At HVCC we believe youth sports help develop positive character traits and lifelong values that will impact their entire lives. Sports programs promote the value and importance of physical activity along with improving the emotional, social, and mental development of our children.
Young athletes learn confidence, develop teamwork and leadership skills and practice healthy communication and problem solving skills that will help them on and off the field. We strive to provide a safe and positive experience for all of our participants.
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We love watching our 1st and 2nd grade athletes learn the game of soccer! Participants will focus on ball awareness, learning the fundamentals of the game and how to play as part of a team. Children can learn soccer skills such as the non-use of hands, knowing which goal to attack and the proper way to kick and dribble the ball. We want to see them building confidence in something new, so rules are loosely enforced with an emphasis on teachable moments. Most importantly, we hope our newest soccer players will develop a love of the game, increase their self-confidence, and have fun!
At 3rd and 4th grade there is a greater emphasis on control of the ball and field position. Offensive and defensive positions, including goalies, are introduced at this stage. For all skill levels, the instruction and drills are aimed at improving your child’s large motor skills, understanding of good sportsmanship and ability to play with others as a team member. First time players and those who are ready to refine their soccer skills will be equally at home here. Your child can learn how to dribble in a self-determined direction, successfully control rolling balls, and shoot on goal with accuracy. Special emphasis is placed on effective passing to help kids at this age think beyond themselves and learn that through coordinated teamwork, the outcome is always better.
By 5th and 6th grade, we continue to learn and relearn fundamentals of the game and quickly move towards combining skills with game strategy. Playing as a team and as part of a coordinated offensive and defensive strategy are emphasized. Drills build throughout the season, increasing in both speed and intensity. Activities and instruction are focused on driving both large motor skill and cognitive development. Your child can better understand the rules of the game and continue to master fundamental soccer techniques. You will see continued development of confidence with the ball during their games. Players begin to grow more creative with their improved skills and naturally become more competitive.
T-Ball is an introductory program where your child can learn the basics of baseball in a no pressure, fun and supportive environment. They begin learning about batting, catching, throwing and fielding a baseball. Since kids at this age are still developing their eye-hand coordination, they are taught the proper batting technique by hitting a stationary baseball off a tee. Over the course of the season, players learn the flow of the game and gain confidence in their new skills.
Coach Pitch is the next step in helping your child become “baseball ready.” At this age, your child is developing much better eye-hand coordination and is ready for a slightly more advanced version of the game - how to hit a thrown baseball. At the beginning of the season, instruction focuses on teaching and reinforcing the basic skills of baseball like the proper way to throw, catch and field a baseball. Kids can learn how to hit a moving baseball, fine-tune their throwing, catching and fielding skills, and develop a much better understanding of the game.
Fast pitch is the last step in the youth sports baseball program. Players will be pitching for their own teams, stealing, and continuing to learn throwing, catching, and fielding. Games become more competitive and playing time is earned.
If your little one loves the idea of football but you’re concerned about safety, we have the answer! The i9 Sports Pee Wee flag football program provides all the fun and excitement of tackle football without the same risk of injury. Our Pee Wee curriculum has been specially crafted for this age group and aims to improve balance, eye-hand coordination and motor skill development. Your child will learn the basics of the game, awareness of offensive and defensive field direction, and skills such as running with the ball, passing and catching. The playbook for this age group is kept simple to enable players to grow more comfortable and self-confident in the sport. We rotate players through various positions so everyone learns the importance of playing as a team member. Based on skill level at this age, game play typically involves more running plays, but as the season progresses, more passing may be integrated. To ensure the levels of learning and fun are kept at their highest for our Pee Wees, rules are enforced with an emphasis on teachable moments. At this stage, the most important outcomes are to develop a love of the game, increased self-confidence and to have fun!
Because players at this age are bigger and physically more capable, the level of play is elevated and games move at greater speed. Instruction within the i9 Sports Senior flag football curriculum recognizes the capabilities of this age group and balances reinforcement of game fundamentals with age appropriate skill development and emphasis on good sportsmanship. Running and passing plays are more sophisticated and the importance of offensive and defensive game strategy are taught. Our “everyone plays” philosophy ensures all players have the opportunity to develop their skills. Expect to see marked improvement in self-confidence and teamwork at this stage. Scores are kept and rules are enforced by trained officials. As players begin to experiment and grow more creative with their improved skills, the games naturally become more competitive, but always in a fun, age-appropriate way!
Calling all little dribblers and shooters! We have the perfect basketball program for you! The i9 Sports Pee Wee basketball curriculum focuses on helping your child become comfortable handling a basketball, teaching the fundamentals of the sport and how to play as part of a team. Through our instruction, your child can learn the basic skills needed to play basketball including how to properly dribble, shoot, pass and move with the ball. Drills aim to improve the large and fine motor skills, as well as cognitive development of this age group. For many players at this age, the concept of being on a team is new, so special emphasis is placed on working with others. Throughout the season, instructional activities are reinforced in different ways through a fun format designed specifically to engage this age group. At this age, it’s all about building your child’s confidence in basketball so rules are loosely enforced with a heavy emphasis on teachable moments. At this stage, the most important outcomes are to develop a love of the game, increased self-confidence, and to have fun!
Whether your child is shooting free throws every day or is brand new to the sport, you’ll find what you need for your child in our basketball program. For all skill levels, our i9 Sports Junior basketball curriculum reinforces the basics of the game so young athletes grow in their mastery of dribbling, passing and shooting. At the same time, coaches and instructors introduce more advanced skills with an emphasis on offensive plays and defensive principles. This teaches children to think beyond themselves and start operating as a team unit. Your child will learn to drive down the court with the ball, how to box out for the rebound, and how to move the ball effectively on a fast break. The focus is on progress, not perfection. Drills aim to improve the large motor skills as well as spatial awareness. Scores are kept and rules are enforced through teachable moments in a fun environment. The most important thing to us is that when the buzzer sounds, the kids say, “Wow! That was fun! Can we keep playing?!”
Once players reach our senior division they have a deep love for the game of basketball and a desire to work together as a team. The i9 Sports Senior basketball curriculum starts by revisiting the fundamentals of the game and quickly moves to finessing those skills. Coaches and instructors aim to improve large motor skills, spatial awareness and teamwork. As the season progresses, drills become more advanced and teach our senior athletes how to perform under pressure of the clock and their opponents. Drills are focused on more complex activities that include fast breaks, coordinated offensive plays, and multiple defensive structures. Your child will now learn explosive plays, improve their footwork and develop their range and accuracy of shooting. Scores are kept and rules are enforced. As players continue to gain confidence in the sport, the game naturally becomes more competitive in a fun, age appropriate setting. As kids in this age group grow in their basketball mastery, their leadership abilities and understanding of good sportsmanship also matures.
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