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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 Future Stars.

We believe that the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, a Northwell Health member, does this for not only children but also their families.  This Thanksgiving we will be donating a portion of our enrollment to them in their efforts to ensure the best environment for the hardest time in most people’s lives.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center

The Cohen Children’s Medical Center is dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is committed to providing the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art care in all major clinical areas.  They understand that when it comes to the treatment of their young patients, loved ones play a crucial role.  That’s why family centered care is at the core of everything they do.
Their discoveries, advancements and achievements have earned them recognition as one of the nations’ pre-eminent children’s hospitals.  They even have experts available to provide educational programs in schools and local communities, which can be tailored to the specific needs of the students, parents and/or community.

We would like to assist in making a difference by donating on your behalf to the areas of need at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center:
These areas include:

– Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department 

– Northwell Health Foundation – Cohen Children’s Medical Center

With each registration from now until Thanksgiving we will be donating $25 per week to the Cohen Children’s Medical Center for everyone that registers using the discount code ‘GOBBLE‘. Along with the donation, as a thank you to you, we will be giving you $40 off per week towards your camper(s) this summer.

Register & Give Thanks for Summer 2020

MORE WAYS TO DONATE

To donate directly to the Cohen Children’s Medical Center with out registering, click here.  (Make sure to support “Cohen Children’s Medical Center” in the drop-down)

If you would like to make a donation of Toys or Supplies to the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, see attached for their “Wish List” and donation guidelines.
Items from their “Wish List” can also be found on Amazon – Click Here 

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, we can be filled with warmth knowing that together we made a difference.

As always, we are thankful for you,
Future Stars Camps

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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 Future Stars.

We believe that Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) does this for not only children but also their families, so this Thanksgiving we will be donating a portion of our enrollment to them in their efforts to ensure the best environment for the hardest time in most people’s lives.

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital was built through the efforts of hundreds of parents, medical professionals, and community leaders, including Brenda and John Fareri who lost their 13-year-old daughter, Maria, to rabies in 1995. After Maria died, her parents learned that Maria had made a special wish as part of a school project – for the health and well-being of all the children in the world. Guided by Maria’s wish, the Fareri family helped lead the design and creation of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital as a “family-centered” hospital. It is the only hospital in the United States named after a child.

We would like to assist in adding to Maria’s wish by donating on your behalf to the areas of need:

Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department

Family Resource Center

Isaac and Naomi Kaplan Family Regional NICU Expansion Project

Maria’s Garden

With each registration from now until Thanksgiving we will be donating $25 per week to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for everyone that registers using the discount code ‘GOBBLE‘. Along with the donation, as a thank you to you we will be giving you $40 off per week towards your camper this summer.

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, we can be filled with warmth knowing that together we made a difference.

With gratitude, you may register here!

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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

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Meet veteran Future Stars Diving camper, Noam.

Farah:  Hi Noam, it’s nice to meet you.  So, how long have you been attending Future Stars camps?

Noam:  Well, for a long time I went to the Tennis summer camp at St. Joseph’s Long Island and then I started diving and I thought maybe I should do the diving camp here!

Farah: Do you have siblings? Do they also go to Future Stars camps?

Noam:  Yes, I have a younger sister and an older brother. My sister doesn’t but my older brother attends the Long Island Tennis camp.

Farah: What camp are you in this week?

Noam:  I’m in Diving camp. This is my 3rd week.

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Farah: I heard you say that you did tennis camp out on long island. Did you try any other programs?

Noam:  No I did not, just the diving and tennis.

Farah: ​What have you been working on this week in diving?

Noam:  Well, I did my double front. Last week, I was working on my inward double but I just got here this week, so I really didn’t have time to work on it. I have to take time to warm up for a day or so before I can do my hard dives.

Farah: What is your favorite part of this week so far?

Noam:  I like how there are so many kids, I make a lot of friends here and I see a lot of people that I already know. It’s really fun. When you dive during the year it’s all about diving but here it’s about  learning and having fun, and I like that!

