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
Team moms everywhere complete many different duties depending on the team they are a part of, the sport their kiddo is playing and the level of play. However, there are five hard and fast rules every Team Mom must live by. Without these rules, you are doomed to a season of contention, mis-information and overall drama. Read More
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 Bag. Read More
In the world we live in, fundraising is a necessary evil of travel sports. With disposable income decreasing, we need to find better ways to fund our kiddos participation without breaking the bank or sacrificing in other areas of our lives. The easiest way to accomplish this is via fundraising. I know it seems like fundraising is not worth the effort. However, the reward FAR outweighs the effort. Read More
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
Starting with this post, we will be kicking off a series of team building activities as this is a surprisingly important aspect of any team dynamic. Forbes Magazine even called team building the “most important investment [companies] will make”. That’s high praise. Read More
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
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.
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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