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…

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…

Learn which sports help kids focus, cooperate and more.

If you’ve ever wondered if there are specific benefits from playing specific sports, we’ve got you covered. Kids are different, yet sports helps bring them together while also working on developing lifelong skills that are necessary to make it through school. From focus and concentration to teamwork and cooperation, sports help develop skills that help Read more…

Special needs Fall 2017 sports programs. We’ve done the legwork so you can get your kid in the game!

Special needs Fall 2017 sports programs on Long Island are starting soon or have begun! Studies show that special needs kids benefit from exercise, as do the rest of us! Fortunately, here on Long Island there are many programs to choose from including Be the Best Sport, Challenger and the Special Needs unit of the Read more…

2017 Project Play Summit – a call to action for parents and youth sports organizations

We’ve been following the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit.  For those that aren’t familiar with the organization, the Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas. Yesterday, the institute hosted the 2017 Project Play Summit where leaders in the health and sports industries got together to try to address the Read more…

Special Needs Sports options are still open this spring!

Special needs sports programs are still an option this spring on Long Island. From basketball to karate and lacrosse, the Nassau PAL and Be the Best Sport organizations offer many options. Special needs sports programs are often based on specific needs, so be sure to ask for more details about a particular program in order to Read more…

New sports added to the youth olympics

2018’s Youth Olympics are going to be a lot more thrilling with the addition of break dancing, rock climbing and karate. The organization recently announced the addition of dance sport, rock climbing and karate in an effort to reach more young people through urban centers.The addition of rock climbing and karate will act as a Read more…