Bicycle safety for kids. 6 important things to do before they hit the road.

Bike riding is one of the most popular sports for kids. And yet it’s always surprising how many kids get injured while riding. Bicycle safety for kids is more than just wearing a helmet. It’s teaching your kids how to navigate streets, where to find the right spots to ride safely and how to navigate Read more…

Blue team names – names for kids with the blue jerseys

Blue team names can be peaceful, playful or aggressive. Blue is one of the most popular colors, mostly because of its presence in nature. For me, there’s nothing better than looking at a bright blue ocean from underneath my shaded tent on the beach.  But I’m digressing….because it’s 60 when it should be 80…there I Read more…

Yellow team names – names for kids teams that wear yellow or gold jerseys

Yellow team names are a bit more creative. It’s a stand out color that brings a lot of joy and sunshine, but it’s usually not the most popular color (that title goes to blue and green) for sports.  If your kid’s upset about getting the yellow jersey, they shouldn’t be! We’ve got a lot of terrific choices Read more…

Red team names – names for kids teams with red jerseys

Looking for red team names? Lucky you. Studies say that if two teams of equal ability are playing, the one wearing a red jersey is more likely to win. Take that! Seriously, red team names are great but the reason why red jerseys are an advantage is because kids automatically think “stop” when they see Read more…

Athletic Goggles for Kids – Need em or not necessary? Everything you need to know for your kids.

We’ve been there. You’re watching a game and notice that one kid’s wearing regular glasses. Some days the ref will let them play, other days they won’t. We’ve always speculated about athletic goggles. We figured that the main difference is the material…that frames would be a lot more durable on athletic goggles or sports glasses Read more…

Swim teams and swim clinics! Try outs are coming! Winter swim starts soon!

Updated August 13, 2018: Includes try out dates, clinics and more! Every kid on Long Island should know how to swim well.  The best swim clinics on Long Island help kids refine their strokes, understand how to flip turn properly and how to dive off a block.  So when it comes time for a race Read more…

Lacrosse try outs are here! Try outs for Long Island lacrosse teams 2018-2019 season are underway!

Lacrosse try outs are underway and programs on Long Island develop some of the best lacrosse players in the country. If you’re new to “club lacrosse,” meaning travel lacrosse, here’s some key information about what you need to know before considering trying out: Club lacrosse begins in September and usually offer fall and winter weekly Read more…

Wrist strengthening exercises are the secret to being a better player.

Wrist strengthening exercises can be the difference between a good player and a great player. Really, sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference, like having strong wrists. Fortunately, increasing wrist strength is relativelyeasy to do and with practice, can have a major impact especially for kids playing lacrosse, basketball, tennis, golf, curling Read more…

Neighborhood kids. They’re good for something!

I relied on neighborhood kids to get my daily entertainment when I was growing up. My parents had one car, so being taxied around wasn’t an option. For me, it was either foot or bike to get where I needed to go. Fortunately, my street had a handful of kids and I had a dear Read more…