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Get Them Into Sports! 11 Summer Programs for Athletic KidsSummer is usually the time when your kids can go out and play til their hearts’ content! Why not get them into sports?by Maita de Jesus .
Summer is almost synonymous to some carefree time, with your child being able to pay more attention to extracurriculars—sports included. Participating in sports gives your child their much needed time to run around, get some sunshine, and sweat it out—a must for kids who want to stay healthy and instill the habit of exercising.
Learning sports also goes beyond moving the body about. It teaches your child how to work well with a team, how to be a good sport, and how practice makes progress—traits that they can take away with them and apply long after the summer classes are over. Here are a few sports programs your toddler can try out:
For more summer classes and enrichment programs for babies to teens, click here.
Aqualogic’s AquaBabes, AquaTots, AquaKids, and AquaPals programs
For ages: 6 months – 14 years old
What to Expect: Aqualogic differs from other swim schools because they do not use floatation devices to teach their kids. Their non-traditional approach in teaching their students come through play, using age-appropriate toys while teaching the basics and skills of swimming. They also use the principles of Total Immersion™, which is stated to be the world’s leading authority in swimming instruction. They also have an AquaPals program, that teaches kids with Autism how to swim.
Schedule: Check aqualogicswimco.com/venues for schedules of chosen venue, either once or twice a week
Number of sessions: 8 sessions, 30 minutes - 1 hour per session (depending on your child’s age and chosen program)
Rate: Starts at P6,900
Venue: Check aqualogicswimco.com/venues for available venues
Contact details: Landline:(02) 703-6386; Mobile: (0917) 858-2782 email address: email@example.com, and on FacebookADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Explorations’ Preschool Taekwondo Program
For ages: 3 - 6 years old
What to Expect: Explorations is a progressive preschool, and one of their programs is Taekwondo. Kids do it for more than just staying fit, but getting into Taekwondo builds up their confidence, self-discipline, and concentration.
Schedule: April 16 – May 18, 2018, Thursdays and Fridays
Number of Sessions: 10 sessions
Venue: Explorations Preschool campus, 928 Luna Mencias Corner Socorro Fernandez StreetMandaluyong City
Contact details: Landline:(02) 724-4271; Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and on Facebook
Milo® Summer Sports Clinics
For ages: depends on chosen sport
What to expect: Now on its 35th year, MILO® still has all the sports that they’re known for, like basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball, and now added karatedo, parkour, fencing, and a lot more sports! There are over 18 sports to choose from with 700 venues participating in the sports clinic, so there’s surely one that your children will love!
Schedule: Check milo.com.ph for schedules of chosen sport and venue
Number of sessions: Depends on chosen sport
Rate: Depends on chosen sport
Venue: Check milo.com.ph for chosen sport and preferred venue
Contact details: Check milo.com.ph for corresponding contact details per sports clinicADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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The Archery Academy
For ages: 9 years old and up
What to expect: If your child is looking into trying a different kind of sport, archery may be the way to go. It promotes concentration, sportsmanship, and improved hand and eye coordination!
Schedule: Batch 2 starts April 2, 2018, with an either MWF, or Wednesdays and Fridays schedule
Number of sessions: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session
Rate: P8,500 for new students
Venue: 5/F Intrawest Center, 33 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan
Contact details: Landline:(02) 544-3598; Mobile: (0917) 803-7422; Email address: email@example.com, and on Facebook
Ready Steady Go Kids Philippines summer programs
For ages: 2 ½ - 7 years old
What to expect: Ready Steady Go hails from Australia, and is the largest and one of the most trusted multi-sport and exercise programs in its home country. It teachs 10 different sports, but not in a competitve manner.
