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Start Smart SoccerStart Smart Soccer

Summer session registration will open on April 26 for City Residents, and May 10 for Non-Residents.  We will be accepting 12 parent/child pairs for each session.  To register online visit our Program Registration page, or you may call 540-433-9168 and register by phone.  This program will meet at the Smithland Athletic Complex.  The City Resident rate will be $30, and the Non-Resident rate will be $40.  For additional information on the program, email Courtney.Carawan@harrisonburgva.gov or call the Athletics Office at 540-433-9168.  Sessions include:

  • Monday-Friday, June 28-July 2, 2021 from 9:00am-9:45am
  • Monday-Friday, June 28-July 2, 2021 from 6:00pm-6:45pm
  • Monday-Friday, July 19-23, 2021 from 6:00pm-6:45pm - Full

Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory parent/guardian-child based soccer program for children 3-5 years old. Pairs work together to develop individual skills. 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 is used in teaching kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw ins and agility.    

 

 

Start Smart FootballStart Smart Football

Summer session registration will open on April 26 for City Residents, and May 10 for Non-Residents.  We will be accepting 12 parent/child pairs for each session.  To register online visit our Program Registration page, or you may call 540-433-9168 and register by phone.  This program will meet at the Smithland Athletic Complex.  The City Resident rate will be $30, and the Non-Resident rate will be $40.  For additional information on the program, email Steven.Hollister@harrisonburgva.gov or call the Athletics Office at 540-433-9168.

  • Monday-Friday, July 26-30, 2021 from 9:00am-9:45am
  • Monday-Friday, July 26-30, 2021 from 6:00pm-6:45pm

Start Smart Football is a developmentally appropriate introductory parent/guardian-child based football program for children 3-5 years old. Pairs work together to develop individual skills. The program prepares children for organized football in a fun, non-threatening environment. Start Smart Football prepares children and their parents for organized football without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment is used in teaching throwing, catching, kicking/punting and running/agility.   

 

 

Start Smart BasketballStart Smart Basketball

Summer session registration will open on April 26 for City Residents, and May 10 for Non-Residents.  We will be accepting 6 parent/child pairs for each session.  To register online visit our Program Registration page, or you may call 540-433-9168 and register by phone.  This program will meet at the Hillandale Park basketball court.  The City Resident rate will be $30, and the Non-Resident rate will be $40.  For additional information on the program, email Steven.Hollister@harrisonburgva.gov or call the Athletics Office at 540-433-9168.

  • Monday-Friday, June 14-28, 2021 from 6:00pm-6:45pm
  • Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2021 from 9:00am-9:45am
  • Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2021 from 6:00pm-6:45pm

Start Smart Basketball is a developmentally appropriate introductory parent/guardian-child based basketball program for children 3-5 years old. Pairs work together to develop individual skills. 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 is used in teaching dribbling/ball handling, passing/catching, shooting and running/agility.

 

 

 

SS Baseball

Start Smart Baseball

Summer session registration will open on April 26 for City Residents, and May 10 for Non-Residents.  We will be accepting 12 parent/child pairs for each session.  To register online visit our Program Registration page, or you may call 540-433-9168 and register by phone.  This program will meet at the Smithland Athletic Complex.  The City Resident rate will be $30, and the Non-Resident rate will be $40.  For additional information on the program, email Courtney.Carawan@harrisonburgva.gov or call the Athletics Office at 540-433-9168.

  • Monday-Friday, July 12-16, 2021 from 9:00am-9:45am
  • Monday-Friday, July 12-16, 2021 from 6:00pm-6:45pm

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory parent/guardian-child based baseball program for children 3-5 years old. Pairs work together to develop individual skills. 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 is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility.

 

 

SS TennisStart Smart Tennis

Summer session registration will open on April 26 for City Residents, and May 10 for Non-Residents.  We will be accepting 6 parent/child pairs for each session.  To register online visit our Program Registration page, or you may call 540-433-9168 and register by phone.  This program will meet at the Morrison Park pickleball courts.  The City Resident rate will be $30, and the Non-Resident rate will be $40.  For additional information on the program, email Steven.Hollister@harrisonburgva.gov or call the Athletics Office at 540-433-9168.

  • Monday-Friday, June 14-18, 2021 from 9:00am-9:45am
  • Monday-Friday, July 19-23, 2021 from 9:00am-9:45am

Start Smart Tennis is a developmentally appropriate introductory parent/guardian-child based tennis program. Pairs work together to develop individual skills. The program prepares children for organized tennis in a fun, non-threatening environment.  Start Smart Tennis prepares children and their parents for organized tennis without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment is used in teaching ground strokes, serving, volleying and running/agility.

 

 

SS GolfStart Smart Golf

Start Smart Golf is a developmentally appropriate introductory parent/guardian-child based golf program. Pairs work together to develop individual skills.  The program prepares children for organized golf in a fun, non-threatening environment. Start Smart Golf prepares children and their parents for organized golf without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment is used in teaching full swing, chipping, pitching and putting. This program will meet at Heritage Oaks Golf Course.  Contact David.Johns@harrisonburgva.gov or call 540-442-6502 with questions.  Stay tuned for future program offerings!

 

 

 

 

Start Smart Sports Development

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 popularity of this program led to the development of the sport-specific programs now offered. The 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 is utilized in the program. Sports skills developed in this program are: throwing, catching, batting and kicking.