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What we do

The sports coaching program that helps today's children become confident adults

We want every child to have the skills, confidence and motivation to be active and healthy.

Enjoy-a-Ball classes are action-packed, fun-filled weekly sports coaching sessions, designed to nurture and develop your child’s abilities, confidence and fitness.
Our younger Enjoy-a-Ballers learn fundamental movement skills as part of their journey to becoming physically literate. Things like throwing, catching, kicking, jumping and running super-fast (to name just a few). These skills are very important as they are the “building blocks" or foundation for more complex and specialised skills.
Older Enjoy-a-Ballers build on this solid foundation and those fundamental skills are progressed and shaped into sport specific skills, which will give them the confidence to enjoy a range of activities and sport when they graduate from Enjoy‑a‑Ball.
As an added benefit, Enjoy-a-Ballers learn valuable life skills (social skills) which will be very helpful when they go out into the world as teenagers and young adults.

Stage 1 (Age 3 to 4) Bee Bops

Bee Bops lessons are designed to encourage children to do fun stuff like running, jumping, catching / striking and kicking a ball by teaching them the “building blocks" of movement. The sessions are taught with loads of creativity, so that our Bee Boppers never even get a sneaky suspicion that they are actually learning and not just having fun!

What they will be doing:

Physical skills:

Activities that develop:

  • Movement skills (children are likely to develop movement skills in a progressive order, learning simple before more complex skills. As an example: walking and hopping are simple movement patterns and combine to create skipping.)

  • Balance

  • Co-ordination (Eye – foot / hand)

  • Strength

  • Agility (Dodging & weaving)

  • Speed

Life skills:

Working on those life-skills:

  • Concentration

  • Independence

  • Social interaction

  • Confidence

Bee Bops - Level 1

  • Ages: 3 - 3½
  • 45-minute classes
  • 12 children per class

Bee Bops - Level 2

  • Ages: 3½ - 4
  • 1 hour classes
  • 12 children per class

Stage 2 (Age 4 to 6) Play Ball

What a difference a year makes! From around age 4 kids are more than ready to move it up a gear in the ongoing development of their physical skills. By expanding on the fundamentals of movement and developing a positive attitude to being active and playing sport, your child will gain the skills, experience and attitudes which will set the stage for them to take part in games and sport throughout their lives. We are teaching them the joy of being active and moving.

What they will be doing:

Physical skills:

Progressing (Don’t you just love to see progress!) from simple to complex movement skills by adding new aspects, for example; changes in speed and direction:

  • Running

  • Hopping

  • Dodging

  • Jumping

  • Skipping

Object control skills are moved on to the next level by adding variations to:

  • Bouncing

  • Throwing

  • Catching

  • Kicking

  • Striking

Stability skills are pushed and expanded.

  • Balance: From static through to dynamic balance (balance combined with movement)

  • Landing

  • Rotation

Now for the cherry on top of the cake; with lots of opportunities to catch, intercept and hit a wide range of objects, your child becomes very good at “reading" what is going on around them.

  • Prediction - Where is the ball coming from? Where is it going?

  • Interception - Moving to a place where you can catch / hit the ball.

Life skills:

We love to add to our collection of life skills and our Enjoy-a-Ballers are gaining skills without even realising. We are working very hard on:

  • Persistence

  • Courage

  • Co-operation

  • Decision making

Play Ball - Level 1

  • Ages: 4 - 5
  • 1 hour classes
  • 12 children per class

Play Ball - Level 2

  • Ages: 5 - 6
  • 1 hour classes
  • 12 children per class

Stage 3 (Age 6 to 9) Champs

Your child has done the work and has built a super strong foundation of physical abilities.
* Our Champs learn sport specific skills and techniques as well as the basic rules of ten ball sports.
These are:

  • Basketball

  • Baseball

  • Football

  • Hockey

  • Volleyball

  • Tennis

  • Rugby

  • Cricket

  • Handball

  • Dodgeball

* Would you like your child to be a CHAMP?
Even if your child has not been part of our initial program they can still join us. Our amazing coaches and small class sizes mean that they can be brought up to speed very quickly.

What they will be doing:

Physical skills:

Champs rotate through the 10 different sports on a weekly basis, playing matches and fine tuning skills.
The Champs stage is excellent for further development and enhancement of spatial perception within the environment of an actual match or game – it becomes easier to judge how hard or soft to kick / throw a ball to a team mate, how far does the ball need to travel and also in which direction? With practice these skills become more natural and not something to “think about".

Life skills:

Champs are constantly adding to their repertoire of life skills.

  • Sportsmanship

  • Respect – for yourself and others

  • Decision making

  • Goal setting

Champs - Level 1

  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • 1 hour classes
  • 12 children per class

Champs - Level 2

  • Ages: 8 - 9
  • 1 hour classes
  • 12 children per class

Toddler skills through play

After years of parents and carers trying to keep little ones from joining in their sibling’s Enjoy-a-Ball sessions, we have developed a program just for toddlers (with the help of a very skilled and knowledgeable Specialist Sports Physio – Tracy Prowse).

We’ll let Tracy explain:

“Toddlers want to move and they want to learn – often by repeating the same activity till they feel confident about it. They are gaining greater control of their bodies so this is the perfect time to help them lay the foundations for a love of movement and being active. They are not mature enough yet to play sport or follow very specific instruction so care must be taken that activities focus on developing good foundational gross motor skills, co-ordination, balance and core stability. This will allow them to excel at a faster and more efficient rate when the time comes for them to enter a more structured sporting environment."

