Helping Your Athlete Excel By Being #JustaKidfrom

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Disclosures:This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE

We have a very competitive society when it comes to sports, and as a parent keeping your athlete’s head in the game, yet giving them the ability to be “Just be my son or daughter” is so important. There is potential in every young athlete. Moms & coaches fuel their athlete’s potential by making sure they have everything needed to play their best – whether that’s pregame meals, driving the carpool, or making sure the team is hydrated.  Mom carries the team. That being said you always need to know that your athlete is first and foremost #Justakidfrom . So it’s important to help them reach their goals by being supportive of their needs.

POWERADE believes that with the right motivation these everyday athletes can realize their potential and one day be the athletes that they look up to. Sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told. I help inspire my family by having them try out the sports that are right for them in a fun environment. I also help them keep their options open while still making them carry out their athletic commitments.




Powerade wants to help athletese reach their potential with their new #JustaKidfrom program with the new line of  custom “Just a Kid” apparel that features where you’re from here. All net proceeds from the sale of “Just a Kid” apparel goes to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Because our little athletes need help on their path to greatness it’s important to surround them with positivist in all aspects of their lives. But most important support in reaching their dreams. Thanks to this great program from Powerade many athletese will be able to reach their athletic dreams!


You can get a free POWERADE custom sports bottle thanks to Walmart & Powerade. Just head to Walmart + purchase two 8-packs of 20 oz POWERADE then go online, submit your  receipt, and order a free custom “Just a Kid” reusable sports bottle here: Offer ends on April 4, 2016 or while supplies last.

Don’t forget to get social with Powerade & Walmart!

Twitter: @POWERADE, @Walmart
Facebook: @POWERADE, @Walmart
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  • Reply Autumn M Minnix

    This is so cool! My kids aren’t in sports yet but I can’t wait til they are!

    March 26, 2016 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    So awesome!! We aren’t normally powerade drinkers but I am loving this waterbottle!! Soooo, guess who’s going to buy some powerade?!?! 😉

    March 21, 2016 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Laura Bowman

    My kids aren’t this age yet but this is great advice!!

    March 21, 2016 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Dandi D

    This is really good to read so I can remember to practice these tips with my son.

    March 21, 2016 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Mia

    Having fun and being involved with friends and activities is so important. I like that some funds go to Boys and Girls clubs which is such a worthwhile organization.

    March 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    I can’t wait until my kids get into sports! I am excited to be a part of it and be there for them in whatever physical activity they choose to do! I really like these “Just A Kid” water bottles, how awesome! 🙂

    March 19, 2016 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Brittany Kroeckel

    I always wonder if my kids will be athletic…. I never was! Haha

    March 19, 2016 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Rita M

    Sports in general are a great way to keep kids as kids – as long as the parents remember that!

    March 19, 2016 at 2:37 am
  • Reply katie

    What a great idea, I love that they donate all their proceeds.

    March 18, 2016 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Krisha

    I think it very important to let kids be kids even if they don’t win they should be reminded to have fun first.

    March 18, 2016 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Amy Hall

    Good advice, I think they need more unstructured time, too, without formal sports teams. Though I actually think they need MORE independent stuff put on their shoulders, they need to know they’re capable!

    March 17, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    I think it is important for all kids to try sports and do their best in them, but have fun too.

    March 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Katie hall

    Thanks for this post. It’s great =]]

    March 16, 2016 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    It is important to encourage children to do some activity so that later in life they will remain healthy.

    March 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Rija

    Sport is always good in every way ! Hope not to forget to buy powerade !

    March 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Amie

    My kids love to try all sports, whether they are good at it or not. I wish that parents would remember that they aren’t professionals out there and lay off on pressuring their little ones so much. This is a great idea from Powerade…love the bottle!

    March 15, 2016 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Sandy Cain

    This is very important for kids to get out DO things! I hardly ever see kids outside just playing basketball, or softball, or anything anymore. They are all chained to their cellphones and iPads. It’s a shame, we are now raising a whole new generation of couch potatoes, with no physical fitness. Except their thumbs – those get nice and strong from texting!!!

    March 15, 2016 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Sabrina Conery

    This is neat. My kids don’t have super common names so they’d lovevthis.

    March 15, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Brittany Hardin

    I am so happy to powerade is giving back to our kids. They are our future professional athletes but the also need to be a kid and have fun while playing sports. We should help them reach their goals!

    March 15, 2016 at 12:54 am
    • Reply Danielle

      The just kids water bottle is a great thing for them.

      March 15, 2016 at 3:01 am
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    I love the “Just a Kid” water bottle!! My daughter would love seeing her name on something like that!! This motto is a great reminder for parents too…. I see so much pressure put on little ones in sports.

    March 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Amy Amerson

    Just read an article about how kids need more free time and less stuff for their “mental” health. So I love that phrase “just a kid” I want my kids to have fun and at the same time learn without unhealthy pressure.

    March 14, 2016 at 2:56 pm
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