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The Start Smart Sports Development Program is a proven instructional program that prepares children for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Adults work with their child in a supportive environment to learn the basic skills… throwing, catching, shooting, kicking, and batting for sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, etc. Start Smart’s goal is to develop a child’s basic interest in sports, to increase their self-confidence and to help them find success in sports, all of which can lead to a lifetime of continued fitness and health.   


Upcoming Start Smart Program information



Start Smart Soccer is full!


You can drop them off at the P&R office in City Hall (155 S. Seward) or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center (396 Whittier St).  You can also fax them in to 586-4589 or email them to





Register Online: Click Here

Registraiton Form: Click Here


Program Information

Program for ages 3-4 year olds (must be 3 by first session). All participants receive a free Start Smart T-shirt!



  • Location: JDHS Turf Field           
  • Dates:Tuesdays, May 14-June 18
  • Time: 5:30-6:30pm
  • We will be outside on the turf field so please dress according to the weather!



Please note: Day and location may change


Be on the lookout for our upcoming programs! This year we will offer Soccer, Sports Development, Baseball and Basketball. Check here for updates.