“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
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