So, if you are between the ages of 18 and 36 months – this is the program for you!

Physi-Ball Program

Although there are strong links with the main Enjoy-a-Ball program, Physi-Ball is in fact different, but highly complementary. During the program children will work to develop their:

  • Core stability through a series of fun and interactive exercises which involves the use of a mini ‘Swiss Ball’ – many of you will have done something similar in your Pilates classes!

  • Balance, jumping, hand-eye coordination, rhythm awareness and cognitive ability, which includes following instructions.

  • Left and right coordination and midline crossing ability – an essential part of development that helps children to develop the ability to engage both halves of the brain which is important in all aspects of life including reading and writing.

  • Interest in group participation, which is vital for the future sporting, team and social skills they will acquire during Enjoy-a-Ball classes and out on the sports field.

Crucially, whilst your child will be developing many vital fundamental motor and life skills they will also be having a huge amount of fun in the process! Parent participation provides a fantastic opportunity for mums, dads and other carers to bond with their children while laying the perfect foundations for a seamless transition into the Enjoy-a-Ball program!

Physi-Ball Centres

Classes currently run in the following locations. Please click on a link to contact your local Physi-Ball and Enjoy-a-Ball provider for more information.

Not all Enjoy-a-Ball centres run Physi-Ball sessions.

Looking for some information to download? Physi-Ball PDF

Enjoy-a-Ball: a party you remember forever!

We'd love to help you celebrate your child's special day.

Are you stressing out at the mere thought of organising another birthday party?
Fear not. With Enjoy-a-Ball you can create an unforgettable and very enjoyable day for your child, their guests and, yes, even you.

  • Great fun and games with plenty of action.

  • For girls and boys aged 4 to 9.

  • Enthusiastic coaching - our coaches are full of beans too!

  • Happy, positive and fun-filled environment.

  • Numbers from 12 - 30 depending on venue size.

  • During term-time, parties are mostly restricted to weekends due to busy coaching schedules.

You provide the venue (we can advise on suitable venues in your area), food and drinks and we will take care of the entertainment. If you would like more information, please contact us.

T: 0333 433 0845 or complete the enquiry form.

Top tips for a very Enjoy-a-Ball party.

“The minute the kids go in they are under a spell. I have never seen so many kids captivated and mesmerized by one person! I have been to Enjoy-a-Ball parties a number of times, my Struan had his 5th Birthday party too and I still wonder how it's done. If it could be bottled, it would be a bestseller."

Mrs Baites

Break up the school holidays with our fun-packed clubs for girls and boys aged 3 to 9. The day will kick off with some team building games and activities where the children are encouraged to make new friends. Thereafter, we ensure plenty of variety and children try out a wide range of sports, games and creative activities as they rotate through different activity stations. Fun-packed activities vary from day-to-day and week-to-week, so there's something for everyone. They include:

  • A wide range of ball sports such as basketball, hockey, football, tag rugby, handball, dodgeball, volleyball, and many more.

  • Creative games guaranteed to capture your child's imagination - lots of fun, running and laughter

  • Fun activities such as parachute games and giant snakes and ladders

  • Children are divided into small groups according to age

Is there a camp near me?

We have a select number of venues running holiday clubs during a variety of school holidays. To find out more, please contact us.
Please note that the format may vary slightly from location to location. This may include days, times, snack options and age range of children. The franchise owner in your area will be able to advise you further on the specific activities and format for your holiday club.

Confidence, Coordination, Concentration
…It’s more than fun!

We work with nurseries and schools across the UK to complement and enhance the range of activities they offer their children.

If you are looking for a structured program, developed and delivered by professionals as a way of incorporating a comprehensive sports and exercise component into your curriculum, we would love to be of assistance.

Making use of our program can also be very cost effective as we alleviate the need for you to purchase specialised, age-appropriate equipment as all of the equipment required for each lesson is brought along by our coaches.

Because each nursery / school has unique needs, Enjoy-a-Ball offers a range of flexible lesson plans and pricing packages. We will work with you to assess the specific requirements of your establishment and will design a tailored package to meet your exact needs and budget.

We can also arrange for a complimentary "Taster Session" at your nursery / school to allow staff and children to experience first-hand, the benefits and fun our program delivers.

Give us a call to discuss the Enjoy-a-Ball Program for your school / nursery.

T: 0333 4330 845 or complete the online enquiry form.

The Enjoy-a-Ball goal...

Change your life. Change a child’s life.

Enjoy-a-Ball was created with the goal of making every child’s first experiences in a sports coaching environment happy and memorable.

To do this, we have created a program, with input from leading sports professionals, occupational therapists, child psychologists and teachers, which develops children’s sports-specific skills, social skills and confidence across ten ball sports in a supportive, encouraging and fun environment.

Enjoy-a-Ball was established in the UK in 1998 and in 2012 we expanded to India where the business is owned and operated under a Master Franchise License for the region.

Franchising is enabling us to achieve our goal of making a difference in the lives of as many children as we possibly can, because it gives the finest talent across the country the opportunity to own and manage a successful business whilst following a tried and tested system.

Franchise Territories

We are now recruiting exceptional franchisees in key regions in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland.  If you have a passion for sports coaching, loads of energy & enthusiasm together with the desire to own a successful Enjoy-a-Ball centre in your area, we would love to hear from you.

Contact us to take the first steps.

For more information and a prospectus click here.