Tips for Managing Video Game Time this Winter

Some say that the upcoming season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for parents with young, energetic kids at home, the feelings probably aren’t mutual. It’s tough when you can’t get outdoors to toss a baseball or head to the nearest park to release some energy. Baseball season is over, kids are stuck inside for most of their day, and … [Read more...]

Sign Up for Father-Son Wiffle Ball and Enjoy Quality Time with the Kids

Spending quality time with the kids isn’t always easy to do. Between work, extracurricular activities and managing a home, there isn’t much time left in the day to kick back and relax. This type of interaction tends to be harder for dads who spend more time out of the home. But, you can’t use this excuse forever. The kids are only little once, … [Read more...]

Keeping Warm Through Fall Baseball Games

Baseball is one of those sports where there is very little downtime. Many communities offer spring, summer and fall leagues. If you signed your child up for a fall league, you’ll be sitting through games until the end of October. A lot can change in regards to weather - you won’t be the first parent to start the season off sweating and end it … [Read more...]

Four Possible Signs of Child Burnout

At CK’s Baseball, we know firsthand how rewarding sports can be for young children. They give kids an outlet for releasing energy, allow them to practice team building skills and encourage regular physical activity. But, we also feel that it’s important for parents and coaches to recognize when a child has had enough. Some kids want to try … [Read more...]

Making Family Fitness a Priority

Now that the kids are headed back to school, you’re probably feeling rushed. This time of the year means that your hours are filled with all things related to back to school: school supply shopping, fall wardrobes, annual physicals and registration fees to name a few. Not to mention trying to get everyone on a routine once again. The trouble is … [Read more...]

How to Get Along with Baseball Umpires (Psst…It’s Not Hard!)

Umpires take a lot of grief. Sometimes, it’s deserved, and other times - well - we know how that goes. Still, umpires are a necessary part of baseball since about 10% of the plays need clarification from someone who was on the field. Umpires prevent constant arguing between parents and coaches and allow the game to move on. So, it’s a good idea to … [Read more...]

How to Build Confidence in Your Young Athlete

As a parent, it’s tough to see your kid’s confidence fade on the playing field. But, no matter how hard you may try to boost their confidence when practicing at home, one mistake on the field in front of the team is enough to change your child’s perception of themselves - and their playing skills. Confidence doesn’t always come easy, but it’s one … [Read more...]

Baseball Travel Tips for Your Kid

Now that summer is here, you may be spending more time traveling with your little baseball star. The first few travel games can be fun and exciting, but over time, it can get tiring. Thankfully, there are things you can do to make traveling with the whole family a bit more interesting. After all, these are the good days, so now is the perfect time … [Read more...]

Team Snack Day? We Have You Covered!

If you have a child on a youth baseball or t-ball team, you probably have to bring snacks at least once or twice throughout the season. Healthy, tasty snacks are favored by kids and parents, but there are other things to take into consideration such as food allergies, easy-to-pack snacks and your budget. Here are some things to keep in mind as your … [Read more...]

Brighten Your Child’s Summer with a Baseball Summer Camp!

All kids get excited for the summer, but it doesn’t take long for boredom to set in. A few days at home and your kids are likely to have gone through all their toys and video games, with little else to do - at least in their eyes. Thankfully, there are plenty of summer camps that are designed to provide interaction, engagement and learning for kids … [Read more...]