Keeping your child engaged with their peers during after-school activities can be incredibly effective for fostering new relationships, developing social skills, and teaching children the importance of respecting one another. Unfortunately, after-school programs are few and far between, and finding a program that your child will enjoy can be even more difficult. Luckily, at Ultimate Youth Sports, we realize that there is a dire need for children to engage with one another, which is why we have created an award-winning after-school program for the kids of Columbus and the surrounding areas. In today’s article, we will be taking a look at just a few of the many programs that we offer while discussing how they can benefit your little one!

At Ultimate Youth Sports, we’re more than just a place for your child to go after school. In fact, we work hard to ensure that your little one interacts with his or her peers through exciting programs such as drama or cheer classes. With an extensive list of classes to choose from, and summer and day camps designed to get your kiddo out of the house and into an environment where they can build character, self-esteem, and the social skills necessary to navigate through life. Continue reading more to learn about just a few of the many exciting after-school activities provided by Ultimate Youth Sports!

 Dance

The art of dance is not only a form of self-expression, it is a great way for your kiddo to burn off energy while having a blast at the same time. The health benefits from dance classes are often understated, as dancing can work to increase one’s stamina while strengthening the heart. We teach several forms of dance, such as tap dancing, ballet, and jazz so that your little one can break out of his or her shell while learning about different cultures and the styles of dance that come with them.

Martial Arts

An exceptional tool for teaching respect and self-discipline, our martial arts classes are a great place for your kiddo to meet friends in a safe environment. If you have noticed that your child can’t seem to burn off the energy they store up throughout the day, consider enrolling him or her in one of our popular martial arts classes. Martial arts is practiced by millions of children and adults around the world,  as it is a vital practice for building confidence and critical listening skills that can be used throughout one’s entire life.

Yoga

If you have ever participated in an instructed yoga class, you know just how relaxing it can be to achieve a deep stretch while focusing on your breath. These are just two of the many reasons why yoga remains such a popular form of exercise today. Our yoga classes for children are designed to improve flexibility, increase mental clarity, and provide the stress relief your little one needs after a long day of school. One of the biggest benefits of yoga, however, is that it forces participants to disconnect with technology and reconnect with their body. This is why we recommend yoga classes for children that have become inundated with their computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Theater

Children are rarely able to express themselves in an environment where they feel like they won’t be judged or critiqued, which is why we have started offering theater classes to let your kiddo’s imagination run free. One of the significant benefits that your child can receive from theater is reducing their fear of public speaking. Believe it or not, public speaking is one of the most feared things in America today. In fact, a higher percentage of people are more fearful of public speaking than they are of drowning. For this reason, if your child dreads speaking in front of their peers, we suggest signing them up for our exciting theater classes.

If you are considering enrolling your little one in one of our many after-school activities, get in touch with Ultimate Youth Sports today! We are Columbus’ highest rated after school program, and can’t wait for your child to experience all that they stand to gain from interacting with their peers outside of school. Contact us today to learn more!