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Why Are Youth Sporting Events and Competitions Important?

October 10, 2019

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…

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Bringing Fun Back to Youth Sports

September 18, 2019

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…

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Prioritizing fun in youth sports helps kids stay safe, learn more, and go farther

August 15, 2019

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…


Why Is Physical Literacy Important for You and Your Child?

July 11, 2019

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…

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7 Tips on How to Stay Safe During Summer Sports and Fun

June 20, 2019

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…


Is Competition in Youth Sports a Bad Thing?

May 14, 2019

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…

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Youth Sports and Your Child: A Winning Combination for a Bright Future

April 19, 2019

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…


Welcome to the New ActivStars Youth Programs and Sports Website!

March 13, 2019

We’ve got a fresh look for the same amazing classes and youth programs. Whether your children are long-time stars or you’re looking for the best after-school and weekend activities, you’ve come to the right place to learn a little more about our youth sports. So, join us for a quick…

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