Preschool sports program open for registration

A program designed to help preschoolers have fun while developing sports skills is now open for registration at the Waynesville Recreation Center.

Smart Start Sports Development is open to kids 4 and 5 years old as of Feb. 1, with a mandatory parent meeting at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The program includes six one-hour sessions from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Feb. 8.

Smart Start Sports Development aims to help kids develop basic motor skills while building their confidence and allowing them to participate without the threat of competition or fear of getting hurt. Children will enjoy working one-on-one with their parents and spending time together during the sessions.

The $50 participation fee includes a participant manual, T-shirt and sports equipment designed for preschoolers — baseball bat, ball and glove set, two koosh balls, teslon soccer ball and mesh equipment bag.

The 20 spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a registration deadline of 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Sign up with Donald Hummel, 828.456.2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or just stop by the Waynesville Recreation Center.

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