Turkey Trots – the great walk or run before the feast!

We’re new to Turkey Trots. Those of you who know me know that I’m lying when I say that. I have yet to run — or walk — a trot. Same with my husband. But my daughter signed up last year and walked/ran with some of her teammates. She’s 11. She came home with slightly Read more…

Special Needs Sports Programs Start This Weekend! Check out flag football, lacrosse,yoga and more.

We are loving what this Long Island Police Athletic League is offering for special needs kids. From flag football and lacrosse to yoga and bootcamp, there are a lot of fun choices starting in the next few days. 2018 Spring FLAG FOOTBALL Saturdays, 3:00-5:00 PM Cedar Creek Park, Seaford Merrick Road, Just East of Wantagh 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…

Columbus Day Girls Camps for Girls Only. Two fun camps for girls developed and led by women!

Columbus Day snuck up on you and now you’re clamoring for a place for your kids to go. If you’ve got a daughter, try one of these girls camps  that were developed specifically for girls and led by women and successful female athletes. Because as we know, while sometimes the game is the same, boys 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…

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…

Special needs sports programs support special kids all over LI

Special needs sports programs have been developed for many sports and allow children who may have disabilities to thrive in a supportive environment. Here on the North Shore of Long Island, there are many programs to choose from based on your child’s need. Options range from individual sports like swimming and rowing to team sports such 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…

Special needs sports programs support special kids all over LI

Special needs sports programs have been developed for many sports and allow children who may have disabilities to thrive in a supportive environment. Here on the North Shore of Long Island, there are many programs to choose from based on your child’s need. Options range from individual sports like swimming and rowing to team sports such Read more…