At this time our programs include, flag football, basketball, floor hockey/floor ball, and lacrosse. All of our programs are unconditionally co-ed. Programs locations vary throughout the community and are seasonal. Programs run for a minimum of 7 weeks and are for minimally one hour. Programs are primarily on weekends with a few exceptions.
Characteristics of a Ready-Set-Sports! program
Safety is our number one priority. We will make every attempt to ensure that there is a culture of safety that includes the appropriate equipment, adherence to rules, awareness, and appropriate coach to player ratios.
It is our intent to create a culture for children that has structure. From our “Game Plans” to our “Play Books” we ensure that parents and children are informed every step of the way.
- Play Books: As parents you will be aware what the objectives and goals are of each of our programs. On “Opening Day” parents will have an understanding of what our goals and objectives are for a program. For each sport we outline the “Play Book” for the program to ensure parents understand what we are trying to accomplish.
- Game Plans: Each week parents will receive the “Game Plan” outlining what will be covered each and every week your child participates in a program. From the “Game Plan” you will be able to better understand where we are going and what we are trying to accomplish on a weekly basis.
Our programs are motion intensive. It has been our experience and is our belief that children in sports struggle when they are idle. We keep children in motion by ensuring that they are maximizing repetition throughout the program. We do this by moving children from learning station to learning station ensuring they are constantly in motion and participating.
Throughout all sports at all levels, proper coaching includes establishing a foundation for learning. We accomplish this by first introducing “concepts” for a sport (like offense and defense). Next we introduce individual skill development (like shooting a basketball.) After focusing on individual skills the logical next step is understanding team play (like “passing the ball” in basketball). The last step in building out a strong foundation for understanding team sports is playing against another team, or what we refer to as “game skills” (simulating games).
As is the case in the classroom, on the court, or on the field, repeating motion to improve motor skills and muscle memory is critical for children under the age of seven. No matter the sport, we will provide plenty of balls, goals, sticks, learning tools, etc. to ensure children are developing skills.