Sharks & Minnows Basketball
Registration Deadline: 1/23/20
Program is capped at 12 kids.
Sharks & Minnows: For kids in Pre-K* and Kindergarten, this program introduces basketball though coach instruction, skill & drills, games and game-like play. No scheduled basketball games will be played.
* Pre-K kids must be age four by program start, no exceptions.
If you're looking for a physical activity for your kids, basketball is a sport that kids can start at an early age. Playing basketball helps children learn basic coordination and team-building skills with an added bonus of making new friends along the way. Getting your child going with basic basketball skills at a young age not only helps encourage exercise, but serves as a foundation for staying active later in life.
Learning to play basketball involves dribbling, throwing, catching and pivoting. Beginning basketball training at a young age improves gross motor skills by using major muscle groups. Young children who play basketball improve flexibility and endurance. Your child will also benefit from improved fine motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination. These motor skills transfer to other activities of daily life.
Becoming involved with basketball at an early age helps kids develop psychologically. Playing on a team allows your child to make friends and feel involved with her peer group. Team sports also improve a child's ability to communicate and solve basic problems. Basketball teaches children social skills and coping strategies that are useful at school, home and in peer relationships.