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KING and Adelphi join forces through Fellowship Program

KING and Adelphi join forces through Fellowship Program

Kids and the Game has partnered with Adelphi University's Sports Based Youth Development (SBYD) Fellowship program. As part of the Fellowship, students spend their days working part-time with an SBYD organization. At night, students attend classes at Adelphi University’s Manhattan Campus; pursing ...

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Join Us! KING Health and Wellness Bucket List

Join Us! KING Health and Wellness Bucket List

Each month Kids in the Game has a different theme to tie into our recess, after school and enrichment programming. For October the theme is “Health and Wellness”. Now as a sports and fitness based organization, this one seems pretty simple! But just as our kids need reminders that French fries a...

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KING partners with VML Foundation to donate PE equipment

KING partners with VML Foundation to donate PE equipment

Organize. Build. Play. Whether we are talking about Legos, fort building, or gathering friends for a pickup game of soccer the process remains the same: Organize. Build. Play. KING partnered up with the VML foundation this past week to put these words into action while giving back to our community....

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Meet the 2017 KING Summer Interns!

Each year we are privileged to work with interns from all over New York City, the United States and even the world. This summer is no exception. Our summer class is full of ladies making their names be known. Our organization may be called KING but this year's summer interns are the Queens of King a...

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Program Update: KING Hoops finishes spring season strong

By Paul O'Connor- KING Hoops Program Director and 16U Head Coach The Spring AAU season came to a close for the KING Hoops program this past weekend. We ended on the ultimate high note with our 16U team taking home their first championship at The Battle of the Hills in Riverdale. This was our se...

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A Day in the Life of a KING Summer Camper

The day has finally arrived. Your lunch box is packed full. Your outfit is ready. Your sunscreen is prepped (thanks mom and dad!). Today is the day that you don’t mind that your alarm clock (do kids still use alarm clocks?) is ringing for the first time since school got out. You have excited butte...

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KING celebrates the real MVPs: Moms!

A day that holds deep meaning to us, often a lot more than we realize until it arrives each year: Mother’s Day (a day that honors many of you!). Mom, Melissa, and daughter, Livi, embodying the #powerofshe after our Athleta Parent-Child yoga class. They laughed, breathed, stretched and stre...

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Review: First Annual KING of the Court

What's up KING fam?!? We here at KING wanted to give a huge thanks to our sponsors and our teams for coming out to support our programs and mission this past weekend. Our first ever 3 on 3 basketball tournament, KING of the Court, was a huge success. In total, we had 18 teams participate this year a...

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Spring, Green, Growing Up KING: Happy Earth Day 2017

Let’s talk green. Take a look at a KING coach’s T-shirt, our website, our logo: we operate in blue and yellow. Blue for strength, stability and trust. Yellow for joy, energy and positivity. What is easily overlooked (by us too) is the result when we combine these colors. We get green. For K...

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KING Hoops moves into Spring Season

As March comes to an end and brackets are thrown in the trash, it’s a good time for most teams to reflect on the past season. King Hoops teams began practicing in October, similar to most college teams and finished (much to our dismay) a little too early in March. Our teams participated ...

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An empowered generation of youth: who is it about?

Coach Across America/ Up2Us Institute Recap By: Amy Dahman “It’s not about you” – a phrase that has sold over 30 million copies of “A Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. And a phrase that serves up a really healthy portion of humble pie. More than just a “really healthy p...

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KING Program Highlight: Mount-Carmel Holy Rosary

Mount-Carmel Holy Rosary or better known in our office as MCHR is a PreK-3 through 8th grade school in East Harlem. KING currently runs the after-school program at MCHR led by our fearless program manager Tracey Lewis. MCHR is a member of the Partnership School Organization and arguably has the cute...

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Swim Lessons: The Do's and Don'ts

  Can we all just stop for a moment and discuss that it is March already? MARCH. Where did winter go? As we enter into the warmer months one thing is on our mind: Swimming. We are trading in our snow boots for bathing suits and getting ready to jump in. Swimming is a summertime staple ...

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KING to host CHAMPS coaching clinics

In the world of sports, improving is the name of the game. This goes for not only players but coaches as well. There is a reason why the best coaches are relevant year after year: they are constantly learning and adapting to the game. Kids in the Game is excited to partner with CHAMPS (Cooperative, ...

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Why we L-O-V-E sports today and everyday!

