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FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields
New rules under consideration by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board would severely curtail the use of parks for casual, pick-up games of soccer and other sports.

Under current policy, if a field is not in use by a group that reserved it in advance, a “walk-on” group, with up to 40 participants (including spectators), can use it. The proposed rule would cut that number in half.

All county parks would be affected, including Mason District Park, Annandale Community Park, and Roundtree Park in the Annandale area.

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

From Fairfax County:

As pools open Memorial Day weekend throughout the region, the Fairfax County Park Authority recognizes that May is National Water Safety Month and encourages everyone to be safe!

Are you and your children water safe? Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children? In support of National Water Safety Awareness Month the Park Authority encourages everyone to follow some basic water safety tips that could save a life!

Each year there are nearly 3,500 deaths due to drowning in the United States alone. Drowning is preventable! Join us in our effort to stop drowning from happening. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a wide range of swimming lessons for children and adults. For more information about swimming lessons and a complete list of classes see Parktakes On Line.

Water Safety Tips:

Free Summer Soccer Camp for Kids

Free Summer Soccer Camp for Kids

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Monday - Friday, June 27 – August 19 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bailey’s Elementary School – 6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041

Children ages 6-14 are invited to participate in our annual Culmore Soccer Camp.  Click here to view the flyer in Spanish.  This free camp is designed to teach children the fundamental elements of the game of soccer. Participants at Culmore Soccer camp are separated into four age groups which allow participants to work with individuals in the same skill range. In addition to soccer skills, the camp also offers additional educational programs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

With the weather getting warmer, millions of people will be playing sports or getting out in the garden. However, some may find their efforts thwarted by back pain, which can develop if they jump into things and exert themselves too quickly. The good news is that whether you are gardening or engaging in sports, there are ways you can minimize the chances of getting back pain, and ways to manage back pain if it does develop.

CASA's Run for the Children

From the City of Fairfax Police:

 

City of Fairfax Police are reminding residents and commuters that the inaugural Fairfax CASA Run for the Children sponsored by Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates will be held on Saturday April 30, 2011. The run which consists of a 10K beginning at 8:30 AM and a 3K starting at 9:00 AM will start and end at the Fairfax County Courthouse.

 

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

My good friends  Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston are hosting their second annual Ride to Provide charity bike event on Saturday April 23rd.  Washington Redskins, Anthony Armstrong and Rocky McIntosh,  former teammates Antwaan Randle El  and Derrick Dockery are also biking to support the cause!