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If you are a seasoned veteran sports parent, then you may already have the windows rolled down before they get in the car after practice. Not only does the smell of sweaty bodies linger, but more likely the smell of their sport's equipment makes you want to ride with your head out of the window. If you can relate, then here are some tips you may want to consider. Keep Equipment Organized Americans spend over $45 billion on sports equipment annually, and there will be times that you will feel like it all ends up at your house. Gather the family...

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As we've discussed before, playing sports is one of the best things a child can do to better prepare for the future. While sports help teach children about teamwork and discipline, and even though there is a positive correlation between sports participation and academic success, many students still struggle to meet the demands of the two competing time commitments. Here are four practical skills that you can help teach your student-athletes to ensure success both on the field and in the classroom. Time Management Effective time management is the cornerstone of success while adjusting to the demands of school and sports....

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Winning starts well before the team hits the field. It starts weeks ahead of schedule on the practice pitch and in the gym. Your child’s team must be properly coached to perform like a well-oiled machine in order to make winning a constant. There are obvious requirements for preparation, and then there are the not-so-obvious. Master them all to forge a culture of winning. Nutrition The body needs fuel to perform at a high level. Feeding your child the right kinds of food can greatly improve their performance and ability to do what their team and coach are expecting. Proper...

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In today's day and age, one of the best ways to assure that a student remains positive both physically and emotionally is by getting them involved in some sort of physical activity or sport. This can often lead to academic success for many reasons...

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When parents enroll their child in sports, they think of the obvious benefits. They think of sports as a way to get their child active while helping them to have fun and make memories. Sports also teach a valuable set of skills that most parents don't think about. Sports teach kids what it's like to be a good teammate and the value of sportsmanship.

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