Different programs for each group
All the programs been developed, improved and re-designed over the past 25 years resulting in a coaching system that is educational and appropriate in every aspect. The programs are age specific, with each of our programs taking into account the difference in the cognitive, emotional and social development of the children taught in each age group.
The Boys and the Girls
Playball© offers 6 different sport and movement programs for boys and girls between the ages of two and eight. All of the programs are taught in a fun-filled, energetic and positive environment and for the last 25 years children from all over the world have enjoyed the positive impact that our programs have had on their lives.
Sport skills and thechniques
At face value Playball© programs seem to have only two main objectives - improving basic movement skills and refining sport skills and techniques. However the success of this seemingly “sport program” is in actual fact that through competent sports participation, achieved through sound coaching principles, children secure a solid base from which to develop many other and more important aspects of their lives.
Age Specific programs
Playball Around The World
Playball - Taught all over the World!
More Than Just sport
Why is playing sport imperative for a child?
THE PLAYBALL PROGRAM
By dealing with children in a special way the Playball© coach aims to help children become self-respecting and responsible human beings who are able to respond to the challenges of school competently and enthusiastically.
Throughout the Playball© programs children are exposed to challenges, which are not only relevant to their developmental needs but also in line with the latest educational principles of motor development. Children need to play. They need to socialize. They need to feel worthy. However in order to achieve these and many more life skills they need to feel; confident and comfortable in the learning environment!
BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
The health benefits of being physically active are at last being recognized as an important component of a childs life. There is clear evidence that increasing physical activity in children can result in health benefits such as:
There is ongoing input from teachers school directors and principals around the world as to the positive benefits that sport and movement has had on the lives of the children that they teach.
DEVELOPMENT AND MOVEMENT
Research indicates that children who develop the key movement skills and experience the joy of competent sports participation will participate in physical activity and enjoy the many benefits that an active life provides.
Modern life with its mass explosion of technological advancements has created inactive environments for children especially in their early years. The amount of time that children spend in an active environment has decreased for many reasons including:
LOW MUSCLE TONE
Unfortunately children who have not developed sufficient trunk control (low muscle tone) through lack of movement, will have difficulty sitting still at their desk as they will constantly need to adjust their postures. Too much time will be spent doing the task (focusing on their writing as an example) and very little time spent learning about the task. Because of this they will inevitably miss a lot of what is being said by the teacher and the gap between their knowledge and that of their peers can widen.