Sports Broadcasting Camps for Kids that Love Calling the Play by Play!

This might be a stretch, but since our niche is sports programs for kids, we thought that Sports Broadcasting Camps for kids deserved a shout out. Because sports & broadcasting is like peanut butter & jelly. They go together. Before you sign your son or daughter up for Sports Broadcasting camp, consider the following. ⇒Do Read more…

Which youth sports have the highest rates of concussions in kids? The answer might surprise you!

Youth sports concussions vary by individual sports as do the safety precautions that are in place and safety gear that can be utilized. In honor of today’s Team Up Speak Up Day, we’ve compiled some information about each sport’s concussion rate and safety precautions so that you can help prevent injuries to your child and 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…

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…

Holiday sports camps: aka where to send your kids when you need a break.

Whether you have to work over the break, or you need a break, there are many holiday sports camps for kids on Long Island. Holiday sports camps also provide kids with the opportunity to try something new, like obstacle training or Ninja Warrior, or brush up on skills before trying out for a spring school 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…

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…

Softball Camp is another option for kids in Nassau & Suffolk

If you’re trying to find a softball camp, below are some programs that have availability beginning next week and going into August. Future Stars softball camp (Patchogue) When: July 24 – 28, July 31 – August 4 Where: St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue Cost: $425 Age: Girls entering grades 7-12 To register: http://fscamps.com/fckfile/images/file/FutureStarsAppStJoes.pdf Sacred Heart softball camp Read more…

Sportsmanship for winners and losers. The key to being a great sport

Sportsmanship was tested at a recent game.  It wasn’t the type that would make youtube or gain national coverage but odds are it’s happening at games across the country. It was a close game, with just two baskets between winner and loser.  As is usually the custom, the players lined up to shake hands afterwards Read more…

10 Tips to Get on the Coach’s Good Side

Follow these guidelines to get and stay on the coach’s good side…. 1. EMAILS: Read them.  Respond promptly, or within 24 hours.  Your team needs to know your availability and your commitment.  So if they don’t hear from you, they can’t plan around you being there. 2. DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU’RE GOING TO DO: Read more…

Spring Sports are Coming! What to play

It’s time to sign up for spring sports!  If your child has been stuck in a rut playing the same sport for the past 6 months, now is the time to consider your options as the next semester is about to begin.  Some options to consider:   Baseball/Softball The most American sport of them all, Read more…