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Raising a student athlete is incredibly exciting. Sports can open up so many opportunities for young people, and instills positive values in kids that might not go on to play sports as a career. It can be very rewarding to invest in ways to help a student athlete succeed, from training programs to youth sports summer camps. However, there can also be challenges that come along with raising a student athlete, so check out these tips to help them not just survive, but thrive. Focus on Fun There’s a reason a child gets into playing sports in the first place: having…

Not everyone can be an ace when it comes to betting on sports. There’s a reason those that are able to make a good living doing it are few and far between. While you may not ever be a good enough sports bettor to do it as your primary source of income, there is still something to be said about making a little money on the side as a hobby. If nothing else, betting on sports is fun. Especially when you actually profit. While some may take a YOLO kind of approach to betting on sports during a weekend getaway…

With the school year about to start for many kids and teens, new sport seasons are getting underway as well. And while the first few weeks of each season are usually filled with running drills and conditioning so the team is ready for their first game, there are things you and your teen can do even before practice starts to help ensure that he or she is ready come game day. To help you know what you can do to be of assistance to your teen, here are three tips for preparing your teen for fall sports season. Make Sure…

With the summer coming to a close in many places and the school year about to start up again, many children will begin participating in fall or winter sports in the coming months.  While summer is a time for children to spend running around outside and playing in the water, the type of physical activity required for sports is different. Because of this, it’s important that both you and your children have been properly prepared so that your kids can have an enjoyable sports season while also keeping themselves safe and healthy along the way.  To help ensure that this…

Sports in general are either something you love or something you don’t. Whether you actually play or watch from the comfort of your home, they have the power to make us feel really great. And there are a number of reasons for that. Firstly our brains are designed to want to win. It drives us to compete and pick sides which is why when our team or country is playing in a tournament we root for them. The thrill of the win releases dopamine into the system and that makes us feel good. Cognitive neuroscientist Ian Robertson says that “success and…