Start Smart Sports Development Program

Class Details
2023 Start Smart Basketball registration will open December 5th  and will end January 2nd or when program is full.

*All spots are filled for Start Smart Basketball*

Ages: 3-6 years old

First ClassMonday, January 23rd from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM OR Tuesday, January 24th from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Location: The Finley Center (5508 Stadium Trace Parkway)

Registration Fee: $75 (Hoover Residents)/ $85 (Non-Hoover Residents) 

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Start Smart Sports

Start Smart Basketball (January-February)
Start Smart T-Ball (March- April)
Start Smart Soccer ( April- May)
Start Smart Tennis (September-October)


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

Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids ages 4-6 get ready for sports - and succeed in life. It is a step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem, and makes sports fun. Instructors help kids and parents have a positive sports experience together.

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.
The Start Smart Sports Readiness Test helps parents objectively measure kids' abilities. As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skill are altered so that each child remains challenged. Parents spend quality time together with their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.

Benefits of Participation

  • 1. Builds confidence and self-esteem in children
  • 2. Fun and positive early experience in sports
  • 3. Helps parents learn how to support and teach their child
  • 4. Helps prepare kids and parents for specific sports
  • 5. Helps prepare kids for future sports participation
  • 6. Quality time together for parent and child

Participants of 2023 Start Smart Basketball Monday Session
Noah Beck
Liam Beck
Ella Claud
Carver Collins
Hamilton Edmonson
Hudson Edmonson
Drew Huddleston
Amelia McCallum
Liam Moujoodi
Carter Pham
Colin Pitts
Jude Posey
Jackson Splaine
Elias Kistler
Joshua Lewis
Seth Long
Quentin Evans
Beckett Marlin
Wilkins Furman
Marcus Christian
Jase Walton
Cooper Fredd
Atticus Baer
Robert Stephens
Amyah Lewis

Participants of 2022 Start Smart Basketball Tuesday Session
Brock Capri
Brooks Goff
Gus Grimes
Dhylan Patel
Charlie Sortino
Emery Sortino
Grady Spencer
Christiana Woodward
Jude Posey
Brycen Berry
Jack Edwards
Harper Morrow
Hayden Morrow
Atlas Jones
Brandon Brown
William Singletary
Walton Singletary
Harlan Williams
Riyan Patel
Lillian Lewis
Samuel Lewis
Julian Hunter
Isaac Houghton
Tay Schlappi

Participants of 2022 Start Smart Basketball:
Henry Anding, Jack Lootens, Nate Martin, Benjamin Paul, George Roveda, Terrance Scarbrough Jr., Ashton Sparks, Evans Gibson, Aaron Baldwin, Nora Mathew, Peter Mathew, Judah Vick, Eli Lambert, Clarence Grayson Jr., John Rostas, Henry Nordlund, Bailey Santa Cruz, Seth Long, Cameron Solomon, Marcus Maddox Jr., Mateo Hill, Konner Peterson, Oliver Knight, Beckham Knight,Lincoln Collins, Blakely Teal, Abraham Gatrey, Chase Golden, Liam Newman, Boady Arthur, Sadie Arthur, Caleb von Schweinitz, Paul von Schweinitz, Johan Kistler, Sam Meredith, Chase Johnson, Omar Lane, Hank Drum, Henry Butler, Ivy Butler, Jase Walton, Anderson Kolodziej, Jameson Kolodziej, Elijah Robinson, Dylan Duval, Hudson Edmonson, Ayden King, Liam Beck 
Participants of 2022 Start Smart T-Ball:
Chandler Posey, Cooper Fredd, Ellison Bradshaw, Leighton Agee, Beckett Marlin, Kinley Stallworth, Leo Yildirim, Henry Nordlund, Colin Pitts, Atticus Baer, Amelia McCallum, Harlan Williams, Benjamin Bowers, Terrance Scarbrough Jr., Seth Long, Henry Butler, Ivy Butler, Ashton Sparks, Jase Walton, Clarence Grayson Jr, John Rostas,Parker Holmdahl, Nolan Parker,Zaiden Jones, Sarah Knight, Quentin Evans, Brandon Brown Jr.Avery Morris, Finnleigh Hunt, Nate Martin, Marcus Maddox Jr., Eli Lambert, Drew Huddleston, Noah West,James Thomas Glass, Liam Beck, Chase Johnson, Hank Drum, Kingsleigh Hunt, Ethan Welsh, Harry Cavett, Jacob Stallings, Carter Sargent, Boady Arthur, Whit Teal, Ella Rose Parks, Aaryan Patel, Madeleine Busick, Benjamin Verhine, Trinity Oneal, King Griffin

Participants of 2022 Start Smart Soccer:
Atticus Baer, Liam Beck, Noah Byrd, Gavin Daniel, Andrew Huddleston, Chase Johnson, Amelia McCallum, Chandler Posey, Charlie Sortino, Ashton Sparks , Seth Long, Naomi Davis, Beckett Parrish, Carver Collins, Lincoln Collins, Fulton Murphy, Lottie Renta, Kaili Beth Jebeles, Christiana Woodward, Langston Maxwell, Isaac Ndolo, Zion Dorough, Samuel Lewis, John Stiff, Chase Golden, Jackson Splaine, Hayden Morrow, Ella Claud, Isaac Houghton, Ayden King, Brooks Goff, Harlan Williams, Jude Posey, John Rostas, Omar Lane, Sarah Knight

"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