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‘Sportball’ youth program offered

Staff Report ~ 4/2/2014

 Anthem Community Council is offering a free “Sportball” multi-sport event for families at the Anthem Community Park hockey rink on April 19 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Certified Sportball instructors will be running sports programs from 45 minutes to 1 hour in length for kids ages 16 months to 6 years old, focusing on several of Sportball’s eight ball sports.
The event aims to promote healthy, active lifestyles among kids and families, as well as giving information about the indoor Sportball camps coming this summer to the Anthem Community Center.
Sportball is a noncompetitive multi-sport instruction program developed for kids age 6 and under, said Phoenix Sportball owner Derek Morrison.
“With a unique methodology and curriculum, incorporating storylines and pop culture to engage a child’s imagination, our highly trained, certified, professional coaches help develop not only gross motor and sports skills, but also put a focus on social skills, an aspect often overlooked but crucial to overall development,” Morrison said.
Sportball was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 1995, and has provided thousands of children across Canada, Singapore and the United States with an introduction to a range of sports skills. Sportball Phoenix opened its doors in June 2009.