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Playing sports as a kid is beneficial on so many levels. Sports instill in children several values that will help them as adults: teamwork, honesty, integrity, discipline, hard work, self-control, etc. Values that will help them understand how to get along with their peers and to have fun while doing it! Kids in the United States certainly love their sports (as do their parents). Roughly 22 million kids under the age of 18 play sports both for and outside of their schools. Soccer in particular has a considerable following. There are nearly 8,200 soccer clubs for children in the U.S. From pee-wee soccer clubs to high school soccer teams, soccer is the sport of choice for many a young student. Although soccer may not have as big a following as other sports like football, basketball, and hockey, it still ins (more…)
Whether it’s the holiday season or you’re exchanging gifts for a loved one’s birthday, trying to find the perfect gift can be both exciting and frustrating, especially if you’re short on gift exchanging ideas. Trying to find just the right gift that’s sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face can even be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be.
One thing is for certain: you can’t go wrong with custom gifts and almost everyone enjoys sports to some degree. So why not combine the two?
Custom gifts will always hold a special meaning due to their personal touch which adds an element of sentimentality. (more…)
American children are in the midst of a chronic illness epidemic, as instances of childhood obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol have sharply increased over the course of the last two decades.
While there are a number of factors that may be contributing to this, many people including researchers, doctors, parents, and teachers, agree that society’s increased dependence on mobile devices has facilitated a sedentary lifestyle, which in turn, has been a main contributing factor to increased rates of chronic illness.
Thankfully, however, parents and educators can help inspire children to get and stay active by encouraging them to participate in sports. Children who participate in either recreational or organized athletic activities are able to stay physically fit and healt (more…)
Youth soccer camp is a fun experience for your child, and can teach them so important skills like working together as a team and great sportsmanship. It’s a popular sport in America, especially for high school aged boys and girls, with an estimated 284,000 boys and 209,000 girls in the United States play high school […]
The U.S. has nearly 2,000 indoor ice hockey rinks and about 500 outdoor ones, but it often isn’t enough, especially in places that don’t have winter for six months out of the year. Hockey is seeing explosive growth in the U.S., with nearly 520,000 registered players in the 2013-2014 season, the most ever. That has […]
Other than freedom and the smell of crackling bacon in the morning (or anytime for that matter), there are two things that Americans love: sports and fashion. When these two worlds collide with the love of American’s favorite beautiful things can happen that borderline on sheer magic. Fashion is more than just the clothes you […]