Start Smart Sports

Start Smart is a series of programs created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Each program is designed to give children the opportunity to build basic motor skills, develop self-confidence, connect with peers, and gain positive early exposure to sports. Parents participate with their child to foster the beginnings of an interactive, healthy lifestyle that has the potential to last beyond the court and field. Each session you sign up for meets for about an hour each week over a 6-week period.

Please note that we require a ratio of at least one parent/adult to one child. At this time, we do not offer any childcare.

Start 'em young

Begin building an active lifestyle alongside your Jr. Active Badger in these 6-week classes.

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Sports

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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
Session begins March 25

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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 DEVELOPMENT

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
Session begins March 26

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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
Session begins April 9

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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
Session begins April 13

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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