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     A Sports & Life Skills Program

Playball offers a multi-skill programme of sports activities, fundamental

movement skills and games for children age 2- 8.  Our programmes are age

specific and the curriculums follow a progressive pathway from the basic

building blocks of jumping, throwing, rolling, hitting, catching, kicking to

learning a variety of sports skills, to having fun with mini games of tennis,

hockey, cricket, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball and much more!

Our action-packed lessons will immerse your child in fun, age appropriate, high

quality games and activities, ensuring that they have a positive experience with

us and enjoy every minute of being physically active!

Playball children engage in activities which promote a positive self image,

encourage persistance and strengthen the desire to want to challenge oneself.

The continous scientific study behind Playball shows that the type of activities

the children take part in accelerate the neural pathway development between

the brain and the body.  This has a marked impact on how children will perform

cognitively as well as physically at school. Click on the below for further

information,

Learn about the Life Skills

 Age Specific Program

Coaching Methods


 

 

 

 

 

More about Playball

Social sport is accepted worldwide as fun, enjoyable pastime.

Children love to play.
However there is much more to sport than the actual activity itself.  
At Playball we have taken sport and through well researched teaching methods, adapted it to each age we teach. Through this, we aim to assist children to develop many aspects of their lives. 

Where and When did Playball begin?

The Playball program was conceived and implemented in Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 years ago and has been tested and accepted as an exciting and beneficial program for children.  

Playball is Unique

Playball is acknowledged to be unique in its appeal and benefit to children.  Our concept is based on a unique vision of life skills through sport participation for children.

As an activity program for school children, it has been found to not only improve a child's perceptual motor abilities, but in so doing improve their self confidence, which in turn affects other areas of their lives.  

Not just about balls !

At Playball the children will play with balls, hoola hoops, bean bags, shapes and more.  They do an average of 6 skills and play 2 games per lesson.  

What do the experts say?

“In addition to the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that a typical day presents - be that running to catch a bus, bending down to tie a shoe, or studying for a test.” (http://www.kidshealth.org/)

 

“At the most basic level, providing children with many experiences involving fundamental motor skills is important. Fundamental skills include locomotor skills such as running, jumping, hopping; manipulation skills, such as throwing, catching, striking and kicking. Experience with these fundamental skills is essential for the later development of more specific sport skills.” (R. Magill, D. Anderson, 1996)


“No child should be expected to successfully compete in a sport without first achieving a certain level of competence in the components of that sport.” (R. Magill, D. Anderson, 1996)


“For children under eight, the emphasis in organized programs should be exclusively on individual skill development. Competition is generally irrelevant to the experiences of participants this age.”(Jay Coakley, 1988 – When Should Children Begin Competing? A Sociological Perspective)