Start Smart

START SMART SPORTS

The Right Start…Start Smart 

Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids get ready for sports…and succeed in life. It is an innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment.

What is Start Smart?

Start Smart was developed by top motor skill development specialists in the field of youth sports.  Parent-child groups perform motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children while they are having fun at the same time.

Each Start Smart Program utilizes the Start Smart Sports Readiness Test to help parents objectively measure kids’ abilities.  As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skills and exercises are altered so that each child remains challenged.  Parents spend quality time together with their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.

Start Smart participants will develop proper motor skills that will allow them to enjoy and succeed in their youth sports future!

Benefits of Participation

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem in children
  • Fun and positive early experience in sport
  • Helps prepare kids for future sports participation
  • Helps prepare kids and parents for specific sport
  • Quality time together for parent and child
  • Helps parents learn how to support and teach their child
  • Most programs can be run either indoor or outdoor

Parks & Recreation offers Start Smart Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Golf programs throughout the year!  To find out more, please click the links below!

Start Smart Basketball is for 3 & 4 year olds, meets one hour per week for 6 weeks and requires parent participation. Space is limited to 8 parent/child groups per class, so register early!  For more information contact Aaron.

FALL 2022 SESSION DATES

*Mandatory Parent Meeting for those new to Start Smart – 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 10 at Falling Springs Center.

  • Group A:  November 14 – December 19    Mon      5:30-6:30 PM       $75     DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 7    
  • Group B:  November 14 – December 19    Mon      6:30-7:30 PM       $75     DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 7      

WINTER 2022 SESSION DATES

*Mandatory Parent Meeting for those new to Start Smart – 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 5 at Falling Springs Center.

  • Group C:  January 9 – February 13    Mon      5:30-6:30 PM       $75     DEADLINE:  JANUARY 5
  • Group D:  January 9 – February 13    Mon      6:30-7:30 PM       $75     DEADLINE:  JANUARY 5

Click HERE for instructions on how to register online or HERE to view a short video tutorial.

 

Start Smart Soccer is for 3 & 4 year olds, meets one hour per week for 6 weeks and requires parent participation. You can choose between 4 classes, which are offered on Monday evenings and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Space is limited to 8 parent/child groups per class. For more information contact Aaron.

FALL 2022 SESSION DATES!

* Mandatory Parent Meeting for those new to Start Smart and anyone else who wants to join – 6:00 PM on , Monday, August 15 at Falling Springs Center.

  • Group A:  August 22- September 26    Mon      5:30-6:30 PM       $75     DEADLINE: AUGUST 15    (*No soccer Sept 5, but will meet on Sept 6)
  • Group B:  August 22 -September 26    Mon      6:30-7:30 PM       $75     DEADLINE: AUGUST 15   (*No soccer Sept 5, but will meet on Sept 6)
  • Group C:  August 24- September 28    Wed       5:30-6:30 PM      $75     DEADLINE:  AUGUST 15  
  • Group D:  August 24- September 28    Wed       6:30-7:30 PM      $75     DEADLINE:  AUGUST 15  

Click HERE for instructions on how to register online or HERE to view a short video tutorial.

Start Smart Baseball is for 3 & 4 year olds, meets one hour per week for 6 weeks and requires parent participation. You can choose between 4 classes, which are offered on Monday evenings and Thursday evenings at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Space is limited to 8 parent/child groups per class. For more information contact Aaron.

* Mandatory Parent Meeting for those new to Start Smart – 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 4 at Falling Springs Center.

  • Group A:  May 9 – June 13*      Mon      5:30-6:30 PM       $65     DEADLINE:  APRIL 27    *No Baseball on May 30, will meet Tue, May 31
  • Group B:  May 9 – June 13*      Mon      6:30-7:30 PM       $65     DEADLINE:   APRIL 27   *No Baseball on May 30, will meet Tue, May 31
  • Group C:  May 12 – June 14*    Thu       5:30-6:30 PM       $65     DEADLINE:  APRIL 27    *Final night is a TUESDAY.
  • Group D:  May 12 – June 14*    Thu       6:30-7:30 PM       $65     DEADLINE:  APRIL 27    *Final night is a TUESDAY.

Click HERE for instructions on how to register online or HERE to view a short video tutorial.

Start Smart Golf is back!! This instructional program is for 5 to 7 year olds, meets one hour per week for 6 weeks and requires parent participation. Space is limited to 8 parent/child groups per class. For more information contact Rainey.

  • Group 1:  May 26 – June 30    Thu       5:30-6:30 PM       $65     DEADLINE:  MAY 18
  • Group 2:  May 26 – June 30    Thu       6:30-7:30 PM       $65     DEADLINE:  MAY 18

Click HERE for instructions on how to register online or HERE to view a short video tutorial.