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  • Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Tennis is a (mostly) solo sport which tests your body and mind severely. The pace of each rally is pure adrenaline and can last for entire minutes! That requires immense fitness as well as total focus. Plus, there is...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Field hockey is one of the oldest team sports still played, with a heritage dating back more than 4000 years! All you need is a small sized ball, some sticks and an open space. Add some friends to play with...
  • Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Soccer is undeniably catchy, doesn’t require much kit and has pretty straightforward rules, characteristics which make it a very inclusive sport for every background. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can become great at soccer...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Basketball is turbulent and great fun, it fuses skills, tactics and instinct. If you’re unable to train with your team right now, I bet you’re frustrated! I’ve got pro tips to ensure you use your forced rest period to come...
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Junior sports

  • Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Tennis is a (mostly) solo sport which tests your body and mind severely. The pace of each rally is pure adrenaline and can last for entire minutes! That requires immense fitness as well as total focus. Plus, there is...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Field hockey is one of the oldest team sports still played, with a heritage dating back more than 4000 years! All you need is a small sized ball, some sticks and an open space. Add some friends to play with...
  • Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Soccer is undeniably catchy, doesn’t require much kit and has pretty straightforward rules, characteristics which make it a very inclusive sport for every background. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can become great at soccer...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Basketball is turbulent and great fun, it fuses skills, tactics and instinct. If you’re unable to train with your team right now, I bet you’re frustrated! I’ve got pro tips to ensure you use your forced rest period to come...
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motivating kids

  • Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Field hockey is one of the oldest team sports still played, with a heritage dating back more than 4000 years! All you need is a small sized ball, some sticks and an open space. Add some friends to play with...
  • Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Soccer is undeniably catchy, doesn’t require much kit and has pretty straightforward rules, characteristics which make it a very inclusive sport for every background. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can become great at soccer...
  • Siblings: How to harmonise skill gaps

    Siblings: How to harmonise skill gaps

    Holiday happiness doesn’t depend on the hotel amenities, the rental car or the weather. It depends on your children’s ability to play together. This can be particularly hard when Self-proclaimed Football Star is stuck with his piano-playing brother for a...
  • Christmas: Tons of kit, nothing fits

    Christmas: Tons of kit, nothing fits

    Buying for kids is exciting, and we are as hopeful as them when the parcels are unwrapped at Christmas. And each year kids’ enthusiasm differs crazily from expectations. They love some gimmicky tat, they ignore massively researched kit, we end up muttering...
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parenting

  • Quick routines, great gains

    Quick routines, great gains

    Babies teach you how to put your own needs to the side, and as your kids grow their lives only get more complicated. Family logistics become huge. If you managed to keep your fitness regime or sports up in the...
  • Siblings: How to harmonise skill gaps

    Siblings: How to harmonise skill gaps

    Holiday happiness doesn’t depend on the hotel amenities, the rental car or the weather. It depends on your children’s ability to play together. This can be particularly hard when Self-proclaimed Football Star is stuck with his piano-playing brother for a...
  • Sitting is the new smoking

    Sitting is the new smoking

    The gym classes, the new juicer, the cardio apps – it’s all so old school. The thing now is to stand up. Lose the chair, gain fitness If you sit a lot, then more exercise time doesn’t make up for...
  • Christmas: Tons of kit, nothing fits

    Christmas: Tons of kit, nothing fits

    Buying for kids is exciting, and we are as hopeful as them when the parcels are unwrapped at Christmas. And each year kids’ enthusiasm differs crazily from expectations. They love some gimmicky tat, they ignore massively researched kit, we end up muttering...
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Family parties

  • Siblings: How to harmonise skill gaps

    Siblings: How to harmonise skill gaps

    Holiday happiness doesn’t depend on the hotel amenities, the rental car or the weather. It depends on your children’s ability to play together. This can be particularly hard when Self-proclaimed Football Star is stuck with his piano-playing brother for a...
  • Outdoor carnival wins for children

    Outdoor carnival wins for children

    Low on sequins and bikinis, big on humour – the Cologne carnival is the perfect street party for children. This German city hosts a party for a million plus spectators every February, and the locals are absolute champions at dressing up. A...
  • Christmas: Tons of kit, nothing fits

