November 15, 2018

During the winter months, getting children off the couch to go outside and play sports is challenging. Freezing, long dark days, make even the most energetic people tired.  Studies from the Center for Disease Control give us recommended guidelines for how many hours children need per week for exercising/physical activity -- it out weighs the actual sunlight!

Our options for outdoor play are limited a...

September 1, 2018

Youth sports don't look like they did when we were kids. Neither does exercise.

Times are different and as parents we are witnessing children who are bombarded with unhealthy food, early access to electronic devices, over-scheduled days and a decreased desire to just go outside and play.

Educating ourselves and building a plan to keep children active & in sports for years to come is critical.

And guess what? It has to st...

September 1, 2018

....so we better make sure they are saying all the right things.

Parents, getting  your child involved in organized athletics takes research.  

First thing you should do is make sure the program is safe and specializes in teaching young children--

  • What types of coaches does the program have?  

  • What is their background?

  • Are they great with very young children?

Coaches are not just a sports supervisor...

How Much Water Do Kids Need?

The daily amount of water that a child needs depends on factors such as age, weight and gender.  Air temperature, humidity, a person's activity level and his or her overall health affect daily water requirements, too. The chart below can help you identify about how many cups of water your child or teen needs each day. These recommendations are set for generally healthy kids living in temperat...

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