Want to get your little one moving? 
Try a multi-sports program!

With such busy lives, an increasing number of families are turning to a multi-sports program as their little one’s first sporting activity.

“Multi-sports programs are a great way for kids to try out several sports in the early years, so when they start school they already have a couple of favourites,” says Luke Boncompagni from Ready Steady Go Kids Sunshine Coast. “They also offer a complete gross motor workout – developing all muscle groups alongside hand-eye coordination.”
“We offer ten sports that rotate every two weeks, so the kids are always trying something new and always challenging themselves.”

Delivering a combination of physical and emotional benefits, a good multi-sports program will boost self confidence and develop school readiness skills, as kids learn to follow instructions and work as a team. “The Ready Steady Go Kids program incorporates basic counting and colour concepts, builds social skills and develops listening skills and concentration, all which improve your child’s preparation for school.”

What to look for in a multi-sports program

Low student to staff ratio
Some sports programs may have coach:student ratios of up to 1:30. However, for preschool programs its best to have as low a ratio as possible. “Our ratio for our younger classes is just 1:5, and 1:7 in our preschool program,” says Luke. “This lower ratio means that kids get plenty of attention and help, which is really important in more technical sports such as golf.”

A professionally designed curriculum
Look for a program that is designed by experts in their field and specifically for younger kids. “Our program was designed by a paediatric physiotherapist and occupational therapist. It aims to introduce preschoolers to a variety of sports in a structured, safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.”



Written by kidsonthecoast

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