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Youth Sports

Exploring the Benefits of Dance Education in Frederick

Fusion Dance Studio Frederick

Whether they are twirling in the aisle of the supermarket, bobbing their heads while sitting in a car seat or jumping around the room, many children love to express themselves through dance. Dance is almost like the doorway to everything else creative,” says Mallory Coombs, director of the Musical Theater Factory at 24-7 Dance Studio in Frederick. “When you have …

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Are Youth Sports Beneficial for Children with ADHD?

Youth sports can be beneficial to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If parents consider the sport, communicate with the coaches and listen to their children about how much they want to participate, if at all, their children may be able to enjoy the experience. Coping with ADHD Brian Kowitz has an 18-year-old daughter with ADHD who played sports …

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A League of Their Own: Frederick County’s All-girls Team Takes on Flag Football

After months of uncertainty due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Frederick County Parks and Recreation announced in late February that it would host a spring sports season. This announcement quickly lead to Nick Damoulakis’s phone blowing up with text messages about getting teams back together. The longtime flag football coach has led the same group of boys, including his son …

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Frederick Indoor Sports Center to Close March 31

  March 31 will mark the end of an era locally as Frederick Indoor Sports Center will permanently close its doors. The announcement was made in a post on social media and an email to regular patrons on Jan. 17. Owner Tony Checchia says, “We have sincerely enjoyed being a part of our employees’ and patrons’ lives for the past 12 …

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Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

By Jeremy Smoot, CPT, GPTS Spring sports are in full swing, providing ample opportunities for children to improve physical fitness and learn the value of teamwork while having fun. However, because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults. The good news is that many youth sports injuries can be prevented. Whether it’s …

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Sideline Sportsmanship

Brad Boarman has worn many hats—and skates—in ice hockey: player, coach, official and parent. His dad founded an ice hockey club in 1973. In 1975, 3-year-old Brad was already playing. As a teenager, he joined high-performance programs. After college, Boarman began coaching and became an official. He’s now in his 22nd year officiating games from U8 to collegiate levels. He’s …

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