Volleyball 101 For New Volleyball Moms

Volleyball 101 For New Volleyball Moms

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

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Team Parent Book Club

How to Create a Team Parent Book Club

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

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Packing Your Team Mom Tournament Bag

Packing Your Team Mom Tournament Bag

We all know Team Moms wear many different hats. We are psychologist, photographers, primary care physicians, chefs, secretaries, travel agents, head cheerleaders and concierges. These duties all require different tools. Beyond the tools you will need to perform your duties as a Team Mom, you also want to have everything you need to make sure your own player has a safe, sound and sane experience. The best way to make sure you are never without the tools you need for a successful tournament is to pack a dedicated Team Mom Tournament BagRead More

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Why Softball Fielders’ Masks Should be Required

Why Softball Should Require Fielders' Masks

We’ve just come to the end of another high school softball season which makes way for the next travel softball season to begin. And this year, just like every other, the season was littered with players across the country who received serious facial injuries after being hit in the face by a batted ball. This year it hit very close to home for us because a former teammate of my daughter’s was one of those victims. However, she was one on the lucky ones. She only (I say only like it’s no big deal) sustained a broken nose in two places which required a painful reset. Read More

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12 Ways to Beat the Heat at Summer Tournaments

Ways to Beat the Heat at Summer Sports Tournaments

As we enter the waning days of Spring (maybe), it’s the perfect time to start thinking about preparing for summer. For my family, summer means spending copious hours at a softball fields or beach volleyball tournaments across the Midwest which in turn means trying to find ways to beat the heat. However, beating the heat isn’t only for you spectating… it’s for your athlete as well. Read More

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Fun Things to Do in Orlando During AAU Volleyball Nationals

Fun Things to do in Orlando during AAU Volleyball Nationals

Next week one of the biggest volleyball tournaments in the world will begin in Orlando. Over 26,000 athletes along with their parents, siblings, coaches and fans from across the United States (and even the world) will be converging for two weeks of sun, fun and volleyball at AAU Volleyball Junior Nationals. This means hundreds of thousands of people will be looking for fun things to do in Orlando.
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Team Mom Duties – A One Mom Board of Directors

Team Mom Duties

Before we really kick this blog into high gear, I think it’s appropriate to slow down for a second and delve into a team mom’s duties. When talking about this subject with friends and family they typically say, “It’s just snack schedules, right?” Oh, these poor unfortunately souls. They don’t understand Team Moms are the backbone of any team. Without them, the nuisances of team management would be left to the coach or manager who is already busy enough putting together practice plans, running drills and creating successful line-ups. Read More

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