Sports Development

Start Smart is a series of programs created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports designed to give children the opportunity to build basic motor skills, develop self-confidence, connect with peers, and gain positive early exposure to sports.

Young Athletes is a Special Olympics program introducing basic sport skills to children with and without intellectual disabilities.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer youth programs.

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Start Smart

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TENNIS

Parents and their 5-7-year-olds build basic court skills like ground strokes, serving, volleying, and some running and agility. Please note each session will meet once per week for 1 hour.

$50 for 6 weeks of instruction

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Designed for:

  • Parent and child (5 – 7 years old)

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class components:

  • Ground strokes
  • Serving
  • Volleying
  • Running
  • Agility
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SPORT SKILLS

Parents and their 3-5-year-olds work together to develop basic, foundational sport skills. Please note these classes will meet once per week for 45 minutes.

$50 for 6 weeks of instruction

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Designed for:

  • Parent and child (3 – 5 years old)

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class components:

  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Kicking
  • Batting
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SOCCER

Parents and their 3-5-year-olds learn basic soccer skills such as kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins, and agility.

$50 for 6 weeks of instruction

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Designed for:

  • Parent and child (3 – 5 years old)

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class components:

  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Batting
  • Running
  • Agility
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BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Parents and their 3-5-year-olds work together on foundational baseball and softball skills such as throwing, catching, batting, and some running and agility.

$50 for 6 weeks of instruction

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Designed for:

  • Parent and child (3 – 5 years old)

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class components:

  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Batting
  • Running
  • Agility
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BASKETBALL

Parents and their 5-7-year-olds build basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, catching, and shooting. Please note each session will meet once per week for 1 hour.

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Designed for:

  • Parent and child (5 – 7 years old)

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class components:

  • Handling a basketball
  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Shooting
  • Running

Young Athletes

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A program offered in partnership with Special Olympics for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2-7. Your child will be introduced to basic sport skills like running, kicking, and throwing while they learn to play with others and begin creating healthy habits for a lifetime of activity, friendship, and learning.