Start Smart Sports Development Program

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2022 Start Smart Soccer registration will open June 16th and will end August 1st or when program is full.

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Ages: 4-6 years old

First Class

:  Monday, October 10th from 4 PM- 5 PM 
Monday, October 10th from 5 PM - 6PM  

Location: Sertoma Gym (Located behind Green Valley Elementary, 3301 Thornton Drive Hoover, AL 35226)

Registration Fee: $75 (Hoover residents) OR $85 (Non-Hoover residents) 

Program is open to the first 18 participants per session time

Start Smart Sports

Start Smart Soccer (August-September)
Start Smart Flag Football (September- October)
Start Smart Basketball ( March)
Start Smart T-Ball (April-May)

The Right Start...Start Smart for Ages 4-6

Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids ages 4-6 get ready for sports - and succeed in life. It is a step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem, and makes sports fun. Instructors help kids and parents have a positive sports experience together.

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.
The Start Smart Sports Readiness Test helps parents objectively measure kids' abilities. As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skill 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.

Benefits of Participation

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem in children
  • Fun and positive early experience in sports
  • Helps parents learn how to support and teach their child
  • Helps prepare kids and parents for specific sports
  • Helps prepare kids for future sports participation
  • Quality time together for parent and child
Kids participating in the 2022 Start Smart Flag Football 4-5 PM Session

Kids participating in the 2022 Start Smart Flag Football 5-6 PM Session

Participants of 2022 Start Smart Basketball:
Henry Anding, Jack Lootens, Nate Martin, Benjamin Paul, George Roveda, Terrance Scarbrough Jr., Ashton Sparks, Evans Gibson, Aaron Baldwin, Nora Mathew, Peter Mathew, Judah Vick, Eli Lambert, Clarence Grayson Jr., John Rostas, Henry Nordlund, Bailey Santa Cruz, Seth Long, Cameron Solomon, Marcus Maddox Jr., Mateo Hill, Konner Peterson, Oliver Knight, Beckham Knight,Lincoln Collins, Blakely Teal, Abraham Gatrey, Chase Golden, Liam Newman, Boady Arthur, Sadie Arthur, Caleb von Schweinitz, Paul von Schweinitz, Johan Kistler, Sam Meredith, Chase Johnson, Omar Lane, Hank Drum, Henry Butler, Ivy Butler, Jase Walton, Anderson Kolodziej, Jameson Kolodziej, Elijah Robinson, Dylan Duval, Hudson Edmonson, Ayden King, Liam Beck 
Participants of 2022 Start Smart T-Ball:
Chandler Posey, Cooper Fredd, Ellison Bradshaw, Leighton Agee, Beckett Marlin, Kinley Stallworth, Leo Yildirim, Henry Nordlund, Colin Pitts, Atticus Baer, Amelia McCallum, Harlan Williams, Benjamin Bowers, Terrance Scarbrough Jr., Seth Long, Henry Butler, Ivy Butler, Ashton Sparks, Jase Walton, Clarence Grayson Jr, John Rostas,Parker Holmdahl, Nolan Parker,Zaiden Jones, Sarah Knight, Quentin Evans, Brandon Brown Jr.Avery Morris, Finnleigh Hunt, Nate Martin, Marcus Maddox Jr., Eli Lambert, Drew Huddleston, Noah West,James Thomas Glass, Liam Beck, Chase Johnson, Hank Drum, Kingsleigh Hunt, Ethan Welsh, Harry Cavett, Jacob Stallings, Carter Sargent, Boady Arthur, Whit Teal, Ella Rose Parks, Aaryan Patel, Madeleine Busick, Benjamin Verhine, Trinity Oneal, King Griffin
Participants of 2022 Start Smart Soccer:
Atticus Baer, Liam Beck, Noah Byrd, Gavin Daniel, Andrew Huddleston, Chase Johnson, Amelia McCallum, Chandler Posey, Charlie Sortino, Ashton Sparks , Seth Long, Naomi Davis, Beckett Parrish, Carver Collins, Lincoln Collins, Fulton Murphy, Lottie Renta, Kaili Beth Jebeles, Christiana Woodward, Langston Maxwell, Isaac Ndolo, Zion Dorough, Samuel Lewis, John Stiff, Chase Golden, Jackson Splaine, Hayden Morrow, Ella Claud, Isaac Houghton, Ayden King, Brooks Goff, Harlan Williams, Jude Posey, John Rostas, Omar Lane, Sarah Knight

"Griffin loves all things baseball. Start Smart was the perfect program to teach him the fundamentals! The coaches were encouraging and fun and months later, Griffin still asks when his next “game” will be. We’re looking forward to participating in the other sports that Start Smart offers."

-Anna, mom