March 2, 2019

It's backed by science...sports can build self-confidence, improve self-esteem & boost spirits

The end result will be an increase in HAPPINESS.

Why not try to start them young.

December 7, 2018

Do you agree that teaching your kids how to catch is a challenge? Would you say it is one of the most difficult skills to teach? How about adding a lacrosse stick to the mix? YIKES!! 

As everything in sports, learning new skills takes a lot of patience & practice.  It's frustrating, we know.  Besides being a hard concept to learn, children actually need to reach certain developmental stages in order to understand the bas...

November 15, 2018

During the winter months, getting children off the couch to go outside and play sports is challenging. Freezing, long dark days, make even the most energetic people tired.  Studies from the Center for Disease Control give us recommended guidelines for how many hours children need per week for exercising/physical activity -- it out weighs the actual sunlight!

Our options for outdoor play are limited a...

October 16, 2018

We know that some kids spend too much time on smart devices and playing video games. But did you ever wonder WHY they enjoy them so much? How can they play them for hours? Did YOU ever try to play them?  Us parents just don't get it, we didn't have immersive games growing up so learning learn how to play them now when our fine motor skills are already developed is challenging.  Our kids are playing them at their most in...

September 1, 2018

Youth sports don't look like they did when we were kids. Neither does exercise.

Times are different and as parents we are witnessing children who are bombarded with unhealthy food, early access to electronic devices, over-scheduled days and a decreased desire to just go outside and play.

Educating ourselves and building a plan to keep children active & in sports for years to come is critical.

And guess what? It has to st...

September 1, 2018 we better make sure they are saying all the right things.

Parents, getting  your child involved in organized athletics takes research.  

First thing you should do is make sure the program is safe and specializes in teaching young children--

  • What types of coaches does the program have?  

  • What is their background?

  • Are they great with very young children?

Coaches are not just a sports supervisor...

August 16, 2018

Lacrosse, the fastest sport on two feet, is growing even faster across the USA than the pace of play. As a former player and current coach, it’s easy for me to see why. Scores are usually in the 8-15 range, making it exciting and action-packed, there’s very little stopping time during games, you can play in almost any weather, and best of all, it’s incredibly fun.

Lacrosse is an awesome combination of soccer-style contin...

February 15, 2018

There is no denying it. Kids – and their parents – are spending more and more time on screens than ever before. But what is the relationship between screen time and kids health? And should parents be worried?

According to market researcher conducted by Childwise in 2015, kids aged five-16 average 6.5 hours screen time a day, with teenage boys spending the most time on screens – an average of 8 hours a day.  Thus, a typic...

January 17, 2017

According to SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators and National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), Preschoolers and elementary school-age youths should:

1) Get at least 60 minutes of structured physical activity each day.
2) Preschoolers should engage in at least 60 minutes -- and up to several hours -- of unstructured physical activity each day, and should not be sedentary for...

January 11, 2017

Allowing your children to participate in youth sports is a fantastic way for children to explore and develop lifelong skills. Youth sports not only play an important role in exercise, but promotes mental and psychological advances as well. It is well-known that children who participate in sports are less likely to drop out of school, and become involved in drugs and alcohol activity, while they also excel in academic pe...

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