Super Kids Sports has been an important part of my family’s routine. My son has been going here since he was just two and a half, at a time when splitting off and doing anything away from his parents was a teary-eyed affair. They’ve always been fantastic with him, though, and their work is an important part of the Manly Beach community.
In this video, I speak with Luke Penning, one of the trainers and coaches at Super Kids Sports. We talk about the approach they take to children who are at an age where all activities are play. By disguising skills development as part of normal play, he and Rochelle, his fellow coach, are able to develop in these kids not only those new skills but a love for the sports they are practicing.
Super Kids Sports is unique in a number of ways. Luke grew up on the Northern Beaches as did Rochelle and they started the company in Manly Beach when they saw that there was a need not being met – a way to help young children be active, learn new skills, and have a heck of a lot of fun at the same time.
Luke has been coaching for more than eight years, dating back to his completion of Exercise & Sport Science degree at university in 2006. He managed a junior program at the largest Tennis Centre in Australia for five years before leaving to start Super Kids Sports.
Rochelle studied Education in Secondary Human Movement and Health Education at university and has been a teacher in High School – but finds working with pre-school aged children more enjoyable and fulfilling. In addition to her work with the kids of Super Kids Sports, Rochelle is a softball coach and has been teaching softballers between 9-30 for 13 years.
Visit the Super Kids Sports website to learn more about their programs and how to signup your child to get started.