Classes will be grouped as: 3-5 year old boys and girls, 6-7 year old boys and girls, 8-10 year old boys and girls, 11-12 year old boys and girls, High School (13-18 year old boys and girls).
Age limits will be strictly enforced. Participants will be grouped based off of their age on the first day of class.
Registration is available online or in person at Junction Place Sportsplex,
Registration will be available on site, however, we do ask that ALL participants fill out the registration/wavier form below. The form provides a digital trace of any information needed for day 1 of class along with a wavier of liability for our records.
12:00 PM- 12:45 PM Class for 3-5 year old boys and girls Class for 6 -7 year old boys and girls
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Class for 8-10 year old boys and girls Class for 11-12 year old boys and girls
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Sports Class for 13-18 year old boys and girls
2:15 PM- 3:00 PM Free Play (not lead by JPS staff)
Daily Class Registrations available at the “CHEF Check-In” Table
Parents/Guardians are required to stay on site for the entire time your child is present for CHEF of GNO Homeschool Programming
Electronics/Cell Phones use by children are prohibited.
Coach Brad is the youth baseball kid whisperer! How he is able to manage to engage, entertain, explain and enjoy working with large groups of young ballplayers is a gift worthy of a medal, or an award or something. What's crazy is his idea of an award is to get more opportunities to lead youth baseball programs and personal lessons in the future! "Got keep at it" is one of his favorite quotes and a quote he lives by!
Coach Toni, our softball and dance moves expert! Coach Toni spent her life in athletics. At John Curtis, she excelled in softball, volleyball and cheerleading. She has since taken her passion for playing and is now given back with her passion to educate! In addition to being a Head Coach on the JPS Staff, Coach Toni is finishing up her degree in Special Education from the University of New Orleans!
Our approach to early childhood and elementary age sports education is simple: provide a foundation based on the basic elements of the subject matter and don't put a cap on the results!
Leading young people doesn't require personal accolades or success of the instructor in the given subject matter. Young people have a zest for knowledge and experience, what "you did" probably occurred before they were born so it's really insignificant to their perspective. What does matter in the mind of a young person is can you relate? Can you inspire? Can you communicate on a level that THEY can understand? At Junction Place Sports, our staff is provided a curriculum, better yet a language, that ensures just that! While communication with parents/guardians is of the utmost importance to our organizational principals, our aim is to have YOUR child be able to explain to you what they learned and love about Basketball Basics and Simply Soccer!
We provide clear and pointed adult based information- the "who/what/where/when's". What we don't do is force a narrative of what your child did or how they felt about it in a "copy and paste" email/text format that has become common place today. That's not the job of an instructor of young people. We aim to have your child fill in the blanks to whatever questions you may have! Our instruction is repetitive, like, really repetitive, as in, we say the same phrases over and over and over and over again- something we are sure you can understand. We don't back away from that approach. It works.
Here is what you can expect when you provide your child the experience of Junction Place Sports' Basketball Basic or Simply Soccer Programs:
Our coaches must receive 200 hours of practical training with JPS Founder/CEO "Coach" Josh Tolbert before being able to leading Junction Place Sports programs.
Our coaches all come with a passion for sports (check out "Our Team" story) and for cultivating a similar love of sport with the children we serve.
An intricate part of leading children through any discipline is patience. They will make mistakes. Directions will need to be repeated. Basic concepts will need to be reinforced. These ideals are a point of emphasis in our "Coaches Playbook" that guides all Junction Place Sports coaches. Knowing everything there is to know about a particular discipline is great! Forgetting or not recognizing the wonderful patience and persistence required to master any skill and failing to implement that while leading others is simply unacceptable.