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2019 Blogs in Review

Don’t Miss the 2019 FINA Diving World Series Juggling Book Review *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Interview Blogs in Review

An interview with Future Stars’ Adventure Camp Director, Jamie Tranchida Spotlight On: David Stapleton *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Blogs in Review

Tips for Beginner Woodworkers Do You Know These Magic Facts? *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 “#ThrowbackSaturday” Highlights

First Girls’ Tackle Football League Five Benefits of Tennis for Young Athletes *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps  
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2019 Blogs in Review

Basic Nautical and Sailing Terms for the Beginner Some Essentials of Kayaking *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Interview Blogs in Review

Who are the people behind Future Stars? Meet Charlie VanDercook An Interview with Future Stars’ Co-Founder, Bill Griffin *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Blogs in Review

Are You Prepared to Play College Lax? Tips to Help Manage Multiple Soccer Players in the Family *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 “#ThrowbackSaturday” Highlights

Cheerleaders, Stay on Top of Your Game S.T.E.A.M. Education Can Be Fun *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Blogs in Review

Valuable Life Lessons Camp Counselors Gain Another Way to Wear a Baseball Glove?   *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Interview Blogs in Review

An Interview with Future Stars’ Basketball Camp Director, John McArthur Spotlight on Josh Kurzban *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Blogs in Review

    Soccer Players, Check Out These Indoor Workouts Playing Field Hockey on Natural Grass? *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 “#ThrowbackSaturday” Highlights

  Mo’ne Davis Surfing on the Horizon? *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Blogs in Review

  Horseback Riders, What’s in a Tack Trunk? Strong Breath Hold is Vital for Surfers *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Interview Blogs in Review

An Interview with Program Director and MacInspires Founder, Travis Sluss An interview with Future Stars’ Adventure Camp Director, Jamie Tranchida   *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 Blogs in Review

  Parents Advocate for Your Child When Needed Strengthen Your Hamstrings *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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2019 “#ThrowbackSaturday” Highlights

Recreational v. Select: The Best Choice For Your Child Debunking 10 Lacrosse Myths *** For more information about our Future Stars Camps, please check out our programs page, today. Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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Coach Gabe Zuger Recommends

We asked Gabe, Multi-sports Camp Director at Purchase Future Stars Camps for some interesting reads and here are a couple of articles for you to peruse.  Enjoy! From the New York Times about Ultimate Frisbee: Born of a Boycott, a Women’s Ultimate Frisbee League Charts Its Own Path And from WKAR, just in case you
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Spotlight on Gabe Zuger

“Future Stars Camps has been around for 38 years and keeping it fresh while maintaining the values that have made this summer day camp a family tradition are why parents, who attended as kids, want their children to come here.”  —    Jordan Snider We are proud to be a family tradition.  Enjoy getting to
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Multi-Sports Thoughts

“Former Ohio State Head Football Coach Urban Meyer recently stated that he prefers recruiting athletes who are involved in other sports.”  Here are some reasons why: coaches like to see athletes with their own eyes, not just on film therefore they can see an athlete competing during other seasons. some recruiters feel that other sports
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An Intro to the Types of Dives and Scoring

Woody Franklin of Liveaboutdotcom shares what he knows about the different types of springboard and platform dives: there are six basic types of dives in springboard and platform diving four involve somersaulting, either toward or away from the diving board or platform, and include using a forward approach and hurdle, or a backward press. another type of dive
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Spotlight on Mike Darland

“Our primary goal is to help campers enrich their talents, explore new frontiers and develop appropriate social dynamic skills that will serve them well as they move through this complex and challenging world.” – Bill Griffin, co-founder We are proud to be a family tradition.  Enjoy getting to know our Future Stars Camps family. If
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Short Glossary of Diving Terms

If you’re thinking about diving, here are some terms that you should think about learning: Approach — the three or more forward steps the diver takes toward the end of the board. Armstand dive — a dive that’s executed from a motionless armstand position on the edge of only solid platforms Backward dive — a dive in which the diver begins
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Don’t Miss These Circus Acts and Meet Some Circus Artists

Enjoy these acts: Meet some circus artists: *** For more information about the variety of Circus Arts programs at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Circus Arts Camp page,  today.   Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps
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Spotlight on Olivia Lehrman

“The biggest reward that I’ve received in my life is that after running Future Stars for 37 years is that, I’ve come into the second generation of campers. Parents that attended are now sending their kids to the camp, because they love Future Stars and they fondly remember their experiences.”—Charlie VanDercook We are proud to
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Circus Arts 101

Circus Arts are of quite an interest to people of all age groups.  The Smithsonian hosted a Folklife Festival in 2017 that provided opportunities for experiential exploration of the life and work of circus people all around the world.  Here is what they considered some of the main disciplines of Circus Arts: Acrobatics – The
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Understanding Stress in Children

Children are also affected by stress and experience anxiety and parents can help them manage their stressors.  Be conscious of your childrens’ mental wellness and seek professional help when needed.  Everyday Wellness shares signs of stress and anxiety that parents should be aware of which can be either physical or behavioral: Behavioral or Emotional Difficulty concentrating
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Spotlight on Craig

“The biggest reward that I’ve received in my life is that after running Future Stars for 37 years is that, I’ve come into the second generation of campers. Parents that attended are now sending their kids to the camp, because they love Future Stars and they fondly remember their experiences.” —Charlie VanDercook We are proud
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Sports, Health and You

