Start Smart Sports Development Program

General Information

Start Smart Sports

  • Start Smart Basketball (January-February)
  • Start Smart T-Ball ( March-April)
  • Start Smart Soccer (April-May) *Registration is open* 
  • Start Smart Tennis (September-October)

Current and Upcoming 2023 Sports

  • Start Smart T-Ball is happening now and will end Monday, April 17th/ Tuesday, April 18th 
  • Registration for Start Smart Soccer opens on Wednesday, March 23rd and ends on April 7th or when spots are filled.
    • The first day of Start Smart Soccer will be Monday, April 24th/ Tuesday. April 25th

Start Smart Soccer 2023 Class Details

  • Registration opens March 22nd and ends on April 7th 
  • For ages 3-6 years old
  • Location:

    • Hoover Met Turf Baseball Fields
  • First class:

    • Monday, April 24th from 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM OR
    •  Tuesday, April 25th from 4:30-5:30 PM 
  • Registration Fee:

    • $65 for Hoover Residents
    • $75 for Non-Hoover Residents

The Right Start.....Start Smart for Ages 3-6

  • Start Smart was created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports
  • It helps kids aged 3-6 get ready for sports through a step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self esteem while making sports fun

What is Start Smart?

  • Start Smart was developed by top motor skill development specialists in the field of youth sports.
  • Parent-child groups perform motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children while they are having fun at the same time.
  • As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skills are altered so that each child remains challenged.
  • Parents are able to spend quality time with their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.

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