Managing Sports Activities

How do you manage your kids’ sports activities?

Our Daddy MD Guide’s reply: We’re a very active family, and sports have been a big part of our life. We have a policy in our house: You can watch an hour of TV, but then you have to move your body for an hour!

My daughters have been very active in sports. I coached some of their soccer and basketball teams when they were younger. I tried to be there as much as I could. But you can’t be there all of the time. I coached with a good friend of mine, so that way we could cover for each other, and at least one of could be there at all practices and games. You try your best.

Our family sports activities recently turned into a family project. While paying soccer, we identified a need: Those soccer cleats get so dirty, and when kids get in the car or come home, they track in a muddy mess. We can up with the idea of a product, Supercleat,  a scientifically designed nanotechnology coating proven to reduce mud accumulation on sport cleats and improve traction on natural and synthetic wet surfaces.

My daughters and I worked together to prove the concept, do field work, develop chemicals, and test it with a third party (Pennsylvania State University), and now we’ve brought it to market!

Robert Kitei, MD, a dad of 18- and 16-year-old daughters, a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult double vision in private practice at Bethlehem Eye Associates, and the cofounder of Supercleat, in Bethlehem, PA