Health & Safety
When the heat index is above 95 degrees, athletes, especially children, are at increased risk of heat-related illness. Cancelling or modifying practices and games, or taking others to reduce the risk of heat illness, should be taken.
Successful Parenting
Today's sports moms do much more than juggle schedules and drive athletes to and from games. Many also serve as coaches, assistant coaches, and team moms, or volunteer to bring snacks and drinks. Regardless of her role, one of the most important things a mom can do to help every athlete on the team perform at their best is to ensure that they are well-hydrated, before, during and after practices and games.
Nutrition
Proper nutrition for athletes at away games and tournaments don't have to suffer.  Here are some travel team nutrition tips for sports parents, coaches and managers. 
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Health & Safety
If you want your youth athlete to arrive at practices and games well-hydrated, and to maintain that status during and after sports, it stands to reason that educating them about the benefits of proper hydration could make a difference? But does it?  MomsTEAM's hydration expert says the studies suggest that education alone doesn't work.
Sports
One important way for youth baseball coaches to prevent overuse injuries is to look for signs that the pitcher is tired.  While fatigue, like pain (another early warning sign of overuse injury), is generally difficult to quantify because it is a subjective, a coach can use pitch counts, ball velocity, ball location, pitching mechanics, and strength as guides in determining fatigue.

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