2-4-1 Blog

November 6, 2023

2-4-1 Celebrates Fitness and Community at the HMF FitKids Final Mile

On a crisp autumn day, the scenic Walnut Hill Park was buzzing with an energy that could only be sparked by the laughter and chatter of 800 enthusiastic elementary students. The occasion? The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) FitKids Final Mile
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October 27, 2023

The Imperative of Physical Literacy: Building a Generation that Moves for Life

Physical literacy may not be a term everyone is familiar with, but its implications extend far beyond the realm of physical education. When we talk about literacy, often, we think about reading and writing. Yet, physical literacy, as defined in
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October 23, 2023

Kids That Play Sports Benefit Both Physically and Mentally 

Whether playing lacrosse, soccer or fencing, kids who participate in sports can benefit both physically and mentally. Kids experience a multitude of benefits:  1. Improves Physical Health Childhood obesity is at an all-time high, which puts kids at increased risk
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October 11, 2023

The Power of Building Resilience in Kids

Kids should be spending time exploring, learning by doing, and developing skills that will help them as they grow. Many do this through sports and learning fundamental skills like throwing and catching but there also is an opportunity to emphasize
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October 9, 2023

The Underrated MVP in Sports: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) 🧠💪

When we think of sports, our minds often dart to physical strength, agility, and technique. However, the core of a champion often lies in the mind and heart, cultivated through Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). 🤝 Teamwork & Relationship Skills: Whether you’re
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April 24, 2023

Kids are Kids

Earlier this week, I was reminded once again that kids are kids no matter where they come from or what circumstances they are born into. Ultimately — more than anything — kids have a need to belong, they benefit from
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March 18, 2023

Global Need to Put Play Back Into Sports

The need for quality sport sampling programs, ones that put play back into sports, is a global crisis. While the following is in no particular order, these “events”, all from my past two days, illustrate just how global ⸺ and
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December 23, 2022

It’s a Wonderful Game

As many of you reading this are parents and/or young coaches, I hope my thoughts this morning resonate in some way. I went to a high school basketball game last night. It was at a gym where I had coached for
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