Parents Corner

Who will love Playsports more? You or your kids?
  • Playsports is great for everyone, not just the kids. Here's how Playsports will benefit you.
  • On Playsports days, your child gets a special break in their daily routine - something really fun they can look forward to.
  • You'll know your child is learning skills from nine different sports while mastering important social skills appropriate for their stage of development.
  • You do not need to drive your children to their extracurricular sports classes.
  • By eliminating the time required to drive your child to extracurricular activities, you get to spend more time with them.
  • All equipment is supplied by Playsports. No extra cost to parents.

More active generation

Each coach has undergone extensive training in the Playsports program and attends continuing education seminars quarterly. All coaches are certified and have passed a series of background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Is Playsports just for boys?
A: Absolutely not. 50% of our pupils are girls.
Q: Does my child have to be good at sports to join?
A: No. This program is a great way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of sports— in a FUN way.
Q: Do the children do the same thing every session?
A: No. The Playsports program is progressive and educational. Each level is increasingly challenging, eliminating boredom.
Q: Is it beneficial to stop the program after one session?
A: No. The Playsports program is progressive, with each level building on the Previous one. Multiple sessions are recommended for optimal results.
Q: Is the equipment safe?
A: Yes. Equipment is made with child-friendly, softer materials and is designed for use by small children to ensure their safety.
Q: I have another child in a different school. How do I get the Playsports program into my other child's school?
A: Simply email us at and we'll contact the school directly.
Q: Can I pay using a credit card?
A: Yes.
Q: Will I receive photo's of my child participating at playsports?
A: Photos from your child's school will be periodically posted on our website under “snap shots”. Photo's will not be posted of your child unless you give Permission. This is marked off on the sign up form.
Q: Who do I make the check out to and where who do I give it to?
A: Please make all checks out to “Playsports” and hand to your child's school.
Q: Will I receive credits if my child misses a lesson?
A: No, unless you let us know directly before your vacation or your child isn't able to participate due to an illness.
Q: Can I come watch a lesson?
A: Yes you may, after checking with the school. Please keep in mind that children Perform much better without the watchful eye of the parent. Some children are afraid to fail in front of their parents or some children may be inclined to run to parent which is very distracting to the coach and other children in the class.
Q: Do you do “make-up” lessons if the school is closed due to government vacation days?
A: Yes make up the missed classes on another day in the week which the school will pick for us. No credits will be given if your child is unable to make that lesson.

Equipment

Endurance
Children must build up the stamina necessary to maintain an activity for a prolonged time. Our running games prepare them for life activities such as chasing each other on the playground.
Strength and Flexibility
Healthy, flexible muscles and connective tissues are built through Playsports activities such as jumping, galloping, hopping and crawling under obstacles.

Beyond all the exercise children get during their Playsports classes, we send home tips and ideas on how to establish a more active home environment. Parents need to create focused activities for their children and we help them do this.

Social Skills

Social skills are not innate, they must be learned. Critical social skills include:
  • Sportsmanship
  • Compassion
  • Appropriate Social Interaction
  • Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Perseverance

We also use the sports setting to teach coordination skills. Coordination skills learned in Playsports include hitting a tennis ball, dribbling a soccer ball with direction and shooting hoops in basketball.

In Playsports games, children take turns being the leader. We always have a first and second place finisher but the children are taught that second place is just as good as first if you've tried your best. At Playsports, participation is always more important than performance.