Catch-a-balls are different from other children activities’ groups as they are not sports classes. The Catch-a-balls classes focus on the children as individuals and on their specific development needs.
Catch-a-balls are different from other children activities’ groups. They focus on the children as individuals and on their specific development needs.
According to studies carried out by the Liverpool John Moores University teaching children to be active and enjoy sports is one of the key factors influencing their long term physical and mental health.
Sports help develop life skills such as sportsmanship and how to control aggression. It also reduces adolescent social problems so there is good justification for pre-school children to be taught ball-handling and movement skills.
Research demonstrates that children with better sporting skills are more active than those who haven’t learnt these. Children have a ‘window of opportunity’ to learn most of the fundamental movement skills (FMS) by age 8, i.e. before their movement skill is embedded. FMS include running, jumping, hopping, skipping, kicking, catching and throwing.
Some of us can remember with dread not being able to catch consistently and the resultant fear school team sports could instil. However, this can be avoided. Developing fundamental movement skills is not innate. To achieve a high level of skill in these, children need instruction using appropriate activities, equipment and encouragement with regular practice in a fun environment.
If achieved children can go on to maintain higher fitness levels by leading a more active lifestyle especially helpful throughout the confidence challenging period of adolescence.
Most children cannot cope with the rules, team work and strategy associated with a sport until about 7 years old. Catch-a-balls multi-sports classes are specifically designed for pre-schoolers to develop movement and balls skills such as rolling, throwing, catching and using bats.
The classes focus on developing good ball and racquet skills, using both hands and feet (left & right!) to enable the children to go on and enjoy the sport of their choice. Until you have seen a toddler playing volleyball, you won’t believe it is possible!!!
Happy Christmas from Catch-A-Balls
8th December 2016
Catch-A-Balls have a festive franchise sale!
Catch-A-Balls Recruiting in South West London and Surrey
14th November 2016
Catch-A-Balls are recruiting for coaches in South West London and Surrey with the option to take on the franchise areas.
The Frisbees are flying; take cover!
28th October 2016
Frisbee throwing is quite different from any other throw that is taught at Catch-A-Balls.
Catch-A-Balls Announce Their New Online Shop
3rd October 2016
Catch-A-Balls have recently launched an online shop to increase the earning potential for their franchisees.
Catch-a-Balls is Now Providing Classes to Schools
14th September 2016
The Catch-a-Balls curriculum now includes providing classes to schools.
Teaching Kids to Reach Up and Grab a Ball
19th August 2016
Catch-A-Balls have developed a simple fun game to teach kids to reach up and grab a ball.
Catch-a-balls Can Help!
19th June 2016
If running your own business is your dream but the financial day-to-day realities are stopping you contact Catch-a-balls to discuss how...
Take On The Challenge Of A Catch-A-Balls Franchise
25th May 2016
Catch-a-balls is all about learning new skills and with that comes new and exciting challenges.