Top Picks For Kids' Sports Classes In Sydney
So you’ve got your kids their stationery, books, labeled their uniforms, there’s a sparkly new lunchbox at the ready… but we bet you’ve forgotten Term 2 enrolment into some extra-curricular sport.
Here are our top picks for kids’ sports classes across Sydney. Why enrol your child into a sports class? They’re a fantastic way to keep fit in a world full of iPads and screens, it’s a great way to make friends and develop social skills, learn to work as a team, boost self-esteem, hone skills, and develop a passion that could last throughout their young life.
1. Ready Steady Go Kids
Do your kids change their minds quicker than the wind? Variety is the spice of life and at Ready Steady Go Kids, your kids can try 10 different sports to see what they really like. Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s largest multi-sport and exercise program for preschoolers (aged 1.5–6 years). They have been operating since 2004 in their quest to help all children benefit from sport and physical activity. With locations all over Sydney, there is bound to be one near you and your child will learn sports such as soccer, athletics, tennis, basketball, hockey, rugby, AFL, golf, cricket and T-ball. For more info see their website.
KIKOFF Soccer Centres are truly #changingthegame, and cover all the bases in terms of your child’s learning and skill development. They have comparatively low rates, and since this is not a competition-based program, kids can focus on honing their skills, improving and having fun rather than winning. Open 7 days a week, they operate in five locations across Sydney: Maroubra, Marrickville, Harbord, Camperdown and Lakemba. They offer weekly junior football coaching and summer soccer, holiday camps and action-packed birthday parties. Read more about the KIKOFF difference here.
3. All Sorts
The All Sorts Gym, Swim & Indoor Sports Centre is an impressive indoor sports hub based in Alexandria. Their Little Champs program offers multi sports for preschoolers- helping them to develop fundamental skills with an exciting mixture of soccer, basketball, gymnastics and much more. Their kids yoga and mindfulness classes run on Wednesday afternoons and are a fun and engaging way to strengthen young bodies, promote positive behaviour and create healthy minds. The mindfulness element improves concentration, creativity, and academic performance. With a swim school too, there is no end to the sporting fun that can be had at All Sorts.
4. Macquarie Uni Martial Arts
Macquarie University MiniMac Martial Arts pride themselves on offering students and community members the best opportunity to begin your training in a safe environment. Their Mini MacWarrior program caters to 5-16 year olds, with Karate and Taekwondo classes held on a weekly, year-round basis- so you can join at any time! This program builds confidence, discipline and focus in a fun and friendly environment. Classes are fun and safe, catering for all levels of ability. The programs use a progressive belting model and are taught by instructors with over 30 years teaching experience. All lessons are offered on martial arts mats- and trial classes are FREE!
5. Kelly Mini Sports
Does your child keep you guessing when it comes to their favourite hobby (don't they all?!) Why not try a sports class that mixes it up every week. Kelly Mini Sports, located all over NSW, offers toddlers and preschoolers the fundamental skills of Basketball, Cricket, Footy, Soccer, Tennis and Rugby League through a dedicated team of coaches. Introducing sports at an early age can develop your child’s gross and fine motor skills while fine-tuning their coordination in a fun and supportive environment. Kids as young as 1 are welcome! Find out more here.
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