Involvement in team sports is beneficial for children from an early age. Not only do organized sports encourage healthy physical activity, but they also promote positive social skills that may improve your child’s experience in early elementary school. The VolleyTots program at Great Lakes Center is the perfect way to introduce your child to volleyball in a fun, co-ed environment with skilled instructors and staff members providing instruction tuned to young kids. Here is a closer look at VolleyTots to help you decide if it is right for your child.
Participating age groups
VolleyTots is open to students in grades kindergarten through grade 2. At this age group, children are just getting to know the sport, but they are ready to get on the court and have some fun.
Schedule and cost
There are several six-week winter sessions available for the VolleyTots program, so it is easy to find one that fits into your schedule. Classes are held in the evening on Wednesdays, and each session is $60 with a $10 uniform fee for your child’s VolleyTots T-shirt. There is one class per week, and each lasts one hour.
Specialized instruction and equipment
When kids are still learning the sport, they may have a short attention span and confusion about rules and technical aspects of volleyball. Therefore, instruction looks much different for young kids than it does for players in older age groups. There is also special equipment such as a larger, lightweight ball and lower net, which encourage more success for young players.
To sign your child up for VolleyTots, visit Great Lakes Center online or call 630-898-6400. Great Lakes Center is a huge, state-of-the-art facility in Aurora dedicated entirely to the sport of volleyball with programs for kids, teens, adults and coaches.