April 12th, 2012
We all know how the country’s economic squeeze continues to affect our schools and extracurricular programs. We also know how important extracurricular activities are for students of all ages and abilities.
The game of basketball is as American as apple pie and, thanks to the versatility of Goalrilla Basketball Goals, can be played by the tiniest basketball enthusiasts. But no matter the age of the athlete, this game offers… Continue reading
March 15th, 2012
Yes it is winter.
And it’s nasty outside, with lots of rain or slushy junk puddled in the driveway. There are only two things worse than yucky weather, though.
One, to have a child’s birthday to celebrate during these nasty months.
And two, to fear that energetic little guests will enter your home and track the… Continue reading
March 6th, 2012
Much to our chagrin, some of our favorite athletic activities of youth- such as track and field or a lively game of football or a rowdy round of racquetball- may sometimes have to be retired once we reach certain life phases.
Like it or not, no matter how health conscious we might be, aging eventually brings on some… Continue reading
February 9th, 2012
There’s a lot of hype out there about power drinks. We know this because it’s a kabillion-dollar industry, with marketing trends often targeting young athletes.
Understandably, serious athletes want to pay attention to what they should guzzle while shooting hoops at home under the Goalrilla Basketball Goal on a hot summer day or playing an intense championship game… Continue reading
February 2nd, 2012
Basketball is a strenuous activity. Perfecting all the necessary skills- from guarding the opposing team and shooting free throws to controlled dribbling while sprinting down the Goalrilla Basketball Goal court- takes a toll on the body.
As an athlete, it’s crucial to make a commitment to conditioning the body and building stamina. You probably don’t need us here… Continue reading
January 26th, 2012
One of the greatest ways to celebrate a child’s birthday is to incorporate what your child loves best into the party.
If you have a basketball lover with a birthday coming and your family doesn’t yet have a Goalrilla Goal, contact us at the Basketball Goal Store for what will be the best surprise gift. If your family… Continue reading
January 19th, 2012
We all know that coaching is a wonderful way to interact and leave a positive impact on children of any age. But a bad coach tramples on the self-esteem of impressionable kids while also stealing away the joy of playing the game.
It's all about making a group of players a team!
January 12th, 2012
Some people say it’s an epidemic. There is still no known cause for why it strikes one child but not another, and there is no cure. To make things even more frightening, current statistics show that 2 to 6 children of every 1,000 will be diagnosed with it. And males are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with it than females.
We’re talking about autism.
Children born… Continue reading
December 27th, 2011
We hear a lot in the media about childhood obesity and we all understand the importance of watching our kids’ diets and controlling their junk food intake. (Sometimes that is easier said than done, isn’t it?)
But we don’t frequently hear about the fact that physical activity isn’t valuable just to avoid excessive weight gain. Physical activity is directly related to the overall development of your child.
Beginning… Continue reading
December 15th, 2011
No matter if you are gearing up to shop for the holiday gift-giving season, a birthday or a general, “You’re a great kid” present, The Basketball Goal Store has some terrific ideas.
Everyone likes big presents and parents like presents that kids will get a lot of use out of – which is why I think your basketball-loving… Continue reading