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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...)

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area
As you gear up for a full summer with your family, we want to make sure you get the most out of it. Check out our guide for parents in the New York City area, complete with great family activities and destinations, summer safety tips and advice, seasonal recipes, and more! We'll arm you with all the information you need to keep your kids active, entertained, and healthy, all summer long. (read the story...)

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area: Where to Go and What to Know
Make fishing a family affair this summer: Check out the best spots to fish throughout the New York City area - including in the city, on Long Island, and in the suburbs - and brush up on the local fishing rules and regulations. (read the story...)

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut
If past family fishing trips have yielded little more than stolen bait, empty hooks, and a whole lot of idle sitting on the water, consider planning your next fishing excursions in an area bursting with trout. The nine maps here detail various brooks, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water in Fairfield County, CT, where the fish are stocked. Simply pick a spot using one of the maps, cast a line, and get ready to reel in the trout. (read the story...)

Family Yoga in Westchester County, NY
Check out these yoga classes for kids and families offered in Westchester County, NY, this June. (read the story...)

Swimming Schools in Fairfield County, CT
These swimming schools for kids in Fairfield County, CT, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction. (read the story...)


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