About Us

 

Why a Multi-Sport Program?

 

 

The goal of It’s FUNdamental is to provide instructional services for children ages PreK to 5th grade in basic sports skills and knowledge, enabling the child to discover what sports most interest them, where their talents lie and the proper way to execute the fundamental components of the sport(s). 

 

Many schools are not meeting the needs of the young child in regard to physical fitness, wellness and gross and fine motor skills development. Families have little or no alternative programs to team sports to provide confidence and self-esteem for their child, nor do the majority posses the skills to self-teach such a variety of sports activities. Affordability is also key as team recreational and club sports continue to raise prices.

 

 

How will my child benefit?

 

 

The children gain self-confidence and security in their abilities, enhanced brain development and advantages of multi-age cooperation. And it’s an affordable option for parents who want to develop the physical education of their child through an affordable, non-competitive, skills based format.

 

Many in the sporting industry are seeing the benefits of developing and recruiting multisport athletes in regard to overall skill level, health and injury prevention. 

How did It's FUNdamental Start?
 

When the Smith children became old enough to play sports, Toni Smith and her husband, Josh, were excited to see what the future would hold for their three boys and little girl. As a certified physical education instructor, Toni began to search for a program that was affordable and would allow her children to find the sport that best suited each of them. But what she discovered instead was a myriad of team sports with high fees and little instruction. As her frustration grew, she decided to take action on behalf of her kids and many others in the same situation in Colorado Springs. As she detailed what such a program would look like, many friends and family were intrigued with the idea and its uniqueness in comparison with any other existing sports program. With their support and encouragement, Toni began creating a program that has become the heart of her business, It's FUNdamental!

 

It's FUNdamental is an instructional multi-sport program for children ages 3 to 11 that guides them in basic sports skills and knowledge. This method enables the children to discover what sports most interest them, where their talents lie and the proper way to execute the fundamental components of the sport(s). The program provides huge diversity with its extensive list of instructed sports, baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, archery, tennis, lacrosse, team handball, tumbling, badminton and soccer. It's FUNdamental promotes confidence for the participants, deals with family struggles of time management and incorporates affordability. To provide more information on this personalized learning strategy for physical education, It's FUNdamental offers a free preview class for all families wanting to get a sneak peek at the amazing program before purchasing a session.

 

Through her research, Toni discovered that many schools are not meeting the needs of the young child in regard to physical fitness, wellness and gross and fine motor skills development. Parents have little or no alternative programs to team sports to provide confidence and self-esteem for their child, nor does the majority possess the skill set to self-teach such a variety of sports activities. Affordability is a concern for parents as team recreational and club sports continue to raise prices, said Smith. "As the owner and instructor of It's FUNdamental and a mother of 4 children, I know how expensive sports activities can be and how difficult it can be to coordinate multiple schedules. It is my desire to offer our program to all the children in a family!"  

 

Affordability is one of the biggest advantages to large families in particular through this program; it offers 'large family' discounts, so a family with 3 or more children might spend a fortune on different sports teams for each of their children, with It's FUNdamental, the entire family can take part for a significantly lower fee. Additionally, all children participate at the same time in the same location so all ages and skill levels are able to attend simultaneously instead of driving children to different parts of town amidst the hectic family schedule. The children gain self-confidence and security in their abilities, enhanced brain development and advantages of multi-age cooperation.  And it͛s an affordable option for parents who want to develop the physical education of their child through an affordable, non-competitive, skills based format.͟Toni Smith is one of many strongly motivated educators who continually strive to change the ͚one size fits all͛ approach and focus on personalized learning providing the greatest chance of success for every child.