Encourage competition while discouraging cheating in youth sports

Youth sports area great for teaching the value of competition, but it’s important to also teach the difference between playing to win and taking shortcuts. Our friends at TrueSport have some terrific pointers on how to get young athletes to see that sportsmanship trumps winning without making them lose their edge.

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Quote from Shakespeare

While not sports-related, this is a great quote to steer by in athletics and life, courtesy of The Bard: “No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

Little League Dreams

What a treat this is. The staff at Baseball Prospectus spent Labor Day compiling stories about their youth baseball and softball experiences, which range from touching to hilarious. We especially recommend the one by John Eshleman. Any sports fan, especially fans of youth sports, will enjoy these immensely. Courtesy Baseball Prospectus

Ten Tips Money-Saving Tips for Feeding Hungry Athletes

Those of us with children who play sports know that grocery bills can be astronomical. Our friends at TrueSport have come through again with a terrific article providing tips for spending wisely at the market and ensuring the best nutrition while doing so.

PHITAmerica Go Grants helping thousands of kids get active

From our Partners at PHITAmerica.org

PHIT AMERICA GO! GRANTS – A SUPERSTAR-WINNING PROGRAM

We have now helped 150,000 kids get active and moving in our school-based physical activity programs. To date, PHIT America with the help of its sponsors, has invested over $1,000,000 in the PHIT America GO! Grants program. Our success is in many ways attributed to our great partners, KIDS in the GAME who have implemented our GO! Grants.

“We are proud to get more kids active and playing sports while fighting the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’,” says Jim Baugh, Founder of PHIT America. “We have beaten our projections and our average cost per child is less than $15. That is an incredibly small price to pay for the transformative power exercise has on these kids’ academic, physical and emotional health. The PHIT America GO! Grants are changing lives. We are doubling kids physical activity levels…adding 85 minutes of physical activity per week. Our cost per child is less than $15 per child. We will put this program and our cost per child up against ANY program in the USA.”

SPONSORS STEP UP – GO THE EXTRA MILE

A few key sponsors have driven up the results for the PHIT America GO! Grants. ASICS became the first Platinum Sponsor by pledging an additional $50,000 to PHIT America through a special consumer-centric Global Running Day fundraising initiative in late May/early June of this year. The majority of these funds will impact GO! Grants in California, Hawaii, and Texas in the 2017/18 school year. ASICS is planning other promotional events later this year which will benefit PHIT America and get more kids ‘off the couch’ and active through the GO! Grants program.

Two other major sponsors have gone the extra mile. Recently in Chicago, Life Fitness provided PHIT America GO! Grants to 11 elementary schools in the greater Chicago area. Then, with the help of its PR firm, Edelman & Associates, Life Fitness told the story throughout the greater Chicago area. See the great promotional video which Life Fitness produced HERE. Earlier this year, Technogym with the help of its PR firm, NikeComm, supported schools in northern New Jersey and then exposed their efforts and results to the general media in the greater New York City area.

JOIN OUR ‘MOVEMENT’ – WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT THE INACTIVITY TRENDS

There is no question the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ is getting worse. Kids are getting increasingly inactive and addicted to electric devices. Our programs – GO! Grants, educational tools, The PHIT Act and a new event in 2018, PHIT America Month – fight the negative trends of the sports & fitness industry.

Please don’t think the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ will just turn around. We need everyone to be proactive and join our ‘Movement’. If you want to help us get America more Active, FIt & Healthy, please contact Jim@PHITAmerica.org. We have a support level for every size company or organization.

 

Great nutritional advice from TrueSport

Our partners at TrueSport have written a great article for the parents of athletes traveling to and from competitions. Some tremendous “food for thought!”

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