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Volleyball tournament takes over downtown Phoenix

Approximately 5,800 girls from 11 states and five countries will be participating in one of the larger volleyball tournaments in the world this week...

Ice Den creates new sports venue

The Ice Den in North Scottsdale has mixed things up this summer by converting its newest ice rink into a family-friendly turf field. This 17,000-square-foot...

Mixing mental and martial arts

In any beginning karate class, kids need help tying the belts of their gis (loose-fitting karate uniforms). Or they forget where to stand when...

Swimming with autism

Swimming is a beneficial sport for children with autism, which is why several Valley swim schools have added programs especially for kids with autism...

Give it a twirl

Phoenix grandmother Becky Hewitt started dance classes near her Memphis home when she was just 6 years old. But she really longed to be...

The history of Little League in Arizona

By Mary L. Holden Thanks to a man named Bill Vallely, Little League has been played for 62 of the 100 years that Arizona has...

Asthma management through exercise

Last Saturday morning in northwest Phoenix, eight cyclists gathered to be outfitted with their new team bikes and uniforms. Team Winded is a regional...

Cycling safely

Reader Priscilla Horning sent us a link to inexpensive bike helmets when her daughter Cathy noticed that only two kids at Ida Red Bird...

Arizona’s Jessica Livingston on cover of Lacrosse magazine

Chaparral girls lacrosse coach Jessica Livingston is featured in this month's issue of Lacrosse Magazine as one of the "10 people changing youth lacrosse now."...

Things are bouncing in Peoria

A new trampoline park in Peoria, Sky Zone Sports, opened at 90th Ave. and Larkspur (Loop 101 & West Cactus) in December 2011. There were...

Fitness works out as a business

As one of three owners of AZ Pro Physiquesin Gilbert, Whitney Jones of Chandler is proof that working out and proper nutrition yield results....

Bouncing off the walls

As the Phoenix Suns Gorilla for 24 years, Bob Woolf knows that sooner or later all the leaping, flipping and dunking will get a...

American handstand

How did you celebrate National Gymnastics Day? Coordinated by USA Gymnastics, the governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the US, gymnasts around...

Coming together as a team

In the minutes before the start of Tuesday night's state high school semifinal girls lacrosse game, the Chaparral Firebirds circled around their coach to...

Promoting active little minds and bodies

Desert Ridge mom Stephanie Perlman-Garcia channels the energy she once used recruiting game show contestants through onstage events into creatively engaging children in her...

40 minutes to a week of protein-packed meals and snacks

During the last 20 years, I’ve worked as a strength and fitness coach to more than 10,000 Valley kids. So I’ve seen how busy...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...