It’s never too early to train our mini athletes for sports.
Skies (School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited a Fort Bragg program, has a new initiative called “Kids in Sports.”
This program is designed to get toddlers into sports at an early age.
Children learn the fundamentals of specific team sports.
“We have been open for a year and a half,” said Sonji Clyburn owner of Kids in Sports.
“We teach one- and two-year-olds. We use boxes because the boxes don’t roll as far. They can do something with them. We can teach them how to step on it, they can control it pretty much. We do dribble, fast feet and slow feet.”
The program offers basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball so children get to discover sports they have never experienced before.”
Two classes take place at the Maholic Child Development Center. Tuesday classes, “Parent & Me,” will have youth ages one to two, and on Fridays pre-schoolers ages three to four.
“We are teaching the children all different sorts of sports-related skills. The kids — instead of just learning the specific skills — they are learning different skills such as eye coordination, they are learning to corporate and play with other kids, to follow the rules, follow directions, learning to cleaning up which is one of their favorite activities,” said Paul T. Driessen Director, SKIESUnlimited.
This program can help get a jump-start on children’s motor skills at an early age.
Kids in Sports also has other activities for children listed on their website and open enrollment is currently taking place for military Families, DoD cardholders and the public.
Session 1 begins April 27. Session 2 is offered May 11, 18, 25 and June 1.
Visit https://kidsinsports.com/ for more information. In addition, registration can be done at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/
Skies Unlimited also offers Karate, gymnastics and extracurricular instructional classes.