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Mike Kirwan

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Mike Kirwan Articles (21)

826 NYC: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's Secret (Literacy) Weapon

The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company in Park Slope houses the non-profit 826 NYC - together, these organizations lead local children in the fight against crime and poor grammar.

Oct. 13, 2010

How to Prepare Your Family for Ocean Swimming

Consult our tips before you head to the shore this summer, and be confident that your children are prepared for swimming in the ocean.

Jun. 23, 2010

Kids and Baseball: Batter Up, But Put the Accent on Fun

The pressure to perform in a sport like baseball, even in Little League, can cause some players to neglect learning the basic skills. Read advice from the experts on how to help your child excel in baseball while still having fun.

Apr. 14, 2010

How to Get Kids Involved in College Basketball's March Madness

This year, make March Madness fun for the whole family by getting children involved in the NCAA college basketball championship tournament. Read on for tips on how to celebrate the madness in a kid-friendly way, from family bracket-making to helping kids choose a team to cheer for.

Mar. 10, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Suffolk County area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Nassau County area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Fairfield County area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Rockland County area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Westchester County area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Queens area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Manhattan area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Brooklyn area.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in your area.

Jan. 20, 2010

Where To: Basketball in Your Backyard - NY, CT, and Long Island

Once all of the baseball and football gear is put away for the season, gyms across the region begin filling up with competitive basketball games in family-friendly settings. If you can't make it to a pro game, check out these other opportunities to catch quality basketball for a fraction of the price and hassle.

Dec. 15, 2009

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving seems to represent two tenets of American life: food and football. Here are some tips on how to integrate them both into your holiday tradition.

Nov. 18, 2009

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears

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.

Oct. 15, 2009

The Lure of Soccer

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

Sep. 16, 2009

Kids' Physicals For School Sports!

Most sports injuries are preventable through proper instruction, supervision, and equipment. The place to start is with a thorough sports physical examination!

Aug. 20, 2009

Fun on the Water in the NY Region

We spend most of our time on an island or alongside rivers and lakes. Here's how to have fun with the water around us.

Jun. 16, 2009

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp

Summer camp is a place to release all of the pent-up energy from the school year, and an increase in physical activity can lead to a spike in risks. But keeping kids healthy at camp doesn't require knowledge of the latest medical journals — just a good dose of common sense.

Mar. 06, 2009


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