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…

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…

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…

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…

Aly Raisman Monday Motivation November 20, 2017

Aly Raisman is one of only two female gymnasts who have won gold medals in back-to-back Olympics gymnastics. The other is Gabby Douglas. In a sport that relies on precise movement, it’s refreshing to hear her outlook on making mistakes. We’ve heard this before from countless other coaches and athletes. Mistakes are a part of Read more…