Articles in the ‘Sports and Clubs’ Category

For The Love of Tennis

April 9th, 2018 | By

Did you know that “love” is the word tennis players use for “zero points”? So if no one has scored yet in a tennis match, the score is actually “love-love.” And that’s not…

Run Fast – Jump High – Throw Far

April 6th, 2018 | By

Do you have the need for speed? Does jumping puddles, fences, and hedges just feel good? Do you like to see how far you can throw rocks, twigs, balls … everything? If so,…

Are YOU a ‘Karate Kid’?

February 1st, 2018 | By

  Lots of kids your age love the martial arts. And why not? You can get stronger and faster when you learn a martial art, and you can meet new friends. Did you…

So you think you can DANCE?

January 31st, 2018 | By

 We think so, too! And dancing will help you run faster, be stronger, jump higher, and stretch further than almost every other sport, because it works on all these skills at the same…

Say hello to Soohorang and the Winter Olympics

January 30th, 2018 | By

This February, from the 9th to the 25th, athletes from all over the world will compete during the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. This will be the 23rd Winter Olympics. (Remember, they…

New cultures, new friends

January 29th, 2018 | By

One way to learn about different cultures, languages, and foods is to be part of an Intercultural Club.  Does your school already have one? If not, would you like to start one? What…

Shooting HOOPS!

November 14th, 2017 | By

How many kids have dreamed of wearing a jersey with #3, like Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks?  What hoopsters haven’t shouted “I scored on Kobe!” as they tossed a crumpled paper…

Bump! Set! Spike!

November 13th, 2017 | By

Volleyball is one of Iowa’s most popular sports, and you can start playing as young as six or seven years old! In the Des Moines area, you can start in volleyball leagues in…

Checkmate!

November 12th, 2017 | By

Chess is a great game to play when you’re snowed in, when it’s storming outside, or whenever you have a chess board nearby and a friend or family member to play with. In…

Dive in to school clubs

November 9th, 2017 | By

What clubs does your school or community have? It’s almost certain there’s something for the things YOU like doing, or would like to learn! Joining a club might mean a little more time…