Overview


The Right Start…Start Smart 

Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids get ready for sports…and succeed in life. It is an innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment.

What is Start Smart?

Start Smart was developed by top motor skill development specialists in the field of youth sports.  Parent-child groups perform motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children while they are having fun at the same time.

Each Start Smart Program utilizes the Start Smart Sports Readiness Test to help parents objectively measure kids' abilities.  As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skills and exercises are altered so that each child remains challenged.  Parents spend quality time together with their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.

Start Smart participants will develop proper motor skills that will allow them to enjoy and succeed in their youth sports future!

Benefits of Participation

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem in children
  • Fun and positive early experience in sport
  • Helps prepare kids for future sports participation
  • Helps prepare kids and parents for specific sport
  • Quality time together for parent and child
  • Helps parents learn how to support and teach their child
  • Most programs can be run either indoor or outdoor

Why YOU should set up a Start Smart Program?

  • Bring a nationally acclaimed program to your community
  • Help parents and children in your community
  • Generate revenue for your organization
  • Promote a positive sports message
  • Easy to set up…everything is provided
  • Provide an alternative sports program for children under 7
  • Train future youth league parents and coaches
  • Develop future participants for organized sports program