More great batting gloves

Our partners at http://www.TeamBattingGloves.com would love to do all-star gloves for your league. There is still time to get them ordered and on the kids hands before the tournament but you need to get moving quickly! Ask them for a digital mock-up. See examples of gloves they’ve done on the website.

Batting gloves for your league

If you’re looking for a cool fundraiser or awesome enhancement to your all-star uniforms, take a look at our partners, www.TeamBattingGloves.com. They will customize top-of-the-line batting gloves for your team or league. Nothing gets kids more excited on the ball field!

Are we less PHIT than Canada?

Why does the Canadian government invest in physical activity for their citizens, but the United States doesn’t seem to see the payoff? That’s what our partners at PHIT America would like to know. Help pass the PHIT Act and let’s catch up to our neighbors to the north!

Great information on hydration from TrueSport

Our partners at TrueSport.org have put together an important message on hydration for parents of young athletes:

Staying hydrated during the sport season is just as important for your young athlete as proper nutrition.

Just think of healthy foods as the fuel to your athlete’s sports-playing engine and water as the oil that makes that engine run smoothly.

Youth athletes should make sure they are more hydrated than their non-sports playing friends if they want to feel and perform their best on and off the field. Their high-level of activity causes them to burn through more calories and sweat more.

Whether you’re a coach or a parent, (or both!), you know that keeping your athlete hydrated during exercise generally aids in their sport performance and makes them feel better than any dehydrated athlete. Learn about the signs of dehydration and how to hydrate your athlete correctly for top performance during practice and in competition.

This month, we’re launching a new segment called Ask the Expert that answers the questions that sports parents and coaches may have regarding youth sport. If you’ve ever wondered if coconut water was just a trend or if it aids in the rehydration process, we’ve consulted with an expert dietician and USADA’s very own supplement advisor.

Calling all youth sport coaches and parents! We want to hear from you!
If you have questions related to your athletes, send us an email at TrueSport@truesport.org and we’ll get in touch with our experts for you!

To help maximize the amount of time athletes can spend feeling and performing at their best, TrueSport experts have created a number of resources just for you on our website:

Educators and coaches can enjoy the hydration lesson plan and brand new educational handouts that TEACH the importance of proper hydration in and out of sport.

Coaches and Parents can find more articles written by experts in youth sports and videos (including from Olympic athletes) at Learn.TrueSport.org

Kids will love the new activities in our PLAY App that will not only teach them all about their nutritional needs, but allows them to win cool awards!

The importance of learning about proper hydration during the sport season will help power your athlete’s healthy performance.

Discover more at www.TrueSport.org

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What day is today?

Of course…it’s Friday! Time to get ready for a weekend of youth baseball, softball or soccer. Or basketball, or football or walking, jogging, going to the gym, hiking, biking, anything that gets you active and energized. The weather shouldn’t be an excuse this weekend. And you can rest your sore muscles Sunday afternoon watching the final round of The Masters!

Make sure you read this month’s OnDeck Newsletter

If you are a parent, coach, league administrator or fan of youth sports you’ll want to check out this month’s issues of OnDeck for both soccer and baseball. Happy reading!