropped off their kids for practice, there are not enough vehicles available to seek shelter. Coaches need to be prepared to handle the unexpected; be it a change in the weather, a freak injury to a player, or other surprise scenarios.

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Topics: planning, Views


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