Basketball in Aurora

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At the Jumpoline Park, the whole family can escape from the everyday stresses of work, school, and gravity. Decked out in rainbow colors, the trampolines send jumpers soaring into the air, giving them the feeling of walking on the moon, where the surface is made of inner-spring mattresses. Jumping teams lob balls at each other in high-flying games in the dodgeball area, and kids age 7 and under leap safely in their own section, protected from injury by padded walls. But this enclave doesn't house just trampolines. Toddlers play in their own soft-surface area, while parents relax under the skilled hands of in-house massage therapists. During breaks, everyone meets up at the coffee shop for a snack or a cup of frozen yogurt.

15380 E Hampden Ave
Aurora,
CO
US

The internationally acclaimed Big Air event makes its inaugural American appearance in Denver with two evenings of competition that pair a roster of global champs with a tremendous 300-foot-long jump. Tuesday, January 25 opens with the Nature Valley Big Air Challenge, pitting famed male freestyle skiers against one another to perform their best air-defying tricks while simultaneously slicing potatoes into miniature busts of Shaun White. Afterward, ski fans can cheer on the winners at the awards ceremony (8:15 p.m.), before being treated to a concert by Grammy-nominated rockers Switchfoot.

444 Sherman St
Denver,
CO
US

Established: 2010
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: We supply all necessary equipment for players to participate
Pro Tip: Please wear athletic shoes and bring a water bottle. Buddies, parents, and guardians come prepared to participate
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Kids

When it comes to coaching, owners of Boom Sports Guy and Traci have all the credentials you'd expect. Tracy played 15 years of basketball at the competitive level, including Division 1 college ball, and guy was all-state in soccer. But it's their academic backgrounds that give them the edge, especially since many of the players they coach are only 18 months old. The duo holds degrees in psychology and neuroscience, and Traci is a qualified early childhood development teacher. They draw on their dual passions to help little ones develop motor and social skills with sports-based games and stories.

For older kids ages 4–10, Traci and Guy focus on fundamentals of football, basketball, and soccer—a sport the rest of the world calls goal-ball. The focus in these classes is to build up not only athletic skill, but also the confidence needed to tryout for and play on a team. Throughout any given week of classes, the coaches work on five to six fun activities, each demanding an increasingly deft touch. This approach gets kids acclimated with such skills as ball control or shooting technique in a non-intimidating, non-competitive way.

3857 Zuni Street
Denver,
CO
US

Trainers Daniel Torres and Heidi White help clients lose fat, gain muscle, and look their best in highly customized personal-training sessions. The trainers use a fitness assessment to determine which muscles are underactive or overactive, then design workouts that will correct existing imbalances. Sessions take place in both indoor and outdoor facilities.

7355 E Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village,
CO
US

Dribbling dynamo Darren Pitzner leads all clinics and fills sessions with more positive reinforcement than the entire Congratulations section of Hallmark. Expect to get an earful of positive music, motivational speeches, and ethic-enforcing instruction during the practices. Fast-paced drills are organized to whip benchwarmers into big shots and big shots into humungous successes with a variety of game-speed stations (each is 3 to 7 minutes long).

7227 South Simms Street
Littleton,
CO
US

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 5–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 3–3.5 hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Swimming, games, contests, prizes, dance
Recommended Age Group: Kids

Though its programs have resonated with kids throughout the Denver area, Kids’ Nite Out Across America was created with parents in mind. While kids supervised by staffers participate in fun activities—including swimming, sports, and music—guardians can enjoy a night off and take advantage of the time to go to dinner, see a movie, or eat all the ice cream they want. And to give them peace of mind, each Kids’ Nite Out Across America staff member is vetted via a national background check every year.

8801 S Broadway
Highlands Ranch,
CO
US