Start Smart

Group photo of Start Smart participants (kids and adults)

Registration Information

  • Register online
  • Scholarships are available! A paper registration form and scholarship form must be completed to apply. Please email [email protected] before registration opens for more information
  • Paying by cash or check? Complete the paper registration form and waivers, then email to [email protected] or fax to 907-586-4589
  • Registration is first come, first served. All registrations received after the session is full will be placed on a waitlist
  • Cost is $40 + tax and includes a t-shirt
register online
Youth Sports Resources

Start Smart

The Start Smart program is for ages 3-4 year olds (must be 3 by first session). Start Smart sessions are held once a week for 6 weeks. Children and the adult in their life participate together to learn skills each week, with the goal of going home and practicing the skill we learn. Adults are active participants in the program. All participants receive a free Start Smart t-shirt!

Start Smart 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. The 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.

Registration for Start Smart Baseball will open Friday, March 1, at noon.  For information on the program, click on the baseball tab.

Children learn basic skills of baseball during this session: throwing, catching, batting and agility.

  • Session Dates: Saturdays, March 23-April 27
  • Location: Dimond Park Field House
  • Time: 9am-10am
  • 25 spots are available

During this session, children learn basic skills of basketball: dribbling, shooting, passing and agility.

  • Session Dates: Tuesdays, January 9-February 13
  • Location: Auke Bay
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • There are only 23 spots available online; 2 are reserved for scholarships

During Start Smart Soccer, children learn and practice basic skills: kicking, dribbling, trapping and agility.

The soccer session generally takes place in May and June. Details will be posted here when they are available.

The Sports Development program focuses on basic skills of several sports: kicking, throwing, catching, batting and agility.

This session generally takes place in the fall. Details will be posted here when they are available.