FlipGive Stories Sports Parenting

FlipGive's CEO shares how sports families can find more family time

Jan 30 2020

Mark Bachman, FlipGive's CEO and proud sports dad shares tips on how to balance busy spots parent life.

FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.

The beginning of a new year is the time most of us like to take set new resolutions to better ourselves as individuals. But what about sports parents? For sports parents, in particular, it's when they step back to re-evaluate their role and think about all the things they can improve to support their kids better.

We surveyed 1,000 U.S. parents whose children are actively involved in organized sports to find out their biggest resolutions related to games, practices, schedules, and healthy lifestyle choices and here's what they told us. 

1. They want to get involved with practice and training 

We all know this: Being a Sports Parent is a full-time job. Racing from field to field, juggling between multiple kids in different sports, it has become a priority for parents to make sure they don't miss practice time.

2. They want to show up on time

Being late at practice is never a fun experience, parents want to commit to showing up on time to avoid the stress related to tardiness and allow their kids to have time to get ready for practice or games. 

3.  Volunteering in running the team matters

It takes a lot of time, effort and people to run a sports team efficiently. Coaches and team managers do a hefty job at keeping things together, and parents want to step up their game in 2020 to participate more in collaborating to making things happen for the team.

4. Meal Planning is a must  

Life is so busy, but it has become increasingly important to find a good sports-life balance to enjoy family moments outside of the field. Parents want to get better at mean planning so they can make time to have more meals together.

But... What about new resolutions to better your family life? On Scott Herrold's podcast, Mark Bachman, FlipGive's CEO, also talks about the top 4 resolutions on every sports parents' list and what sports parents can do to find quality time for their families in 2020. Here are some of his recommendations to finding quality time as a sports family.

1. Make the sports activities fun for the entire family

We spend lots of our personal time as a family to make sure to make things happen for our kids. For most parents, turning sports into a family event is even more challenging as they have to balance multiple kids in sports and split in order to attend all their kids' sports-related activities. Finding a way to make this time fun is crucial for your family's health and keep a strong family identity.

2. Learn to Say No 

Great opportunities such as extra training or extra games will come up, but parents need to learn to say no to some things in order to protect family life. Picking sports activities wisely is also a way to avoid burn-out, for both parents and kids.

3. Make intentional family time on the days off

Family time often gets lost in between practices, games, school, social life and work. Intentionally scheduling family time outside of sports and more importantly sticking to it on a consistent basis, is a big part of keeping things together within the family. 

4. Make sure that the kids are still into it

When sports activities are starting to feel like a job and less like fun for kids, it's time to re-evaluate and do things differently. Playing sports involves many trade-offs for everyone in the family, kids can feel like sports are starting to be a chore and get burned out by the pressure involved in spending so much time playing. It's also easy for parents to get carried away with high expectations for their kids, it might be challenging at times but sports parents should take the time to be supportive and let the kids enjoy their journey.

5. Get better at raising funds for sports 

It's a no brainer, if you don't spend your Saturday selling raffle tickets or chocolate bars to raise money for your kid's team, you'll enjoy that time to have fun together. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to avoiding traditional fundraising and earning funds for your team effortlessly from home without disrupting your family time. With FlipGive, there is no more selling to your family, friends or coworkers. You can simply raise money through the purchases you are already making as a family on groceries, gas, restaurants, retail and more. Learn more about our mission, or how you can create a fundraising team today for free.

Are you ready for the new year?

Learn more about Scott Herrold's podcast here: https://www.sosradio.net/podcasts/scott-herrolds-podcast/episode/mark-bachman-finding-quality-time-in-sports-families/?autoplay=1

Comments

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Just saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the fantasti c lucidity in your writing. I will instantly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Zonnepaneel installateur Herselt

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.. Zonnepanelen installateurs Bonheiden

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I have read your excellent post. This is a great job. I have enjoyed reading your post first time. I want to say thanks for this post. Thank you... Zonnepaneel installateur Hoogstraten

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Wonderful blog post. This is absolute magic from you! I have never seen a more wonderful post than this one. You've really made my day today with this. I hope you keep this up! Zonnepanelen installateurs Boom

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I think about it is most required for making more on this get engaged Zonnepanelen installateurs Boechout

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    This is an awesome motivating article.I am practically satisfied with your great work.You put truly extremely supportive data. Keep it up. Continue blogging. Hoping to perusing your next post Zonnepanelen installateurs Bornem

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I curious more interest in some of them hope you will give more information on this topics in your next articles. Zonnepaneel installateur Hove

