Youth Sports

How to Manage Travel Sports and Summer Vacation

If you are a Mom with kids in travel sports, you probably just spent Memorial Day weekend on the sidelines cheering your player on. While families all over are starting their summer or nearing the end of the school year, your family is gearing up for a summer on the road managing packed weekends at tournaments all over the state (or beyond) and keeping the rest of your family happy too. Travel sports parents know their summer schedule Read more

When the Final Season of High School Sports is the Worst

After what seems like a lifetime (and for some kids it really is just about that), the final season of high school sports arrives full of memories just waiting to be made. In today’s “Just Do It” culture, high school sports is wrapped in drama.  Full of all kinds of complicated, this crazy few months has more emotion and passion than any other I’ve walked through.  If you are the Team Mom, its a countdown to Read more

Best Team Mom Tips for Any Sport

If you have ever considered serving as a team mom in youth sports, it’s time to learn more about one of my favorite volunteer roles of all time.  Sure, it keeps you hopping as you juggle players and parents while adding in a layer of deadlines and details; but serving as the team mom is a great way to be part of your child’s youth sports experience while making a truly important contribution to the team and Read more

Team Mom Tips ~ Snack Ideas

Sports Moms are a busy bunch, and when it comes to the post game snack knowing when it’s your turn to bring food and what to bring is king.  If you aren’t serving as the Team Mom – hopefully the Mom who is has sent out a schedule that informs everyone when it’s their turn to bring snack. But here is the hitch ~ the snack isn’t supposed to be a meal ~ its called “snack” for Read more

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Tournament Hotels

One of the most important aspects of the youth sports travel tournament experience is determining where will your players and families stay. When you participate in one of the many events hosted by or held at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that there are a number of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels to pick from that include Disney Resort Perks that are available only to guests staying at Read more

Swim Meet Survival Guide ~ 9 Tips for an Organized Night

There is not a swim Mom I know who doesn’t have a personal swim meet survival guide.  While we have a baseball player and tennis player in the house, we also have a competitive swimmer. Six years and counting I can promise you the experience of attending a swim meet where your child is competing is as unique as it can be.   All it takes is a few chaotic Tuesday nights before you realize there has to Read more

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Staying Fit on the Road

Staying fit on the road is a challenge for anyone who travels. But when it comes to a summer full of travel sports for your youth athlete, fitting in those daily workouts while navigating tournament logistics, venues, and countless hotel rooms is a busy team mom’s nemesis. Unless of course you are participating in a tournaments at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.  As in all things, Walt Disney World has you covered. Thanks to a broad Read more

How to Make a Team Mom Tote Bag

No matter if you are a team mom or a busy sports mom always on the go, its time to get that team mom tote bag organized so you have what you need no matter where you are. Designed to stay in the back of your car and go in and out with a moment’s notice with everything you need. I’ve had a few years to collect a few ideas both of my own and from Read more

Team Mom Tips ~ Pictures and Video

This Team Mom Tip is all about pictures and video. Being part of your kids sports experience is a wonderful thing. You get to watch them grow, learn and achieve their goals – and really, this is what youth sports is all about. But you know as well as I do, that we all want to capture those pictures and videos too and that, all on its own, is a full time job. So I’ve shared some Read more

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Family Fun After the Game

If you are a busy Team Mom trying to decide which tournament will be the one that can offer the most not only for your players but for the families as well, all I can say is check out your options at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  When you attend a Disney Sports Tournament either hosted by Disney or one of the many organizations who partner year round, you have an awesome opportunity to visit Read more