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Lenora Park Offers Start Smart Programs

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Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) in partnership with the National Alliance for Youth Sports offers the Start Smart Sports Program at Lenora Park for kids ages three to five. The program offered at Lenora includes the multi-sport teaching throwing, catching, batting and kicking and  kicking. Lenora Park will offer the multi-sport program and a basketball program for Start Smart for children three – 7 this summer.

The multi-sport will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from June 24 – July 29. There will also be a basketball specific program offered from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from June 29 – Aug 3. The cost is $61 per child for each program and registration can be done online by visiting www.gwinnettparks.com or by calling 770-978-5271. Additional locations will be added in 2016.

The Start Smart Programs use innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment. 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.

All Start Smart programs use age appropriate equipment and developmentally appropriate exercises. The skills learned in this program are not specific to any one sport and will benefit the participants in a variety of sports. Lenora Park is located at 4515 Lenora Church Road in Snellville. For more information on the Start Smart Program, visit https://www.nays.org/programs/start-smart.

In the photo: Start Smart Program at Lenora Park, front row: Gregory Chatman, Christopher Rivera, Allyson Hawker with instructor, A. Winters. Back row: Andrew Hawker, Darius Brown, Ethan Lewis, Mareece Abney, Kaleb Kirkland, Marvin Kai Abney.