Ryan’s Corner: March

Topic of the Month: Youth Sports 

Have you had a chance to see all the great activities that are going on at the LAC? We have started our indoor soccer league for ages PK-2nd grade and will be starting up our PK-2nd grade basketball league soon. These introductory leagues are great for kids ready to learn the basics of the sport and have fun playing with other children. My main goals for our programs are for the kids to have fun, learn good sportsmanship and learn the beginning aspects of sports. I am a firm believer in starting kids off with youth sports because I believe starting sports at a young age teaches teamwork, helps them learn how physical activity can help increase their self-esteem and much more. For more information on the benefits of youth sports, check out this article: https://www.muhealth.org/conditions-treatments/pediatrics/adolescent-medicine/benefits-of-sports. I would also like to acknowledge how thankful all of us at the LAC are for the organizations (Bellevue East soccer and basketball teams) and volunteers we work with to provide coaches for our leagues, without them, we would not be able to offer everything we do. 

Another important program we offer is youth swimming lessons. We have youth swimming lessons all year long and I am proud to say that the current session has been the biggest session we have ever had at the LAC! We currently have over 200 kids signed up for this session and we are so happy we have been chosen to help so many kids learn the vital skill in swimming. A big thanks to everyone who has signed up. I’d also like to remind everyone that we offer lessons to accommodate children as young as 6 months and variety of other lessons to continue teaching them through adulthood. We will continue to offer group swimming lessons all summer long so check back for updates with information on those sessions!

If you have any questions on any of the information above, please feel free to reach out to me, stop by the front desk or give us a call.

As always, if anyone has questions about certain machines at the Lied Activity Center, be sure to ask myself or Sonja for tips on using them.

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