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Help the Whole Family Stay Hydrated This Summer

Summer is no joke out here in Arizona! And if we’re not careful, it’s easy to lose track of drinking enough water. Let us help you with a few fun ideas to keep the whole family hydrated this summer! DIY Electrolytes We all see those electrolyte beverages full of sugar and artificial ingredients. And whileContinue reading “Help the Whole Family Stay Hydrated This Summer”

4 Tips for Reducing Screen-Time Without a Fight

Living in the technology age, it seems like kids become more and more glued to screens. And maybe you’ve noticed an impact on their behavior the more screen time they have. We understand how important it is for your child’s mental and physical health to reduce screen time. Here are a few tips that mayContinue reading “4 Tips for Reducing Screen-Time Without a Fight”

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”

The Importance of the Player & Coach Relationship

It can be easy to overlook the value of the coach and player relationship, especially with younger athletes. They’re just learning how to play, as long as the coach is showing up and teaching them that’s all that matters, right? The truth is, how the coaches show up for their athletes plays a huge roleContinue reading “The Importance of the Player & Coach Relationship”

Normalizing Failure; Why Learning How to Fail is Vital for Athletes

It took Diana Nyad 5 tries to swim from Cuba to Florida. And yet despite failing those four times, that’s not what she’s remembered for. Instead, she’s known for her perseverance – her ability to adapt her strategy and try again. As this is true for Diana, it’s often not the case for the restContinue reading “Normalizing Failure; Why Learning How to Fail is Vital for Athletes”

4 Things Not to Say to Your Child Athlete

Watching your child play sports can be thrilling, but it sometimes can leave a parent squinting through their fingers if their child isn’t having a great game, season, or even practice. In those tough situations, it can be hard to know what to say. Parents know their child best, but we can all use aContinue reading “4 Things Not to Say to 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”

AYB Spring Update: Stay Home and Stay Active!

AYB is complying with social distancing guidelines and therefore we have halted all league play at this time. Which means we are missing our players and our coaches! While this time is challenging, we believe it we all participate in staying home now, it will allow all our players to come back together sooner. StayContinue reading “AYB Spring Update: Stay Home and Stay Active!”