Play On My Team - What can youth sports offer?
|HOUSTON – Staying fit is of utmost importance in the Greater Houston area, as one in three children in Texas is either overweight or obese, and evidence shows that these children have greater than a two-thirds chance of remaining obese at age 35. The consequences? Childhood obesity is associated with increased absences and lower grades and stigma, which can diminish self-confidence and result in lowered goals and performance.Wanting children to start the school year right, the YMCA of...|
|Picture this: Basketball, eight 3- to 4-year-olds on two teams of four, four quarters of six minutes — and not one of these kids has ever played organized basketball before. It's hard to imagine. All they want to do is go get the ball, and once they do get it, run! It doesn't matter which way, either. Some say it's like herding cats — nearly impossible. But I'll get one or two who are interested in what I'm trying to tell them — it has to be the cutest thing ever.I started off young, too. Sports...|
|The Y’s newest Sports Experience Director comes to Plant City after two and a half years in Madison, Ala, at the Hogan Family YMCA. Segura, a two-sport high school athlete and NCAA Division I college football player, started working on the facility’s sports programs at the end of April and has a fully-realized set of goals for the next year.“I want to help the community of Plant City grow,” Segura says.While at the Hogan YMCA, his first sports management job after graduating from Alabama A&M...|
|It's not every day that most parents have to worry about losing their children, but for Josh, he glimpsed what it would be like to lose his daughter, Cassidy. One afternoon while they were hiking in the woods, Cassidy fell into a creek and was sucked under a collapsed bridge, where she became trapped. Using the techniques she learned during her YMCA swim lessons, Cassidy remained calm and Josh was able to help her out from under the bridge. Josh is so grateful to the YMCA swim programs for...|