Articles in the ‘Sports and Clubs’ Category

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…

Why Love Sports

September 29th, 2017 | By

Do you like competition, or do you play just for fun? Or do you like both? Maybe your dad played baseball and loves the game, and you grew up watching the Cubs on…

Header! Free kick! Breakaway!

September 29th, 2017 | By

If you know what those terms mean, you probably know something about the most popular sport in the world! It’s … football! Nope, not football like American football. Soccer! All around the world,…

Do … Re … Mi

September 29th, 2017 | By

Do you like music? Just about everyone does! Your school probably has a band, orchestra, and/or choir program, and you might be thinking about joining. Maybe you already have! The idea of playing…

Have a “SOFT” BALL

May 16th, 2017 | By

Did you know that softball used to be called “kitten ball” because it was played by girls and women? Well, that name changed quickly, because we know that women and girls are competitive…

Put a SPORTS CLUB in your own yard

May 16th, 2017 | By

Sunshine and friends … that’s what summer is all about! Playing outside games helps you to make friends. You can also learn new things. You may not even notice that you are getting…

Have a “base” ball!

May 12th, 2017 | By

Did you know that baseball is called “America’s Favorite Pastime?” That’s because it was invented here in the U.S., and because it’s … well, it’s just a great sport! Some people think it’s…