Hoping to provide at-risk youth with the opportunity for athletic, academic, and spiritual growth, The Power of Play Foundation offers courses and guidance for children and hosts fundraisers and other donation-based programs. The foundation's adult mentors, serve as role models who work with kids aged 7 to 18 on matters ranging from self-esteem to schoolwork. The Power of Play Foundation also provides numerous health and fitness programs, including Fit Miss sessions, which present girls with different exercises, nutrition topics, and components of character development each week, and the Summer Smiles program, which allows kids in the foster-care system to enjoy carefree seasonal activities in a safe, friendly atmosphere.
The Alamance County Community YMCA pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to afterschool programs and day camps.
Zumba, cycling, and Pilates group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues result in friendly competition and hyperliterate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.
Founded by sports enthusiast and former adolescent Rick Hart, Jump Start Sports works to enrich pupils' childhoods by developing useful life skills through athletics. Qualified counselors employ their wealth of experience working with children to help campers learn teamwork and fair play as well as the fundamentals of fielding baseballs, scoring soccer goals, or synchronizing pom-pom work. A course structure built around age-appropriate activities, group play, and free electives ensures that students never get bored, and an 8:1 pupil-teacher ratio enables one-on-one assistance to young champions as they practice the graceful art of pitching or the scheming intrigue of free-agent contract negotiation.
Benchwarmers Sports Complex helps athletes stay off the bench with a wide range of training facilities. Four pitching tunnels transform string bean arms into powerful cannons, while two automated batting cages and three live arm cages allow hurled baseballs to hone swings, instead of inflated puffer fish, which will just hone your fear of seafood restaurants. Elsewhere, its basketball court boasts adjustable rims and a gigantic electronic scoreboard, and its indoor turf fields feature granular rubber infill to support players as they work up a sweat during games of baseball, football, soccer, and lacrosse.
Helping kids learn the basics of their chosen game and taking their skills to the next level is the main aim at I Got Next Youth Sports Inc. Experienced coaches work with players not only to boost their physical fitness and athletic ability in football and basketball, but also impart the importance of discipline, positivity, and teamwork. After honing their newly gleaned skills, future male and female sports stars can show them off during competitions.
The squeaking of shoes. The shouting of coaches. The rhythmic thump of a well-dribbled balls. The iconic sounds of basketball reverberate off the walls at Elite Sports Network, where coaches help young players hone their on-court craft with engaging training sessions. Whether they're focused on grabbing rebounds or working on their pull-up jumpers, players build skills in play sessions with others of their skill level, keeping sessions even and effective.
The players aren't the only ones learning new skills. Through the coach training program, trainers-to-be work in real coaching situations, learning how to lead young athletes through specific plays while also encouraging their growth as a player.