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City of Martensville Offers Sportball for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

Sportball has been teaching children the fundamental skills behind sports since 1995. This Multi-Sport program has put thousands of children on the path to healthy, active living and a life-long love of sport.

Sportball is one of the first companies to offer non-competitive developmentally appropriate sports training to children 12 and under. Today, Sportball partners with schools and leading research institutions to enhance existing physical education programs and to further develop and improve their curriculum. Participants are taught the value of positive learning over winning.

Their methodology is based on SKILLS FOR LIFE. Sportball Methodology is designed to support three key areas of early childhood development – sport skills – pro-social skills and motor skills.
In basketball for example, a sport skill progression could be practicing shooting with two hands through a vertical hoop and a horizontal hoop. For pro-social skills, they teach how to follow instructions, be attentive and focus. Motor skills are taught through grasping, throwing, shooting and swinging as well as hand eye coordination.

Programs that are offered are multi-sport, soccer, t-ball, basketball, flag football, ball hockey, tennis, volleyball, golf and Fit Kids.

The toddler program in Martensville teaches parents and toddlers how to focus on physical movement and social exploration introducing a different sport each class using developmentally appropriate activities and games. One parent or guardian must attend the program with your toddler.

Pre-Schoolers are offered similar opportunities to learn social and developmental benefits as well as the ability to make his/her own decisions. Pre-school and elementary children are taught the fundamental skills behind 9 popular sports by certified and trained coaches. This is a drop-off program.

For more information on Sportball, visit www.sportball.ca

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