Must be that time of the year

Yes, Little League all-stars are in full swing and we have a controversy to bring you. Two “rival’ Little Leagues (is that an oxymoron?) are at odds over the eligibility of several all-star players. When private investigators get involved, you know it’s serious business. Courtesy NBC San Diego.com

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Little League snack bar ransacked

Well, this might sound like a sad story, and in many ways it is, but there is redemption. The Vista National Little League snack bar was broken into and ransacked recently but, as often happens in these situations, the incident brought out the best in others. Volunteers spent hours cleaning and repairing and a local company called, Eat Clean Meal Prep has stepped up to help restock! You can go to the Vista National website and donate if you’d like to help from afar.

Overuse Injuries

We keep harping on this, but it is true. Sports specialization leads to overuse injuries. This courtesy of our friends at STOP Sports Injuries.org. Make sure young athletes diversify to minimize these occurrences.

What age is the right age to join club sports?

We get asked this question frequently. Club soccer, club baseball, travel basketball? How young is too young and what age is correct?

PHIT going to The House!

Big announcement from our friends at PHITAmerica.org!

Great News! The PHIT ACT passed the House Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 28-7 with significant bi-partisan support.  It now goes to full House of Representatives for a vote during the week of July 23 as part of the Health Savings Act Reform Bill.

We will keep you posted but your support has helped. Lets keep the pressure on. We are ‘moving it down the field’

PHIT America thanks you for your support. The ‘Inactivty Pandemic’ continues to get worse but passing the PHIT Act is a great step to create an active, fit and healthy America.

Soon we will be announcing great results for our PHIT America GO! Grants for 2018. We will also start to educate Americans on the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ and our solutions.  You will be seeing the release of our 30-minute PHIT America Documercial and video.  And, this fall, look out for a high visibilty 45 day fitness ‘ride’ across America.

Stay posted.

From our friends at the American Baseball Foundation

This summer has been a home run, and we can’t thank you enough for your support of our 2018 BASIC Summer Program and its participants. Of course, the end of the program is always a little bittersweet as we bid goodbye to our campers, but I think everyone had a good time and genuinely learned something.

Over the course of the summer, 140 eager children were able to spend time actively and collaboratively learning in such a way as to provide opportunities for choice and autonomy, a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, and a brighter future. They have had access to over 300 sports-related math and reading lessons and 160 hours of qualified coaches and educators all while learning, playing and connecting with one another. That is an action-packed camp experience!

We chalk this success up to our great BASIC curriculum, our staff, many of whom have logged more than thirty-years of collective experience in the teaching profession, and your support. We are proud to let you know that we have again seen impressive gains in our student’s learning targeting such crucial subjects as reading and math.

Here is a quote, which I believe to be true, from our 30th President of the United States of America: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” -Calvin Coolidge

Here are a few examples of all the fun we’ve been having this summer!
To watch BASIC’s Best Day, visit: https://youtu.be/BQaw9rQd9QQ.

Thank you for your time. Thank you for your support. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we look forward to another great time in 2019!

Sincerely,
David Osinski

Bad Calls Happen

From our friends at TrueSport:

From viral videos of youth sport parents fighting on the sidelines, to youth sport communities posting signs like this…

Youth Sports Good Behavior Reminder Sign

There is an increasing need to explicitly remind spectators that sport is meant to be fun for kids.

Bad calls happen. But how you react on the sidelines makes or breaks the atmosphere on the field.

Continue reading to learn the best ways for coaches and parents to respond to bad calls.