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  • Aim for the End Zone!
    Aim for the End Zone!
    Summer means backyard touch football games and the Friday night lights of high school football coming soon…
  • 7 Easy Ways to Great Weekend Camping
    7 Easy Ways to Great Weekend Camping
    Family camping can be done simply and spontaneously during any period of summer. Is there a free weekend ahead? You can camp with confidence once you realize how easy it is to plan your trip...
  • Set up for Volleyball Season
    Set up for Volleyball Season
    Volleyball is high-energy, exciting and a great team sport. No wonder it is played all over the world and gaining in popularity exponentially…
  • Get Wet! Water and Wave Safety
    Get Wet! Water and Wave Safety
    Summer is underway, but water safety should remain your top priority at the beach, the lake, the river or the swimming pool…
  • The Big Backyard BBQ
    Junior Basketball: Get the kids on the court!
    This Father’s Day, try a memorable game of one-on-one in the driveway. You will score big points by encouraging exercise, sportsmanship, and confidence...
  • The One That Got Away
    The One That Got Away
    Father’s Day is a great day to bond with your child on a dock, pier or beside a creek. It’s not just fishing, it’s fishing with you...
  • Unplug and get active this summer
    Unplug and Get Active This Summer
    Just say no to a summer of TV and video games. Here are great ways to get out, breathe fresh air and stretch your limb...
  • Tennis anyone? A junior tennis primer
    Tennis Anyone? A Junior Tennis Primer
    Tennis is synonymous with summer. Thinking of lessons for your child? Follow three simple pointers to ensure a great time on the court.
  • Little League: An Introduction to the Game
    Little League: An Introduction to the Game
    We've all heard of golf pros that first picked up a club at age three. However, most junior golf programs won't even start kids until age...
  • Get Wet! Safe pool toys kids will love
    Get Wet! Safe pool toys kids will love
    Whether your child is playing in a league or not, summer is a great time to develop baseball fundamentals. Along with the essential baseball...
  • Get Off the Couch and Get Outdoors
    Get Off the Couch and Get Outdoors!
    If a trip to the lake or the beach doesn’t fit it into your plans right away, there’s no reason your family can’t enjoy amazing family yard days.
  • The beach is ready. Are you?
    The Beach is Ready. Are YOU?
    You might think that achieving your beach body is impossible for this summer, but with tweaks to exercise routines and diet you can be on your way...
  • Goal! A junior soccer primer
    Goal! A Junior Soccer Primer
    Joining a soccer league is a modern rite of passage, but before your future Hope Solo or David Beckham can play, here’s what they'll need...
  • Soccer Backyard Drills: Defending the Goal
    Soccer Backyard Drills: Defending the Goal
    Saving potential goals and clearing the ball are critical skills for soccer defenders to master. The basics of defending can be practiced very easily in the yard.
  • Fun Soccer Warm ups
    Totally Fun Soccer Warm-Ups
    Soccer players improve the more that they play. But it’s also important to warm up stiff muscles and loosen them before stretching. Running laps does not simulate a game-like condition...
  • Soccer Backyard Drills: Ball Control
    Soccer Backyard Drills: Ball Control
    Developing as a soccer player means controlling the ball in a variety of situations. These skills can be developed on your own...
  • Trail Running Tips
    Trail Running Tips
    Heading out on a trail instead of city pavement is appealing for many reasons. Escaping into the woods gives you a nature experience that a road run often lacks...
  • Warming Up for a Tennis Match
    Warming Up for a Tennis Match
    Warming up is a great way to loosen muscles and transition into a competitive frame of mind. The physical preparation lets you adjust to the climate on the tennis court...
  • Get Your Kid into Golf: Three Simple Steps
    Get Your Kid into Golf: Three Simple Steps
    We've all heard of golf pros that first picked up a club at age three. However, most junior golf programs won't even start kids until age...
  • putting variety in road running
    Putting Variety in Road Running
    You may not have many alternatives regarding where you run. There may not be a scenic greenway nearby or because of road design...
  • cleaning your running shoes
    Cleaning your Running Shoes
    As you run outside encountering mud and puddles, your running shoes will inevitably become dirty and discolored. All that dirt can make your shoes look worn out before ...
  • easy water games
    Easy Water Games
    Everyone likes a good, safe and easy pool game to keep a summer day exciting. Here’s a variation on the classic game “Marco Polo,” as well as a few new games ...
  • easy water games
    Youth Football - Finding a Place on a Team
    Youth sports have not only become more and more competitive, they force specialization before it might be necessary. Remember, on any youth ...
