Start Smart Preschool Programs

Programs include Basketball, Soccer, and Tennis, a general skill development program and a pre-school sport camp. Contact the Recreation office to learn what Start Smart programs are being offered. To learn more about Start Smart Programs visit the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
 

Start Smart Sports Development


This program is run in the month of October on Tuesday nights and is designed to prepare children ages 3-5 organized sports in a fun, learning-centered, and non-threatening environment. It allows for participants the opportunity to work one-on-one with a parent and learn a variety of skills that can be used in multiple sports. The curriculum teaches skills that include: throwing, batting, catching, and kicking. A parent/guardian is required to participate at each class!
Location: Full Blast
Dates: October 5-26, 2021
Times: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Cost: $30 per participant


Start Smart Basketball


Start Smart Basketball prepares your child for organized basketball in a fun, safe environment. It allows children to work one-on-one with a parent and learn a variety of basketball skills including: passing, dribbling, ball handling, shooting, catching, running, and agility. Participants, with their parents, will engage in several stations to teach the fundamentals of basketball. A parent/guardian is required to participate at each class. 
Location: Full Blast
Dates: November 2-30, 2021
Times: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Cost: $30 per participant

Tiny Tot Floor Hockey


Tiny Tot Floor Hockey (Ages 3-5) teaches the basic fundamental skills of floor hockey. Classes are broken up into stations to optimize physical activity for each child. Children gain an appreciation for the game in a fun, safe environment. This introduction to the sport will help to encourage a lifetime of activity in the game. A parent/guardian is required to participate at each class. 
Location: Full Blast
Dates: TBD
Times: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Cost: $30 per participant

Start Smart Indoor Soccer

Start Smart Indoor Soccer (Ages 3-5) is an exciting addition to our ever popular outdoor soccer program. This starter course is designed to get your child ready for the 2020 Spring Soccer season. A parent/guardian is required to participate at each session. 
Location: Full Blast
Dates: TBD
Times: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Cost: $30 per participant


Tiny Tot Golf


Tiny Tot Golf (Ages 3-5), a great introductory course for The First Tee Program, teaches the basic fundamental skills of golf. Classes are broken up into stations to optimize physical activity for each child. Children gain an appreciation for the game in a fun, safe environment. A parent/guardian is required to participate at each class! 
Location: The First Tee of Battle Creek at Binder Park Golf Course
Dates: TBD
Times: TBD
Cost: $30 per participant


  

Contact Us

  1. Nicole Gilmore
    Recreation Technician
    Email: nogilmore@battlecreekmi.gov
    Ph: 269.966.3431
  1. Flash Flood Water Park
    35 Hamblin Ave
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Ph: 269.966.3667
  1. Recreation Department
    35 Hamblin Avenue
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Email: bcrecreation@battlecreekmi.gov
    Ph: 269.966.3431