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  • August 20th, 2018

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Dealing with Smoky Days

    Smokey days from wildfires in the late summer months have become the norm over t


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  • August 16th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Ready For The Eclipse?

    If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 3 months, you’ve no doubt been getting an eye and an earful about next week’s solar eclipse. Depending on where your child’s program is location and their program’s schedule next week, your child may have a perfect opportunity to view the eclipse! Feel free to send them with the correct protective glasses or filters/viewers


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  • May 24th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Why I Keep Coming Back To Skyhawks

    My birthday is coming up this summer.  I’d say I’m pretty lucky to have a summer birthday, especially as a college student.  One of the great things about a summer birthday for me is that I get to spend it with my family.  One of the bad things about spending it with my family is that my mother, every year, forces me to look through her old scrapbooks of my childhood.  Every year we sit down, against my will, and look through some embarrassing pictures of me as a child, but every year I take an extra long look at one picture in particular; it’s a picture of me as a toddler, being held up by my father to dunk on a plastic Fischer-Price basketball hoop.  This picture in particular is special to me because it symbolizes my love for sports. 


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  • May 9th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Try Everything This Summer!

    Much has been written over the past several years about specializing in one sport vs. letting kids play as many sports as possible. There is all this literature that benchmarks what age kids should be when they specialize. I come down firmly in the camp of NEVER. Unless your child is an elite gymnast or dancer, there is no argument to be made for specializing in a sport. Ask professional athletes how many of them “specialized” in the sport they now play. I’d hazard a guess that the answer is none.


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  • February 2nd, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    Youth Sports Expert

    Earn Camp Discounts at the ParentMap Eastside Camp Fair in Bellevue, WA!

    Stop by the Skyhawks booth at the ParentMap Eastside Camp Fair in Bellevue, WA and earn discounts on Skyhawks programs, meet our staff, and get the latest program information!


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  • June 23rd, 2014

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    By: Sideline Sage

    Youth Sports Expert

    The Frustratingly Unavoidable Draw of Video Games

    Here’s a little “virtual” reality for you: Video gaming is a more than 25 billion dollar industry. That’s twice as much money as Hollywood movies make each year.

    Gaming has a massive influence on children—an estimated 99 percent of kids play an hour a day (that’s according to Psychology Today, but I can’t believe it’s that high). The draw of video games is strong…certainly enough to decrease the number of boys who participate in team sports and civic clubs.


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  • April 27th, 2014

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    By: Sideline Sage

    Youth Sports Expert

    No, Java-coding is Just NOT a Summer Activity

    My dad never woke me up at ten A.M. on a sunny spring or summer morning to say,

    ”Get out of bed, the computer screen is getting cold and that Java code isn’t going to write itself!”

    (Granted, personal computer screens didn’t even exist when I was little.)


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      Sideline Sage

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      No, Java-coding is Just NOT a Summer Activity

      My dad never woke me up at ten A.M. on a sunny spring or summer morning to say, ”Get out of bed, the computer screen is getting cold and that Java code isn’t going to write itself!” (Granted, personal computer screens didn’t even exist when I was little.) . . . more