This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Armour®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Team sports have been the one thing my husband and I have passionately supported. Besides allowing our kids to adopt a more active lifestyle, it’s just the best platform to develop great life skills. Learning to complement one’s gifts and skillsets with that of another team member is what ultimately propels a team to victory.
Are you a new sports parent? Did you just get your child registered in that new sports team, and now a little overwhelmed with what to expect?
Don’t worry. While this new chapter will be a little stressful especially when the kids play, I promise, as the days roll out you will see how your child will thrive and grow from being just another player on a sports team to being a member of a sports family.
How to support your child in team sports.
Navigating through all the practices and games is so much easier when you keep these few important things in mind:
- Practice is a must!
Rain or shine encourage your young athlete to go practice with his teammates. The more they play with each other on a team, the quicker they’ll pick up on each other’s strengths and develop secret signals while passing the ball or even scoring.
- Don’t skip meals and try to eat light prior to a game.
Most days you may be rushing kids to a game or practice, right after a long day at school. While the temptation to pick up that donut is great, consider swinging by the Deli & Prepared Foods section at your local H-E-B to instead pick up an Armour® LunchMakers® + Drink meal kit.
Perfect for those on-the-go moments when you want the kids to eat something but not walk onto the field or court feeling bloated.
Kids can choose from a variety of meal kits:
- Armour® LunchMakers® + Drink: Turkey & American Cheese, 9.47oz.
- Armour® LunchMakers® + Drink: Ham & American Cheese, 9.47 oz.
- Armour® LunchMakers® + Drink: Pizza with Pepperoni, 9.7 oz. and
- Armour® LunchMakers® + Drink: Nachos 10.48oz
Neatly packaged and designed to be a convenient choice for busy families, especially with the inclusion of a drink made from 100% juice and treats made with real fruit. LunchMakers + Drink is packed with protein and calcium.
Give these kits a try with this $1 off coupon on any Armour LunchMakers + Drink.
- Get a good night’s rest prior to the morning of the game.
It’s hard on the kids when they have early Saturday morning games, especially as most want to stay up a little later than usual as the next day’s not a school day. Don’t cave into late-night requests, because the repercussions of a late-night are always felt during the game. A good night’s rest should be the ground rule.
- Rally up a cheerleading team for your athlete.
My kids insist I cheer way too loud when they play but won’t admit that they secretly love the support!
In our family, we have a rule: when one kid plays, irrespective of how long a game may be, our whole family must be there to cheer him/her on, from start to finish. Knowing that people are rooting for you when you play, always makes a world of a difference!
- Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate!
This has to be the most important golden rule of sports! Always drink water and replenish with electrolytes to prevent any additional fatigue during and after the game.
- Never be “that” parent.
You know exactly what I mean, right?
I read this somewhere and believe with all my heart that this right here sums it all up:
If you keep all these practical and experience-tested gems in mind, your child will adapt to his new role in a team beautifully, and yes, thrive as well.
Don’t forget to stop by your local H-E-B now to grab Armour LunchMakers + Drink for your whole family!