Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Start Smart Basketball
Help kids get ready for organized sports
Location: Youth Sports
We provide both team and individual sports opportunities for kids ages 3-18 (must still be in HS). Our primary goals are to teach kids that recreational sports are inherently competitive but that learning the fundamentals of the sport, displaying the qualities of good sportsmanship, participation and having fun, are the most important aspects of any sport.
In 2011, the Cherry Point Youth Sports was awarded the National Alliance for Youth Sports “Excellence in Youth Sports Award,” given annually to the top five youth sports NAYS organizations worldwide.
Start Smart Sports Development programs for 3-5 year olds were created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports to help kids get ready for sports and succeed in life. It is an innovative step by step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe environment. The program involves parents in the teaching process and offers them teaching techniques and drills to use at home with their child. Additionally, each child receives and keeps gear for each sport as well as a t-shirt and a manual for the parents. NOTE: Child must be 3 by the date of the first practice.
League Play: We offer team play in four age groups: 7-9 Coed, 10-12 Coed, and 13-14 Boys. Age group determined by child’s age on December 31. Teams in the 7-9 and 10-12 age groups play against each other, while the 13-14 age group team plays teams from the surrounding area.
Rookies Basketball: This instructional program is open to 5 & 6 year olds. There are six, one hour long sessions.
Basketball Camps: Basketball camps are designed for young folks who are beginners all the way to those playing at an intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on improving in all aspects of the fundamentals of the game.
This is a non-competitive program with participants cheering for youth basketball games on Saturdays. Open to kids ages 7-10 years old. Child’s age group determined by their age on December 31.
Tee Level: Hook a Kid on Golf: This kids instructional program, led by Sound of Freedom PGA pro Jim Ferree, is for 8-15 year olds who have never played the game of golf or have played very little. Sessions run Monday through Thursday mornings from 7-10:30am. On Fridays, parents join their child (at no additional cost) to play a modified 5 hole course with assistance from the pro.
Green Level Golf Clinics: Hook a Kid on Golf: Hook a Kid on Golf is a follow-up program to the HAK Tee Level Clinics and is open to the same 8-15 year olds. Participants should have completed the Tee Level clinics or have experience playing golf. 5:00pm-6:30pm Monday – Thursday.
Family Golf Clinics: Family Golf Clinics are one hour long clinics that focus on either the long game or short game. Kids must be at least 6 years of age to participate and must have an adult family member participate with them.
Golf Team: Cherry Point is a member of the Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League’s Division A, which includes area golf courses in Carteret and Craven counties. Members of the Cherry Point teams practice at the Sound of Freedom Golf Course at no charge during the season and are coached by PGA pro Jim Ferree. Age group determined by the youth’s age on June 1. We offer boys and girls teams that compete in six different age groups: Girls – 11 & under, 12-13, 14-18; Boys – 11 & under, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18.
Golf Tournaments & Special Events: We offer tournaments during the year with juniors normally placed in one of three age groups – Girls 8-12 & 13-18; Boys 8-10, 11-13 & 14-18 (18 yr olds must still be in high school).
Indoor Soccer: We offer team play in two age groups: 7-9 & 10-12. Practices and games are played in The Cherry Tree House during the week Monday through Thursday evenings. Age group determined by the participants age on April 1.
Rookies Soccer: This instructional program is open to 5 & 6 year olds. Clinics meet for one hour each Wednesday evening for six weeks. NOTE: Participants must be 5 by start of clinic.
Challenger International Soccer Camp: Challenger Sports, the leading soccer camp company in North America is excited to announce the launch of a brand new, innovative fully integrated soccer camp that will accelerate the learning process of young players! Challenger is combining the most popular elements of their two existing industry-leading camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil, and will integrate them with a collection of the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams around the world.
We run United States Tennis Association programs specifically designed for younger players. Ages 4-8 and 9-13. Camp usually runs in June, July and August. Weekly lessons in the fall and late winter/spring are available. Call for fee information.
Sessions typically run from January through March and April through May (not currently active as of February 2021)
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We provide the needed training for the sport through the National Youth Sports Coaching Association. Stop by the Youth Sports Office in the Cherry Tree House and complete our coaching application package today.