WHAT IS PLAYBALL?
Playball is a unique program in that it uses sports as the means to build competence in all aspects of participants’ lives including the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical. While Playball students learn the foundational skills needed for all major American sports, the program is unlike any other.
WHAT MAKES PLAYBALL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SPORTS PROGRAMS?
Playball is not just another ball and stick program. It is a highly specialized program, created by, and continually updated by sports experts, occupational therapists and education specialists. By giving children competence in sports, we help them develop skills that are not associated with sports at all.
HOW DOES PLAYBALL HELP CHILDREN?
We use the medium of sports not only to improve gross motor development, increase concentration skills, build low muscle tone, teach competence in hand-eye/foot-eye coordination, and improve balance; but sport is also used to teach basic, yet essential life skills. At Playball your children will learn persistence, courage, cooperation, respect, positive relationships, self-worth, communication, responsibility, and countless other attributes. We address the needs of the whole child – dealing with the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical.
WHAT IS A PLAYBALL CLASS LIKE?
The classes are 30 minutes long, limited in size, and have an impressive creative component which ensures that each lesson is both exciting and positive. Playball classes are age appropriate, taught from lesson plans prepared in advance by our coaching staff, utilize a wide variety of specialized equipment sized just right for kids, are super-high energy and keep the kids moving and engaged from start to finish, educational in that the activities in Playball all serve a dual role by supporting each child's potential to improve in the classroom.
WHO CAN SIGN UP?
Playball is for children 2 to 9 years old. It is created to suit the needs and abilities of ALL children – to give them the confidence to participate in all activities, both on and off the field. At Playball, children learn the basis for such sports as baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and more.
WHO WILL BE COACHING THE CLASSES?
Atlanta Playball’s coaching staff has extensive and diverse experience in working with children and sports. Combined, our coaches have over 15 years of
experience in Playball alone. Each coach has successfully completed a police background check specifically for working with children. Our coaches are compassionate, fair, reliable, enthusiastic, creative, sensitive, and patient. Our coaches work very hard to get to know each child and tailor the program to meet their specific needs. Each coach has been trained and is required to be re-trained twice yearly on the proprietary Playball program.
HOW DO I REGISTER/PAY FOR MY CHILD TO PARTICIPATE IN PLAYBALL?
Choose your child's school/location from the drop down list under the "Find Your School" tab above and follow the links to register and then pay. Registration and payment are accepted online only unless other arrangements are made with Playball staff directly. Registration is not complete and space is not reserved until payment is received. Please contact us if online registration and payment aren't the best solution for you.
WILL I BE REFUNDED IF MY CHILD MISSES PLAYBALL ON OCCASION?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds after a child's absence from Playball.
CAN I CANCEL MY CHILD'S ENROLLMENT/GET MY MONEY BACK?
Yes. You may cancel your child's enrollment at any time, for any reason, and without penalty. Requests to cancel MUST BE MADE IN WRITING (email is okay). Verbal notification of cancellation to a Playball coach does not qualify as request to cancel. Prorated refunds for unused classes will be issued following receipt of request to cancel. Refunds will not be issued for classes which have already occurred, regardless of whether or not your child attended.
HOW MUCH DOES PLAYBALL COST?
Registration fees vary based on what school your child attends and how often he or she attends Playball. If you have specific questions about your school, please refer to the information about your school under the "find your school" tab at the top of this page, or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-312-0999.
IS PLAYBALL INSURED IN THE UNLIKELY CASE OF AN ACCIDENT OR INJURY?
Atlanta Playball is self-insured and operates independently. For questions about our coverage and our policy please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 404-312-0999.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS HURT DURING PLAYBALL?
We take every precaution to make sure that no children will not be hurt during Playball, however sometimes minor accidents do happen. If the nature of the incident is at all serious, we will contact parents/guardians immediately and seek additional medical help as necessary. We will also provide parents/guardians an incident report each time a child gets hurt no matter the severity. It is extremely important that you let us know in advance, of any medical condition that your child has that could be impacted by physical activity.
HOW LONG HAS PLAYBALL BEEN IN BUSINESS?
Playball was started over 25 years ago in South Africa by a former professional tennis player and the program became a very quick success. Since then, Playball has been franchised all over the world and is currently operating active franchises in the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Qatar, the UAE, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and of course, South Africa. For more information, please visit our international website.
PLAYBALL CAMP - WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT IT?
During the regular school year, Playball classes are held once each week and they are 30 minutes long. At Playball camp we are able to spend longer blocks of time with the kids, working more closely with each child on specific skills. We also have the time to introduce the kids to games and skills that at times during the school year, we aren't able to. In Playball camp, we also do fun things like crafts, treasure hunts, costume making, face painting, AND we learn a lot about health and nutrition as well. We even have special surprise visitors sometimes. In years past we've had visits from the Fire Department, Clowns, Simba (from the Lion King), and a real Police helicopter has even flown into camp so that all of the kids could get to sit inside and see what it's like to be a Police Officer. Please visit our sister website,www.atlantaplayballcamp.comfor information about our camps.
DOES PLAYBALL DO BIRTHDAY PARTIES OR OTHER EVENTS?
Atlanta Playball is able parties and special events depending on the size of the party/event and the location. The host must provide the facility and arrange for set up/clean up of the space. For more information please contact us directly.
For additional information please contact Atlanta Playball at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.312.0999.