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Schools are out and swimming is in! We know that families will be looking for ways to beat the heat this summer. Here’s our suggestion – fill the summer with swimming! While swimming is a fun and healthy activity to fill your time with, it is...

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Here are five of the YMCA’s favorite flag football drills. Do them in your backyard or in a park and improve your skills!1. Routes

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Boost your game of volleyball! Here are a few drills to help you or your child who plays volleyball get prepared for the volleyball season!Passing DrillsPassing to YourselfWith this drill, you want to plant your feet and lower your legs like you...

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The very first game of basketball was played on December 21, 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The creator was James Naismith, a 30-year-old physical education faculty member at the YMCA International Training School (later to be named...

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“Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.” James Naismith couldn’t have spoken truer words to this day. The sport of basketball was invented in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts by James Naismith. At the time, Naismith was a...

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From social media to email to everything in-between, technology is an ever-present part of our daily lives. A study by analytics firm Flurry found that in 2016 the average American “spent up to 5 hours per day on mobile devices, an increase of 20%...

Anne Schneider

School is back in session and the soccer field is calling!  Here are some of our favorite-at home drills to get your child ready for fall soccer. 

Nick Weaver

It felt like stepping into a time capsule. Raised buildings of crimson, blue, and faded yellow lined streets littered with speed bumps. They stood on stilts six to ten feet above the ground in order to avoid the tropical storms that are staples of...

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With summer almost here, and parents working hard to find a plan for their children to spend the next three months, we must consider how these children will continue to learn and not lose the knowledge they have gained the previous nine months in...

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