Gift ideas for kids that love volleyball!

Volleyball season is quickly approaching…so the holidays are a terrific time to add some flair to your kid’s look while playing. Wilson Graffiti Ball We love this ball…it bridges sports & art, which is really cool! But also, it’s great when practice is over and you can find your ball without checking for your name. Read more…

Turkey Trots – the great walk or run before the feast!

We’re new to Turkey Trots. Those of you who know me know that I’m lying when I say that. I have yet to run — or walk — a trot. Same with my husband. But my daughter signed up last year and walked/ran with some of her teammates. She’s 11. She came home with slightly Read more…

Try hockey FREE November 9 – 11 at one of these rinks!

Try hockey for free November 9-11 thanks to USA Hockey, SportsEngine and the New York Islanders’ “Play Hockey Free.” The program introduces kids to the sport with professional coaches and some equipment. So, if your kid’s ever been interested in playing hockey (and let’s face it, who hasn’t???), then this is a great intro without Read more…

Gift ideas for kids that love football!

It’s been a tough season for football on Long Island…but we’re a loyal bunch. Some of our favorite gift ideas are timeless choices for kids that love to play or have a favorite team.   FOOTBALL WITH FORMER NFL QUARTERBACK!!! Long Island is home to Jay Fiedler, former the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins. Read more…

Unequal playing time in youth sports…what’s the deal?

I can’t tell you how many times this conversation comes up. Unequal playing time is always a topic around team sports. Off the field, people are kind, sweet and giving. When the whistle blows, parents watch every second and secretly seethe over why their kid isn’t on the field…why someone else’s kid has been on Read more…

Gift ideas for kids that love Lacrosse!

  SWAX LAX TRAINING BALLS Swax Lax balls make great gifts or stocking stuffers. Made of a soft exterior, they weigh the same as a standard ball making them a great option for indoors. If you live in a lacrosse town, you know that lacrosse sticks are often kept nearby morning afternoon and night, no 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…