Purpose: This is a program to teach young kids the fundamentals of basketball while having fun and spending time together as a family.
Background: Over the past several years I have heard from and observed so many families who are run ragged from the many different activities that their kids are involved in. Many of these activities involve running different kids to different locations and dropping your kids off only to pick them up a couple of hours later. It also involves a highly variable time commitment each week with games and practices on different nights and different times – sometimes late into the night.
While we believe that youth sports is an extremely valuable thing for kids where they can get exercise and learn many valuable life lessons (teamwork, good sportsmanship, value of practice, etc.), we also believe that these activities can take away from valuable family time and create unnecessary stress and chaos in our family lives.
Over the past several years, we have conceptualized a new type of sports program where the kids can get the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport they are interested in, get the opportunity to learn the life skills and still experience the family time that they are missing with the way the system is currently working. This has culminated in the concept of Family Life Sports.
How it works:
· At least one parent will come with their children from 2nd through 5th grade and be expected to stay and participate. You will not be expected to know a lot about the sport, but simply to be there to encourage all of the kids and help out the coaches as needed.
· We will teach the kids the fundamentals of the sport through instruction, drills, games and activities while the parents are helping and participating. It is our goal that when each child hears the words “great job!” that is coming from their own parent at least as often as it is coming from us as coaches.
Who: Boys and girls from 2nd through 5th grade with at least one parent.**
** Note: there is the possibility of exceptions to this based on certain circumstances to be approved by the coaches. This is not intended to be exclusionary, but simply that we want to encourage family time.
When: Every Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm starting January 6, 2013 through March 10, 2013
(Please arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time if possible, so we can get started right at 1:00.)
Where: Central Baptist Church’s Family Life Center (enter directly through the gym doors on the extreme northeast side of the building)
Cost: There is no cost
Contact: Email Chad Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need additional information.