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As the temperatures begin to drop and snow begins to fall many people begin to stop swimming or wait until warmer weather to start back into a swim lesson routine. Did you know the winter months are the BEST time to learn to swim and make sure...

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Summer break is almost over and school is about ready to start.

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As it begins to warm up, people around the country – especially in St. Louis – begin to think about baseball season.  People get excited about watching baseball, playing baseball, and it all makes perfect sense – it’s America’s pastime!  At...

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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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Food, family, joy and laughter is upon us and many of us are preparing to embark on a journey to find the ultimate gift of the giving season. This year STEM toys will be at the top of the list of parents looking to inspire their little scientist,...

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Formal practices are the best way to learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball, but learning things on their own can help a child translate them into practices and games. The key to practicing basketball at home is to focus on drills that...

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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. 

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It's back-to-school time! As we all know, fall sports are in full swing by now and adding school into the mix is hard, whether your athletes are in high school or grade school. It will take about three weeks for your athletes to adjust to going to...

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