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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 at Basketball camp and he’s having a great
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Teaching Tips for Basketball Enthused Parents

So, you are a very enthusiastic basketball parent, perhaps you played on your high school or your college team and basketball memories are paramount to you.  You want to share that passion with your child.  Here are some fun ways that Breakthrough Basketball suggests that you introduce the “game of your life” to your children:
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How Do Tennis and Swimming Work Together?

Speedo shares an interview with Andrew Fitzpatrick, pro tour’s youngest 27-year-old tennis coach.  Mr. Fitzpatrick encourages adding swimming and other off-court exercises to tennis players’ regimens to improve their on-court abilities.  Here is a summary of why Andrew feels that swimming is good for tennis players: Swimming is good for all sports in terms of
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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 Nicole, I met her at tennis camp and she’s
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Bucket or Hand Fed Tennis Balls?

Todd Widom of TW Tennis shares his thoughts about bucket or hand fed tennis balls for tennis training.  Here are some of his thoughts: both bucket and hand fed tennis balls have their place in beginner training to develop skills the individual child needs work on it is important to note that in live play,
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Field Hockey Players, Avoid These Mistakes

Hockey Performance Academy shares some common mistakes that field hockey players make before they even start to play.  How can you make mistakes before you even start to play?  Quite simply, some of the things that hold you back are not your athletic skills but your state of mind.  Get to know them so you
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A Moment in the Lives 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 *** I stopped by Field Hockey Camp and met 5 young ladies and asked
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Beginning Field Hockey?

You’ve decided to learn something new and you have picked field hockey.  Revolution Camps shares some tips for beginners: Pick up a good stick from the get-go.  Composite sticks are a good choice as they will give you more command and control of the ball. Work on your stick skills consistently with drills for dribbling, dodging,
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How to Boost Your Horse’s Immune System

Just like humans, horses can use a boost to their immune systems.  Merck Animal Health shared some tips on how you can take care your horse and prepare for the upcoming fall and winter season: Consistent Veterinary care – a minimum of an annual physical and dental exam that includes vaccinations and a deworming evaluation. Up-to-date vaccinations
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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 Julia, I met her at Horseback Riding camp and she is quite
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Horse Etiquette

Every so once in a while, urban life intertwines with rural life and you come across a horse.  It can be a very exciting encounter for so many that do not have the opportunity to interact with horses on a regular basis.  To have a positive experience, Pets on Mom shares some things that you
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Why Music for Your Future Stars?

Introducing music to young children can be a magical journey for your child and you.  Music also has benefits that go beyond music appreciation, Think Fun shares why you should consider adding an introduction to musical instruments: *** Teaches perseverance and creates a sense of achievement – learning to play an instrument requires time and
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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 Sofia and Ariela, they are sisters and I met them at S.T.E.A.M.
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Basics of 3D Printing

Most of us know all about 2 dimensional (2D) printing on a printer which only involved the front and the back of the page, in 3 dimensional (3D) printing the additional dimension is volume.  A 3D printer offers you the chance to print 3 dimensional objects like a cup or a doll.  Beanz, the magazine
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Looking for a Youth Lacrosse Program?

If you’re looking for a lacrosse program to meet and fit your child’s needs, US Lacrosse shares some points to consider as you start your search: Think about what you and your child want from their lacrosse experience.  Your grasp of your goals will help you find a better fit.  Define some things like: a. 
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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 Grayson, he’s quite a regular at Future Stars Camps and has had
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Lacrosse Drills to Try Out

Beginner Lacrosse shares some drills to practice with young players.  Here are a sample of drills to try out:  Lacrosse Catching Drills Basic passing & catching with a stationary partner – practice right and left hand passes & catches. Two kids running down the field in parallel passing back and forth. Running & catching with your non-dominant
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“Chess is for Everybody!”

Chess is a game for all seasons and people of all ages and abilities.  Be inspired knowing that people from all corners of the globe with differing playing abilities are enjoying chess. Check out this video on CNN.com about children with disabilities who participated in the 3rd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled.
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Rickie, this is his second year at Future Stars Camps and he is looking forward to new experiences. Farah:  When did you
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Chess for Beginners

Chess is a very popular two-person strategy board game that is played all over the world by millions of people of all ages.  It’s roots are believed to have sprouted from a 7th century game from India, Chaturanga.  Each player starts with 16 pieces: one king one queen two rooks two knights two bishops eight pawns
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Some Essentials of Kayaking

Intrigued with the idea of spending more time on the water but speedboats and sailboats are not quite what fits your aquatic spirit.  Is kayaking a possibility?  REI shares some introductory tips for beginners that might whet your appetite for sunrise, sunny day or sunset kayaking explorations of the waters around you.  Here are some
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Rachel, this is her first year at Future Stars Camps and she has had quite a variety of experiences this summer.
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Basic Nautical and Sailing Terms for the Beginner

The summer has accorded you some new and fun experiences with boating or sailing and you’re thinking that this adventure could be a keeper. Discover Boating shares 10 nautical and sailing terms that every ‘sailor’ should know whether you own your own boat or just go with being an occasional pleasure boat rider: 1. Aft
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If You Play Football, You Should Know Calder Hodge

Calder Hodge was born with fibular hemimelia, a very rare birth condition.  This meant that at age 3, his legs were amputated because he had no tibia bones in his lower legs.  He lost both his legs to amputations above the knees.   Daily, Calder wears prosthetics but when he’s on the football field he wears
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Parker, this is his first year at Future Stars Camps and he’s enrolled in quite a few camps. Farah:  I heard
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Life Lessons Football Teaches

USA Football shares some life lessons learned while playing football that go beyond the field.  Here are some other ways to look at football and what your children gain from playing: establishes competitive skills – study your competition and improve your own abilities to be a better individual and team player builds discipline – requires discipline for rigorous
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#FutureStars, Have You Seen These Amazing Cheerleading Teams?


