NEW BRITAIN – Beginning next week, parents will have the opportunity to introduce their children to golf during the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s Smart Start Golf program.
The program was created by the National Alliance of Youth Sports and is a developmentally appropriate introductory program for young children. Start Smart Golf teaches parents how to teach their child, between the ages of 5 to 8 years old, golf using developmentally age appropriate equipment that can be used almost anywhere. Start Smart Golf prepares children for traditional golf without the threat of competition or the fear of failure.
The program runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on six Wednesdays from May 9 to June 13 at Stanley Golf Course. The program will be lead by an Assistant Golf Professional at Stanley.
On May 10, the parks department will begin its Start Smart Baseball program at A.W. Stanley Park.
Start Smart Baseball prepares children ages 3 to 5 years old for organized tee-ball, baseball and softball while teaching parents practice drills and fun activities to do with their kids. The class runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on six Thursdays from May 10 to June 14.
Each program costs $65.
For more information on these programs, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-826-3360 during office hours – 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registrations can be submitted in the department’s office or online at www.nbparksnrec.org .
- Skyler Frazer, @SFrazerNBH