Hi! My name is Sian Haley or better known to the Enjoy-a-Ball kids as ‘Sian Smiley Shark’. I’m 22 and have been running my own business from the age of 18, relishing in getting kids fit whilst having fun.
I was a keen sprinter as a child, competing in lots of competitions and even became the Yorkshire and Humberside champion in the 100m sprint. Reflecting on that time, I know that without the help of my coaches, I would never achieved my goals. This has spurred me on to help kids develop in sport, themselves.
At the age of 18 I completed course to become a level 2 qualified England Athletics Coach and started coaching children in after-school athletics clubs. I then decided to obtain a qualification in exercise to music and also taught fitness classes to adults too. It was then I started coaching Enjoy-a-Ball classes at the Harrogate Franchise which led to me buying my own Enjoy-a-Ball franchise.
I’m now the proud owner of Enjoy-a-Ball North Leeds.
So what is Enjoy-a-Ball? Enjoy-a-Ball is an award winning multi ball sports coaching programme for children aged 3-9 years. The Enjoy-a-Ball programme gradually develops sport-specific skills and confidence across ten ball sports in a positively reinforced environment. The ten sports are: basketball, baseball, football, hockey,volleyball,tennis, rugby, cricket, handball and dodgeball.
The program is divided into three stages each with the lessons become more challenging as the children’s skills progress – each level lays the foundation for the next.
In the early years, we introduce children to fun, creative games to help develop their gross motor skills. As they progress through the stages, we gradually develop their sport-specific skills and confidence across the ten ball sports in a caring, fun environment.
Small class sizes help to ensure the child gets as much individual attention as possible and we provide plenty of positive reinforcement.
We nurture life skills such as positive attitude and self- esteem and we will carefully develop your children’s concentration, confidence and social skills in a caring, sociable and fun environment and children can join our programme at any time.
We offer community classes and classes within local nurseries as well as holiday camps and birthday parties for 4 – 9 year olds. Our parties are great fun with plenty of action in a happy positive and fun-filled environment and you can invite from 12 – 30 children depending on venue size!
What’s the vision? For me, it’s to continue setting up more and more classes and joining new nurseries within the North Leeds area to give lots of children the opportunity to try different sports in a caring, fun, sociable way and to eventually start employing coaches to help me cover the whole area.
The support and feedback from parents so far has been amazing and there’s nothing more rewarding than walking into a nursery or class I’m about to teach, hearing the children shout my name, excited for their session to begin! It really is the BEST job ever!
If you would like to find out more about us or where your closest class may be, please take a look on our website.
Now onto the competition…
You can win a a free party for up to 20 children aged 4-9 years.
Simply pick a venue in North Leeds and Enjoy-a-Ball will come and do the rest!
The 90 minute party will include a number of fun and energetic ball games with a 15 minute food break.
Enter via the Rafflecopter below.
No cash alternative.
If the winner does not respond within 7 days, a new winner will be selected.
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