Start Smart Sports Development Program

What is Start Smart?

  • Introductory sports program for children 3-6 years old
  • Parent-child groups move station to station practicing and developing various skills 
  • Parents are able to spend quality time with their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.

Start Smart Sports 

  • Start Smart Basketball (January-February) *Registration is OPEN *
  • Start Smart Soccer ( March-April) *Registration will open January 2, 2024*
  • Start Smart T-Ball (April-May) *Registration will open February 8, 2024*
  • Start Smart Tennis (September-October)

Start Smart Basketball 2024 Class Details

  • For ages 3-6 years old
  • 60 minutes once per week for 5 weeks
  • Class options are either Tuesday or Wednesday
    • Both class times are 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM
  • Registration:

    • Opens Thursday, November 9th  
    • Closes Friday, December 29th or when there are no more spots available
  • Location:

    • Finley Center (5508 Stadium Trace Parkway) 
  • First class:

    • Tuesday, January 9th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM OR
    • Wednesday, January 10th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM  
  • Registration Fee:

    • $75 for Hoover Residents
    • $85 for Non-Hoover Residents
  • Start Smart Basketball Quick-Links

Benefits of Participation

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem in children
  • Fun and positive early experience in sports
  • Helps parents learn how to support and teach their child
  • Helps prepare kids and parents for specific sports
  • Helps prepare kids for future sports participation
  • Quality time together for parent and child

"Griffin loves all things baseball. Start Smart was the perfect program to teach him the fundamentals! The coaches were encouraging and fun and months later, Griffin still asks when his next “game” will be. We’re looking forward to participating in the other sports that Start Smart offers."

-Anna, mom