Flag Football Parent Survival Tips

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“One day you will wake up and you won’t have anyone to take to practice.  Enjoy the time you have.”  -Parents everywhere Being the parent of a youth flag football player is just as exciting of an experience as being the athlete. It’s an opportunity to build a social network, a great reason to enjoy
“The people you surround yourself with can either help build you or help break you.  Choose wisely.”      -JJ Watt A great flag football coach can have a monumental impact on a young athlete’s life.  Coaches can be the role model that motivates your child to be the best that they can be on
“Sports do not build character, they reveal it.” -Coach John Wooden Cheering from the sidelines next to a packed cooler and folding chairs is an underdeveloped image of a supportive parent involved in youth flag football.  At Play Fanatics, we value the key role that parents play in their child’s experience.  From a parent’s interactions with
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“On a team, it is not the strength of the individual player, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”     -Bill Belichick, General Manager of the New England Patriots At the sound of the whistle, the excitement begins! For a kid, the rush and Adrenalin while racing

Healthy Nutrition for Athletes

We are built out of the foods and fluids we put it our body: build something STRONG. -Heather Mangieri , Author of Fueling Young Athletes Healthy nutrition for athletes, especially youth athletes, is essential in their success with Play Fanatics.  Kids need fuel to be their very best on and off of the field, therefore
True motivation is developed by understanding purpose.  When a child sees purpose in becoming an athlete, they possess healthy motivations throughout their athletic journey.  Children’s flag football, along with other youth sports, is an opportunity for fun and growth.  Sometimes, however, our lens becomes fixated on winning rather than healthy competition, or our interests shifts
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Two of the most important elements of a successful young athlete are building self-confidence and self-esteem, because both will determine how that young athlete will relate to their peers and value their own self worth.  There are a multitude of ways to contribute to building our youth’s confidence and esteem that will inevitably transcend onto

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