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How Low Cost Clubs Operate

Three clubs out of Kansas City operate with most of their fees under $1,000, sometimes well under. Here's how clubs can lower costs while still providing an excellent athlete experience.

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November 24, 2021

Notes from the U.S. and Netherlands

I spent Memorial Day flying back from Amsterdam, 24 hours in en route, leaving a place where the Dutch Underground were battling in World War II three-quarters of a century before me.

November 19, 2021

Six Ways To Reduce Anxiety During Tough Transitions

Young athletes face tough transitions on a regular basis. Whether it's something big, like a move to a new school, or just the start of a season with a new coach, these transitions can be significant sources of anxiety. But, there are ways to navigate these challenging times.

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November 3, 2021

Eating for Brain Health

And it might come as a surprise, but the brain uses around 20 percent of the body's energy, making it the hungriest organ. Fuel it appropriately, and your young athlete will be able to think fast and stay sharp in school and on the field.

October 13, 2021

Seven Tips for Meal Prep

Meal prepping doesn't have to mean a ton of extra time in the kitchen. Here are tips for successful, simple meal prepping that will allow your athlete to get a healthy meal.

October 13, 2021

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Hazing

Hazing is not uncommon as a way to "initiate" new players to a team. These acts are humiliating, intimidating, demeaning and dangerous. Here are signs of hazing that you should watch out for and ways you can help your athlete should they be hazed by teammates.

October 5, 2021

The Secret of SoCal: How the Weather Makes it Possible for Year-Round Beach Volleyball

Southern California has turned into a beach volleyball haven in part due to a climate that allows for year-round practice on deep-sand beaches. Here's what you can expect from the weather when you're hitting the SoCal beaches.

September 27, 2021

Nutrition Myths: Do These Fueling Traditions Work?

While many fueling traditions that you’ve heard about are going to be okay for most athletes, there are some modern tweaks you can make to ensure that your athlete is properly fueled and getting the nutrition he or she needs.

September 27, 2021

Picking a Club

Picking a club for your child can be a difficult process. There are a lot of possible clubs to play at, and it can seem daunting at first. If you keep an open mind, consider the most important elements of a club for your family and do some research, you are much more likely to find a good situation, writes the Badger Region's Josh Price.

September 13, 2021

Six Things To Do When Coaching Your Own Child

Coaching your own child can be a fun, rewarding experience for both of you, but it can also be a challenge. Here are six ways you can best keep everyone - your child, the rest of the team, and the rest of the team's parents - happy.

June 24, 2021

Develop Positive Body Image on Teams

For young athletes, maintaining a positive body image is difficult at the best of times, but when a competitive team atmosphere is added into the mix, that positivity can become even harder.

June 17, 2021

Sun Safety

With the summer sunshine out in full force, it's important to take care of your skin while enjoying the warm weather. Here are tips about sunblock, how to pick the right block for you, and other ways to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays.

June 16, 2021

Five Healthy and Easy Meals Made with Chicken

Finding it difficult to cook every night? Here's one way you can transform one night of meal prep into five separate meals.

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May 18, 2021

The Path to Being a Pro Volleyball Player

Few athletes are going to beat the odds and make it to collegiate or professional volleyball. John Kessel's son is one of those few. Here are tips from John about raising a potential professional athlete.

April 6, 2021

Is Organic Worth It?

Organic food is thought to be healthier than non-organic counterparts. But is that true? Here are things to think about before buying organic.

April 5, 2021

Four Quick Meals to Make After Practice

After a hard practice, athletes need to nourish themselves to ensure proper health and healing. Here are four quick, easy post-practice meals.

March 11, 2021

Gearing Up For Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores, Alabama is a popular place for beach volleyball. Here's what you must know weather-wise when you visit for a tournament.

March 10, 2021

Why and How to Teach Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness has many benefits for athletes. It helps mental health and on-court performance. Here's why and how to teach mindfulness to your young athlete.

March 9, 2021

Don’t Bully the Passion Out of Greatness

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that just being you isn’t good enough. Don’t ever let them make you feel like you aren’t worth anything or that you aren’t important. You have a purpose.

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February 16, 2021

Your Top College Recruiting Questions Answered

If you’re in high school and serious about volleyball, you’re probably thinking about playing in college. We’ve provided answers to some of the most-often asked college recruiting questions to help you start your recruiting journey.

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February 16, 2021

Are Plant-Based Meats Created Equal?

Plant-based meat products have become ultra-popular in recent years, with many of the standard fast-food places now offering a vegan meat option. Unfortunately, not every plant-based patty is going to be a healthy substitute.

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