5–7yrs

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The equipment that we use is age-appropriate and sized just right for the children in our programs. Skill development will be based off the Sportball Curriculum. Games and activities will focus on the Active Start stage of the CS4L LTAD model.



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