  • Getting the Most Out of Private Tennis Lessons
    Getting the Most Out of Private Tennis Lessons
    Taught by experienced professionals, private tennis lessons are best suited for the beginner who wants to learn the game ...
  • Driving Range Etiquette
    Driving Range Etiquette
    Practicing at the driving range is an ideal way to improve your golf game. With so many golfers playing in such...
  • Keeping Your Summer Shape: Fitness Foods
    Keeping Your Summer Shape: Fitness Foods
    Take advantage of the freshest season. Summer offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables ...
  • Youth Football - Speed and Agility Training
    Youth Football - Speed and Agility Training
    Faster football teams often have fewer injuries. Collision avoidance and elusiveness are highly prized skills ...
  • Choosing a Golf Instructor
    Choosing a Golf Instructor
    Each golf instructor you encounter will have their own personality and a unique format for lessons...
  • Youth Football – Coach and Parent Communications
    Youth Football – Coach and Parent Communications
    Aside from the wins and losses, there will be many satisfied youth football coaches and parents walking off the field as winners this season...
  • Balancing Sports Practice and Homework
    Balancing Sports Practice and Homework
    Heading into the fall sports season, remind your child that teachers won’t excuse missed deadlines ...
  • Protecting Valuables at School
    Protecting Valuables at School
    Young people ages 12 to 17 are far more likely to be victims of property crimes than adults. Most of these crimes occur on school grounds ...
  • Back to School Basics: Organizing
    Back to School Basics: Organizing
    Stocking up on student supplies is an end-of-summer ritual that helps you establish a structured school routine. What really makes the difference is how all those item ...
  • Carpool Driver Safety
    Carpool Driver Safety
    Back to school means a higher level of school and sports-related car pool activity. It’s how we get it all done for our ...
  • Six Sidewalk and Intersection Lessons
    Six Sidewalk and Intersection Lessons
    As school starts, everyone will be sharing sidewalks and crossing streets on foot, on bikes, or propelled by some other preferred form of transportation such as heelies, skates ...
  • Safety Planning for Pre-Teen Pedestrians
    Safety Planning for Pre-Teen Pedestrians
    Back to school means walking to school for many. Even if a child rides in a car pool or takes the bus, there could still be up to a block or more of walking involved at either end of the journey ...
  • Parent Homework For Back To School
    Parent Homework For Back To School
    Parental involvement in back-to-school planning is essential and is usually centered on helping the children prepare for the school year ahead. But what else do parents need to know in their unique role as the at-home classroom assistant?...
  • Seven Skateboarding Safety Tips
    Seven Skateboarding Safety Tips
    Skateboards and schools don’t always mix, yet it’s also unrealistic to think your child has to completely give up the things they have enjoyed over the summer ...
  • Safety Planning for Pre-Teen Pedestrians
    Bike Safety Basics
    Summer bicycling can be different from the demands of the school schedule. Those long leisurely periods of extended summer daylight will give way to more times when children are riding ...
  • youth volleyball:Learning the Simple Set
    Youth Volleyball: Learning the Simple Set
    Spiking the volleyball may be the most dramatic part of the game, but the player that sets the ball is often considered the most integral player on the team ...
  • Youth Volleyball: Super Setters
    Youth Volleyball: Super Setters
    Once the basic volleyball set is mastered, there are four other setting drills that young players can easily practice at home, or on a school, grass or sand court ...
  •  Youth Volleyball: At Home Solo Drills
    Youth Volleyball: At Home Solo Drills
    Even without teammates or a volleyball court available, youth players can always be practicing their volleyball skills ...
  •  Youth Volleyball: Pepper Drill
    Youth Volleyball: Pepper Drill
    It’s always the right time for Pepper. This simple drill is an essential for spur-of-the-moment practice, encouraging teamwork and keeping reaction times sharp ...
  • 15 Minute Cardio Workout
    15 Minute Cardio Workout
    Happy New Years! Our goal this year is to help people reach their new years resolutions by committing to just 15 minutes of exercise per day. An easy and fun workout everyone can do...
  • 15 Minute Yoga Workout
    15 Minute Yoga Workout
    Happy New Years! Our goal this year is to help people reach their new years resolutions by committing to just 15 minutes of exercise per day. An easy and fun workout everyone can do...
  • 15 Minute boxing Workout
    15 Minute Boxing Workout
    Happy New Years! Our goal this year is to help people reach their new years resolutions by committing to just 15 minutes of exercise per day. An easy and workout everyone can do...
  • 15 Minute Strength Workout
    15 Minute Strength Workout
    Happy New Years! Our goal this year is to help people reach their new years resolutions by committing to just 15 minutes of exercise per day. An easy and fun workout everyone can do...