abc123 Sports
Merging Sports Instruction with Math & Reading!

abc123 Ball Skills

abc123 Ball Skills is a fun, innovative, and unique program that merges practicing athletic skills such as rolling, throwing, catching, touch, anticipation, balance and hand-eye coordination with teaching the fundamentals of math and reading. abc123 ball skills develops athletic skills such as rolling, throwing, catching, touch, anticipation, balance and hand-eye coordination. abc123 Ball Skills improves math skills and enhances reading appreciation and language skills. abc 123 Ball Skills enables brain compatible learning by combing physical activity with mind stimulating exercises that keep kids active and healthy. Fun, exercise and learning are merged. Kids love it! Parents love it! Instructors love it!

How does abc123 Ball Skills work?

Utilizing a set of specially designed abc123 transition balls, children learn through cooperative game play and participate in a variety of drills and games that reinforce and teach athletic skills with the fundamentals of math and reading.

Why do parents love abc123 Ball Skills?

Children need to practice their reading and math skills. Keeping kids learning while the classroom teacher is away is important to their development and can be a challenge for parents. abc123 Ball Skills offers parents a unique opportunity to enroll their children in a fun program where both athletic skill and academics are merged.

Why do Intsructors want abc123 Ball Skills?

Instructors want the abc123 Ball Skills program for several reasons.The comprehensive instructor guides are easy to access via the abc123 Instructor Community. The program is designed with a flexible lesson format customizable to participant’s abilities. The program keeps kids engaged and on task. abc123 Ball Skills is great for recreation programs, physical education class, special needs programs, after school programs, and more!

abc123 Ball Skills Instructor Guides?

The abc123 Ball Skills program features comprehensive Online Instructor Guides to assist instructors with teaching the program. The guides feature; suggestions for player Introductions that welcome players to the session, suggestions for warm up drills that are dynamic and warm up all muscle groups, a curriculum that provides progressions for player development that teaches athletic skills such as rolling, throwing, catching, touch, anticipation, balance and hand-eye coordination while reinforcing the fundamentals of math and reading, a comprehensive selection of fun games utilizing ball skills, reading, and math, suggestions for a session ending class cheer that recaps what was learned and the players leave with a smile.

What makes up the abc123 Ball Skills program?

• (26) abc123 Transition Balls
• Access to abc123 Ball Skills Online Instructor Guides
• abc123 Ball Skills Game Boards that track progress for each participant
• Instructor training provided by abc123 Founder Pat Theriault (optional)
• abc123 Ball Skills promotional materials (optional)
• abc123 T-Shirts (optional)

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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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