by Valerie Spate
The parents of young athletes know that while sports equipment and apparel can be quite expensive, it rarely gets used long enough to need replacing. Instead, most of these items are outgrown and, unless they can be handed down to a younger sibling, much of the cost is wasted. There are, however, many options that parents may ... Continue reading Winning Savings on Sports Apparel and Equipment
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by Angela Heidt
We all want our kids to be involved in sports activities, as we know that doing so will keep them healthy, happy, and out of trouble. The problem is that all this involvement costs money. Depending on the sport it can run you a few hundred dollars or more every year for the equipment for just one sport, let alone the two or three diffe ... Continue reading FrugalMoms Guide to Kid's Sports Equipment
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Why do 35 million U.S. children participate in organized youth sports each year? To start, sports give boys and girls an array of exciting "firsts"--the first game, the first big score and the first team victory. For every first win, however, there is also a child's first big loss and the question that follows: How can I guide my child through the disappointment of defeat?
As children venture back to school, they get many opportunities to participate in sports. No matter what the activity, you can help your child understand how to make the most of the experience.
Dr. Kevin Sverduk, chair of the graduate program Sport-Exercise Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County, shares his insights for parents. "We place emphasis on applied ... Continue reading Make the Most of Your Child's Sports Experience
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By Kathryn Lang
I have never been a football fan. If my husband wanted to watch his favorite college team - the Auburn Tigers - then he had to go to his dad's or a friend's house. Football was not my cup of tea. Why a bunch of boys wanted to run around a field and hit each other while chasing a pig never made much sense.
Big games were tolerated - ... Continue reading 8 Keys to Surviving Football Season
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Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. From soccer to fencing, sports offer chances for kids to learn and master skills, work with their peers and coaches, and challenge themselves in a safe environment. They learn the value of practice and the challenge of competition. And on top of all that, sports provide natural and fun opportunities for kids to get regular exerc ... Continue reading Signing Kids Up for Sports
As kids practice passing in the outdoor summer soccer league, shoot some hoops on the neighborhood court, and perfect their backstroke at the local pool, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) aims to put the upcoming school sports season in safe perspective for parents and their young athletes.
Overuse is to blame for up to half of all injuries seen in pediatr ... Continue reading AAP Offers Advice for Kids' Sports Safety
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By Christine Haran
Along with the start of school, autumn signals the beginning of a new sports season for many parents and children. While exercise is crucial for elementary school-aged kids, especially now that more and more children are overweight, parents need to be aware of the potential for sports-related injuries in their pint-sized athletes.
... Continue reading Is Your Child Sports-Safe?