Football & volleyball for ages 2 to 4.5 coming to St. Charles Parish

Published 11:09 am Saturday, July 15, 2023

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LULING – The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce its partnership with SuperTots New Orleans to bring football and volleyball programming for children ages 2-4.5

“Our team is committed to providing quality programming for all ages, and we are excited to announce the expansion of our youth programming through our partnership with SuperTots,” Director Duane Foret said. “This initiative will be a springboard for our young athletes and will help to instill active lifestyles and shape our children into well-rounded individuals.”

Registration for the fall slate of activities will begin Saturday, July 15, at, and costs $124 per participant per session.

“In our first two years, we’ve experienced swift growth in the New Orleans area, with both coaches and kids journeying from St. Charles Parish for our programs,” Caroline Barry, Co-Owner of Skyhawks & SuperTots New Orleans said. “Recognizing the tremendous potential and demand, we knew this was a region we wanted to extend our reach to. We’re thrilled to now bring our SuperTots programs to the children of St. Charles Parish. The community’s warm reception and the excellent facilities have been truly inspiring. We look forward to fostering growth, development, and a love for sports in the local youth.”

The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will offer 1stDownTots and VolleyKats this fall.

1stDownTots uses a variety of fun games to engage kids while teaching the sport of football and developing fundamental skills. The goal is to build fitness, enhance muscle coordination, establish football fundamentals and create a love of the game. At this level, there is no tackling or blocking.
Classes will occur on Tuesdays and West Bank Bridge Park Field 10 from August 22 – September 26.

Children 2-3.5 will participate at 5:30 p.m., while 3-4.5 will play at 6:20.

VolleyKats classes are designed to introduce children to the basics of volleyball in a fun environment. Kids will learn how to bump, set and spike through games and activities while developing agility, reaction, speed and teamwork skills.

Classes will take place on Thursdays at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center from August 24 – September 28.

Three-year-olds will participate at 5:30 p.m., and four-year-olds will follow at 6:20 p.m.

About Skyhawks & SuperTots New Orleans
Skyhawks Sports Academy is the nation’s leader in youth sports programming that operates under two dynamic program brands: Skyhawks and SuperTots. Skyhawks and SuperTots came to New Orleans in 2021 by the Barry Family and serves more than 3,000 children yearly. The franchise was awarded Best New Skyhawks Franchise in 2022 as they foster a positive environment where every child is a champion.

The mission of the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is to provide quality recreation programs, activities, parks and facilities that allow residents to enhance their quality of life. For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit or call (985) 783-5090 or follow us on Facebook (@scpparksandrec) and Instagram (@scpparksandrecreation).