Last Firsts from a Soccer Mom.

by MaryAnne Gucciardi April 12, 2017 1 min read

It is that time of year for parents of high school seniors when we’re enjoying the last -firsts of many club and high school events.  Last first soccer game of the year, last first day of the last semester, last club night.   Looking back at all the things I’ve learned, I’ve decided (rather than wallow), ...

Play Wedgie-Free & Without Distraction

by MaryAnne Gucciardi July 18, 2014 1 min read

Monica watched her 10-year old granddaughter on the softball field as she adjusted her uniform again and again, tugging at the bulky compression shorts that were bunching up under her uniform. The girl glanced around self-consciously each time to see if anyone noticed. “She was totally distracted by those shorts that just didn’t fit properly,” ...

4 Tips Every Young Athlete Should Know for Staying Hydrated

by MaryAnne Gucciardi May 08, 2014 2 min read

After a long, cold winter just about everywhere in the US, what a relief it is to have warmer weather and longer days. Practices and games that occur during the heat of the day can bring the risk of dehydration, especially for young athletes. Staying hydrated can help athletes feel and play their best. The ...

January 24: Happy Birthday, Mary Lou Retton!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi January 24, 2012 1 min read

Happy birthday to Italian-American Mary Lou Retton, the first female gymnast from outside of Eastern Europe to win an Olympic gold medal in the all-around event (1984 Olympics). Besides four other Olympic medals- two silver and two bronze- Retton is also a two-time American Cup winner and a 1997 International Gymnastics Hall of Fame inductee.

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