Our Guide to Fundraising gave an overview of the different types of fundraisers available for sports teams and organizations. Now it’s time to delve into a specific fundraiser. Our focus this time is “A-Thons”.
Not all team moms are alike. There are the ones who are frazzled, with their hair in a messy bun – all the time – and constantly in search of something they forgot or seems to be missing. Then there are the ones who appear to be on top of everything. Nothing seems to phase them. They always appear to be ready for a business meeting and they can tell you with 100% certainty where XYZ is. These are the moms we want so badly to emulate. They seem to have it all going.
Here’s a big secret: THEY ARE JUST AS FRAZZLED AS YOU ARE. The only difference is they have established habits in their lives where there is a place for everything and everything is in it’s place. Read More
Traveling numerous hours to tournaments and competitions can be extremely boring. However, planning road trip games can be a great way to break up the monotony. And Road Trip Bingo is one of the best. Beyond Grandma heading down to the local American Legion for bingo night every Monday, bingo has become a parent-saving pastime for many a long road trip. Hours can be wasted spent finding random objects on the side of the road.
Undetected Heart Conditions
You turn on the news and hear about an otherwise physically fit high school athlete dropping dead on the playing field. It seems so far away. You probably say,
“Aww, that’s sad.”
You listen to the player’s story about what a great athlete they were. They did community service at the local food pantry. They were a member of the National Honor Society. You might even say a prayer of healing for the family. Then you go about your day and likely never give it another thought. That is until it happens in your community… Read More
A few months ago, we chatted about Mom Stress. One of the biggest causes of Mom Stress is the overwhelming number of things we as moms are expected to do on a daily basis. We are expected to be on every board and committee, run kids to practices and games all while keeping the house neat and tidy and the occupants fed and cleaned. It’s exhausting! However, with a great time management system we can make sure every appointment is kept and task is completed. That’s why I started looking for ways to better manage my time. Over the years I slowly created a plan that worked for me. These nine steps to better time management for busy moms has been a life-saver for both me and my family.Read More
Every top athlete will tell you success in sports is more than endless hours of training. There is a certain percentage of luck and divine intervention. This divine intervention is clearly spelled out for us in the Bible. While there are scores of verses which speak directly to this, here are my Top 10 bible verses for athletes. Read More
Being a team mom is a pretty thankless job. Therefore, when the occasion presents itself to show your favorite team mom some appreciation why not make the most of it. Christmas is the perfect time to find great gifts to make your favorite team mom’s life much easier. This Team Mom Christmas Gift Guide should give you some fun ideas they will love and cherish. Read More
So your daughter or son wants to play volleyball but you haven’t played or even watched the game since the 1990’s? If so, the game has changed in many ways. It is not your mom’s “bump, set, spike” volleyball anymore. It is now not only a game of finesse but a game of power with towering serves and hard driven attacks. There are defensive schemes, multiple offensive strategies and nuances which require a bit of explanation. To help you out here is the Volleyball 101 for New Volleyball Moms. Read More
How many of you sit through hours of your kiddo’s practices playing on your cellphone? Or maybe reading the newspaper? Or perhaps reading a book? Or let’s be honest… chatting it up with the other team parents? Why not make the time more productive by having a team parent book club? We all claim we want to read more, so let’s take advantage of this downtime to do something productive… and likely knock something off our New Year’s Resolution list. Read More
Team building doesn’t happen in one session, it takes continual, coordinated efforts from the parents, coaches and players to foster an atmosphere of teamwork. The next activity in our Team Building Series, Secret Teammate, is one of those effort which, unlike most team building activities, takes place throughout the entire season. Read More