Farah:  What are you most looking forward to this week?

Noam:  I heard there is a carnival on Thursday – I’m really looking forward to that!

Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor?

Noam:  I do not because all of the counselors are just so good.

 

Farah:  Is there someone that you look up to or admire?

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Noam:  Tom Daley, he’s a diver and Greg Louganis.

Farah:  Why do you admire them?

Noam:  Because they are very good athletes, and they persevered and achieved.

Farah:  What are some of your hobbies?

Noam:  I like to read, I like to do stuff. I dive during the year and I do it a lot so I usually don’t have that much time to do other stuff. 

Farah:  What is the best part of being a kid?

Noam:  You don’t have to worry about stuff and you can just have fun.

Farah:  What grade are you going into?

Noam:  I’m going into 5th.

Farah:  What do you most enjoy about school?

Noam:  I love learning about new things.

Farah:  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Noam:  I would like to be a doctor, specifically a geneticist. And I may want to be a diver as well.

Farah:  How did you figure out that you wanted to be a geneticist specifically?

Noam:  My mom is doctor and I was thinking about what I want to be and how interesting it would be. 

Farah:  Is your mom a geneticist?

Noam:  No, she’s a doctor, she does some genetics but is not a geneticist, but I thought it was super interesting!

Farah:  That is super interesting! For my last question – What is your favorite memory from camp?

Noam:  It would have to be when I was outside on the trampoline with all of my friends jumping! It was super fun!

Farah:  Nice to meet you Noam, and hope to see you next year creating more fun Future Stars memories!

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For more information about Diving camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Diving camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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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 when you dive by ensuring your hands enter the water first and extend your legs behind you
  • never stop practicing board work and takeoffs as there is always room for improvement and they help prevent injuries
  • incorporate the age appropriate gym routines to your training and strengthen your wrists, neck, shoulders, etc.

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For full article:  Tips for Platform And Springboard Diving Beginners

For more information about Diving camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Diving camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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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:

On the flip side, a question that could be raised is ” Did these athletes become great because they played multiple sports?  Or did they play multiple sports because they were great athletes?”  That’s an important question to think about.  Having shared that thought to ponder on, here are some benefits of a multi-sports background:

  • decreases over-use injuries which can also be better managed by well-thought out training programs and appropriate length of  playing seasons
  • increased movement capacity as different sports require varying movement patterns
  • improves athletic capacity

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For full article:  Does A Multisport Background Improve An Athlete’s Opportunity For Success?

For more information about Multi-Sports camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Multi-Sports camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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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

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Meet veteran Future Stars Multi-sports camper, Max.

Farah:  When did you start at Future Stars camps and what camps have you joined?

Max I started 6 years ago.  I’ve been at Multi-sports, Tennis, and Circus Arts camps. 

Farah: What camp are you in this week? 

Max:  Multi-sports.

Farah:  What have you been working on this week?

Max:  We have been doing color wars, so it’s four teams with a bunch of kids and you have to get the most points to win. We’ve been playing capture the flag, gaga ball and world cup. My favorite was capture the flag.

Farah:  What is your favorite part of this week?

Max: Probably dodgeball. 

Farah:  What are you most looking forward to this week? 

Max:   I enjoy the relay race which has different stations and the first team to complete all stations wins.

Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor? 

Max:  I don’t have a favorite, I like them all. 

Farah: Is there someone that you look up to or admire? In sports or entertainment? Why?

 Max:   David Wright, he played on the Mets. He played 3rd base just like I do in baseball. I saw him in the first game I ever watched and he hit a crazy grand slam!

Farah: What are your hobbies?

 Max:  I like to play with figures, like gaming figures and pokemon figures. I usually pull them out and play with them.

Farah:  What grade are you in? What do you most enjoy about school?

Max:  I’m going into 6th grade. I really love field time during recess.

