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WNBA Star Tina Charles Hosts Sports Safety Clinic for Kids in Harlem
WNBA star Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun teamed up with Safe Kids Worldwide to educate kids about sports injury prevention at a Sports Safety Clinic in Harlem's Riverbank State Park on Oct. 12. (read the story...)

14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs
The 14th Street Y in NYC's East Village offers the KOL Program, which includes sports, fitness, movement, and music classes for kids with autism and communication disorders or language delays. (read the story...)

'Eat Smart, Play Safe' Campaign Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Kids
Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products have partnered to raise awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles for active kids. (read the story...)

Proper Nutrition Guidelines for Young Athletes
Nutritionist Robin Werner shares nutrition guidelines for young athletes and active children, as well as ideas for healthy snacks for athletic children and how to teach your child to make healthy food choices. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Does Yoga Help Kids with Special Needs?
Lindsay Malejko, co-founder of Prasanthi Studio in Westchester, explains how yoga can benefit kids who have special needs, how yoga classes are modified for children with special needs, and why she recommends yoga for parents of kids with special needs. (read the story...)

Teen Athletes Need Balanced Diets to Perform Their Best
To perform well in sporting events, teen athletes need to eat balanced meals that provide key nutrients. Robin Werner, MS, RD, gives the play-by-play on the proper nutrition necessary for teen athletes, creating a balanced diet, and keeping teen athletes hydrated. Part 1 of a 2-part series: Nutrition for Young Athletes. (read the story...)

Key Nutrients Necessary for Teen Development
Teens, especially teen athletes, have special nutrition needs. Here is a list of nutrients teens need, what foods provide those key nutrients, and what those key nutrients do for the body. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?
President of Bike and Roll NYC Chris Wogas shares tips for staying safe on a bicycle, including the safety accessories every bike should have, how to tell if a helmet fits properly, proper bike seat positioning, and what to look for in a bike maintenance check before every ride. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stay Safe While Riding My Bike in Traffic?
Chris Wogas, the president of Bike and Roll NYC, shares tips for riding bikes with traffic and in large groups, as well as how some bike laws differ in each state. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Is Martial Arts Therapy and How Can it Help My Child?
Dr. Alisha Griffith-Berkeley, co-founder of a specialized martial arts program in Brooklyn, explains what martial arts therapy is and how it can help children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, and sensory issues. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Should I Talk to My Kid About Losing a Sports Game?
When your child loses a competitive sports game like a soccer match or basketball game, the ride home may be filled with silence. A father of two children who play competitive basketball and the CEO of House of Sports in New York shares advice on what parents should say to their children after a loss. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Should I Persuade My Kid to Stop Playing Sports if His Team Keeps Losing?
Though your child's sports team may require long hours and commitment, is persuading him or her to quit because the team does not win a lot of games the right move? A father of two and the CEO of House of Sports in Westchester, New York weighs in on whether it's appropriate to pull a child out of a team sport simply because they are not winning. (read the story...)

House of Sports Offers Summer Sports Programming for Ages 2-4
House of Sports in Ardsley—the academy for athletic excellence—offers summer programs for children ages 2-4 to introduce them to sports and the importance of physical activity. The programs include soccer and baseball lessons, as well as a summer camp that includes lessons from all the sports offered at House of Sports, including basketball, gymnastics, and football. (read the story...)

Four Summer Safety Tips to Beat the Heat
With the heat and humidity of the summer, it is important for young summer athletes to pace themselves and stay cool. Here are four tips to stay safe in the heat this summer. (read the story...)

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids
The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park is a member, provides tips to prevent sports injuries in children, including staying hydrated, preventing concussions, and treating muscle strains and sprains. (read the story...)

Asphalt Green's Battery Park City Location Offers Family Programming
Asphalt Green’s new Battery Park City location offers the same athletic and fitness programming to youth, adults, and families, as well culinary and cultural classes. Asphalt Green also offers summer day camp for children ages 4-13, which includes sports and swim instruction, as well as cultural arts. (read the story...)

Athletic Training School Building New Facility in Port Washington
Athletic training facility Parisi Speed School is currently holding its classes at the Port Washington Tennis Academy while its new facility is being built. The training center offers fitness classes for ages 7 to adult that build agility, strength, speed, and self-confidence, while helping athletes get and stay in shape. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Why Should My Child Learn to Ride a Balance Bike?
We interviewed Joseph Rumley, chief marketing officer of FirstBIKE, about the benefits of children riding a balance bike versus training wheels, the safety precautions the need to be taken on a balance bike, how to transition your child to a pedal bike, and the benefits of bike riding as a family. (read the story...)

The Rinx Offers Its Programs at Bethpage Ice Rink
Hauppauge-based ice rink, The Rinx, is now offering its Total Skating and Total Hockey programs at the Town of Oyster Bay Skating Center in Bethpage. The programs help kids develop their skating and/or hockey skills. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Find the Right Martial Arts School for My Child?
If you're planning to enroll your child in a martial arts program, choosing the right school and instructor is an important first step. Here, tips on how to find the right martial arts studio and the questions you should ask martial arts instructors. (read the story...)

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park
Is your son or daughter itching to try a new sport? Why not try lacrosse? Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, which has fields on Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5, is starting its first competitive season this spring. With teams for boys and girls, your athlete will have fun while being active. (read the story...)

Fit Club in Fairfield Offers New Kids' Classes
Fit Club, a family-friendly gym that offers fitness classes for adults and kids, moved its new location in Fairfield's Sportsplex. Fit Club now offers boxing and overall fitness classes for children. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can Kids Benefit from Playing Tennis, and When Should They Start?
Tennis can help kids develop many physical, social, and mental skills that they can use in other areas of life. We asked Go! Tennis director George Garland what age is right to start tennis lessons and what the goals of those early lessons should be. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is Golf the Right Sport for My Child?
Kate Tempesta, founder and co-owner of Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy, shares her tips on the benefits children get from playing golf, how young kids can start golf lessons, and what to expect from your child’s golf teachers. (read the story...)

Manhattan’s Toddlers Can Now Go Gaga for Gaga
The Gaga Center, Manhattan's only location dedicated to the game of gaga, has added Tot Gaga, a class where toddlers can learn to play gaga, to its schedule of gaga classes for kids. The Upper East Side location also offers party packages for a gaga filled birthday. (read the story...)


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