abc123 Sports
Merging Sports Instruction with Math & Reading!

Enhancing Reading Appreciation
and Related Skills

ABC’s are the foundation of the english language.

Reading develops listening skills, language skills and promotes critical thinking. Speaking, listening, reading and writing develop together.

The part of the brain that processes movement is the same part of the brain that processes learning; therefore, there is value in games that stimulate inner-ear motion like rolling, running, or tossing.


Kids Learn Through Practice and Repetition

boy reading outsideLearning to read starts with the ability to recognize each letter of the alphabet and the sound it represents. Children need to recognize letters before they are able to write. The best ways to teach the alphabet and language skills is through repetition and practice.  Repetition strengthens kids’ memory. Through repeated exposure to letters and words, a child’s instant recognition and vocabulary grows.


Merging Activity and Learning

Activity, movement and games help and encourage kids by building and supporting reading skills while in a fun and encouraging environment.

The concept of abc123 is to bring athletics and academics together through cooperative game play. Kids participate in a variety of fun and movement-based introduction and warm up drills, fun and movement-based progressions for player improvement (developmental drills) and fun and movement-based games that incorporate both physical and educational skills.


abc123 Programs Will Enhance Any Type of Instructional Program

The abc123 Program is for after school programs, sports instructional classes, instructors, special needs teachers, physical educators, camp counselors, coaches and parents. Both small and large groups work well with abc123. abc123 programs can be used on the court, playground, playing field or gym.

abc123 Programs

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“I have used the ABC letter balls to help with letter identification, letter sounds and spelling first names in my Physical Education classes.  They are light weight and perfect for 3-6 years old to throw around the gym.  I would highly recommend purchasing them for your PE curriculum to help reinforce reading in the gym setting.”

Roxie Williams/Physical Education Teacher
Hmong International Academy
Minneapolis Public Schools

“The abc123 balls are a great added addition to any Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) program for students of varying abilities. They enhance active learning with added academic emphasis to include Math and reading skills. The abc123 balls can be used in so many ways to engage kids in fun and simple learning while they move and improve eye-hand coordination. I recommend the abc123 balls for physical education programs, special education programs and for students that want to learn in an active way! They are great!”

Bonnie Moren
Adapted Physical Education teacher

“I am using the abc123 Tennis format for our young tennis players. The system really works and keeps the kids interested throughout their group lessons. The kids continue to learn and improve their math, spelling, and reading skills by way of using the abc123 Tennis. Learning while playing tennis! What a wonderful concept!”

Raman Jayapathy

“abc123 is an amazing program! It should be used by any organization working with children and the development of their academic and athletic skills. The program is built with fantastic progressions that allow an instructor to work with very diverse groups of kids exhibiting wide ranges of academic and athletic skill levels. The cooperative design of the drills, games and lessons encourages and helps build very valuable leadership skills that are rarely addressed in other programs. Kids of all academic and athletic abilities are easily engaged. The kids are challenged with physical activity and at the same time practice their literacy and math skills. This is simply a BRILLIANT program!”

Marc Miller
Former Executive Director, Saint Paul Urban Tennis
Former Director of Player Development – USTA Northern

“The Players love it!, the Parents love it! And the Insructors love it!”

“ABC 123 is a fun program that combines academic and athletic skills taught to 10 and under players of all abilities enjoy. The skills games and progressions make it easy for the instructors to plan and improvise their lessons if needed. The parents are all for it - academic skills combined with tennis skills, what a plus!”

Peggy Niccolai
Tennis Director Tuckaway Country Club

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