Schedule: Starting April 16, 2018
Number of sessions: 45 minutes to 1 hour per session
Venue: Check their Facebook page for available venues near you
Contact details: Landline:(02) 425-6810; Mobile: (0917) 647-4753; Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and on FacebookADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Futbol Funatics’ football camps
For ages: 3 years old and up
What to Expect: Getting your kids into football means more than simply kicking a ball around. It teaches coordination, promotes teamwork and camaraderie, not to mention keeps them fit and energetic, among a whole lot more benefits! With seven locations to choose from – Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasig, BGC, Makati City, even Cavite – there’s a venue to start training your future football player in.
Schedule: Twice a week; Visit futbolfunatics.com for schedules in desired venue
Number of sessions: Maximum of 12 sessions; 1 – 1 ½ hours each session, depending on the age group
Rate: P450 for one session, P4200 for 12 sessions
Venue: Visit futbolfunatics.com for schedules in desired venue
Contact details: Landline: (02) 622-2898; Mobile: (0917) 329-0011, Email address: email@example.com, and on Facebook
Beyond Alabang’s Self-Defense & Anti-Bullying Summer Program
For ages: 7 – 14 years old
What to Expect: It comes as no surprise when children get into sports not just for fitness, but to provide themselves with the means to defend themselves from unsafe individuals or bullies. Whether or not they’ll get to use their physical skills, the confidence they’ll gain through knowing how to defend themselves will be something they’ll have for a lifetime.
Schedule: Ongoing til May 26, 2018, every Saturday, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Number of sessions: Monthly sessions available
Rate: P800 for one session, P2,500 monthly rate, P6,000 for entire duration
Venue: Beyond Alabang, Westgate Center corner Commerce Avenue, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Contact details: Landline: (02) 831-2211; Mobile: (0917) 721-2095, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and on FacebookADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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Atos Philippines Summer Jiu-Jitsu Program
For ages: 5 – 12 years old
What to Expect: Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most popular martial arts, and what better way to learn it than within a safe yet educational training, with teachers who are highly trained in the sport!
Schedule: Starts April 2, 2018, MWF, 8:30 – 10 AM, two modules available
Number of sessions: 12 sessions, 1 ½ hours per session
Rate: P4,500 per module, or P8,000 for both modules. Family discounts are available.
Venue: Judo room, Blue Eagle Gym, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Contact details: Mobile: (0917) 625-5803; Email address: email@example.com, and on Facebook
Athletica Gymastics by SFCC
For ages: 3 years old and up
What to Expect: Gymanstics is not all about cartwheels and backflips; it’s about strength, grace, and a ton of discipline and teamwork. With a beginners Module, your child will be able to ease themselves into the world of gymanstics through conditioning and training.
Schedule: April 6 – 27, 2018, TTHSat, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Number of sessions: 6 - 12 sessions, 2 hours per session
Rate: P3,900 for 6 sessions; P6,500 for 12 sessions
Venue: Ninja Academy, 2/L Industria Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Contact details: Mobile number: (0917) 530-7901ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CAL Swim School’s Summer Program
What to Expect: Learning how to swim is a life skill, which sadly not a lot of people have. CAL Swim School boasts of notable students who have joined competitions, so you know you’re in good hands. With six venues around the Metro, there’s a swim camp near you!
Schedule: Visit calswimschool.com for schedules in desired venue
Number of sessions: 10 sessions, 1 hour per session
Rate: Starts at P3,500, depending on desired venue
Venue: Visit calswimschool.com for schedules in desired venue
Contact details: Landline: (02) 925-2853; Mobile: (0920) 470-7777; Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and on Facebook
Karatedo Classes at The Learning Lodge
For ages: 4 and up
What to Expect: Karatedo is a martial art that does a lot of punching and kicking, but it does so with the proper training and discipline learned only from the experts! It helps kids stay fit, and turns their boundless energy into something more productive.
Schedule: Starts April 15, 2018
Number of sessions: 14 sessions, 1 ½ hour per session
Rate: P6,500, inclusive of karate uniform
Venue: The Learning Lodge, 7173 Marcelo Avenue, Marcelo Green Village, Paranaque City
Contact details: Landline: (02) 398-5624; Email address: email@example.com, and on FacebookADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW