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Keeping Your Costs Down When Traveling for Youth Sports

  
  
  
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Popular youth sports blogger StatsDad estimates that in 2011 he spent $11,704 on youth sports! You may not feel like $150 is all that much to sign your child up for a basketball season, but when you add in a basketball tournament that costs $1,600 suddenly it’s a very different game. Most parents don't realize how much it really costs because it's spread out over multiple things, but when you add traveling costs on top of equipment, lessons, special coaches, and more it's no surprise that youth sports can cost a family thousands of dollars a season.

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4 Tips to Avoid Junk Food When Traveling for Sports

  
  
  
4 Tips to Avoid Junk Food When Traveling for Sports

Traveling for an away tournament can be a huge team bonding experience and tons of fun for any youth sports team. But as much fun as it can be for the players we as parents and coaches know that planning, organizing, and coordinating an away tournament means keeping track of a thousand and one details, including ensuring that your team is getting the right nutrition to play their best.

4 Tips to Better Manage Traveling for Sports This Summer

  
  
  
4 Tips to Better Manage Traveling for Sports This Summer

Traveling for sports can be a pain for parents and coaches alike, but it doesn’t have to turn into an absolute nightmare just because something goes awry. Here are four tips to help you better manage traveling to your away tournaments this summer.

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4 Tips for Traveling with a Hungry Youth Sports Team

  
  
  
4 Tips for Traveling with a Hungry Youth Sports Team

Traveling for sports can be a ton of fun for a youth sports team. It’s a chance to play completely new teams and go up against great competition; spend time and bond with their teammates, have a fun weekend away from home and more. But for the coaches and parents organizing the trip, traveling with a youth sports teams involves a lot of logistics. Even something as simple as eating dinner can get pretty complicated.

Keeping Cool During Summer Sports

  
  
  
Keeping Cool During Summer Sports

July is well under way and record highs (or close to it) have been seen across the country. The high heat can be dangerous for everyone, but especially for a youth athlete that is cooking under the noon day sun in full catcher’s gear. Many baseball and soccer fields barely offer enough shade for the spectators, which means the players get no break from the sun and heat. Dehydration among youth athletes is a serious concern, and more serious heat related illnesses like heat stroke are also cause for worry. So to help keep your youth athlete cool and healthy during the summer months here are a few tips:

How to Eat Right When Traveling for Youth Sports

  
  
  
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It’s no secret that eating right is essential for youth athletes. Without the right nutrition fueling your player they’ll get tired sooner, take longer to recover and probably won’t have enough energy to play their best. Getting your youth athlete to eat three square meals a day is hard enough when you’re just balancing your home schedule—throw an away-tournament into the mix and it can seem almost impossible! But before you resort to fast food and snacks here are 3 tips to make sure your athlete is getting the proper nutrition even when they are traveling.

3 Tips for Traveling with a Youth Sports Team

  
  
  
3 Tips for Travelling with a Youth Sports Team

Traveling for an overnight tournament can be a lot of fun for a youth sports team. They get to spend a whole weekend playing the sport they love, bonding with their teammates, sleeping in a hotel (almost like it’s a vacation!) and more. But for a coach, traveling with a youth sports team can become a logistical nightmare if you don’t plan ahead. Simply keeping tabs on a dozen or so youth athletes is no easy feat, so here are three tips for traveling with a youth sports team to make everything else a little easier.

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Stocking Up for a Travel Tournament

  
  
  
Stocking Up for a Travel Tournament

If your team is travelling for a tournament, it’s important that you have everything you could need packed and ready to go before pulling out of the driveway. Unless your town’s sports organization is hosting the tournament, chances are it’s more than a few minutes’ drive away. Are you willing to drive an extra two hours because your athlete forgot something? Even if you were willing (and that makes you a great sports parent!) you don’t have two hours before their game to do so.

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