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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Sofia, I met her at Cheerleading camp. Farah: How old were you when you first started at FS? Sofia:  I am
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Cheerleaders, You Can Take Constructive Mental Time Off

Cheerleading is a year-round sport and physically and mentally intense.  If you thrive on working year-round in the gym, you should know that you can give yourself some mental relaxation time without leaving the gym.   Cheer Daily shares some ways that you can do this: take the time to enjoy adding technique to skills that
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After-School Tennis Lessons?

Summer is probably at a half-way point and it might be time to look in to plans for the Fall.   Are you considering after-school tennis lesson for your child?  My Tennis Lessons shares 5 good reason as to why enrolling your child in an after-school tennis program makes sense: Tennis teaches your child accountability, as
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Amelie, this is her second year at Future Stars Camps and I caught up with her at Tennis camp. Farah:  Hi
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Tennis Games for Kids

Active Kids shares tennis games to play with your kids to build skills and create moments of enjoyment: Serve and Step to improve your serving skills. Start 5 feet from the net and serve the ball into the appropriate service box. For every successful serve, move one step backward and for every misstep, take one
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Coding and Writing Skills Work Well Together

Coding is the wave to ride now and into the future.  Parents, you do know that coding is a skill that your children should be learning sooner than later.  When coding includes digital storytelling, your children tickle their imagination, ignite their writing skills and have fun improving skills that will serve them well. What role
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Katherine and Neela, I found them both happily working away at our S.T.E.A.M. camp’s Coding session. Farah:  Hello ladies, what have
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Need Resources to Teach Your Child Coding?

Giving children a head start is a parental goal – getting your kids to think about coding and starting them early on is a great choice. The world we live in and the world the children will inherit will be populated by smart devices that can do almost everything.  Teaching your child to code will
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Both Sides of the Homework Debate

The discussion about the pros and cons of homework has gone back and forth for quite some time.  There’s been a lot of research done and the results go either way.  Here is what a teacher with 18 years of experience has to share with you: Pros: teachers can use homework as an opportunity for
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Seth, he is 9 years old and this is his first year at Future Stars Camps.  Seth is making the most
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Make YouTube Safer for Your Children

YouTube is used by millions everyday for various reasons and is often a great resource for discovering and  learning how to do things.  “Without many realizing it, a revolution in terms of how we consume content has been happening around us and the statistics are staggering. There are over 1.9 Billion logged-in users visit YouTube
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Juggling Book Review

So your camper is enamoured with juggling, Circus Talk shares a book review of Anthony Trahair’s book, ‘Pearls of Juggling–Wisdom & Advice’.  Here are some interesting tidbits about the book: at its core, Trahair, a juggler and yoga aficionado turned physical theater actor, has combined all of these movement based philosophies in to one big world
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Xavier, this is his second year at Future Stars Camps.  Xavier will be having a fun summer at Circus Arts
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Flexibility and You

How flexible or not flexible is your body?  Redefine Strength and Fitness shared a blog about flexibility that had some interesting facts to share: Flexibility and Mobility are sometimes interchangeably used however, they are quite different.  “Flexibility is a matter of how much certain muscles are able to passively lengthen in order for a joint to
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Should Baseball Practices Include Competitive Games?

Should baseball practices include competitive games?  Hear what Rob Tong of Youth Baseball Edge has to say despite these accolades for inclusion of competitive games during practice: makes practices more fun makes practices more engaging simulates game conditions Rob Tong, shares that it’s not about, should you use competitive games but rather when and how
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Rowan, this is his first year at Future Stars Camps.  Rowan is at Baseball camp and he is 12 years
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Baseball Players, Do You Practice at Home?

When it comes down to it, most everything that you want to excel at requires a lot of practice.  Practice is important to improve your baseball skills and it is not enough to just practice with your team, you also need to practice at home.  Coaching Youth Baseball, shares some tips: practice means repetition and
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Yes, Coaches Have Expectations of Parents

Ian Plenderleith shared on  Soccer America, that like parents who have expectations of their children’s coaches, coaches too, have a wish list.  Here are a possible list of things coaches hope that both parents and coaches can agree on to make the season and time spent on all sides worth every moment: Game schedules are
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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Every Wednesday, you will meet campers from a variety of camps at Purchase.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com *** Meet Romi!  This is Romi’s second year at Future Stars Camps.  She was 12 years old last year and loved it
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Proper Hydration is Key

Staying properly hydrated is important for adults and youth.  Hydration is an aspect of health that requires a conscious daily commitment.  Fuel Soccer shares some important reminders on hydration, from author and nutrition consultant, Molly Morgan.  “The biggest rule of thumb for athletes is to arrive to games, practices and workouts hydrated and focus on hydration
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Magic Makes the World Go Round

And the wonder of Magic continues … For more information about the Magic program at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Magic Camp page, today. Image Credit: Future Stars Camps
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Spotlight on Josh Kurzban

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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