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SJS Volleyball Games 4/25 & 30

By jenn | May 17, 2019

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…

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…

Mommy and Me Weekend Classes

By jenn | April 22, 2018

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…

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…