Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with this Groupon.
$74 for an 8- to 10-Week Flag-Football Program ($189 Value)
The flag-football program, for youths aged 6–15, encourages kids to develop team skills, self-esteem, and sportsmanship during weekday practices focused on having fun. Flag football runs for at least 8 weeks, with Saturday games, and extends to 10 weeks if the team makes the playoffs. Players get team jerseys, and the program gives out awards at the end of the season.
Flag football begins on October 27, with weekday practices for each team between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday–Thursday. Each team practices once a week.
Shula’s Athletic Club’s youth-sports-program rates vary based on membership.
Shula’s Athletic Club
Shula’s Athletic Club—named for Don Shula, the NFL Hall of Famer who coached the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl trophy in 1972—doesn’t find it hard to fill its sprawling 40,000 square feet of space. A cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, a spinning center, weight rooms, fitness-class studios, and basketball courts spread through the facility, luring athletes for independent workouts and personal-training sessions. Dozens of weekly fitness classes range from calorie-burning Zumba workouts and Vinyasa-yoga sessions to spin classes that help students practice for the day they have pedal-powered cars.
The athletic club also accommodates older exercisers with aquatic aerobics and seated Silver Sneakers workouts, and it keeps kids busy with confidence-building youth sports programs. Young legs run over a new 60-yard athletic field or nine lighted tennis courts where kids whack tennis balls and low-flying hot-air balloons with rackets.