A sneak peek at Sportball’s Spring and Summer 2013 programs

The year has just started, and Sportball is already looking forward to spring and summer programs! Our teams have worked hard to offer Sportball families plenty of options for fun in the sun, from waterplay in the park to action-packed camps and more!

Click here to view Spring and Summer 2013 outdoor programs available in your neighbourhood or click any of the links below to learn more about what’s in store in the months ahead:

Sportball Junior (Recommended ages 16 to 24 months)
Sportball Junior
Sportball Junior & Water Play

Sportball Kids (Recommended ages 2 to 4 years)
Me & My Dad Soccer
Parent & Child/ Me & My Dad Multi-Sport
Parent & Child Multi-Sport & Water Play
Parent & Child Camp
Parent & Child Soccer & Baseball

Sportball Bigkids (Recommended ages 3 to 12 years)
Soccer
Baseball
Soccer & Baseball
Multi-Sport
Sportball Fitkids & Soccer
Ultimate Soccer Skills Clinic

Camps (Recommended ages 2 to 12 years)
Half-Day (Drop-off)
Half-Day (Parent & Child)
Full-Day (Drop-off)

Sportball Junior (Recommended ages 16 to 24 months)

Sportball Junior (45 min)
This 45-minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball under the sun. Children and parents participate in our eight core sports including: hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football along with creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more. Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level.

Sportball Junior & Water Play (90 min)
This 90-minute extended drop-off program combines the best of our Multi-Sport instruction with the fun and excitement of outdoor recreation in the summer. Children will have the opportunity to learn skills associated with sports such as soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football, in addition to other games and activities. Snacktime and juice break with friends will be followed by a half-hour of structured waterplay activities for kids to cool down and get their splash on. Sportball Coaches will also provide some time for the little ones to explore the splashpad in the park at select locations.

 

Sportball Kids (Recommended ages 2 to 4 years)

Me & My Dad Soccer
Dads can have a direct hand in their preschooler’s development through Me & My Dad soccer classes. Children learn the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. These include throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in a fun, exciting non-competitive game.

Parent & Child/ Me & My Dad Multi-Sport
With the support and participation of Mom OR Dad, children learn important introductory physical skills associated with eight core sports (hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football) and helps them to develop confidence in their abilities. These programs also help adults understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. Classes focus on refining, rehearsing and repeating skills and playing games outdoors in a fun, creative, non-competitive environment.

Parent & Child Multi-Sport & Water Play
This special extended Parent & Child summer program allows parents and caregivers to encourage their child’s physical and social development while enjoying the fresh air outdoors. The first hour includes important introductory physical skills associated with eight core sports (hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football), games and activities, as well as snacktime and juice break. Children end the last half-hour of class with structured waterplay activities led by their Sportball Coach. At select locations, children may also enjoy a fun and creative exploration of the splashpad in the park.

Parent & Child Soccer & Baseball
A great option for the ultimate sports fan who wants all their bases covered! Sportball’s Parent & Child Soccer & Baseball programs let families enjoy the best of both worlds on the same field. With the support and participation of their parent or caregiver, children learn fundamental soccer skills such as throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, and goalie skills as well as baseball basics such as throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play.

Did you know Sportball has parent participation half-day camps? Click here to learn more!

 

Sportball Bigkids (Recommended ages 3 to 12 years)

Soccer
Sportball Coaches help kids to develop competence and confidence on the field in Sportball soccer classes. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. These include throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in a fun, non-competitive game outdoors. For safety reasons, parents are required to remain at the field during classes.

Baseball
Perfect for your little baseball fan, Sportball baseball instruction provides children with the basic skills required to build confidence in a non-competitive environment. Certified Sportball Coaches zero in on skills including: throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. Our Coaches have a passion for working with children and sharing their love of sports.

Soccer & Baseball
A great option for the ultimate sports fan who wants to cover all their bases! Sportball’s Soccer & Baseball programs brings the best of both worlds to the same field. Children learn fundamental soccer skills such as throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, and goalie skills as well as baseball basics such as throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. For safety reasons, parents are required to remain at the field during classes.

Multi-Sport
Sportball Multi-Sport skills development programs introduce preschool and primary school children to the concepts and skills involved in the eight core sports of the Sportball methodology including: hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football. Classes are conducted once a week in one-hour sessions, using developmentally appropriate methods to introduce, practice and refine gross motor skills. The programs reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life.

Sportball Fitkids & Soccer
Sportball Fitkids is a fun, functional fitness program for kids ages 6–12. Building on our strength in non-competitive sports instruction for children, we have developed a program that will help children improve their overall fitness and health. By incorporating key body movements, this integrated functional training program will help to build flexibility, stability and strength. Studies have proven that Fitkids perform better in school.

Ultimate Soccer Skills Clinic
The ‘Ultimate Soccer Skills Clinic” by Sportball will allow your child to Refine, Rehearse, and Repeat skills indoors during the off-season. This 90 minute weekly program offers 30 minutes of fitness, 30 minutes of skills enhancement and a 30 minute scrimmage! Skills include: dribbling, passing, shooting, positional play, footwork, goal tending, teamwork, throw-ins and kicking techniques. Coaches are trained soccer athletes who have a passion for sharing their love of soccer.

 

Camps (Recommended ages 2 to 12 years)

Half-Day (Drop-off)
Available in morning sessions, our Sportball Half-Day Camps provide memories that last a lifetime! Sportball Coaches focus on eight sports – hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football – and also include arts & crafts, snack time, stories, co-operative games, water play and theme days. Camps are run indoors and outdoors, weather and location permitting.
Half-Day (Parent & Child)
A great opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time together, and introduce children to a camp experience! Each day includes one hour of instruction in one of our eight sports – hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football, plus crafts, songs, co-operative games, snack time and water-play (weather and location permitting).
Full-Day (Drop-off)
Have your child enjoy the Sportball Camp experience for the whole day! In our Full-Day camp, children focus on fun and skills development in our eight sports – hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football – and also enjoy arts & crafts, snack and lunch times, stories, music, co-operative games, and twice weekly trips to a local splash pad for a picnic and some fun in the sun.

16 January 2013 by


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