Banish the Ball Hogs.

On any given day a game can be exhilarating, nail biting, disappointing, or…..boring. I’ll admit it, I like the close games. There’s nothing like getting down to the last minute of a fast-paced, action-packed game to watch a team reach for the next level. And then there are the OTHER games… You know, the games Read more…

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…

Finally! A Snow Day! But we’re sickies at home with some homemade soup

We’ve been waiting for a snow day for soooo long! And it finally hit…unfortunately so did the fever as my little one stays inside under the covers instead of running around under a sea of snowflakes. We’ll be hoping for another storm so we can do some of our favorite activities like: Shovel the driveway Read more…

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…

Fear of Failure: tips you can use at home to help your child overcome FOF.

I love reading about motivation and other psychological articles that can benefit kids, but sometimes the content can be a bit dry. I just finished reading this great article, “10 Smart Strategies to Manage ‘Fear of Failure’ in Youth Sports” on Champions Unplugged. It’s a great resource for collegiate athletes that was created by an NCAA Read more…

Unequal playing time in youth sports…what’s the deal?

I can’t tell you how many times this conversation comes up. Unequal playing time is always a topic around team sports. Off the field, people are kind, sweet and giving. When the whistle blows, parents watch every second and secretly seethe over why their kid isn’t on the field…why someone else’s kid has been on Read more…

Gift ideas for kids that love Lacrosse!

  SWAX LAX TRAINING BALLS Swax Lax balls make great gifts or stocking stuffers. Made of a soft exterior, they weigh the same as a standard ball making them a great option for indoors. If you live in a lacrosse town, you know that lacrosse sticks are often kept nearby morning afternoon and night, no 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…

Fall and winter lacrosse clinics & camps so your kids can learn how to scoop, catch & pass!

Fall & Winter Lacrosse Clinics and training are a great way for kids to be at full speed in the spring. What you’ll find in a winter lacrosse program is a combination of drills and fundamentals developed to ensure that your child can scoop, pass and catch on the go. Due to the possibility of Read more…