    Christmas: Tons of kit, nothing fits

    Buying for kids is exciting, and we are as hopeful as them when the parcels are unwrapped at Christmas. And each year kids’ enthusiasm differs crazily from expectations. They love some gimmicky tat, they ignore massively researched kit, we end up muttering...
  • Toddler parkour over organised sport

    Toddler parkour over organised sport

    You can build everyday sports skills without equipment or lessons. There’s an industry around parents telling them to sign their children up for endless classes – promising to set their offspring up for a lifetime of sporting success with early...
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Micro-adventures

  • Camping & picnics

    Camping & picnics

    Didn't camp much as a kid? No worries. Don’t be put off by the massively geeky websites advocating for wacky solutions to small inconveniences. Campers and hill-walkers can be a little intense. But the odd outdoors adventure is a treat your...
  • Base layers for kids - the lowdown

    Base layers for kids - the lowdown

    Southern Europeans love a huge chunky overcoat for themselves and their kids – “Bring on winter weather!” This is only good if your idea of a great day out is standing at bus-stops. But kids love a good run-around any...
  • Family paddling: Kayaks v canoes

    Family paddling: Kayaks v canoes

    Whitewater or quiet ponds - the real challenge is transporting the kitA kayak or canoe sitting in your back garden is perfectly chic, so storage isn't the challenge. It's the hauling around. Swedish car accessories maker Thule’s slogan is “Bring your...
  • Toddler parkour over organised sport

    Toddler parkour over organised sport

    You can build everyday sports skills without equipment or lessons. There’s an industry around parents telling them to sign their children up for endless classes – promising to set their offspring up for a lifetime of sporting success with early...
See more

Outdoors clothing

  • Winter apparel

    Winter apparel

    The right kit keeps kids outside for longer. Regardless of the activity, you’re likely to go at a slower pace than you would do without kids, assuming they are beginners. So make sure your own patience isn’t impacted by cold...
  • Outdoor carnival wins for children

    Outdoor carnival wins for children

    Low on sequins and bikinis, big on humour – the Cologne carnival is the perfect street party for children. This German city hosts a party for a million plus spectators every February, and the locals are absolute champions at dressing up. A...
  • Base layers for kids - the lowdown

    Base layers for kids - the lowdown

    Southern Europeans love a huge chunky overcoat for themselves and their kids – “Bring on winter weather!” This is only good if your idea of a great day out is standing at bus-stops. But kids love a good run-around any...
  • Learning skiing - do's and don'ts

    Learning skiing - do's and don'ts

    Look no poles Customers keep telling me that it’s important to get the kids skiing first, only introducing them to snowboarding once they’re competent with their slaloming. Personally I don’t think techniques get in the way of each other...
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Wild play

  • Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Soccer is undeniably catchy, doesn’t require much kit and has pretty straightforward rules, characteristics which make it a very inclusive sport for every background. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can become great at soccer...
  • Sitting is the new smoking

    Sitting is the new smoking

    The gym classes, the new juicer, the cardio apps – it’s all so old school. The thing now is to stand up. Lose the chair, gain fitness If you sit a lot, then more exercise time doesn’t make up for...
  • Base layers for kids - the lowdown

    Base layers for kids - the lowdown

    Southern Europeans love a huge chunky overcoat for themselves and their kids – “Bring on winter weather!” This is only good if your idea of a great day out is standing at bus-stops. But kids love a good run-around any...
See more

Motor skills

  • Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Tennis is a (mostly) solo sport which tests your body and mind severely. The pace of each rally is pure adrenaline and can last for entire minutes! That requires immense fitness as well as total focus. Plus, there is...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Field hockey is one of the oldest team sports still played, with a heritage dating back more than 4000 years! All you need is a small sized ball, some sticks and an open space. Add some friends to play with...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Basketball is turbulent and great fun, it fuses skills, tactics and instinct. If you’re unable to train with your team right now, I bet you’re frustrated! I’ve got pro tips to ensure you use your forced rest period to come...
  • Junior water-sports: do's and dont's

    Junior water-sports: do's and dont's

    Junior water-sports:do's and dont's. Sailing and paddle-sports instructors often focus on making the dinghy, canoe or kayak a happy environment  by throwing balls around. Kids familiarise themselves with the roll of the vessel and the movement of currents through simple...
See more

