Little Sharks (Ages 4 – 9)

Good News! Little Sharks if back, this time under the leadership of coach Manuela Alvarez. Manuela has just finish her five years eligibility as a college player in the OCAA Women’s Volleyball for two years at Fanshawe College and three years at Sheridan College, now she is joining us to bring lots of fun to our Little Sharks Athletes. After helping at the London Sharks Volleyball Camps for the past two years, Manuela feels she is overdue to take over this amazing program, I’m sure she will be adding to all the good stuff our previous coaches had offered in the past.

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The Little Sharks program is  design with the only purpose of developing and reinforcing the fundamental movement skills (FMS). FMS provide the foundation for all athletic maturity and are seen as the building blocks from which sports-specific skills, volleyball in our case, are developed. Following the LTAD.

Why fundamental movement skills?

  • Fundamental movement skills are specific gross motor movements that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, hands, arms and head
  • Children need to be taught fundamental movement skills – they don’t acquire them naturally
  • Children that learn fundamental movement skills are more likely to participate in and play different games, sports and recreational activities offered in the school years and in the community

Why is physical activity so important?

  • Promotes healthy growth and development. e.g. strong bones and muscles, flexibility, balance, posture, cardiovascular fitness and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Helps make important connections between different parts of the brain that develop memory and language
  • Provides opportunities to develop social skills and to make friends
  • Helps with relaxation and sleep
  • Develops self esteem

“Children who possess inadequate motor skills are often relegated to a life of exclusion from the organised and free play experiences of their peers, and subsequently, to a lifetime of inactivity because of their frustrations in early movement behaviour”.

(Seefeldt, Haubenstricker & Reuchlien 1979, cited in Graham, Holt, Hale & Parker 2001)

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Our head coaches this season are Jennifer Patterson and Andrea Thorpe.  Both well known in the volleyball community and experienced working with young kids.  They will be assisted by other parent coaches and London Sharks Volleyball Players.

This program is ideal for kids ages 4-8/9 years old that will improve their overall physical literacy and the FUNdamentals of Volleyball.  Our fun and specific drills will help kids improve all the critical actions the body needs to perform to succeed at volleyball and all other sports.

We will offer 2 sessions, each is 8 weeks long and we will meet Sundays from 4-5pm at Supreme Courts Volleyball (11 Buchanan Court)  Cost is $65 per session and all athletes get a program t-shirt

2017-2018 Sessions:

Sundays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (8 sessions) at Supreme Courts (11 Buchanan Court)

Session 2: April 8th-May 27th 2018

$80 per session.

Please fill out the following form to register your child in the Little Sharks program.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

Please note that a payment on the total amount of $80 is expected the first day of the program. You can make your payment on cash onsite the first day of the program or cheque payable to “London Sharks Volleyball”.

Also note we are currently updating our credit card payment method. It will be available for payment soon.

REFUNDS

  • Refund requests must be submitted 48 hours prior to the start of the 2nd scheduled class.
  • All refunds will be pro-rated with an administration fee of $25 applied to each person & program.