Can you imagine anything better than our Rage Cage goals? Flexible, portable, indestructible, collapsible, reliable, indispensable. If you don't have a Rage Cage goal, you're not as serious about lacrosse as you should be.
Spring! And for those of us who love youth sports, that means one thing. The kids are out of the house and where they belong, on baseball and soccer fields! If youth baseball and/or youth soccer are your passion, you love seeing the players put on their uniforms for the first time, break in that new ball glove, kick the ball around, whatever gets them up, around and active! Nothing beats a dirty Little League or AYSO uniform!
$100,000 World Water Week Matching Gift Challenge Deadline: TONIGHT Syrian refugees Awash, her husband, and their four young children are living in a tent in Lebanon. They’ve made it through a bitter winter, but it’s still a struggle to survive.
Along with food and health care, Awash’s family needs clean water, to stave off life-threatening illnesses like cholera and diarrhea.
Today is day six of World Water Week — a time when we work hard to alleviate the lethal impact that unsafe water has on millions of children worldwide.
It’s also the last day that you can donate to UNICEF's 48-hour World Water Week Matching Gift Challenge — and double the impact of your generosity. Here is where you will help make a lifesaving difference in children’s lives:
Please make your gift to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s World Water Week Matching Gift Challenge today.
We know you probably don't enjoy shopping online for sporting goods. And we know that there are hundreds of sites to choose from. So why shop at Upstart Sports? We try to bring you the new and unique products you might not find in ordinary searches for soccer balls, baseball bats, gloves and accessories. Searching for lacrosse goals will get you lots of choices, but you won't find one better than our Rage Cage. Looking for baseball sunglasses will set you back an arm and a leg, but not if you go with our protective eyewear that is every bit as stylish and protective as the more well-known brands, but at a third the price.
So even if you hate shopping, come on in to Upstart. We did a lot of the shopping for you and think you'll find a lot of what you might not have known you were looking for!
There are so many factors that go into winning. But only one you can control, which is your effort. Play your hardest and people will notice. Play your hardest to give yourself the best chance to succeed. Work as hard as you possibly can at all times so that you don't look back someday with regret on what you could have been. When it is all said and done, win or lose, if you give 100% at all times, you can hold your head high. While it is true that sometimes the people who don't give maximum effort still win in the short term, in the long run the true champions are the ones who never let up, never slack off, never quit.
Many of our products at Upstart Sports are geared towards coaches and parents of children playing sports. What what about the glue that often holds a youth team together, the Team Parent? What types of products/services would be helpful to you? Let us know and we'll see if we can bring in what you need. We have relationships with a trophy company and a fundraising service, both of which might be helpful in your duties. You might want a selection of good coaches gifts and other items as well. We're happy to out and find it for you!
Just watched part of a Little League game. One team had a coach you could hear bellowing two blocks away, but not in a bad way. He was super-positive, exhorting his kids to try their best, telling them "Great job," and "Nice try." They didn't appear to have a great team, but his spirit is what youth baseball is all about.
We recently heard a story, all too common in youth sports, that spurred us to write this post. A parent was complaining about the way teams were formed and that all of the board members got preferential treatment, better players, stacked teams. The person who raised these issues said she would like to have time to volunteer as a member of the board of directors, but with three other children who all play sports, and working full-time, she just can't do it.
Is it fair if the people who volunteer get a little advantage in exchange for the time they devote?
What we would like to see is that all rules and regulations pertaining to the formulation of teams are laid out plainly to see for all, before the season begins. This way there is less chance of any accusation of impropriety, favoritism, nepotism, or "backroom deals." Leagues that put everything out there, on the league website, up front appear more transparent and less shady to parents...even if nothing improper really is being done.
Has there been a more exciting first day in NCAA Tournament history? We're not sure we can remember one. High seeds knocked off, one-point games, buzzer-beaters, overtime, and we're not even halfway through today's slate of games. Sit back and enjoy the rest of the evening's contests...and then get ready to do it all over again tomorrow. We told you these were the best two days in sports!
In our humble opinion, we're on the eve of the greatest two days in sports...the first two days of the NCAA Tournament! If you consider the games to be played on Saturday and Sunday, the best four days in sports are at hand. We, at Upstart Sports, would like to start a movement to make the first two days of the NCAA Tournament a national holiday! We all know very little work gets done these days anyway what with everyone watching games online and peeking around the corner to see if the boss is coming, (he's probably watching too). Let's quit kidding ourselves and just imagine the enjoyment of tuning into that first game in your pajamas at 12:15 (or 9:15 AM on the west coast!) and watching exciting, split-screen hoops all day. Our guess is the NCAA flu is going to be pretty bad over the next 48 hours anyway. Let's make it legit. The petition starts here!
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