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Catherine Holecko

Updated Articles and Resources

By Catherine Holecko

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Concussion Certification Makes Sidelines Safer Created: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      As of fall 2014, anyone involved in youth sports can earn a concussion certification to affirm their knowledge about sports concussion prevention and treatment.
    • Sports Drinks Vs. Energy Drinks Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Know the ingredients in sports drinks vs. energy drinks to make a better choice about when, or if, your tween or teen athlete should consume them.
    • Concussions - Symptoms and Signs Created: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      If your child experiences concussions symptoms or signs, take it seriously. Kids who sustain a head injury should stop playing immediately and see a doctor.
    • What Is the Zackery Lystedt Law? Created: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Thanks to Zackery Lystedt laws in all 50 states, young athletes may be better protected from the consequences of concussions.
    • Raising an Active Girl Created: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Raising an active girl isn't so different from raising an active boy. But these tips will help you bring up a girl who'll be physically active for life.
    • National Girls and Women in Sports Day Created: Friday, February 18, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Attend a special event celebrating female athletes on National Girls and Women in Sports Day. These celebrations might include a 5K walk or a sports clinic.
    • Anniversary of the Passing of Title IX Created: Monday, March 07, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Title IX is a law designed to combat sex discrimination in education. Its impact on girls' sports was unintended, but is still felt today.
    • How (and Why) You Can Help Women's Sports Created: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      You don't need a daughter to help women's sports. Helping female athletes succeed is a valuable cause for anyone--and it's easy to show your support.
    • Raise Kids Who Love Running Created: Friday, October 18, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Running is easy to learn, and all you need is a good pair of shoes. To raise kids who love running, help them experience success--and make it fun!
    • December Family Fitness Events Created: Monday, August 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      December is busy with holiday activities, parties, and to-dos, but you can also fit in some active events to keep your family's fitness on track.
    • November Family Fitness Events Created: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      This November, be thankful for fall family festivities from Veterans Day to Thanksgiving, and many more ways to enjoy the month with fun activities, indoors and out.
    • October Family Fitness Events Created: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      October ends with tricks and treats, but before that, celebrate fitness and health events focusing on walking to school and eating better.
    • Gross Motor Skills for Preschoolers Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Gross motor skills: for preschoolers, learning them is an important part of healthy development. Try these fun physical activities to help build your child's skills (and muscles)."
    • September Family Fitness Events Created: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      More matters this month of September - from fruits and veggies to public lands. Find out more about health and fitness events in September.
    • August Family Fitness Events Created: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      August can mean it's time to return to school, but you can still find time to enjoy your favorite summer activities.
    • July Family Fitness Events Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      In July, enjoy summer vacation, camp, picnics, and holidays--seize these opportunities for active family fun!
    • June Family Fitness Events Created: Monday, March 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      The month of June brings celebrations of dads, the outdoors, girls' sports, and of course, summer! Find out about June family fitness events and observances.
    • May Family Fitness Events Created: Monday, February 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      May is National Bike Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Read on for more May health and fitness events and observations.
    • April Family Fitness Events Created: Friday, February 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      In April, enjoy the spring season with events that celebrate walking, America's national parks, and the benefits of screen-free play.
    • March Family Fitness Events Created: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Fitness and health highlights for the month of March include, of course, the first day of spring!
    • February Family Fitness Events Created: Monday, February 21, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Celebrate fitness and sports throughout the month of February with these special events. Plan a family activity that encourages active play.
    • January Family Fitness Events Created: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Find fun events that celebrate fitness throughout the month of January. Plan a family activity that gets everyone moving.
    • How to Talk About Weight and Health Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      It's tough for parents to know how to talk about weight, health, and body image with kids and teens. But it's important to start the conversation.
    • Lower Your Preschooler's Obesity Odds Created: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Lessen your preschooler's obesity risk with three family routines (that are beneficial for lots of other reasons too).
    • Youth Sports Profile: Powerlifting Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      If your child enjoys hard work, individual competition, and attention to detail, youth powerlifting may be a good fit. It's safe (when done correctly) and satisfying.
    • Youth Sports Profile: Baseball and Softball Created: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Baseball and its close cousin softball are all-American classics and enjoyed by thousands of kids. Is your child eager to play?
    • Preventing Childhood Obesity Created: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      To be most successful, efforts aimed at preventing childhood obesity must start when children are very young. These strategies can help kids avoid obesity.
    • Youth Sports Profile: Youth Wrestling Created: Monday, December 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Youth wrestling is an ancient sport that's still very popular among American kids - boys and girls! Find out more about the basics of youth wrestling.
    • Canada's Parks Day Created: Friday, March 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      National, provincial, regional, and local parks and historic sites plan a wide array of exciting events to celebrate Canada's Parks Day each year.
    • Youth Sports Profile: Kids Jump Rope Created: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Kids' jump rope competition teams will wow you with your strength, power, and style. Learn more about a youth sport that's fairly new, but growing fast.
    • Best Winter Activities for Your Family Created: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Don't let ice and snow keep you inside -- enjoy outdoor winter activities with your family. Keep moving and dress right and you'll stay warm!
    • Online Physical Education Created: Friday, December 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Definition of the "online physical education" as it relates to family fitness, physical health and safety for kids and adults.

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