Scientifically Designed Program

The Playball Program is the result of many years of Research & Development.

The Playball Head Office team created the Playball Sports Program by researching the developmental needs of 2 to 8 year olds  through consultation with child development professionals.  Playball understands the importance of teaching the right skills at the right time, so that children can develop a strong base of foundation skills on which to build.

Research has shown that a child can easily learn a new skill when they are ready for it, however pushing them into something they not ready for is usually counter-productive in the long term. To avoid the dangers of specialising too early, for example: burnout, Playball introduces age appropriate activities gradually. This stepping stone approach ensures every child has the opportunity to fully develop the skills of each stage before moving on. This establishes the conditions for success, helping children to develop confidence through feeling the satisfaction of refining and mastering their current skills.

Not only do we understand which activities are best for each age group and developmental stage but Playball’s  holistic approach helps children to function  in their everyday lives as confident and able individuals. Playball’s objectives are to develop  a child in all aspects; physical, emotional, social and intellectual. We use sport as the means to teach all of these essential life skills.

To provide a Program of the highest possible quality and benefit to children Playball consults  professionals from a wide range of child related disciplines:

  • Paediatric Occupational Therapists  (paediatric O.T.)
  • Child Psychologists
  • Paediatric Speech Therapists/ Speech Pathologists
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Sports Scientists
  • Child Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists

In addition Playball management and staff  pride themselves in their high standards of excellence which are maintained by ongoing professional development.

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