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About

Welcome to HERO Kids Sports

HERO KIDS SPORTS is an innovative, non-competitive sports enrichment program for kids ages 2-12 years old, teaching the fundamentals of sports and the values of teamwork in a fun and encouraging environment. Our HERO Programs have been curated for all skill and play levels supporting our kids in building their confidence through our 11-sport curriculum. 


HERO Prioritizes a culturally inclusive, socially emotionally rich environment for all youth by preparing them with important on-field and off-field skills including cognitive regulation, emotional competencies, and social and interpersonal skills. 


Our 11 sports include: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Floor hockey, Gymnastics, Kickball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and field, Volleyball, Mindfulness Yoga, Gym Games, and a variety of fun Obstacle Courses! Sport Options

 

HERO COACHES: At HERO Kids Sports, our coaching team goes beyond traditional instruction; they are the heartbeat of our vibrant community. We prioritize a culturally inclusive, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) rich environment for all youth, with our coaches playing a pivotal role in creating it. Not only are they skilled in teaching sports, but they are also FUN, inviting, comedian-like, theatrical, and humorous.

 

We go beyond conventional coaching methods by ensuring that our coaches bring an extra layer of excitement to each session. Their charismatic and engaging approach creates an inspiring environment not only for the kids but for all families who have registered for HERO Kids Sports. We believe that a positive and uplifting atmosphere is key to fostering a love for sports and building a strong community.

 

Our approach involves hiring, training, developing, and supporting our staff in a way that goes beyond the ordinary. HERO Coaches exemplify positive leadership, cultivating an encouraging environment based on responsibility and respect. Through this unique child-focused introduction to learning sports, we provide exceptional education in an inspiring atmosphere that resonates with both children and their families.

 

Join us for a sports experience that goes beyond the game – where our coaches not only teach skills but also create lasting memories and a sense of belonging for everyone involved

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The Science Behind It All

Neurological benefits of an active lifestyle
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The Evidence

 

The evidence supporting the neurocognitive benefits of an active lifestyle in childhood is well established. The research demonstrates that aerobic exercise positively affects areas of the brain that are responsible for thinking, memory, and problem-solving. Scientists investigating this relationship in children found behavioral differences in higher versus lower aerobically fit children for tasks measuring these brain abilities.

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The Brain

 

We now know the brain responds to positive and negative experiences. The implications of this research are that when children actively learn how to navigate down a soccer field or chase a fly ball they are building their brain’s memory capacity to learn efficiently and quickly. The actions of supportive parents, teachers, and coaches make the retrieval and consolidation of information and memories a more fluid, safe, and efficient process.

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The Algorithm


Exercise + Learning Skills + Supportive Coaches =  
Better Problem Solving, Improved Memory, and Efficient Learning.

​​Learning sports at a young age positively affects a child's development of their gross motor skills including Balancing, Running, Jumping, Throwing, Catching and kicking.

Team HERO Management

Coaches qualities include high energy, and demonstrated ability to motivate children while creating a fun learning environment.

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Founder/CEO


Mike Simpson
Coach Mike

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Director Of Administrative Services 


Adriana Simpson
Coach Adriana 

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Program Manager


Noah Gaby  
Coach Noah 

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Vice President of Operations


Maura Bird
Coach Mo

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Senior Program Manager


Thomas Powers
Coach Thomas

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Senior Head Coach & MIT
 

Shyenne Hollenback
Coach Shy

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Our team HERO Kids Sports

Managing Director 


Mckinzie Ellis 
Coach Mckinzie 

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Our team HERO Kids Sports

Head of Regional Development

 


Paige Ruiz
Coach Paige 

HERO prioritizes a culturally inclusive, Social and Emotional aspects of Learning (SEAL) rich environment for all youth and our HERO coaches by preparing them with skills needed to model social and emotional intelligence through sport. Our approach is to hire, train, develop and support our staff through exemplifying positive leadership, cultivating an encouraging environment based on responsibility and respect. Through a unique child-focused introduction to learning sports, we provide exceptional education in an inspiring atmosphere!

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