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…

St. James v Good Shepherd Soccer Game (5/3/2015)

By jenn | May 5, 2015

It was beautifully clear and sunny Spring afternoon, May 3rd, 2015.  Parents lined the benches to route their kids to victory! The St. James 1st to 3rd Graders prepared, once again to meet their rivals, Good Shepherd, on the pitch.

St. James Second Season of Volleyball

By jenn | March 30, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] We are super excited to be going into our 2nd Season of Huskies Volleyball. Volleyball is the newest sport we’re adding to the already popular Soccer Program!!

St James Game Summaries (March 8 & 10)

By jenn | March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 8  (K-3 Graders vs Good Shepherd) It was an unseasonably warm spring Sunday and the Huskies were raring to go. The parents were very happy to be under the newly provide shade. Officially St. James already claimed their victory as Good Shepherd came with only 3 players. Teams were split up and everyone…

St James Game Summaries (March 8 & 10)

By arthur | March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 8  (K-3 Graders vs Good Shepherd) It was an unseasonably warm spring Sunday and the Huskies were raring to go. The parents were very happy to be under the newly provide shade. Officially St. James already claimed their victory as Good Shepherd came with only 3 players. Teams were split up and everyone…

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