Basketball camp for beginners to elite players. Get ready for fall!

Basketball camps can be hosted indoors or outdoors and there are many options to choose from this summer. Some of the camps below include professional instructors with NBA experience while others are hosted at local universities and led by university coaches.   Bruns basketball camp George Brun, former professional ball player and award-winning coach, has developed Read more…

Softball Camp is another option for kids in Nassau & Suffolk

If you’re trying to find a softball camp, below are some programs that have availability beginning next week and going into August. Future Stars softball camp (Patchogue) When: July 24 – 28, July 31 – August 4 Where: St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue Cost: $425 Age: Girls entering grades 7-12 To register: http://fscamps.com/fckfile/images/file/FutureStarsAppStJoes.pdf Sacred Heart softball camp Read more…

Lacrosse Helmets for Girls: Is now the time?

SHOULD GIRLS WEAR LACROSSE HELMETS?   As there is increased attention toward player safety, many people are advocating for girls lacrosse helmets.  Why would anyone not support helmets?  Yet many former players stress that player safety becomes an issue when helmets are added.  While the two sides may never agree, player safety and concussion prevention is Read more…

Special needs sports programs support special kids all over LI

Special needs sports programs have been developed for many sports and allow children who may have disabilities to thrive in a supportive environment. Here on the North Shore of Long Island, there are many programs to choose from based on your child’s need. Options range from individual sports like swimming and rowing to team sports such Read more…

10 Tips to Get on the Coach’s Good Side

Follow these guidelines to get and stay on the coach’s good side…. 1. EMAILS: Read them.  Respond promptly, or within 24 hours.  Your team needs to know your availability and your commitment.  So if they don’t hear from you, they can’t plan around you being there. 2. DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU’RE GOING TO DO: Read more…

Big League Camps by the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB on Long Island

If your kid wants to play for the NFL, NBA  or MLB, he or she can enjoy a taste of training at one of these cool camps!  Train from the best, sometimes at pro team facilities.   PRIME TIME CAMPS Prime Time camps offer unique, one-on-one attention from former NFL NY Jets Quarterback Jay Fiedler.  Read more…

Swim team or swim lessons. Take the plunge.

Swim lessons are in your child’s future.  We live on an island surrounded by water.  It’s almost a requirement for residency.  But it isn’t….(but it should be). Yet many people forego swim lessons once they learn the basics and think that’s enough.  Here’s an alternative: have your child learn the basics (usually freestyle and breast Read more…

Beach Volleyball is Coming to Jones Beach & Robert Moses

  While summer’s still a few months away, registration for Beach Volleyball through the Long Island Volleyball Association (LIVA) begins in just two weeks.  LIVA  offers leagues for Recreational and Competitive Coed Teams and Junior Teams so you parents can also join in the fun (though separately).  The organization also offers Youth Clinics for players ages Read more…

Hey Tom Brady, how did you get so good?

Ok, Tom Brady, we have to give it to you — you really are THAT good.  While many others are probably focusing on your unheard of comeback in last night’s Super Bowl (seriously, how did you do that?!?), we at ScoutJr.com want to know — how did you get so good? Was it countless hours Read more…

Crucial Information about Peak Ages for Olympic Sports | The Stats Zone

What is the “peak age” for a particular sport? As we are in the midst of researching the topic of identifying talent we came upon this article that discusses the average age of medalists.  Perhaps not surprisingly gymnastics winners are often in their teens.  In contrast, horseback riding at the other end of the spectrum with Read more…

Spring Sports are Coming! What to play

It’s time to sign up for spring sports!  If your child has been stuck in a rut playing the same sport for the past 6 months, now is the time to consider your options as the next semester is about to begin.  Some options to consider:   Baseball/Softball The most American sport of them all, Read more…