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Start Smart SoccerStart Smart Soccer

Registration has closed for Spring Sessions as all sport have filled.  Registration for Summer Sessions opens April 18 and is open to City Residents only.  Limited spots available.

Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children 3-4 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 is used to teach kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins, and agility.  For additional information on this program, call 540-433-9168 or email Courtney.Carawan@harrisonburgva.gov.  

  • Summer Program Sessions Include:
    • Monday, June 6-July 25 from 5:45pm-6:30pm
    • Monday, June 6-July 25 from 6:30pm-7:15pm
  • The rate will be $30. Registration fee includes participant equipment (cleats are not provided).
  • To register online visit our Program Registration page.
  • Spring Programs will take place on the lower field at the Ramblewood Athletic Complex, Summer Programs will take place at the Smithland Athletic Complex.

 

 

Start Smart FootballStart Smart Football

Registration opens for Summer Sessions starting April 18 and is open to City Residents only. Limited spots available.

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. For additional information on this program, call 540-433-9168 or email Courtney.Carawan@harrisonburgva.gov.

  • Summer Program Sessions Include:
    • Wednesday, June 15-July 20 from 5:45pm-6:30pm
    • Wednesday, June 15-July 20 from 6:30pm-7:15pm
  • The rate will be $30. Registration fee includes participant equipment.
  • To register online visit our Program Registration page.
  • Summer Programs will take place at the Smithland Athletic Complex.

 

 

 

 

Start Smart BasketballStart Smart Basketball

Registration opens for Summer Sessions starting April 18 and is open to City Residents only. Limited spots available.

Start Smart Basketball is a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children 3-4 years old. The program prepares children for organized basketball in a fun, non-threatening environment. Pairs work together to develop individual skills such as dribbling, ball handling, passing/catching, shooting, and running/agility.  For additional information on this program, call 540-433-9168 or email Courtney.Carawan@harrisonburgva.gov.

  • Summer Program Sessions Include:
    • Friday, June 17-July 29 from 5:45pm-6:30pm
    • Friday, June 17-July 29 from 6:30pm-7:15pm
  • The rate will be $30. Registration fee includes participant equipment.
  • To register online visit our Program Registration page.
  • Program will take place at the Community Activities Center.

 

 

 

SS Baseball

Start Smart Baseball

Registration is currently closed for this program. 

To register online visit our Program Registration page, or you may call 540-433-9168 and register by phone.  The City Resident rate will be $30, and the Non-Resident rate will be $40.  For additional information on the program, call the Athletics Office at 540-433-9168.

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

Registration is currently closed for this program. 

To register online visit our Program Registration page, or you may call 540-433-9168 and register by phone.  The City Resident rate will be $30, and the Non-Resident rate will be $40.  For additional information on the program, call the Athletics Office at 540-433-9168.

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

Registration is open for sessions starting in March.  Spaces are limited to 8 participant pairs per session.  Open to ages 5-7.   

The City Resident rate will be $45, while the Non-Resident rate will be $50.  Register by visiting the Heritage Oaks Pro Shop or by calling 540-442-6502.  You may also email David.Johns@harrisonburgva.gov for more information. 

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.

  • Session 1 will take place Tuesday-Saturday, March 29-April 2, from 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Session 2 will take place Tuesday-Saturday, April 12-16, from 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Session 3 will take place on Saturdays, May 7-June 4, from 10:00am-11:00am
  • Session 4 will take place on Saturdays, July 16-August 13, from 4:00pm-5:00pm

 

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.