Frequent Questions Asked
WHAT IS THE CLASS SIZE?
The most successful classes consist of 10 to 12 children per one coach (with parent involvement for the youngest age groups). This environment provides the most variety of personalities, learning styles, etc. This class size creates more independent work and peer teaching, eliminating the possibility of too much teacher-centered work.
WHO ARE THE COACHES?
Sprouts Athletics coaches are nationally licensed coaches and professionals. They go through an extensive background check and interview process. Once hired coaches attend our Sprouts Training Program where they are introduced to our curriculum and trained to recognize a child's readiness according to age, ability and interest. They also will be prepared to write, modify and implement our lesson plans.
WHAT ARE THE TOPICS FOR EACH CLASS?
The classes cover numerous topics: vocabulary, language comprehension, phonological awareness, mathematics, science, art, music, geography, physics, and chemistry. They are interwoven, extensive and not isolated from each other allowing the children to move through them all in their own unique ways.
WHAT ARE THE CLASS SCHEDULE?
We will meet once a week for a period of 45 to 60 minutes. The length of the class will vary based on the age of your child.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO ENROLL IN THE CLASSES?
Ratios vary depending on several factors including the mobility of the children in the class, whether parents are participating in the class, and the level of technical instruction required. The ratios for each class (child to coach) will vary between 12 to 18 kids with parent participation in some of the classes.
CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF FOR CLASS?
A parent, caregiver or guardian is required to be on-site during the entire duration of the class.
WHEN SHOULD MY CHILDREN MOVE UP TO THE NEXT CLASS?
Advancing to the next class really depends on the child and how they are doing in the current class. We believe that sports played at younger ages should be mainly about overall emotional and cognitive development and the social experience of playing in a group or on a team. The exercise and growth of a child's physical capabilities is of lesser importance. Therefore, prior to moving a child, we consider not just the child's physical needs, but also his or her emotional, cognitive and social needs. This approach helps create a successful learning environment for children who are fully developed in all areas. Your child's Coach can help you evaluate and determine which class is most appropriate for you and your child's needs.
CAN I GET DISCOUNT FOR BOTH OF MY CHILDREN?
YES! We offer a sibling discount of $15 for each additional child registered. For example: you will pay full price for you first child and $15 will be deducted for each additional child others.
CAN I REQUEST THE SAME COACH?
You can request a specific coach; however, your child's placement with that Coach will be first come, first serve, and determined by availability. Early signup is encouraged.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR FOR CLASS?
Sprouts Athletics uniforms are included in the price of each program and additional gear is available for purchase. Outfitting your child in our garb is a fun way to make your child feel part of a team and give them a sense of belonging. Children naturally appreciate looking like older uniformed kids and role models.