An Important Study Changed Kids Academic Abilities in 24 Hours

PARENTS, this one’s important. As I was researching another topic, I came across the story of Jane Elliott, a 3rd grade teacher, and an amazing lesson that she led students through after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Odds are this lesson would not be permitted these days due to the childrens’ age and the Read more…

Try hockey FREE November 9 – 11 at one of these rinks!

Try hockey for free November 9-11 thanks to USA Hockey, SportsEngine and the New York Islanders’ “Play Hockey Free.” The program introduces kids to the sport with professional coaches and some equipment. So, if your kid’s ever been interested in playing hockey (and let’s face it, who hasn’t???), then this is a great intro without 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…

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…

Most common sports related injuries? Wow, #2 was surprising!

Do you know how many kids are treated for sports related injuries in emergency rooms? Based on a Johns Hopkins medicine article, we put together this graphic that shows the number of sports related injuries that were treated in emergency rooms. While football continues to make news, there are other sports that result in many injuries Read more…

Beyond hot cocoa: warm beverage recipes for winter! #foodfriday

If you’re tired of Swiss Miss or Lipton, we’ve rounded up the best warm beverage recipes for every tastebud. From golden milk to mexican hot chocolate, try one of these this weekend! Dr. Weil’s Golden Milk Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups light, unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon peeled and 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…

This gluten free waffle recipe is so easy & delicious!

This gluten free waffle recipe makes waffles that are so delicious that people will ask for them even if they aren’t on a gluten-free diet! Classic gluten free waffle recipe 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 1 packet or 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 Read more…

Actually, this is the best student athlete story you need to know. Reggie Ho.

Reggie Ho is a great student athlete role model. What sport he played isn’t as important as what he brought to the game and to his studies. A tireless work ethic combined with perseverance allowed him to achieve two of his dreams: playing for Notre Dame and becoming a surgeon. Ho was featured in a Read more…

Here it is: the best gift ideas for kids that love sports.

You know how you want to get the perfect gift for a sporty kid but you don’t where to start? Yeah, we’ve been there. Or when you click on one of those gift lists that says it’s got something for everyone….but it doesn’t..we’ve been there too. We don’t have the answer…we know that every kid is Read more…

Aly Raisman Monday Motivation November 20, 2017

Aly Raisman is one of only two female gymnasts who have won gold medals in back-to-back Olympics gymnastics. The other is Gabby Douglas. In a sport that relies on precise movement, it’s refreshing to hear her outlook on making mistakes. We’ve heard this before from countless other coaches and athletes. Mistakes are a part of Read more…