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How to help your child overcome the fear of getting hit by the ball…

How to help your child overcome the fear of getting hit by the ball…
As we get older we realize that the pain is temporary, but as a child the thought of getting hit by a throw ball and be paralyzing…
What to do?
I suggest that you speak with your child about the fact that they might get hit and that it will hurt a bit, for a little while. I used to throw rolled up socks at my kids as they learned to hit a ball so that they would stay in and not be afraid.

Top 5 mistakes parents make when selecting summer camps

If you are a parent rting to figure out which camp to choose for your child to attend this summer - watch this short video - How to avoid these Top 5 mistakes parents make when selecting summer camps

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Summer Sports Camps in Northern CA

Summer Sports Camps in Northern CA

Everyone has their favorite summer camps, but let me share with you a resource that we are very lucky to have:

kids playing sports at the highest levels

Lately I see a trend or parents are so focused on our kids playing sports at the highest levels.
 

Not just what we see in youth ball but the focused on playing high school varsity or even college.
If they play in college, that is four years of their life. If that is the only goal, does that mean that if they play for 13 years in youth ball and high school but do not make it to college that it is a failure?
 

Kids these days...

If you are old enough to remember this - not just the movie but the freedom we had as kids to go play after school - hang with your friends and just be a kid  - we learned how to play - win - lose - cry - get back up - improvise - make up games - pretend we were playing against the best in the world - and just have fun!

 

Playing Mutliple Sports

Dear parents with kids who play more than one sport…

This is a crazy time of year. Basketball season is wrapping up and softball, baseball, soccer and other sports are gearing up.

My recommendation is to be careful of over scheduling your athlete as it can be a bit overwhelming to them.  When they are put in a position where they have to choose between one sport at the end of the season and the excitement of the new sport starting it might be fools gold… Here is what I mean:

Post Season Basketball Officiating

If you are still working games, then you have earned the opportunity. Congratulations!  As the season comes to a close - it is important to remember that when the pressure goes up - you have the peace of mind that you are doing what is right for the game. The list below is just a check list for you to review before you head into post season play.
 
General Appearance
Be early to your games and dress the part.
Show that you are engaged and happy to be there.
Be gracious and professional to administrative staff.

help your child become more confident in sports

If you are a parent looking for a great way to help your child become more confident with the ball in their hands. Then we can highly recommend that you send them to a basketball camp. At camps, the NAofA or other camps, the players will spend time learning the individual skills that will help them to feel more comfortable with the ball in their hands, understand basic concepts and learn skills that will help them to be ready for their team.

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