Fitness

  • Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Come back better – pre-season drills for tennis

    Tennis is a (mostly) solo sport which tests your body and mind severely. The pace of each rally is pure adrenaline and can last for entire minutes! That requires immense fitness as well as total focus. Plus, there is...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Field hockey is one of the oldest team sports still played, with a heritage dating back more than 4000 years! All you need is a small sized ball, some sticks and an open space. Add some friends to play with...
  • Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Soccer is undeniably catchy, doesn’t require much kit and has pretty straightforward rules, characteristics which make it a very inclusive sport for every background. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can become great at soccer...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Basketball is turbulent and great fun, it fuses skills, tactics and instinct. If you’re unable to train with your team right now, I bet you’re frustrated! I’ve got pro tips to ensure you use your forced rest period to come...
See more

Time management for parents

  • Sitting is the new smoking

    Sitting is the new smoking

    The gym classes, the new juicer, the cardio apps – it’s all so old school. The thing now is to stand up. Lose the chair, gain fitness If you sit a lot, then more exercise time doesn’t make up for...
  • Quick fitness drills for parents

    Quick fitness drills for parents

    One particularly numbing week I spent a whole Saturday watching slalom kayaking and the following Sunday dashing between two football tournaments – this on top of mid-week tennis chauffeuring. Many parents miss having that time to spend on their own...
  • How kids help your career

    How kids help your career

    If I see the term “momtrepreneur” one more time I’ll kick something. There is no word for 47-year old male executives with hospitalised fathers. They are busy too – caring and protecting while putting in the work hours. – I’ve...
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Coaching kids

  • Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Come back better – pre-season drills for field hockey

    Field hockey is one of the oldest team sports still played, with a heritage dating back more than 4000 years! All you need is a small sized ball, some sticks and an open space. Add some friends to play with...
  • Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Soccer is undeniably catchy, doesn’t require much kit and has pretty straightforward rules, characteristics which make it a very inclusive sport for every background. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can become great at soccer...
  • Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Come back better – pre-season drills for basketball

    Basketball is turbulent and great fun, it fuses skills, tactics and instinct. If you’re unable to train with your team right now, I bet you’re frustrated! I’ve got pro tips to ensure you use your forced rest period to come...
  • Junior water-sports: do's and dont's

    Junior water-sports: do's and dont's

    Junior water-sports:do's and dont's. Sailing and paddle-sports instructors often focus on making the dinghy, canoe or kayak a happy environment  by throwing balls around. Kids familiarise themselves with the roll of the vessel and the movement of currents through simple...
See more

Uncategorized

  • Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Come back better - pre-season drills for soccer

    Soccer is undeniably catchy, doesn’t require much kit and has pretty straightforward rules, characteristics which make it a very inclusive sport for every background. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can become great at soccer...
  • Winter Olympics: Sports at speed

    Winter Olympics: Sports at speed

    With the Winter Olympics you get none of these half-hearted football injuries – when snowboarders crash they do a proper job of it. I am still waiting for the biathletes to raise their game. They could so easily generate more media...
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Holidays with kids

  • Camping & picnics

    Camping & picnics

    Didn't camp much as a kid? No worries. Don’t be put off by the massively geeky websites advocating for wacky solutions to small inconveniences. Campers and hill-walkers can be a little intense. But the odd outdoors adventure is a treat your...
  • Junior water-sports: do's and dont's

    Junior water-sports: do's and dont's

    Junior water-sports:do's and dont's. Sailing and paddle-sports instructors often focus on making the dinghy, canoe or kayak a happy environment  by throwing balls around. Kids familiarise themselves with the roll of the vessel and the movement of currents through simple...
  • Outdoor carnival wins for children

    Outdoor carnival wins for children

    Low on sequins and bikinis, big on humour – the Cologne carnival is the perfect street party for children. This German city hosts a party for a million plus spectators every February, and the locals are absolute champions at dressing up. A...
  • Family paddling: Kayaks v canoes

    Family paddling: Kayaks v canoes

    Whitewater or quiet ponds - the real challenge is transporting the kitA kayak or canoe sitting in your back garden is perfectly chic, so storage isn't the challenge. It's the hauling around. Swedish car accessories maker Thule’s slogan is “Bring your...
See more