Facing declining participation, Green Vale was the first middle school on Long Island to switch from tackle to flag football. Now numbers are up and other schools are joining in.
As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.
Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.
UPDATED JULY 2016: If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered on Long Island, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Nassau County, including Lindenhurst, Syosset, Jericho, Port Washington, and Bellmore, and Suffolk County, including Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.
UPDATED JULY 2016: Looking to keep your kids fit in Manhattan, NYC? Our comprehensive New York guide leads you directly to great, local Manhattan classes and programs focusing on sports and fitness, including gyms, training, family fitness, golf, baseball, and much more!
UPDATED JUNE 2016: This list of local sports and fitness programs in the suburbs of Connecticut includes options in the Fairfield region including Westport, Newton, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Stamford. Classes for kids range from sailing programs to golf lessons at these local Connecticut sports and fitness centers.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Here's a list of local sports and fitness clubs that offer classes for kids in the NYC suburb of Westchester County. These programs offer skating classes for kids, horseback riding lessons for kids, trampoline sports for kids, and group gym classes for kids. These clubs are located in Westchester neighborhoods including Yonkers, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Larchmont.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: If you're a Brooklyn parent looking for a local place to enroll your kids in sports and fitness classes, this list has what you need. Here is a list of local sports and fitness programs for kids in Brooklyn, NYC in neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, Bay Ridge, Clinton Hill, and DUMBO. You'll find a variety of options including yoga classes and fencing classes for kids.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: Here you'll find a list of local sports and fitness clubs in Queens, NYC that offer a variety of fitness programs including yoga classes for kids. These sports and fitness centers are located in neighborhoods such as Forest Hills, Bay Terrace, Long Island City, Flushing, Astoria, and Middle Village. Keep your kids fit with these fitness programs for kids in NYC.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: This list of local sports and fitness classes for kids in the NYC suburb of Rockland, NY includes sports and fitness centers in West Nyack, Nanuet, New City, and Upper Saddle River. These sports and fitness programs have many classes for kids including yoga classes, horsback riding classes, and soccer classes.
With so much talk of concussions in the sport of football of late, many parents are shying away from the sport. If your child is set on hitting the gridiron, we’ve got ways to ease your anxiety.
If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered in Suffolk County, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.
With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court.
Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game
Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30.
All sports, whether contact-based or otherwise, harbor the potential for injury. Read on for tips on how to keep your little athlete safe on the field and out of the emergency room.
Watching your kids run out onto the playing field for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what sport they’re playing. But the anxiety that comes with allowing a young son or daughter to gear up and step onto the football field is enough to give the coolest of parents a panic attack. Nonetheless, generations of children have tugged at shirttails, pleading for the chance to engage in some sanctioned rough play, and many parents give in whether they are ready or not.