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April 27, 2020

Everyone should be “Missing” High School Sports

As so many teenagers around the country are literally and figuratively “missing” their high school sports season, I sadly share this post from earlier this school year as I think there should be a lot more kids who have the
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April 26, 2020

Is Waving Making a Comeback?

In the fall of 2014, I wrote the following piece that received lots of affirmative feedback. I am reposting here with a bit of a smile on my face. If there has been a silver lining in our current crisis,
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April 25, 2020

Direction is More Important than Speed.

(Written originally in June, 2017 – this post resonates now as much as ever – and our direction remains clearly in the right direction!) It?s been over a decade since the local travel soccer coach told my then 9 year
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April 24, 2020

It’s Like Riding a Bike

(Each day we’re taking past newsletters and adding them to the 2-4-1 Blog Enjoy today’s piece from this time two years ago where we took a deeper dive into the concept of physical literacy development – in action.) ?It?s like
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April 23, 2020

Parenting Never Stops….

Is it just me, or does it seem that there is a direct correlation between how fast time flies and our own age? I swear, the older I get, the more time flies!It?s nearly the middle of February in 2020
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February 7, 2018

One Bite At A Time…

One Bite at a Time  (From the archives (Sept 2017) It?s been a little over 3 years since the Aspen Institute?s Sport and Society Program recognized 2-4-1 Sports as one of 8 model programs in the United States in the original Project Play report. I
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January 23, 2018

Kemba Walker Proving that New Sports Make You Smile!

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January 22, 2018

Why do we make kids choose sports?

A few weeks back, I received an almost frantic Saturday night email from a great 2-4-1mom whose kids attended our camp in years past. While they’ve since moved to another New England town not unlike West Hartford, she’s been so good to stay
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January 21, 2018

Explaining Physical Literacy Through an Irish Dancing NFL Running Back

For those of you who have read my newsletters over the years, you?re by now quite familiar with my Irish heritage. Hard to get away from it when you?re one of eight children and have 77 first cousins. Well, of