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Youth Sports; Value the Process Over Results

As the saying goes, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Playing sports is so much more than winning and losing. It’s about the journey of hard work, dedication, challenge, and achievement. It’s that journey that teaches children to overcome obstacles – on and off the court. Here are just a few ofContinue reading “Youth Sports; Value the Process Over Results”

Cultivating Positive Body Image in Young Athletes

We hear a lot about body image and kids – positive impacts, negative impacts, what’s good, what’s bad – but what really is body image? Simply put, body image is the way you feel about your body. Examples of this can look like feeling proud of what your body can do, how it looks, andContinue reading “Cultivating Positive Body Image in Young Athletes”

13 Questions to Ask Your Child Athlete

There are many aspects of team sports for our kids. Not only are they learning and improving skills for the sport, they are also learning to navigate teammates, working as a team, competing, and learning from a coach rather than a parent or teachers. That said, there are ways to foster positive thought and conversationContinue reading “13 Questions to Ask Your Child Athlete”

Is Your Child Playing More Than One Sport? Find Out Why They Should Be.

In today’s world of youth sports, it can feel like if your child hasn’t specialized in a sport before 5th grade, they’re all but washed up. But the reality is, only playing one sport, season after season and year after year, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, many health professionals agree thatContinue reading “Is Your Child Playing More Than One Sport? Find Out Why They Should Be.”

Why Team Sports are Good for Kids, Even When They are Challenging

As a parent, it can be rough to watch our kids struggle with something – especially something as beloved as sports. So why bother with a team sport at all? Because even when a team sport is challenging, there are many developmental benefits that make even the hardest season, worthwhile. From emotional, to physical, toContinue reading “Why Team Sports are Good for Kids, Even When They are Challenging”

Getting the Fun Back in Fundamentals; Arcadia Youth Basketball

Arcadia Youth Basketball was founded on two things; fundamentals and fun. We believe that when there’s less pressure, kids learn better. Which is why in 2018, our founder, Matt Gordon stepped away from coaching at Phoenix College to establish and grow Arcadia Youth Basketball in the heart of the Arcadia neighborhood. Why AYB? What makesContinue reading “Getting the Fun Back in Fundamentals; Arcadia Youth Basketball”