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USA of Indiana’s “Have A Ball” is a mobile “Introduction to Soccer” class for school children, K-8th. Have A Ball’s fine and gross motor development fitness physical education class is taught by experienced youth soccer instructors.
“Have A Ball” Rationale:
“Have A Ball” compliments the school’s P.E. educational focus on wellness while developing the physical, mental, and social well being of each student. Instruction and participation in a variety of experiences enables the student to assess his/her own capabilities and limitations as well as stimulate self-discipline, develop and improve motor skills and physical fitness levels. Character building traits such as sportsmanship, leadership, cooperation, sociability, creativity, and fair play are emphasized. “Have A Ball” provides a carefully planned experience that results in knowledge about the value of physical activity, the components of physical fitness, essential motor skills, and the social qualities that make for effective citizenship.
“Have A Ball” class features:
*Professional instruction from United Soccer Alliance of Indiana
*Clinics offered for each PE class at each school.
“Have A Ball” curriculum:
Fun foot work with the ball.
Play small group games.
“Have A Ball” class staff includes:
Theron Smith, Technical Coach
Will Pfaffenberger: Interim Soccer Director, United Soccer Alliance of Indiana.
Thomas Geisse: Executive Director, Community Through Youth Sport Foundation.
Elementary and Middle School Physical Education instructors
Community Through Youth Sport Foundation and United Soccer Alliance of Indiana provides a free “Have A Ball” program for P.E. classes. USA of Indiana’s “Have A Ball” is a mobile “Introduction to Soccer” physical education class for children, K-8th. Have A Ball’s fine and gross motor development fitness class is taught by experienced youth soccer instructors. As “Have A Ball” takes place during your regularly scheduled P.E. class, the P.E. instructor is also in attendance. There is no charge to the school and “Have A Ball” supplies all equipment and balls. Please contact Coach Smith to determine if your school is eligible. “Have A Ball” provides school children opportunities to grow, learn, and have fun through sport with the mission to “Develop Fine Young Men and Women, One Child at a Time.”
Thank you so very much for bringing your expertise to our school! The “USA of Indiana Have A Ball” program is wonderful, active, and meaningful. I truly believe that my kids are better sportsmen and sports women because of you. Thank you for being who you are, and for caring so much about us.
Respectfully and sincerely,