Organization

Team Mom Tips: Fundraising That’s Actually FUN

Team Mama Idea: Touchdown Jar! (or the equivalent for your sport) You know how you’re always stuck scrambling around at the end of the season for money to cover the costs of the end of season party, players gifts, and all the little things?   Well, say goodbye to that! No need to beg people for money.     All thanks to “THE JAR”!  Here’s what it’s all about! Who: Touchdown Jar (the equivalent for your sport…Goal Jar, Home Run Jar)   What: A jar used to collect money for the end of season festivities, or anything else your team desires (shirts, trophies, even coaches gifts). It doesn’t even have to be a jar, to be honest. It can be anything. In the past, I was using a shipping tube from Michaels, that I painted and jazzed up a bit with a helmet decal.   I’ve even seen people use coffee cans. In…

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Team Mom Tips: How To Be A Great Team Mom

If you know a Team Mom, give her a great big HIGH FIVE! Because Team Moms are a blessing that makes the world team go round!   If it’s organized, planned, coordinated and accomplished,  you can bet a Team Mom is behind it.   A Team Mom is one of THE most important people on the team, right up there with the coaches!   And it may seem like a daunting task to be Team Mom, but here’s the cool thing. Once you have systems in place, it doesn’t have to take a ton of time.     Here are my Tried and Tested Tips for being a Great Team Mom!     Be Organized.  There are so many online tools to help with this; from rosters to tracking payments to posting game schedules.  Technology is a team mom’s best friend.   Communicate.  If you don’t know what’s going on, no one does! True…

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How Do You Get More Parent Participation and Volunteers?

So you just volunteered to be the Team Mom! Congratulations!   But now you need some tips, tricks, and resources to help you get organized, recruit other parents and keep those volunteers coming back again!   Look no further! Here it is!      Being a Team Mom can be challenging, but know that the kids appreciate every single thing you guys do!    Good luck!

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Going Away To College – Guest Blog from Bryan Drotar

Going away to college can feel overwhelming and be filled with anxiety for athletes and parents. I want to assure you it is quite normal. You are not the only ones feeling this way. As parents, many of us have our own stories. My parents drove me from Colorado to Los Angeles and dropped me off at college. We had two different reactions. My parents took almost a week to get back home. Unplanned, they drove aimlessly around. I was their last child at home and they just needed some time. They felt anxious for me all alone in L.A. They also felt an emptiness as their life was about to radically change. For as long as they could remember they were ushering me to and from school and sporting events and now they had to readjust. I, on the other hand, felt like I had just landed at the…

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