Start Smart

Start Smart remains cancelled

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CBJ Parks & Recreation has cancelled the 2020 Start Smart sessions.  This decision is in line with recommendations and guidance from the State of Alaska Public Health.

Thank you for understanding. Stay safe and healthy!

Start Smart Baseball Program

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. Parents work with their child in a supportive environment to learn the basic skills… throwing, catching, and batting. 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.

All forms received will be placed on the waitlist.

  • Start Smart Baseball registration form
  • Register Online
    • online registration only has 15 spots; it is first come first serve.
    • we reserve 5 spots for paper forms
    • scholarships are available!

Program Information

Program 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 them.  All participants receive a free Start Smart T-shirt!

  • Valley Dates: Mondays March 9-April 13
  • Location: Riverbend Elementary School
  • Time: 5:30-6:30pm

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.