Liberty Helps Celebrate National YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday, April 14th New York Liberty's Athletic Trainer, Lisa White, went to the Tarrytown YMCA to show their 10-12 year old Girls Basketball Team a typical Liberty workout.

The YMCA's Healthy Kids Day is a free, fun-filled day of activities designed to promote healthy kids and families in spirit, mind and body. YMCA Healthy Kids Day events celebrate making fitness fun and introduce kids to an array of YMCA programs that teach healthy behaviors and healthy ways to play and take care of themselves throughout their lifetimes.

Lisa tipped of the event by sharing the rich history of the Liberty and the WNBA. Then she got down to business and the workout began starting with stretching, just like the Liberty would. She talked about the different muscles and the benefits of stretching. The real fun began when Lisa showed the girls what the Liberty players do to work on their foot speed and agility, which are essential in basketball. They performed footwork drills using agility ladders.

Lisa ended the day with a trivia session and gave the kids a chance to win Liberty gear!

Check out some pictures from the day courtesy of Joe Golden by CLICKING HERE