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Learn, Practice, Play, that's the Playball Way! 

Prepare your child for life, with our comprehensive movement and sport skills based program for 2-8yrs old, which is internationally recognized in 13 countries across the globe.
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WHAT IS PLAYBALL?

Playball Kids sports and coaching programs are about preparing your child for life, with our comprehensive movement and sports skills based program for kids between 2 to 9 years of age. Playball builds competence in all aspects of participants’ lives including the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical.

  • Comprehensive Movement and Sports program for 2-9 years
  • Cater to a particular age to promote development at the right pace physically, mentally and socially in a fun, safe and structured environment
  • Boost Emotional, Social, Cognitive and Physical needs of the child
  • Teaches Persistence, Courage, Cooperation,and Confidence
  • Foundation sport skills for the Athletes of the future
  • Created by Sports Experts, Occupational Therapists and Education Specialists.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Two Can Do (2 to 3)

    Classes

    Two Can Do Toddler Classes overview

    Our toddler classes focus is on laying the basic foundation of movement in order to enable your child to accomplish more challenging sport-related skills as they progress through the Playball programs.

    A two year old toddler is still discovering the wonderful things their bodies can do and need lots of practice in basic building blocks like locomotion, balance etc, which is why we focus on:

    • Delivering an active start to structured, fun (but formalized) lessons.
    • Enrichment of movement experience and participation in sports activities for toddlers
    • Motor planning, core strength, balance, stretching, spatial awareness, running, jumping, concept formation and object manipulation.


    Through lots of exploration and discovery, we work in a creative way to encourage your child to:

    • Move more freely
    • Stretch their physical boundaries
    • Develop spatial awareness
    • Perform 'big' motor movements
    • Develop counting, color recognition and word familiarization
    • Emphasis is on participation and not competence at this early stage
    • Ensure your child's first experience of Playball is positive and exciting

  • Watch Me at Three (3 to 4)

    Classes

    Watch me @ 3 Playball program overview

    A healthy balance is maintained between fun and learning as your child is introduced to basic movement and sport development skills which will lay the foundation for future, successful sports participation.

    As this is often your child's first encounter within a formal environment, learning will also be directed towards improving concentration and listening skills.

    The Watch me @ 3 program covers the following areas:

    • Coaching all basic sports for kids skills with the emphasis on a measure of competence involving the grip/foot position, body position, head position and the action/movement to the ball/object (this is the first introduction of the Playball Focus Points - PFPs - which are ingrained in all subsequent programs).
    • Continued development of your child's enjoyment of sport.
    • Confidence to participate in sporting activities and games.
    • Social integration with other children
    • Development of concentration and listening skills
  • Dinkies (4 to 5)

    Fun Activities for Kids

    Dinkies Playball program overview

    The main activities emphasis is on mastering a wide variety of sport and movement skills with the balance between participation and the quality of each skill.

    This program provides fun activities for kids to practice individual skills more rigorously, which subsequently develops competence and starts to develop muscle memory. In addition to practicing these skills more thoroughly, we begin to introduce skill sequencing - which is the process of stringing individual skills together to form a sequence of skills - the foundation of all sports.

    An example would be the forehand shot in tennis. The shot is not performed on its own. The Playballer has to move into position beforehand using a variety of locomotive movements, perform the forehand shot, follow through, and then again move into position to hit the next shot. The more fluid these skills, movements and transitions are, the more successful the Playballer will be as a tennis player.

    Your kids will benefit from the Dinkies program in many ways and have lots of fun, but importantly they will also:

    • Develop a wide range of sport skills through fun activities
    • Understand individual participation
    • Overcome fears that discourage sports participation
    • Introduced to organized sport specific skills and activities
  • Preps (5 to 6)

    Funfilled Sports After School Clubs

    Players Playball program overview

    This program teaches the intricate skills needed to play our main ball sports of football, netball, basketball, hockey, tennis, volleyball and baseball/softball.

    Team work and leadership development

    Players will understand the importance of working together as a team, enjoy the challenge of leading, and concentrate on more tactical play.

    OUr after school clubs and classes will teach them to show respect and sportsmanship at all times and are not allowed to argue with the ref (!) and most importantly, will continue to develop a genuine enthusiasm for sport participation.

    The program will provide your child with the necessary skills and knowledge of the basic rules relating to each sport and will cover:

    • Introduction to match play.
    • Introduction to basic rules of the sports Playball teaches.
    • Continued development of sport related skills by applying advanced skills to a match situation.
    • Development of more complex team work concepts for example attacking and defensive play, playing the ball and moving into space and passing into space.

    What Players would have achieved by the end of this program

    Due to the nature of the multi-sport coaching and drills, they are now able to quickly adapt to new skills and sports as they already now have a strong foundation of sports skills.

    Matches are played and drills are exercised to continue to develop and prepare children for a lifetime of confident and competent sports participation.

