Start Smart

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The Right Start…Start Smart

Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, helps 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.

Information Sheet

T-Ball 2019

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.

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 sports
  • 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

Program Information

The Thomasville YMCA is offering a four week START SMART Soccer and T-BALL program at Remington Park. Participants will learn the basic techniques and fundamentals to help them learn the game. Start Smart contains all the basic elements of sport, but in an easy to learn form. Start Smart is a Parent Child participation program to promote Family Fun with skill learning.


3 years old

It is the mission of the Thomasville YMCA to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Please see Member Services for details.

For more information call Gloria Robinson Hanna at 226-0133 or