Valentine's Day is the time to reflect on all the things we love in life. At Kids in the Game, our love for sports is pretty darn high on that list. Between summer camps, sports clinics, travel teams and school programs, we feel super lucky to be immersed in sports on a daily basis. To celebrate tod...

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Betsy DeVos: What does her confirmation mean to us?

The 2016 election cycle was no doubt full of controversy, strong opinions and unrest. Issues from healthcare to border patrol were debated upon month after month (felt like years, really) with little resolve. Our educational system was no exception to the controversy and debate of this cycle. Until ...

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KING Hoops to host Jr. NBA Skills Challenge

What: Jr. NBA Skills Challenge Who: Boys and Girls, age 14 and under Where: The Franciscan Community Center: 214 W. 97th St. New York, NY 10025 Cost: FREE Sign-up: Email Paul@kidsinthegame.com or come to event 30 minutes prior to start Do you have the moves like Steph Curry? Can ...

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Coaches Whiteboard: Celebrating Strong Girls in Sport

Okay, let's face it... GIRLS ROCK! Not that we feel like we have to prove it... but if we had to it's easy as 1-2-3. 1. Serena Williams just won her 23rd grand slam tennis title (more than any boy, just saying)! 2. The US Women's Soccer team won the 2015 World Cup to continue their world-wi...

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Kids in the Game teams up with UNICEF Kid Power program

What if all it took to make a positive impact in the world was to simply walk, play and be a kid? Thanks to the Jr. NBA, Kids in the Game has been selected to participate in UNICEF's Kid Power Training program and do just that. Starting this week, 4th through 8th graders in our Mount Carmel ...

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8 ways to be a KIND Kid today and every day!

With negativity plaguing the internet our Kids in the Game wanted to remind us all that there is always time to be kind. We asked an array of participants in our various after-school programs two simple questions, "How can you show kindness?" and "What does kindness mean to you?". What we got in ret...

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Dancing KING in 2017

Let’s face it being a good dancer just makes life easier. It allows you to walk confidently onto the dance floor at your cousins wedding and shake it off, electric slide, and nae-nae all night long. You don’t sweat it when your friends want to go out dancing and you feel no anxiety joining that ...

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Coaches Whiteboard: What it really means to be a "coachable athlete"

From New York to California and everywhere in between we asked coaches of all levels to share what it means to be a coachable athlete. This compilation is a unique insight into what coaches want to see from their athletes beyond goals, points, and fast times. As an athlete, ask yourself... are you d...

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MSG Welcomes KING Hoops

King Hoops partnered with The Gazelle Group to bring our teams to Madison Square Garden for the 2K Classic College basketball series. Our boys were able to catch great match-ups with Michigan vs Marquette and SMU vs Pittsburgh. The experience for our team to be able to see college level athletes pla...

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Kids in the Game Camp Registration Now OPEN!

Take a moment and look out your nearest window. What do you see? I see: dreary weather, people bundled head to toe and a few too many dogs wearing sweaters. It has me day dreaming of Mets games, swimming pools, field trips to the zoo and most of all Kids in the Game Summer Camp! Good news! Regi...

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From a Kid in the Bronx, to a Kid in the Game

When asked to describe the Bronx in three words Tracey Lewis, Kids in the Game Program Coordinator, thought for a couple minutes before saying, “needs more mentors”. From a non-New Yorker perspective, this answer didn’t surprise me. There is no lack in commentary of the “rough, lack of fundi...

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2016 Year in Review

As we come to a close in 2016, we are filled with gratitude to look back at a year filled with impact, growth, and a sense of purpose. Reading through some of our year end thoughts from 2015, it is humbling to think about the progress we’ve made towards our goals. At the same time, it is with anxi...

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Navigating the AAU Basketball Landscape

Dear Parents, I am writing this article in the attempt to reach as many parents of kids that love basketball as possible. I hope by the end of this article I have provided you with some guidance and direction on how to better help your child’s journey through the land (mine) scape that is AAU...

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Meet the Summer 2016 Kids in the Game Internship Class!

School is out and summer is here. As we get ready for our upcoming summer camps on the Upper West Side, Inwood, and in Riverdale, we wanted to introduce our internship class! Meet Nicole, Craig, Dominic, and Cameron! Nicole Doyle   Hometown: Queens, New York Education: Marist College What club...

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Smiles for Miles: What Parents are Saying about KING Summer Camp

With summer right around the corner, everyone's got camp on the mind. Here's what parents are saying about last year's Kids in the Game Summer Camp! Didi N. - 5 Stars on Yelp "This is an awesome summer camp which encourages your kids to be active and fit. Their philosophy is centered around ge...

