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.

Start Smart participants will develop proper motor skills without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt that will allow them to enjoy and succeed in their youth sports future!

What is Start Smart?


Start Smart currently offers eight different sports programs. Each program is designed to give participants an opportunity to develop their sports skills in a fun and safe environment while working and spending quality one-on-one time with their parent. All Start Smart programs feature age appropriate equipment and developmentally appropriate exercises.

Learn about the different Start Smart Programs

Getting Started

Any youth service agency has the ability to implement a Start Smart program in their community. All you need to do is:

  1. Select a program(s) and location
  2. Register participants
  3. Order materials
  4. Run the program!

Start a program in your community

Order Now

Are you already a Start Smart Coordinator or ready to make your first order? Ordering your Start Smart materials is easy. You can make orders through our Online Store, via fax or email by printing and sending in one of our order forms or give us a call and our staff can take your order over the phone.

Order equipment


Start Smart has worked closely with many well-known and respected sports manufacturers in an effort to provide our customers with the safest and most appropriate equipment for the skills being developed during the Start Smart program. We thank them for their dedication to and continued support of our program.

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Interested youth sport agencies often have very similar questions about the Start Smart program. We have compiled the most common questions and answers to try to help you get started!

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Request Information

Our staff is readily available to help you answer any Start Smart questions you may have. Simply request information and our staff will reach out to you in an effort to establish a line of communication to begin the process of implementing your own Start Smart program!

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