Mike Kirwan

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

(Oct. 13, 2010) - 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.


How to Prepare Your Family for Ocean Swimming

(Jun. 23, 2010) - Consult our tips before you head to the shore this summer, and be confident that your children are prepared for swimming in the ocean.


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

(Apr. 14, 2010) - 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.


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

(Mar. 10, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

(Jan. 20, 2010) - 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.


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

(Dec. 15, 2009) - 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.


Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

(Nov. 18, 2009) - 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.


How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears

(Oct. 15, 2009) - 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.


The Lure of Soccer

(Sep. 16, 2009) - Mike Kirwan outlines some reasons for the American shift towards the world's favorite sport.


Kids' Physicals For School Sports!

(Aug. 20, 2009) - Most sports injuries are preventable through proper instruction, supervision, and equipment. The place to start is with a thorough sports physical examination!


Fun on the Water in the NY Region

(Jun. 16, 2009) - 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.


How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp

(Mar. 06, 2009) - Nicks, scrapes, bumps, and bruises are all part of growing up, but that doesn't mean that bug bites, sunburns, and trips to the emergency room have to be.


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