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An Efficient Way To Choose Classes

New York Sports Connection centralizes registration

There are a lot of toddler sport classes in New York. A lot. And while word-of-mouth is the way most of us choose our kids' programs, we like the way UWS dad Aaron Finkel thinks. He's just launched a site called New York Sports Connection—an online directory that aggregates athletic activities in all five boroughs. From archery to yoga, you can enroll your newborn to 3-year-old in just about any sport thinkable (what is slacklining, anyway?). Sort by program type, gender, and location—there’s even a search function highlighting options for kids with special needs. A weekly newsletter gives a heads-up on stuff like registration and start dates, as well as local happenings, interim camps during school breaks, special sports events, and various clinics. There's also an extensive classifieds section, where you can browse for things like private coaches; locate sporting goods stores or the nearest skating rink; and buy or sell athletic equipment (which comes in handy if your child doesn't really take to tennis lessons).