With the new year coming up and possible intentions for including a healthier life-style, you may be considering adding a sport to your child’s schedule of activities.  There are so many reasons to get your child engaged in sports and RealBuzz.com shares some health and fitness benefits that playing a sport provides: help to reduce
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For Divers

Springboards and More shares some strengths that requires no talent but they are attributes that almost every successful athlete possesses: Respectful of time Good work ethic Puts forth best effort Positive body language Energy Good  attitude Exudes passion Being Coach-able Doing Extra Being Prepared Check out these Olympic Diving tips:     *** For full
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*A Thanksgiving Gift from Your Old Westbury, Farmingdale, and St. Joseph’s Future Stars Camps Family*

As we approach the holidays with family and friends, we’d like to also give back to the places in our community that work so hard to make our loved ones safe and cared for. We want to make sure that every child has the opportunity to have a safe, welcoming environment like we offer at
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*A Thanksgiving Gift from Your Purchase Future Stars Camps Family*

As we approach the holidays with family and friends, we’d like to also give back to the places in our community that work so hard to make our loved ones safe and cared for. We want to make sure that every child has the opportunity to have a safe, welcoming environment like we offer at
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet veteran Future Stars Diving camper, Noam. Farah:  Hi Noam, it’s nice to
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Things to Think About as a Beginner Diver

RealBuzz.com shares tips for beginner platform and springboard divers.  Here are some things for you to consider: progress gradually – work on sitting dives, then kneeling dives, then crouching dives and then standing dives use dry land diving equipment to prepare yourself and and improve your techniques safely such as trampolines, stretching mats, etc. be streamlined
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Does a Multi-Sports Background Equal Success?

Functional Movement shares some things to think about multi-sport participation and sports success in the long-run.  Here are some people who wholeheartedly support multi-sport participation: Hall of Fame athletes, John Smoltz and Wayne Gretzky are using large platforms to advocate against early sports specialization. Famed-surgeon Dr. James Andrews cautions parents and kids against the perils of playing one sport, even
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet veteran Future Stars Multi-sports camper, Max. Farah:  When did you start at
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Did You Know This About the NFL 2018 First Round Picks?

Just in case you missed this part of the bio of these 2018 NFL first round picks, “the first round was chock full of athletes who played multiple sports in high school or throughout most of their pre-college years.”  Here’s a taste of who they are and what they played: Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns #6, Oklahoma,
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The Drill That Will Help You Score from the Baseline

It’s always a good idea to add drills to your repertoire to refine skills that you can use on the field.  Check out this short video drill to help you score from the baseline.  This video features double Olympian Jeroen Hertzberger, a Dutch field hockey player who plays as a forward for Rotterdam and the Dutch
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Future Stars Camper, Mia who is at Field Hockey camp this year but
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Mental Work-up Prior to Field Hockey Tourneys

Pre-game jitters before a big game are a common emotional state for many athletes.  Hockey Performance Academy shares some tips to help you mentally prepare and assuage your nerves: Save your mental energy for the game, work out other distractions before the game or hold to coming back to them after the game is over.
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Some Thoughts on Serving

Improveyourvolley.com has some tips on when and how to serve.  One thought is that even though your hand is what makes contact with the ball these are factors you should also be aware of to have a solid over hand serve: correct feet positioning synchronicity of your core and lower body movements consistency of your
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Future Stars Camper, Sarah, a veteran volleyball camper. Farah:  When did you
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What do you know about Volleyball History?

Volleyball.com shares some interesting facts about Volleyball: Volleyball celebrated over 120 years of existence in 2015. It originated in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke invented volleyball by blending elements of  decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball. The motivation was to
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Do You Know These Magic Facts?

“Through magic, we are entering a fictional world of wonder where nothing bad happens and all dangers vanish when the magician retrieves his assistant safe and sound after being cut in two or escapes himself from an imminent danger.”   Magic amazes, astounds, and entertains and The abracadabra shares some interesting facts that you may not
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Future Stars Camper Matthew, an aspiring magician. Farah:  Hi Matthew, nice to
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Why Magic?

Magic’s roots date back to Ancient Persia and Greece in the 17th century.  Magic can be entertaining and intriguing. Mentalism and Magic shares great reasons as to why you should bring magic into your life  and here are some of them: improves your critical thinking as you have to hone your analytical, inferential, interpretive, evaluative,self-regulatory,
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A Wood Project for You

A simple wood project to work on with your child.  Perhaps, it will be a special DIY gift for the holidays! *** For more information about the Woodshop camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Advanced Steam Education Camp page and scroll down to find Woodshop, today. Image Credit: Deposit Photos
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Future Stars Camper Alex, who I met at Woodshop. Farah:  Hi Alex,
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Tips for Beginner Woodworkers

Exploring woodworking?  Interested in creating your own wood project and need some guidance or tips.  The Spruce Crafts shares some things to consider before you get started: The first thing you need to do is to understand all the safety protocols for the different materials, tools, and equipment you will be using.  Purchase whatever safety
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Basketball for Young Children

Basketball is an easily relatable sport for young kids as they naturally love to run and jump, and then just add dribble and shoot.  Layups.com shares some skills to work on with younger children: Balance is a great place to start.  Show them how to spread their feet apart, flex the legs on their knees, maintain
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Future Stars Camper Aidan, who was at Basketball camp, and he’s having
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