Swim gear for new team swimmers and our top 5 best swim gear picks!

Woohoo, your kid made it on to the swim team but you’re not sure what kind of swim gear they need. Swim gear is everything from towel pants to shampoo, and having the right swim bag makes life easier for you and your child.  But where to begin? Here’s our list of 5 swim gear items that you Read more…

Banish the Ball Hogs.

On any given day a game can be exhilarating, nail biting, disappointing, or…..boring. I’ll admit it, I like the close games. There’s nothing like getting down to the last minute of a fast-paced, action-packed game to watch a team reach for the next level. And then there are the OTHER games… You know, the games Read more…

Sports Broadcasting Camps for Kids that Love Calling the Play by Play!

This might be a stretch, but since our niche is sports programs for kids, we thought that Sports Broadcasting Camps for kids deserved a shout out. Because sports & broadcasting is like peanut butter & jelly. They go together. Before you sign your son or daughter up for Sports Broadcasting camp, consider the following. ⇒Do Read more…

International Women’s Day

Know any strong and powerful woman who inspire you every day? We do. Today, think about: How can you help create a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s achievements small and large Think about the role models that surround your daughter. Are there any women in leadership roles? No? Find one… #Balanceforbetter  

Which youth sports have the highest rates of concussions in kids? The answer might surprise you!

Youth sports concussions vary by individual sports as do the safety precautions that are in place and safety gear that can be utilized. In honor of today’s Team Up Speak Up Day, we’ve compiled some information about each sport’s concussion rate and safety precautions so that you can help prevent injuries to your child and Read more…

Presidents Week Break Activities: #2 is here on Long Island and it’s SO COOL!

We know what you’re thinking. You’re home for the week and so are they….but you haven’t made any plans. Sure, the iPad is available and there’s a list of apps they want.  Search for some nearby vacation camps or clinics here, or you can try to make this staycation different….here’s a roundup of ideas near Read more…

Finally! A Snow Day! But we’re sickies at home with some homemade soup

We’ve been waiting for a snow day for soooo long! And it finally hit…unfortunately so did the fever as my little one stays inside under the covers instead of running around under a sea of snowflakes. We’ll be hoping for another storm so we can do some of our favorite activities like: Shovel the driveway Read more…

Consider this before quitting a sport midseason!

I believe in kids playing, so why am I writing about quitting sports? The Kid’s been playing multi sports for so long and now, as a middle school student, more of her friends are beginning to specialize. Sometimes you can see the difference on the field or in the pool. The ones that practice the Read more…

Fear of Failure: tips you can use at home to help your child overcome FOF.

I love reading about motivation and other psychological articles that can benefit kids, but sometimes the content can be a bit dry. I just finished reading this great article, “10 Smart Strategies to Manage ‘Fear of Failure’ in Youth Sports” on Champions Unplugged. It’s a great resource for collegiate athletes that was created by an NCAA Read more…

Our FAVE Football Passing Clinic starts Nov 28th with former NFL QB!

You know how Thanksgiving and Football kinda, like, go together? And how flag football 🏈 is only getting more and more popular? Well kids on Long Island are lucky enough to have their very own former NFL QUARTERBACK, Jay Fiedler,  to learn from and learn RIGHT. Jay Fiedler’s winter passing clinics start Wednesday, November 28th and Read more…

An Important Study Changed Kids Academic Abilities in 24 Hours

PARENTS, this one’s important. As I was researching another topic, I came across the story of Jane Elliott, a 3rd grade teacher, and an amazing lesson that she led students through after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Odds are this lesson would not be permitted these days due to the childrens’ age and the Read more…