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Every child, including children with special needs and unique health concerns, can benefit from the exercise, learning, social connections, and fun that can be found with sports. At ActivStars, our mission is to make programs as inclusive as possible. We’re proud to have a fantastic staff and training on Autism…READ MORE
When the temperature drops low in winter, it’s easy for parents and child athletes to want to stay in, snuggle down, and become one with the couch. There’s nothing wrong with a good winter video session every now and then, but staying healthy requires getting up and moving too! To…READ MORE
Millions of America’s children stopped playing sports in 2019, and the main culprit is a lack of local, affordable youth sports. It’s believed that childhood participation in sports has declined by 8% in the country due to costs that often range in the thousands of dollars per year. Sports are…READ MORE
Winning is an essential part of youth sports, but it is one among many complementary goals. ActivStars also focuses on the values of knowledge, respect, friendship, learning, and safety. Fun, fitness, and social development come first, but winning can play a role in their impact. The “win” gives everyone involved…READ MORE
Okay parents, here’s a question for you: What made you first playing love youth sports? Whether we’re talking to someone who is 9 or 90, the answer tends to be having fun and making friends. A wide range of studies find that children have always played youth sports for these…READ MORE
Every semester we see a growing increase in interest and participation in youth sports programs for kids of all ages. Younger children are starting to look at sports as a way to make friends and have fun. While you and educators like us often focus on the health benefits (physical…READ MORE
Physical literacy is one of the latest buzzwords when it comes to your child’s daily activity. The good news is that it is a terrific way to understand how to keep your child healthy. We love it, and you’ll love it too when you learn a little more about physical…READ MORE
Summer is almost here, and that means fun youth programs, plus plenty of heat, is right around the corner! To keep everyone having an enjoyable time and safe as the weather changes, it’s essential for coaches and parents as well as athletes themselves to be aware of what to do…READ MORE
A core focus of the ActivStars approach to after-school youth sports is that we bring everyone together to learn, play, and grow, without an exclusive focus on score. Children learn and grow in an encouraging environment, and even many of our games and events won’t rank a winner. That naturally…READ MORE
A compelling after-school program for your child can help turn aimless hours and screen time into productive, enjoyable learning time that enhances their lives for years to come. We looked at a broad set of research on youth sports plus our kids (and parents) to figure out how ActivStars were…READ MORE
Kids benefit in big ways from our programs
"Big emphasis on teamwork and fun, which you don’t find in many programs. Thank you for being so inclusive."
"We couldn’t ask for a better program or instructors. Thank you ActivStars!"
"Great program. Very helpful staff and worked with us to make practice and the games a blast."