PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
Kids certainly have a lot of energy, and moms and dads work hard to find ways for them to channel it. That's why parents are embracing programs that get their preschoolers playing sports.
Owner Coach Mitch has been teaching the basics to budding athletes for ten years now at Beginners Edge Sports Training, and on Wednesday's Good Morning Arizona, he showed us some the activities offered.
Beginners Edge is a curriculum-based, skill-building sports program, and is a great way to introduce kids to sports. It offers weekly classes in soccer, baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, golf, karate, and tennis. Staffers teach kids how to perform the skills of each sport in a fun, safe and structured environment.
The business also offers sports clinics, camps, and sports parties.
“They learn how to really play a sport and learn what's suitable for them,” says mom of four, Joanna Cetera. “You never know if your kid is going to play soccer, baseball, or football. You hope they play something, but they really choose what they want here at a very young age which is really cool."
Staffers also encourage some independence for the kids.
“We try to have parents not participate,” says Coach Mitch. “It's less distracting. We use a lot of colorful items, hula hoops, sports squishy balls, cones; things the kids love to engage with.”
Beginners Edge has programs all across the valley for kids who are potty-trained, all the way to age 10.