What’s a “Learning Pod”?

By jenn | November 2, 2020

It’s been about six months since quarantine happened and with school being in session online for two to three months, there are still a lot of concerns about whether or not simply being on Zoom is enough for younger children. Is my child actually learning and retaining all the information that is being taught to…

How Has the Pandemic Effected Our Kids?

By jenn | November 14, 2021 |

The world is slowly going back to normal, with more and more people getting vaccinated each day. For the most part, it feels odd to let go of some of the worries that were based on the rapid spread of COVID.

Yet, if it’s hard for the adults to readjust to everything opening back up, imagine how it is for the kids.

Talking To Your Kids About Racism

By jenn | August 12, 2020

In light of recent events and constant conversation amongst family, the question when is it alright to bring up the topic about race and racism to young children. Understandably, it can be a sensitive topic. More or less, parents often think that having these types of conversations would have to wait until their children become…

Steps To Help Children Cope With Disappointment

By jenn | February 16, 2020

Your Approach Makes All The Difference! Sport is the perfect vehicle to observe how children deal with disappointment. In a game, ultimately someone wins and someone loses. I’ve seen 6th graders throw themselves on the ground crying and punching the field in a fit of rage because they lost. I’ve also seen loss pull a…

Mommy and Me Weekend Classes

By jenn | April 22, 2019 |

SportsWise loves working with kids ages 2-8 years old! We hire Pro Soccer players with a background in Early Childhood Development, education and/or psychology. Following the GROWTH MINDSET model we focus on the process of learning by risk taking and making mistakes just a part of the lesson. And of course we make it fun! For…

Growth Mindset and Raising Children to Succeed

By jenn | September 1, 2018

MINDSET Raising Our Children to Succeed Carol S. Dweck, PhD, author of Mindset and Stanford University psychologist, states that it’s never too early for children to develop a mindset that will lead them to rich fulfilling lives. She defines mindset as one’s beliefs that  “…permeates every part of your life. Your “Personality” grows out of your ‘mindset’”. She also…

Give Your Kids A Sporting Chance – Lessons On and Off the Field

By jenn | July 27, 2018

Hi I’m Coach Matthew. My family and I run a sports coaching business JMG SportsWise with over 60 years combined experience working with kids of all ages & their families. Parents want their kids to play sports for the skills, but also to help them be happy, well-rounded people. We develop our programs based on…

SJS Volleyball Games 4/25 & 30

By jenn | May 17, 2018

SJS v LARCHMONT (2-1) It was a bright Tuesday afternoon and the SJS Volleyball Team was warming up for their first Hollywood Wilshire League match of the season! SJS was St James hosted our first game against Larchmont Elementary’s 5th-6th graders! After warm up our team was ready! Coach Jenn worked out the line up…

April is Agility and Coordination Month

By jenn | April 2, 2018 |

We have just introduced the Agility Ladder. The main purpose of agility ladders is to teach children’s to become more agile. Ladder drills teach children to move their legs and bodies in different planes: forward, backward and side-to-side. This mimics the way athletes move in many sports. Ladder drills that can improve agility include in-outs,…

Larchmont Chronicle Article – HW League!!

By jenn | November 4, 2017

Thanks to the Larchmont Chronicle who wrote a great article about our New Co-ed Hollywood Wilshire League for 4th to 6th Graders! We’re really excited for the first season of the League! Don’t forget to sign up for your school’s team! Sign ups and Tryouts start at your school in September and Games start in…


By jenn | October 27, 2016

Our latest Game Update… Unfortunately the first time we met TIOH on their home turf a week ago we didn’t have enough to field a team and were forced to forfeit. But we still had a fun time scrimmaging by splitting up the teams and playing. But today we were at full force and had…

St. James Kicks Off The New Season!

By jenn | October 25, 2016

It was a sunny afternoon as the Huskies stepped onto the pitch for their second season of the Hollywood Wilshire League. St James claimed 2nd place last year and the fans were eagerly anticipating the new season! Well they were not disappointed! The Huskies started with several quick shots on goal. A handball led to…


By jenn | April 20, 2016

Spring has sprung! And with April Showers and May Flowers also comes the first Hollywood Wilshire League Spring Season of Volleyball! It took some doing but Saint James put together an amazing volleyball team! With some stops and starts with their first practice being rained out, the players had just one practice under their belts…

SJS v TIOH (First Game of the Season!!)

By jenn | October 15, 2015

Saint James Soccer Team returned to the field after their summer break ready to play! Everyone couldn’t wait to start. They were excited to meet Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) a more or less unknown entity. SJS started with a strong front line Chase, Shine and John. Ryan, Audrey and Patrick backed up their strikers with…

CEE vs Pilgrim (Hollywood Wilshire League)

By jenn | October 8, 2015

It was a beautiful bright sunny afternoon! LA had finally shaken off the oppressing heat to deliver a perfect day for a soccer game! Parents lined the benches as both teams went through their warm up drills. All the kids from PILGRIM and CEE looked raring to go!

Hollywood-Wilshire Co-Ed League

By jenn | June 12, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] Get Ready this Summer! Try Outs Start in the Fall! We are excited to announce the inception of a new sports league for the participating schools in the Hollywood/Wilshire area. This league will be for our 4th -6th Graders in the sports Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball.

Final Volleyball Game of the Season!

By jenn | June 4, 2015

So the Huskies had one more opportunity to square off against Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) on the Volleyball Court. It was a full house with parents eagerly waiting for the games to begin! With one match under their belts both teams came ready to play!

STJ v Pilgrim (4-6 Graders) Soccer Game 5/20/15

By jenn | May 22, 2015

1st half Sam Ashbrook stunned the Pilgrim team in the first 2 minutes of the match with a surgical goal assisted from a sublime pass from Jackie Zhang! Jackie Zhang went on to rack up 2 more goals carving through the Pilgrim defense. Pilgrim answered the challenge with 1 goal of their own. 3-1 at halftime. 2nd half The…

Saint James v TIOH Volleyball 5/11/15

By jenn | May 12, 2015

We are very happy to report that our first Volleyball match against TIOH (Temple Israel of Hollywood) was a success! TIOH hosted the game at their school. And once we got the parking figured out and chairs for the parents set up, the kids were warmed up and ready to go! We set this match…


By jenn | May 11, 2015

BY CARINA MILLER mother of first grader Henry and Kindergartener Ethan The new St. James’ volleyball program is off to a smashing start! In its first season, there are already twenty-seven players on the co-ed team.“The Huskies’ enthusiasm for learning the sport is infectious,” said Matthew Wong, who heads JMG SoccerWise and is also responsible for the popular Huskies Soccer Program.…