Farah:  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Max:   Either a chef or an engineer. I’m being taught to cook by my mom. My favorite thing to make is either pizza or muffins.

Farah:  What is your favorite memory from camp? 

Max:  It was maybe 2 years ago and it was at Multi-sports camp. We were playing color wars and you had to lip sync a song for points and I did “Believer” by Imagine Dragons. It was so fun! My favorite song has changed but it was my favorite at the time.

Farah:  Nice meeting you Max, and I hope that I catch you lip syncing at some point this summer!

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For more information about Multi-Sports camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Multi-Sports camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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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, his sports background included baseball, and he is still with the Browns
  • Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants, Penn State, his sports background included track and basketball, and he is still with the Giants
  • Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets, USC, his sports background included basketball and baseball, and he is still with the Jets
  • Denzel Ward, CB, Cleveland Browns, Ohio State, his sports background included track and he is still with the Browns
  • Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills, Wyoming, his sports background included basketball and baseball and he is still with the Bills
  • Mike McGlinchey, OT, San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame, his sports background included basketball, wrestling, and lacrosse, and he is still with the 49ers

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For full article:  NFL Draft 2018: First round loaded with multi-sport athletes 

For more information about Multi-Sports camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Multi-Sports camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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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 national team.

 

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For more information about Field Hockey camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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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

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Meet Future Stars Camper, Mia who is at Field Hockey camp this year but you may remember meeting Mia last year at Softball camp and she is also Grayson‘s sister who was at Lacrosse camp.

Farah:  When did you start at Future Stars Camps?

Mia:  5 years ago I think. I’m 9 now! 

Farah:  What camp are you in this week?

Mia:  Field Hockey. 

Farah:  Do you always attend Field Hockey camp?

Mia:   No, I attend Lacrosse sometimes and Tennis, too.  My brother is in Lacrosse.

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Farah:  What have you been working on this week?

Mia:  Dribbling and stopping the ball when somebody passes to me. Also shooting and passing.

Farah:  What is your favorite part of this week?

 Mia:  The stick game. You have to lay out sticks and you can’t touch them and jump in between. The last person has to jump as far as they can. You just keep going again and again.

Farah:  What are you most looking forward to this summer

 Mia:   The carnival! 

Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor? 

Mia:   Yes, my favorite is  Yola because she’s fun, funny and nice.

Farah:  What are your hobbies?

Mia:  I play the piano, I watch TV and my favorite shows are ‘Sponge Bob” and  ‘Teen Titans Go!’.

Farah:  What is the best part of being a kid?

Mia:  Not having to do work.

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Farah:  What grade are you in? What do you most enjoy about school?

Mia:   I’m in 4th, and I love specials! It’s like when you go to Physical Education, Computers, or Art class. 

Farah:  What do you want to be when you grow up?

 Mia:  I want to study sharks and study the ocean.

Farah:  What is your favorite memory from camp?

 Mia:   I love it when we watch movies during thunderstorms!

Farah:  Great chatting with you and have a wonderful time at “Carnival’ and maybe we’ll have some thunderstorms and you can watch movie with your friends.

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For more information about Field Hockey camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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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.
  • Train yourself to leave the analytical side of your brain on the sidelines and once you step on the field let your instinctive part of the brain rule as it is better at making precise snap decisions.
  • Know and practice under the conditions that you will be playing in for the games.  For example, prepare for playing in colder or warmer climates, different turfs, time of day, etc.
  • Prepare physically for a game with the right amount of sleep, hydration, right nutrition, rest, exercise and stretching, etc.
  • Keep in mind that you need to roll with surprises as anything can happen, think flexibility.
  • Meet every game with the same preparedness, don’t allow an opposing team’s reputation to derail your level of preparation.
  • Concentrate on the moment, don’t allow a slow or bad start to deflect your game plan.

Don’t forget to have fun before, during, and after the game.

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For full article:  How To Mentally Prepare For Field Hockey Tournaments

For more information about Field Hockey camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps