Start Smart Sports Development Program

Class Details
2023 Start Smart T-Ball registration will open February 14th and will end March 1st or when program is full.
*All Spots for Start Smart T-Ball 2023 Have Been Filled*

Ages: 3-6 years old

First ClassMonday, March 13th from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM OR Tuesday, March 14th from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Location: The Hoover Met Turf Baseball Fields (5508 Stadium Trace Parkway)

Registration Fee: $75 (Hoover Residents)/ $85 (Non-Hoover Residents) 

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Start Smart Sports

Start Smart Basketball (January-February)
Start Smart T-Ball (March- April)
Start Smart Soccer ( April- May)
Start Smart Tennis (September-October)


The Right Start...Start Smart for Ages 3-6

Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids ages 4-6 get ready for sports - and succeed in life. It is a step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem, and makes sports fun. Instructors help kids and parents have a positive sports experience together.

What is Start Smart?
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.
The Start Smart Sports Readiness Test helps parents objectively measure kids' abilities. As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skill are altered so that each child remains challenged. Parents spend quality time together with their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.

Benefits of Participation

  • 1. Builds confidence and self-esteem in children
  • 2. Fun and positive early experience in sports
  • 3. Helps parents learn how to support and teach their child
  • 4. Helps prepare kids and parents for specific sports
  • 5. Helps prepare kids for future sports participation
  • 6. Quality time together for parent and child

Participants of 2023 Start Smart T-Ball Monday Session
Atticus Baer
Liam Beck
Joseph Bramorski
Juliette Brazda
Charlie Campbell
Poppy Castleberry
Ella Claud
Carson Davis
Aiden Dobbs
Zion Dorough
Hamilton Edmondson
Drew Huddleston
Kingston Land
Ameila McCallum
Bryce McMahon
Carter Pham
Colin Pitts
Jackson Splaine
Christiana Woodward

Participants of 2023 Start Smart T-Ball Tuesday Session
Brock Capri
Carver Collins
Isaac Decker
Veer Desai
Thomas Flynt
Case Fountain
Colt Fountain
Gus Grimes
Tatum Grimes
Amelia Gunter
Samuel Lewis
Quinn Long
Mitchell Parker 
Dhylan Patel
Riyan Patel
Jude Posey
Ellie Spencer
Grady Spencer
Robert Stephens
James Sutton 

Participants of 2022 Start Smart T-Ball:
Chandler Posey, Cooper Fredd, Ellison Bradshaw, Leighton Agee, Beckett Marlin, Kinley Stallworth, Leo Yildirim, Henry Nordlund, Colin Pitts, Atticus Baer, Amelia McCallum, Harlan Williams, Benjamin Bowers, Terrance Scarbrough Jr., Seth Long, Henry Butler, Ivy Butler, Ashton Sparks, Jase Walton, Clarence Grayson Jr, John Rostas,Parker Holmdahl, Nolan Parker,Zaiden Jones, Sarah Knight, Quentin Evans, Brandon Brown Jr.Avery Morris, Finnleigh Hunt, Nate Martin, Marcus Maddox Jr., Eli Lambert, Drew Huddleston, Noah West,James Thomas Glass, Liam Beck, Chase Johnson, Hank Drum, Kingsleigh Hunt, Ethan Welsh, Harry Cavett, Jacob Stallings, Carter Sargent, Boady Arthur, Whit Teal, Ella Rose Parks, Aaryan Patel, Madeleine Busick, Benjamin Verhine, Trinity Oneal, King Griffin

Participants of 2022 Start Smart Soccer:
Atticus Baer, Liam Beck, Noah Byrd, Gavin Daniel, Andrew Huddleston, Chase Johnson, Amelia McCallum, Chandler Posey, Charlie Sortino, Ashton Sparks , Seth Long, Naomi Davis, Beckett Parrish, Carver Collins, Lincoln Collins, Fulton Murphy, Lottie Renta, Kaili Beth Jebeles, Christiana Woodward, Langston Maxwell, Isaac Ndolo, Zion Dorough, Samuel Lewis, John Stiff, Chase Golden, Jackson Splaine, Hayden Morrow, Ella Claud, Isaac Houghton, Ayden King, Brooks Goff, Harlan Williams, Jude Posey, John Rostas, Omar Lane, Sarah Knight

Participants of 2023 Start Smart Basketball:

Noah Beck, Liam Beck, Ella Claud, Carver Collins, Hamilton Edmonson, Hudson Edmonson, Drew Huddleston, Amelia McCallum, Liam Moujoodi, Carter Pham, Colin Pitts, Jude Posey, Jackson Splaine, Elias Kistler, Joshua Lewis, Seth Long, Quentin Evans, Beckett Marlin, Wilkins Furman, Marcus Christian, Jase Walton, Cooper Fredd, Atticus Baer, Robert Stephens, Amyah Lewis, Brock Capri, Brooks Goff, Gus Grimes, Dhylan Patel, Charlie Sortino, Emery Sortino, Grady Spencer, Christiana Woodward, Jude Posey, Brycen Berry, Jack Edwards, Harper Morrow, Hayden Morrow, Atlas Jones, Brandon Brown, William Singletary, Walton Singletary, Harlan Williams, Riyan Patel, Lillian Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Julian Hunter, Isaac Houghton, Tay Schlappi

"Griffin loves all things baseball. Start Smart was the perfect program to teach him the fundamentals! The coaches were encouraging and fun and months later, Griffin still asks when his next “game” will be. We’re looking forward to participating in the other sports that Start Smart offers."

-Anna, mom