About Sports For Kids
Steven J. Gould founded Sports For Kids in September of 1995. During that time Steven was an entrepreneur who owned and operated Ace Tennis Academy. Since Physical Education time had been reduced at schools, Mr. Gould saw the opportunity for more sports activities to be provided to children. There was also a lack of programs available that focused on skill development, improvement and fun.
At Sports For Kids your child will learn the skills necessary to improve and advance in various sport and recreation activities as well as in life.
In the beginning, Sports For Kids offered only traditional team sports after school for children 6 to 12 years old. Today a myriad of sport and recreation programs are provided at various times throughout the week for children 3 to 16 years old.
There are physical education classes provided in the daytime for children who are home-schooled. We are a licensed out-of-school care for children in kindergarten to grade six. A mix of pre-school programs is provided in conjunction with the kindergarten program. Sports For Kids also has the most fantastic summer day camp program in the province of Alberta.
Sports For Kids will provide your child with a positive enjoyable experience regardless of which program they attend. Respect, sportsmanship, fair play, and use of good manners is taught and encouraged at all times. The safety of your child, while participating in a fun environment is ensured at Sports For Kids. Sports For Kids will continue to set the highest standards, and provide quality instruction in all the programs offered.
Sports For Kids is a physically active childcare program that provides children with opportunities to experience a variety of different sport and recreational activities. The activities will be provided in a safe, open, and enjoyable atmosphere, where sportsmanship, participation and FUN will be encouraged at all times.
Sports for Kids is located inside of the Westmount Fitness Club
12840-109 Ave, Edmonton, AB
info [@] sportsforkids.ca
Our StaffAiding in your child’s enjoyment of Sports for Kids are its outstanding staff members:
Steve Gould – Owner
Owner and administrator of Sports for Kids. He has a degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Alberta and over 25 years of experience in developing, implementing, and instructing children’s sports and programs. He has trained City of Edmonton summer program instructors as well as YMCA childcare supervisors and staff. He is NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) certified in numerous sports, including tennis through which he owns and operates Ace Tennis Academy.
SteveGould [@] sportsforkids.ca
Maryse LeBlanc – Program Supervisor
Maryse has been the Program Supervisor for the past 3 years. She has a degree in Recreation from the University of Alberta and she is currently taking her Human Resources Management diploma at MacEwan University. Certified lifeguard, Maryse has 12 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings such as camps, sports programs and childcare programs. Maryse is passionate about working with children, families and communities promoting healthy lifestyles and physical literacy. She is an advocate for nature-based and outdoor learning through play. She loves instructing soccer, yoga, dance and active games.