Wrist strengthening exercises are the secret to being a better player.

Wrist strengthening exercises can be the difference between a good player and a great player. Really, sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference, like having strong wrists. Fortunately, increasing wrist strength is relativelyeasy to do and with practice, can have a major impact especially for kids playing lacrosse, basketball, tennis, golf, curling Read more…

10 reasons why they didn’t make the team

They didn’t make the team….they didn’t make the team?! Your kid didn’t make the team that they wanted. Whether it’s soccer, basketball, football or lacrosse, all you want to know is – what happened? Is this the end of their short-lived career?  There are many reasons why a kid didn’t make the team….some are based 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…

What is CYO basketball and AAU basketball? Find out which program is right for your child.

Long Island basketball….CYO basketball or AAU basketball. What’s the difference?  CYO basketball or AAU basketball may be the answer if your kid spends hours making free throws at the park, dribbling on the driveway and practicing drills in their free time. You know that they’re ready for some more competition, but what is the right 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…

Hey Tom Brady, how did you get so good?

Ok, Tom Brady, we have to give it to you — you really are THAT good.  While many others are probably focusing on your unheard of comeback in last night’s Super Bowl (seriously, how did you do that?!?), we at ScoutJr.com want to know — how did you get so good? Was it countless hours 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…