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Free Summer Sports Programs for NYC Kids Offered by City Parks Foundation

Free Summer Sports Programs for NYC Kids Offered by City Parks Foundation

Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation is offering free summer sports programs for kids in New York City, including free tennis, golf, soccer, and track and field instruction and free use of equipment in parks across all five boroughs.

Soccer Friends USA to Begin Weekend Futsal Program

Soccer Friends USA to Begin Weekend Futsal Program

Soccer Friends USA, which offers instructional soccer programs, is scheduled to begin its futsal program in January. Futsal is a South American indoor version of soccer. Soccer Friends USA also offers an after-school soccer program for children in Forest Hills.

JCC of Harrison Offers New Early Childhood Programs

JCC of Harrison Offers New Early Childhood Programs

The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center recently began offering three new programs: a preschool, Super Soccer Stars, and Music on Wheels.

Rockland Soccer Academy to Offer Lessons in New City

Rockland Soccer Academy to Offer Lessons in New City

Rockland Soccer Academy, a soccer program for young children, plans to offer fall soccer programs for children ages 3 through third grade in New City. The soccer program is lead by head coach Mike Girling.

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Although soccer isn't a high-contact sport like football, children who play soccer are just as likely to get a concussion. Matthew Pecci, M.D., shares what causes concussions in soccer and how coaches can help prevent them.

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

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.

Afternoon Soccer Program for Elementary Students

Afternoon Soccer Program for Elementary Students

Soccer Friends now offers three new programs for children in Forest Hills: an afternoon soccer club, school break day camps, and child care for a monthly parents' night out.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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!

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Westchester County, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Westchester County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Suffolk Sports Training Facility Opens Second Location

Suffolk Sports Training Facility Opens Second Location

Give It Your All Sports, a sports training facility for children in Ronkonkoma, is opening a new location in Setauket. The facility offers sports training and agility classes for kids, as well as athletic leagues children can participate in, including baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. The new location also offers birthday party packages.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

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.

Premier English Soccer League Visits Boys and Girls Club of America

Premier English Soccer League Visits Boys and Girls Club of America

The English Premier League's Chelsea Football Club, sponsored by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., is traveling around the United States visiting Boys and Girls Club of America locations in Seattle, Miami, and New York.

Soccer By Any Other Name

Soccer By Any Other Name

It’s “football” to the rest of the world, but no matter what you call it, soccer is the most popular international sport for many reasons. Soccer is a great sport for kids because it can be played in any season, promotes teamwork, and nurtures abstract thinking. Read on to learn about the benefits of kids playing soccer, Euro Cup 2012, and soccer related fundraising!

Sonic Soccer Kicks Off Winter Sessions

Sonic Soccer Kicks Off Winter Sessions

Sonic Soccer, an indoor soccer program run by Park Slope Day Camp Sports Academy, kicked off its first session in December 2011. There next session will start at the beginning of February 2012.

Former Professional Soccer Player Offers Private Group Classes

Former Professional Soccer Player Offers Private Group Classes

Sign kids up to learn soccer from one of the best—a former professional soccer player from Argentina who now offers private group classes anywhere in NYC.

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

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.

New York Red Bulls Kick-Start 'New York's Got Wings' Campaign

New York Red Bulls Kick-Start 'New York's Got Wings' Campaign

The Red Bulls, New York's only professional soccer team, kick-started an initiative to energize soccer programs and camps throughout the five boroughs.

Japan’s Top Soccer Players Come Together for Special Fundraising Event for Japan Disaster Relief

Japan’s Top Soccer Players Come Together for Special Fundraising Event for Japan Disaster Relief

Sports network company, One World Sports, will broadcast the Japan Earthquake Relief Soccer Match between Japan’s National Team, the Samurai Blue and the J-League All Star team, in support of American Red Cross Japanese disaster relief efforts.

The Lure of Soccer

The Lure of Soccer

Mike Kirwan outlines some reasons for the American shift towards the world's favorite sport.

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?

When families commit to youth sports teams, in particular to one in an organization that travels, the result can be anything but child’s play.




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