Thank you for taking the time to speak with me last week, it is always a pleasure. Kathryn is certainly enjoying her Wednesdays with you. I love the fact that she comes home happy and pleasantly tired. It is a 'nice tired' after a day of concentrating in school.
Both as a parent and Pediatrician I love your program. It is well balanced and fun. I think its a great way for kids to have fun and unwind afterschool. They don't realize how much they are learning, not only about sports but about teamwork and leadership. I loved Kathryn's comments about "it's not easy being the captain, everyone wants something!". Everyone says "It's not about winning or losing it's how you play the game" etc. etc. BUT with your program that old cliché really is true. Carl has been a 'sports kid' for awhile but I am especially enjoying the fact that Kathryn is now quite proud of her athletic abilities. Though she won't admit it I know she is looking forward to Basketball and getting her turn in an area which had been her brother's domain.
As a pediatrician I know how important for all children to remain active but I think girls especially benefit from sports in the pre puberty and puberty years. In those inwardly turbulent times they can be proud of their bodies accomplishments in the sports arena. I am glad Kathryn enjoys her time with you so much there is no issue about her continuing.
As a mom I love the fact they get delivered to our door happy and hungry. (She eats better on Wednesday nights!).
I have been happy to wholeheartedly recommend your program and I would be proud to serve as a reference if any parent has questions.
All the Best,
Vicki Papadeas, MD.