A growing trend in education has seen Professional Development days for faculty and staff of school systems. While these days are designed to ensure your child receives the best possible instruction and leadership, the burden on parents and families to provide care can be a real challenge. WE HAVE THE SOLUTION!
Junction Place Sports currently partners with schools to provide on-site care for early dismissal days through our Half Day Camp offering! It's simple. We partner with your school to provide camp activities after early dismissal. Imagine not having to adjust your schedule or lean on relatives and friends on days that your school dismisses early?
HOW IT WORKS
You help connect us with your school leadership team!
We meet with your school leadership and create a plan for care (space, timing, etc)
We create a special registration link specifically for your school and disseminate that information to your school community
Parents/Guardians use our online registration portal for days they need care ($20-$30 range)
Our staff shows up on-site to provide engaging curriculum through sports, crafts, board games and homework help stations!
All campers are eligible to stay under our care until 5:30 PM
MORE THAN SPORTS
Junction Place Sports is the best in youth sports programming but we do have other interest and abilites as well! Half Day Camps (much like our All Sports Camps) incorporate other enrichment activites to make sure each student has a well rounded experience. From Homework Help to Music, Art and Theater, our curriculum deign and staff expertise provide much more than movement!
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.