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Spring Sports Ministry

 

Pickleball (Kids and Adults)

Pickleball for kids in grades 2-5

This game is great for developing hand-eye coordination and for establishing fundamental skills for future sport learning (tennis, baseball). The format for each session will be a combination of drills and gameplay. During each pickleball session, players will learn the technique for hitting and serving, learn the rules of the game, and develop teamwork and communication skills. Athletes in grades 2-5 are welcome to participate and parents need not stay during the session.

  • Spring 2020 Program Details:
    Thursdays: March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 30, and May 7 from 7:00-7:55 p.m.

  • Registration is open!
    Register HERE (if you do not yet have an active KidCheck account, you will need to first create an account and then click the link to effectively register for this program).
    Cost: $50/child

 

Pickleball for adults is come-when-you-can on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month (9:30-11:30 a.m. and 8:00-9:30 p.m.) Feel free to invite a neighbor or a friend for a time of fitness, fellowship, and fun! The cost is $2/player per session.

 

 



 

T-Ball (early elementary)

If baseball is America’s favorite past time, you’d better start your young one out early playing a little T-ball! Given the complex structure of this game (force outs) and the precise skill and technique needed for getting players out, we use a gradual approach to learning how to play. We begin the season teaching kickball and the format of “pitcher’s hand” to get outs. As players understand these concepts we move into more of the traditional teaching and coaching of T-ball. This method has proven successful in overall game understanding in both gym classes and T-ball leagues. Parents are also asked to participate alongside their child so that throwing and catching is an effective learning experience and accelerates the skill development of each child.

Each T-ball session, players will learn how to properly throw, catch, and field, run bases, and bat. Each player will receive a jersey and participation award.

Children in preschool (age 4 as of 9/1/19) through 1st grade are welcome to participate. Parents are also asked to participate alongside their child so that throwing and catching is an effective learning experience and accelerates the skill development of each child. We call this a “Parent & Me” sport.

  • Spring 2020 Program Details:
    Thursdays: March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 30, and May 7 from 6:00-6:55 p.m.
    Jamboree: Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Hansen Park
  • Registration is open!
    Register HERE (if you do not yet have an active KidCheck account, you will need to first create an account and then click the link to effectively register for this program).
    Cost: $70/child
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