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Gangaur Realtech is a professionally managed organisation specializing in real estate services where integrated services are provided by professionals to its clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. Zonnepanelen installateurs Berlaar

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I adore your websites way of raising the awareness on your readers. Zonnepaneel installateur Herentals

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    You completed a number of nice points there. I did a search on the issue and found nearly all people will have the same opinion with your blog. Zonnepaneel installateur Hulshout

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    This is an excellent post I seen thanks to share it. It is really what I wanted to see hope in future you will continue for sharing such a excellent post. Zonnepanelen installateurs Borsbeek

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I was surfing net and fortunately came across this site and found very interesting stuff here. Its really fun to read. I enjoyed a lot. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. Zonnepanelen installateurs Beerse

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Thank you so much for ding the impressive job here, everyone will surely like your post. Zonnepaneel installateur Hemiksem

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    This is very useful post for me. This will absolutely going to help me in my project. Zonnepaneel installateur Kalmthout

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Wonderful blog post. This is absolute magic from you! I have never seen a more wonderful post than this one. You've really made my day today with this. I hope you keep this up! Zonnepanelen installateurs Essen

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I see the greatest contents on your blog and I extremely love reading them. Zonnepanelen installateurs Balen

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Really nice and interesting post. I was looking for this kind of information and enjoyed reading this one. Zonnepaneel installateur Heist-op-den-Berg

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can be very useful. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts.Thanks Zonnepaneel installateur Kapellen

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    This website is remarkable information and facts it's really excellent Zonnepanelen installateurs Edegem

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Truly, this article is really one of the very best in the history of articles. I am a antique ’Article’ collector and I sometimes read some new articles if I find them interesting. And I found this one pretty fascinating and it should go into my collection. Very good work! Zonnepanelen installateurs Hertog

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog! Zonnepaneel installateur Grobbendonk

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I see some amazingly important and kept up to length of your strength searching for in your on the site Zonnepanelen installateurs Duffel

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I adore your websites way of raising the awareness on your readers. Zonnepaneel installateur Geel

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Nice blog. Found this while searching through Zonnepanelen installateurs Dessel

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog! Zonnepaneel installateur Essen

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I would recommend my profile is important to me, I invite you to discuss this topic... Zonnepanelen installateurs Brasschaat

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    You completed certain reliable points there. I did a search on the subject and found nearly all persons will agree with your blog. Zonnepaneel installateur Edegem

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    I am really enjoying reading your well written articles. It looks like you spend a lot of effort and time on your blog. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work. Prijzen zonnepanelen

  • Mason William 2 days ago

    Nice information, valuable and excellent design, as share good stuff with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information and inspiration, both of which I need, thanks to offer such a helpful information here. Zonnepaneel installateur Duffel

  • june alexis about 1 month ago

    Great post i love it keep posting more.. https://weddingphotographersfortcollins.com

  • june alexis about 1 month ago

    nice post! i love it keep posting more! bookkeeper fremont

  • Looney Hans about 1 month ago

    I really loved it here but are there any recent updates? Thanks life coach omaha

  • Looney Hans about 1 month ago

    Awesome! Learned alot thanks so much keep posting more. sandblasting baton rouge

  • Gee Branzy about 1 month ago

    Learning experience
    fake eyelashes

  • Gee Branzy about 1 month ago

    Good quality time

    fake eyelashes

  • Ellie Perkins about 1 month ago

    thanks for sharing this with us! love it! <3 mortgage lenders santa rosa

  • june alexis about 1 month ago

    Great post love it im gonna share this to my friends! deck painters

  • june alexis about 1 month ago

    nice post i love it! keep posting more! bathroom remodel sioux falls

  • Looney Hans about 1 month ago

    Great site thanks admin. More power. bigger boobs

  • Looney Hans about 1 month ago

    I really loved it here but are there any recent updates? Thanks Painting

  • Roy King 2 months ago

    [url=https://www.google.com]google[/url]

    google

  • Joyce Kane 3 months ago

    Sports are a great way to stay active and have fun. People who participate in sports generally put in their own time. [smash karts](https://smashkarts.co)

  • Annonimuse ahony25 6 months ago

    Sports is a major source of fitness and time. The people who are in some kind of sport they usually give time themselves https://www.paperwritingpro.com/our-services/term-paper/ as well as their families which generates a positive stuff for their betterment.

  • Alex Juvion 6 months ago

    Best piece of content on FlipGive's CEO which shares how sports families can find more family time. Amazed to read this nicely written post. Keep blogging.
    Alex,
    Nursing coursework writer,
    http://www.qualityassignment.co.uk/nursing-coursework-help/

Sports Are Expensive.
We Can Help.