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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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