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The Benefits, Risks, and Appeal of Snowboarding for Kids
To parents who are just a bit skeptical of letting their child start snowboarding, fear not: With the proper guidance, children as young as 5 can begin learning the sport. Before you give your verdict read on for some good-to-know advice from local experts. (read the story...)

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics in Nanuet Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, a gymnastics and fitness center for kids in Nanuet, NY, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a full day of family fun and activities. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

A Dance Studio in Larchmont Launches Zumbatonics for Kids
A Dance Studio in Larchmont, New York, now offers Zumbatonics for kids, following the success of its Zumba classes for adults. (read the story...)

West Rock's New Turf Ready for More Sports and Parties than Ever Before
West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex has installed a new SpinTurf that will allow the facility to host even more sports events and parties, including lacross and football birthday parties. (read the story...)

Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn Gets a New Tennis Court, Courtesy of Sprite
The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program awarded a $25,000 grant to the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn to rebuild the school's tennis court and get students active. (read the story...)

Benefits and Risks of Youth Wrestling
Youth wrestling isn’t just for innately athletic kids—the skills can be developed, and anyone can excel (even those who start as late as age 12, when children’s bodies are primed for the sport). Read about the benefits as well as the risk of injury from this physical sport. (read the story...)

Rockland County Little League Softball All-Stars Achieve Great Success at State Level and Beyond
Four Rockland County little league softball all-star teams became New York state champions this year, and several of the teams went on to achieve success beyond the state level. Read about these extraordinary teams from South Orangetown, Stony Point, New City, and Pearl River. (read the story...)

Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy Opens in Brooklyn
Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy opened a new location in Brooklyn, offering golf lessons to kids of all ages. (read the story...)

The Many Benefits of Individual Sports
Individual sports are becoming more popular among young children, especially tennis. Read on for the many ways individual sports can help foster important life skills such as independence and building focus as well as how they're especially beneficial for children with special needs. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?
Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice. (read the story...)

Why It's Important For Siblings to Cheer Each Other On
In her new book "Tending the Family Heart," Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker discusses why it's important for siblings to attend each other's sports games, dance recitals, and other extracurricular activities. (read the story...)

How To Encourage Siblings to Attend Each Other's Events
In her new book "Tending the Family Heart," Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker lists a few easy ways to encourage siblings to attend each other's sports games, dance recitals, and other extracurricular activities. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation Offers Free Golf Lessons in NYC Parks this August
The City Parks Foundation is offering free golf lessons to kids in New York City this August, at East River Park and Eugene McCabe Field in Manhattan. (read the story...)

A Guide to Hiking and Climbing with Kids in the NYC Area
Hiking in the great outdoors and rock climbing -- whether indoors or out -- are both wonderful opportunities for families to exercise together while having fun. And though both sports have their risks, even young children can be successful and safe with the right planning and preparation. Check out our roundup of articles below for all you need to know before going hiking or climbing with your kids in the New York City area (and beyond!). (read the story...)

Indoor Rock Climbing Centers In and Near NYC
Rock climbing is great exercise, and indoor climbing takes away some of the safety risks of the sport, making it a great activity for kids and families. Check out these spots in and around New York City that offer indoor climbing walls. (read the story...)

A Parent's Guide to Rock Climbing and Hiking With Kids
Have your kids put down the video game controls and keep them active by going rock climbing up a climbing wall or hiking on one of the New York City area's many nature trails. Read on for suggestions on where to go, what to bring with you, and how to keep the kids safe during your trip. (read the story...)

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom
Avid athlete and author of "Run Like a Girl," Mina Samuels shares why sports and working out are important to a healthy life balance and how working out actually makes you a better mom. (read the story...)

X Games for Kids
If your kids catch "extreme sports" fever after watching the X Games, don't worry. Skateboarding and BMX racing can be fun, safe sports for children that teach valuable life skills. (read the story...)

Collegiate Women Sports Awards Announces in New York City that Basketball Player from University of Connecticut, Maya Moore, Makes History by Winning the Honda-Broderick Cup Two Years in a Row
Maya Moore, University of Connecticut basketball star and current forward for the WNBA Minnesota Lynx, has won the Honda-Broderick Cup, designating her as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. (read the story...)

Birthday Parties Featuring Classic Games
These kids' birthday party venues in the New York City area offer party packages featuring classic games like dodgeball, kickball, ga-ga, tag, and more. (read the story...)

The Rise of Ga-Ga
Ga-ga, a summer camp game similar to dodgeball, has become a popular activity at kids' birthday parties and family gatherings. (read the story...)

Retro Sports for Kids
From dodgeball to obstacle courses, classic sports from our own childhoods are making a comeback. Find out why these old-fashioned games are great for family gatherings and kids' parties. (read the story...)

Bank of America Announces $1 Million Multi-Year Donation to Support Special Olympics
Bank of America, proud sponsor of Special Olympics for more than three decades, today announced a three-year $1 million contribution to support Special Olympics, a global organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities and special needs. (read the story...)

JCC Juniors Bring Home Gold from Maccabi Games
A delegation of 29 athletes from the JCC of Mid-Westchester competed in the 2011 Mid-Atlantic JCC Junior Maccabi Games and brought home medals in all events. (read the story...)


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