Start Smart Overview

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.

Start Smart participants will develop proper motor skills without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt that will allow them to enjoy and succeed in their youth sports future!

Start Smart Sports Development

The Start Smart Sports Development Program was the first developed by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. The skills are not specific to any one particular sport. Skills learned and developed in this program will benefit the participants in a variety of sports.

The Start Smart Sports Development Program is a developmentally appropriate introductory sports program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children and their parents for organized sports in a fun, non-threatening environment. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is utilized in the program. Sports skills developed in this program are: throwing, catching, batting and kicking.

Location: RARA  500 E. 2nd St.  Room: Fieldhouse

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Start Smart Soccer

Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children for organized soccer in a fun, non-threatening environment.

Start Smart Soccer prepares children and their parents for organized soccer without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® and Kwik Goal® is used in teaching kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw ins and agility.

Location: RARA  500 E. 2nd St.  Room: Fieldhouse

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Start Smart Basketball

Start Smart Basketball is a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children 5-7 years old. The program prepares children for organized basketball in a fun, non-threatening environment.

Start Smart Basketball prepares children and their parents for organized basketball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is used in teaching dribbling/ball handling, passing/catching, shooting and running/agility.

Location: RARA  480 E. 2nd St.  Room: Gymnasium

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Start Smart Baseball/Softball

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball and softball in a fun, non-threatening environment.

Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility.

Location: RARA  500 E. 2nd St.  Room: Fieldhouse

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RARA Sponsors

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