Encouraging healthy active living
By applying our methodology… Sportball helps children to develop socially as well as physically, through a curriculum designed to reinforce self-confidence free from the pressure of competition. In our programs, children from 16 months to 12 years of age, are provided with a skills-driven, high-energy and fun-filled curriculum. Sportball Multi-Sport programs introduce children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, rugby, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Using creative instruction and positive encouragement, our programs focus on the development of gross motor skills, along with balance, strength, co-ordination, stamina and timing. The equipment that we use is age-appropriate and sized just right for the children in our programs. Sportball offers weekly classes, as well as camps and clinics during school holidays. Birthday parties and special events can be arranged to fit into your schedule.
Coaches are Sportball certified… and stand out for their training, enthusiasm and ability to connect with the children in their programs. Each member of the coaching team has been carefully screened, selected and trained. They are certified only after completing intensive training in the Sportball methodology and successfully passing our rigorous Mentorship Program. The passion our coaches share for working with children helps to create an environment that is all about skills and fun!
More About Sportball
Sportball began in 1995 as the dream of Mark and Carmella Gelgor, who wanted to reinforce children’s natural love of physical activity and provide them with an understanding of the fundamentals of different sports. The Sportball curriculum combines the best developmentally appropriate coaching methods with our educationally based methodology, to meet the needs of children and foster an active and healthy lifestyle. The result is a highly successful sports instruction program that is popular with kids and parents alike. Over the years Sportball has provided thousands of children with an introduction to a range of sports and social skills, along with a newfound confidence to help succeed on and off the field. At Sportball, we believe we can make a difference—a difference in the lives of children and young professionals. We have long subscribed to the quote attributed to Forest Witcraft which reads:
“One hundred years from now, it will not matter the car I drove or the house I lived in… But the difference I made in the life of a child”.
Sportball began with just 3 children and a single location and now has several hundred corporate and franchise locations in North America. Sportball began franchising in 2005 and Sportball franchise owners are now running successful businesses in Canada and the United States. Sportball is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) and the International Franchise Association (IFA).