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Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together | Let’s Get Our Kids Excited for The Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021

Are you getting excited for the Summer Olympics 2021 in Tokyo? We at Pick Up Sports sure are, and for more reasons than just one. Between the nations getting to showcase their incredible legendary skills across the board, the wonderful rise of national pride, to that intensely euphoric moment of your team winning the gold, the Olympics sure does have a way of inspiring and bringing people together for one heck of an entertaining adventure. But do you want to know what else makes the Olympics such a special event? Your kids can get in on the exciting action too! That's right, hyping up your little ones for the Olympic games is a sure-fire way to not only bring the entire...

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20 Tips for Parenting With An Active Lifestyle

With half of this year over already, it's time to evaluate how far we've come on some of our goals this year. Cultivating healthy new habits can be quite the challenge, especially considering all the twists happening the last couple years.  Many people have a tough time including exercise into a daily habit. You may start off strong, but after a little while, you go back to your previous rut. If exercise wasn’t part of your daily routine as a kid, it’s more than likely it’s not part of your routine as an adult. So how do you stop the cycle and cultivate a love of sports and exercise in your own kids? We’ve put together a list of 20 tips to help...

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The Benefits of Playing Youth Soccer

Soccer is a game that is both played and watched by millions of people all around the world. Playing soccer, especially youth soccer, provides numerous benefits, and that is why you should always encourage your kids to play it. Children who play youth soccer are more productive, and they tend to be familiar with numerous soccer communities spread around the globe. Today, we are going to talk about the benefits of playing youth soccer. Youth Soccer: Benefits of playing it Playing youth soccer has many benefits. Some of the most popular ones are listed below. Aids in developing cognitive ability Soccer is a game that requires quick thinking. While playing soccer, kids have to make quick decisions to make a...

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Celebrate the MLB All-Star Game With Your Kids

Summer is here and that means Baseball season for so many! This week we had the 2021 Mid-Summer Classic All-Star game in Denver plus so many more Major League games to come. A lot of young kids have a tough time following Baseball while they're watching it. Yes, it can get boring if you don't understand what's going on. But it's the atmosphere of baseball that they learn to love! Once they love the atmosphere, they'll pick up on the details of the sport as they get older. Nothing beats summer night baseball traditions of hot dogs, singing at the 7th inning stretch, and cracker jacks! Getting your kids excited about baseball is a great way to inspire them to...

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How to Develop Emotional and Social Skills for Kids

The Developmental Impacts of Social-Emotional Learning For Kids Every single parent, caretaker, and educator features the same underlying goal – to give their kids the best possible foundation to thrive within their developmental years and in the future as well-rounded adults. Now, there is no denying that there is a magnitude of things that can help them gain the necessary tools they need to excel in life. In fact, sports just so happens to be one of them! But if there is one thing for sure in the world of childhood development, social-emotional learning (aka SEL) is a rooted concept that encompasses several emotional and social skills for kids that can truly bolster their academic and life success. What is...

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4 Tips To Get Your Child Excited About Tennis

Next week marks the beginning of Wimbledon, which is the oldest Tennis tournament in the world, and some believe is the most prestigious. Soon after that (August 30th this year) we'll have the US Open, which is super exciting, especially for those in or visiting NYC. If you love Tennis or even if you're relatively new to it, it's a great sport to share with kids and one that can last a lifetime. But getting kids (especially those under 10) excited about Tennis requires a different approach than with older kids or adults.  With Tennis (as with many sports), when kids develop a LOVE for it, they are more likely to stick to it. Sometimes watching the exciting matches and...

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How to Choose a Tennis Racket for Kids

When it comes to shopping for sports equipment for kids, choosing the right size can make a world of a difference. In Tennis, an inadequate racket could have bad consequences, could slow down progress or even lead to injuries. Most importantly, there's the "hidden" consequence of kids losing their confidence because they feel they are just not good at the sport, when in reality, they were using the wrong size equipment for their body size.  So what should you look for in a racket?  The Size Size of the racket is the most important factor for kids. A racket for an adult would make it extremely difficult for a young child to have any success. One that's too small would make...

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Fun Softball Activities for Young Kids

June 13th is World Softball Day (Did you know that was a thing?) It's the day the Olympic Committee decided in 1991 that Women's fastpitch softball would be added to the summer Olympics. Every year the day is celebrated to bring attention to Softball and inspire girls and boys to become empowered through the sport.  The best way to observe this day is to round up some friends for a fun game of softball.  You could also watch a movie with softball, like "A League of Their Own" or "All-Stars"  Teaching Kids How To Play When teaching young kids (age 3-6) how to play, you may run into some challenges as basic skills like throwing and catching are not yet...

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11 Ways To Keep Your Toddler Safe In The Pool This Summer

We all know kids love stepping into their swim clothes and crashing into the refreshing waters of a swimming pool on a hot day. Parents love an afternoon filled with ice cold lemonade, easy entertainment and fun in the sun. But turning your head for even a minute can result in what was a fun-filled summer day turning into a life-long nightmare. But with a few easy precautions, safety and fun can go hand in hand. Lois Lee, M.C., M.P.H. emergency-medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, reports that young children can drown silently in as little as 25 seconds, even in a baby pool or the shallow-end. In general, an average of 5,000 children are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning...

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