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…

Non toy gift ideas…you know you want ’em.

Every year parents lament spending a small fortune on a ton of stuff, most of which is forgotten soon after it’s been opened. That’s why it’s always a good idea to include some non toy gifts for your little recipient. But finding something can sometimes be tough, especially if your favorite little person is a Read more…

MONDAY MOTIVATION – Adam Rippon February 12, 2018

We love this quote for recognizing the support system of an Olympian. While the athlete is the one that practices and hones their skill, it’s the support system that provides the opportunity. From having a parent or parents that can afford classes or training to coaches that recognize a spark and friends that are supportive Read more…

Figure skating jumps and spins – what’s the diff? An Olympics Primer!

The figure skating jumps and spins that you’ll see during this year’s Olympics are some of the most challenging in the sport. This year you’re going to be hearing a lot about triples and quads (cause Nathan Chen has basically changed the entire men’s figure skating program). Here’s what you need to know, so you Read more…

So your kids want to be figure skating kids? Here’s everything you need to know.

HEY, FIGURE SKATING KIDS! One of the most popular Winter Olympics sports, figure skating combines grace, dance and sheer athleticism. To boot, skaters perform precarious leaps and twirls while skating on ice. The competition Every winter Olympics thousands of households across the US watch figure skating. We’re all familiar with watching individuals compete. There are Read more…

Free cardiac screening for athletes in Grades 9-12. Should your child get tested?

Should your child take advantage of one of the cardiac screening tests? By now you’ve seen the social media posts offering free student athlete screenings at St. Francis. We did the legwork.. There is some controversy over whether these tests are necessary. What we’ve found is that 1 in 80,000 student athletes die each year Read more…

How to get on a college sports team – file this one under things I must remember!

Odds are if you read my blog your kid plays sports and you’ve been dreaming of a big fat scholarship. But first you have to figure out how to get them on a college sports team. I’ve spoken with college coaches and parents across different sports and here’s a great tip that everyone should know Read more…