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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.   


Start Smart Basketball

Registration Information!


Registration for Start Smart Basketball will open on November 10 through our online portal.  Registration forms will be accepted starting on 11/12.  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


Start Smart Valley Session is FULL

There is still room in the down town session




Start Smart Basketball registration form: Here

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!



  • Valley Session - Mondays, January 7-February 11
                                       Riverbend Elementary Gym                  
  • Downtown Session - Wednesdays, January 9-February 13
                                        Harborview Elementary Gym
  • Time: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Registration:  opens November 10, online! 



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.