City Parks Foundation Offers Free Sports Programs for Kids
Kids who live in NYC can enjoy free lessons in soccer, golf and other sports
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CPF turns many baseball fields in city parks into golf courses for this youth program (talk about resourcefulness!) In addition to these make-shift golf sites, CPF also holds instruction at two golf centers designed just for kids, located in Bay Ridge and Flushing Meadows Park.
Kids learn the fundamentals of the sport in parks throughout the boroughs. Kids learn the basics of the sport, from sprinting techniques to long-distance racing, javelin throwing to long jump, hurdles to race walking.
The program uses fun exercises and drills to teach kids the basics of the game.
What You Need to Know About Registering Your Child For City Parks Foundation Sports Programs
How much does it cost to register for CPF sports programs?
CPF sports programs are free!
Who can register for CPF's kids' sports programs?
The programs are open to children ages 6 to 17 who live in New York City. The only other requirement is the desire to have fun!
Where are the programs located?
Programs are located in nearly 50 sites throughout the city, in all five boroughs.
How do parents register their children?
Enroll your child by visiting cityparksfoundation.org/play. Here, you'll see a menu of the programs with easy instructions on how to register for each one. (NOTE: There's no deadline for registering, but sign up soon, as the summer programs last only about six weeks.)
Does CPF offer sports instruction in the fall?
The organization does offer fall programming, but information will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned!
Main image courtesy City Parks Foundation.