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KING Schools take on May Fitness Challenge

Kids in the Game (KING) is participating in May’s National Physical Fitness and Sports month! This month is meant to spread awareness of the many benefits of being physically active. Frequent exercise can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Daily m...

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KinG Hoops NYC runs 8-week Basketball Program for 4th-9th graders at Leman Prep

KinG Hoops NYC, an affiliated partner of the Kids in the Game, will be conducting an 8-week skills academy at Léman Preparatory School in Lower Manhattan. The skills academy begins on Saturday, March 21th and runs through Saturday, May 23rd (no camp on April 3rd or 10th). The clinic runs in 2 sessi...

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Jr. NBA Skills Challenge

KinG Hoops NYC, partnered with the Jr. NBA, will be hosting the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge. This free event will take place this Saturday, April 30th, at 10:00am in the Leman Manhattan Preparatory School gymnasium, located at 25 Greenwich Street (between Morris and Battery Place). Boys and girls...

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New Summer Camp Location: Riverdale, Bronx

Kids in the Game (KING) has partnered with St. Margaret of Cortona School , 452 W. 260th Street,  to create our new Summer Camp 2016 location in Riverdale, Bronx. The Riverdale, Bronx camp is located near Van Cortlandt Park and will have a variety of activities including field trips, swimming, ...

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A True 'Partnership' - Bronx Soccer Clinics

Kids in the Game (KING) is proud to announce the start of youth soccer clinics with Partnership Schools! Following the volleyball and basketball KING and Partnership Schools series, soccer clinics will begin on Saturday, April 16th. The network-wide program will take place at Rainey Park, on Park S...

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King Elite Youth Basketball Tryouts

King Elite Youth Basketball Tryouts We are holding 10U, 12U, and 14U team tryouts. (Ages 9-14 are welcome to join us!) The program will be under the direction of Michael Murphy, former NCAA Division I Coach at Columbia University. The cost per tryout is $10.   Tryout Dates: March ...

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Announcing Spring Semester Basketball!

We're excited to announce our Spring Semester basketball programs! Clinics will include skill development, competitive drills, and games....

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A Year in Review

Dear KinG families, We’d like to say a big thank you for helping us make 2015 a year full of ‘firsts’. Here are 9 ‘firsts’ that we are especially proud of: Found a home! We’ve settled into our office near Lincoln Center and painted, decorated, and designed a space that reflects our te...

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Kids in the Game Announces Upper West Side & Inwood Summer Camps 2016

Kids in the Game (KinG) has partnered with Upper West Side’s School of the Blessed Sacrament and Inwood’s Good Shepherd School to announce Summer Camp 2016. The camps are available for boys and girls entering Pre-K4 to 8th grade in Fall 2016, and will run for 8 weeks starting June 27th until Aug...

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Healthy New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Family

A new year brings a new beginning - 2016 is the year to join in on the fun and get active! We are busy setting all sorts of goals and resolutions for our team and youth programs for the year ahead. During the process we thought we would share some of our favorite resolutions from The American Acade...

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Staff Spotlight: Wilson Rose

The Kids in the Game coaches derive from varied backgrounds and experiences in sports and fitness. Our diversity allows us to help shape our programs to encourage every individual to succeed. We take great pride in the positive influence our team members have on the community. Therefore, I’m e...

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KinG Director of Performing Arts, Frances Niduaza-Murphy, joins distinguished NY Choral Society

We are proud to announce that our Director of Performing Arts, Frances Niduaza-Murphy, has joined the New York Choral Society (NYCS) for the 2015-2016 year. NYCS is made up of 175 members and sought after guest artists throughout New York City. Being in its 56th season, the NYCS will perform ...

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3 Simple Goals that Lead to a Successful Basketball Season

Every November, three of my favorite events take place: my mom’s home cooked turkey feast with all the fixings, a Detroit Lions football game over pecan pie and the one thing I look forward to the most: the first day of basketball practice.   While I am not too sure how to baste a bird or bake...

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Kids in the Game Coaching would make Kobe Proud

Earlier this year, Kobe Bryant, star forward of the Los Angeles Lakers, gave some controversial comments on youth basketball and skill development in the United States. "I just think European players are just way more skillful,” Bryant said. “They are just taught the game the right way at an ...

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