Youth Sports

Using the Olympics to Boost Kids’ Interest in Sports

The Olympics in Rio are inspiring young athletes and couch potatoes alike. Here's how to use the sporting event as a springboard to help kids stay fit.

Sports for Kids Who Aren't into Team Sports

Got a child who'd prefer to compete with him or herself? Here's a non-team sports list of three great contenders: Fencing, mixed martial arts and swimming.

How to Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

A Henry Ford Medical Center pediatrician talks about some of the most common sports injuries and how to prevent them.

Affordable Hockey for Southeast Michigan Kids

Hockey can be an expensive sport. The East Side Hockey Foundation is making it more affordable for kids who are interested in trying and playing this sport.

Bull's-eye for Fun at New Riley Archery Range

Oakland County welcomes its first community-based archery range this summer. It allows kids and adults like to try their hand at the sport.

Racquet Up Detroit: Expanding Students' Horizons

At Racquet Up Detroit, students learn how to play squash, get to travel around the country and get academic support to give them the best chance of success.

Lacrosse Sport Getting Popular with Kids in Southeast Michigan

It was once considered an elite team sport played at private schools; now, it's sweeping across the state. Is this growing trend in it for the long run?

How to Balance Being a Sports Parent

Raising an exceptional athlete brings highs, lows and lots of windshield time. Four local moms share their stories and experiences.

Team Sports for Kids: Getting Started and Keeping Perspective

A guide to help parents decide the right age to begin, whether to sign up for a recreational or competitive travel team, how to avoid burnout - and more.

Local Sixth Grader Sings National Anthem For Tiger Fans

On Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, a Northville tween will show off her singing talents in front of a packed stadium at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Boll Family YMCA in Detroit Offers Families Athletic Fun

Looking for ways to keep your kids physically fit? Do it as a family with swimming, basketball, baseball, dance and more at this all-in-one downtown center.

Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) Offers Sports for Kids

From football and cheerleading to golf, soccer and running, this long-time community resource gives kids plenty of ways to get in on team sports fun.
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