Teaching children responsibility through sports. Parenting young athletes SCOUTjr.com

Sports provides opportunities for kids to become more responsible. In many ways, teaching children responsibility is easier through sports than daily life. Think about it… Is it easier to get your kid to” do the laundry” or “make sure your uniform is clean for the game” “Clean up the mudroom” or “organize your sports gear Read more…

Types of sports injuries on the field, mat or court.

You never really know the risks of a particular sport until your child starts playing. As parents we’re usually prepared for scrapes or bruises…but not as ready for concussions, broken bones or staph infections. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the more common types of sports injuries. We’re not doctors….and we haven’t seen it Read more…

Get over it! Your kids need to know how to BOUNCE BACK!

Has your kid ever been down? Failure is a part of life…it sucks…so how do you teach your kid how to get over it? We are loving this acronym that you can use with your kids! Professor Helen McGrath’s Bounce Back! program is an acronym for the main lessons of resiliency. If your kid’s ever been Read more…

Bicycle safety for kids. 6 important things to do before they hit the road.

Bike riding is one of the most popular sports for kids. And yet it’s always surprising how many kids get injured while riding. Bicycle safety for kids is more than just wearing a helmet. It’s teaching your kids how to navigate streets, where to find the right spots to ride safely and how to navigate Read more…

Blue team names – names for kids with the blue jerseys

Blue team names can be peaceful, playful or aggressive. Blue is one of the most popular colors, mostly because of its presence in nature. For me, there’s nothing better than looking at a bright blue ocean from underneath my shaded tent on the beach.  But I’m digressing….because it’s 60 when it should be 80…there I Read more…

Yellow team names – names for kids teams that wear yellow or gold jerseys

Yellow team names are a bit more creative. It’s a stand out color that brings a lot of joy and sunshine, but it’s usually not the most popular color (that title goes to blue and green) for sports.  If your kid’s upset about getting the yellow jersey, they shouldn’t be! We’ve got a lot of terrific choices Read more…

Red team names – names for kids teams with red jerseys

Looking for red team names? Lucky you. Studies say that if two teams of equal ability are playing, the one wearing a red jersey is more likely to win. Take that! Seriously, red team names are great but the reason why red jerseys are an advantage is because kids automatically think “stop” when they see 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…

Swim teams and swim clinics! Try outs are coming! Winter swim starts soon!

Updated August 13, 2018: Includes try out dates, clinics and more! Every kid on Long Island should know how to swim well.  The best swim clinics on Long Island help kids refine their strokes, understand how to flip turn properly and how to dive off a block.  So when it comes time for a race Read more…

Lacrosse try outs are here! Try outs for Long Island lacrosse teams 2018-2019 season are underway!

Lacrosse try outs are underway and programs on Long Island develop some of the best lacrosse players in the country. If you’re new to “club lacrosse,” meaning travel lacrosse, here’s some key information about what you need to know before considering trying out: Club lacrosse begins in September and usually offer fall and winter weekly Read more…