    Class sizes and duration:
    • Maximum of 8 - 10 children per class.
    • 45 min - 60 min (location dependent)
  • Players (6 to 9)

    Funfilled Sports After School Clubs

    Players Playball program overview

    This program teaches the intricate skills needed to play our main ball sports of football, netball, basketball, hockey, tennis, volleyball and baseball/softball.

    Team work and leadership development

    Players will understand the importance of working together as a team, enjoy the challenge of leading, and concentrate on more tactical play.

    OUr after school clubs and classes will teach them to show respect and sportsmanship at all times and are not allowed to argue with the ref (!) and most importantly, will continue to develop a genuine enthusiasm for sport participation.

    The program will provide your child with the necessary skills and knowledge of the basic rules relating to each sport and will cover:

    • Introduction to match play.
    • Introduction to basic rules of the sports Playball teaches.
    • Continued development of sport related skills by applying advanced skills to a match situation.
    • Development of more complex team work concepts for example attacking and defensive play, playing the ball and moving into space and passing into space.

    What Players would have achieved by the end of this program

    Due to the nature of the multi-sport coaching and drills, they are now able to quickly adapt to new skills and sports as they already now have a strong foundation of sports skills.

    Matches are played and drills are exercised to continue to develop and prepare children for a lifetime of confident and competent sports participation.

    Class sizes and duration:

    • Maximum of 8 - 10 children per class.
    • 45 min - 60 min (location dependent)

Parents     us

  • "I just wanted to tell you that my daughter came home from school just GLOWING, RANTING and RAVING about what an AWESOME experience she had in your class! That was her very first experience with this and I was THRILLED to see just how enthusiastic she is about it.
    Just wanted to share our enthusiasm and happiness with you . . ."
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    Anna Thompson
  • "I simply CANNOT express how thrilled we are with your class . . . already!
    My kids got home yesterday and wanted to teach me. They made connections they have seen me do. My son told me about the ball and breathing (we really work with him on using his breathing to calm down and be aware of his body - he is quite the spirited one)."
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    Rick Dempsey
  • Catherine will miss Coach Brandon! It is amazing to see how much she has learned from Playball the last 2 1/2 - 3 years.
    We recommend Playball to all of the new parents – it is an amazing program!
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    Cindy

WHAT MAKES PLAYBALL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SPORTS PROGRAMS?

Playball is not just another ball program. It is a highly specialized program, created by, and continually updated by sports experts, occupational therapists and education specialists. By giving children competence in sports, we help them develop skills that are not associated with sports at all. Playball has proven itself in many countries over the last 25 years and is recognized as a unique and invaluable sports coaching program, with tens of thousands of children in the USA, Holland, Switzerland, UK, South Africa, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Mexico, Doha and Israel benefiting from the many rewards of the Playball program.

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HOW DOES PLAYBALL HELP CHILDREN?

We use the medium of sports not only to improve gross motor development, increase concentration skills, build low muscle tone, teach competence in hand-eye/foot-eye coordination, and improve balance; but the sport is also used to teach basic, yet essential life skills. At Playball, your children will learn persistence, courage, cooperation, respect, positive relationships, self-worth, communication, responsibility, and countless other attributes. We address the needs of the whole child – dealing with the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical. We will help on the sports field by helping your child develop a level of physical competence and team work that will give them an advantage on the sports field. Our kids sports program is comprehensive with your child actively participating in up to 210 different skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A PLAYBALL CLASS LIKE?

The classes are 30 -45 minutes long, limited in size, and have an impressive creative component which ensures that each lesson is both exciting and positive. Playball classes are age appropriate, taught from lesson plans prepared in advance by our coaching staff, utilize a wide variety of specialized equipment sized just right for kids, are super-high energy and keep the kids moving and engaged from start to finish, educational in that the activities in Playball all serve a dual role by supporting each child's potential to improve in the classroom.

WHO CAN SIGN UP?

Playball is for children 2 to 9 years old. It is created to suit the needs and abilities of ALL children – to give them the confidence to participate in all activities, both on and off the field.
Our 5 Playball programs progress from simple sport introduction to mini sport classes running parallel with the school academic year. Each program caters for one age group and covers an extensive range of sport related skills that are pitched at the correct developmental level and is constantly reviewed to ensure your child develops at the right pace, physically, mentally and socially, in a fun, safe and structured environment.

WHO WILL BE COACHING THE CLASSES?

Playball’s coaching staff has extensive and diverse experience in working with children and sports. Our coaches have over 10 years of
experience in Playball alone. Each coach has successfully completed a police background check specifically for working with children. Our coaches are compassionate, fair, reliable, enthusiastic, creative, sensitive, and patient. Our coaches work very hard to get to know each child and tailor the program to meet their specific needs. Each coach has been trained and is required to be re-trained twice yearly on the proprietary Playball program.

Where is Playball?

Playball is located in elementary schools, preschools, daycare centers, community centers and after-school programs.