After School Program - Riverside

"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game." - Michael Jordan

Every kid should have fun.  Sports should always be fun.  Therefore, every kid should play sports!

At the S4 Sports Academy we believe that sports are a vital part of childhood development.  The lessons learned in sportsmanship, teamwork, and perseverance can be applied to every day life even as adults.  The unique experiences that sports provide should be available to all children regardless of skill or experience.  This is why we created our very own sports based After School Program.

*Each session is divided into to two groups (stages) based on grade


Age: 1st-5th grade, boys and girls

When: Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:00pm

Activities: Multi sport games/drills with a focus

on the Big 4 (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer)

Location: S4 Sports Academy

580 College St.

Jacksonville, 32204


The first stage (S1) of athletic development is the Athletic Fundamentals stage, designed for 1st - 3rd graders.  

This is where it all begins.  The focus for the S1 class is to learn and execute the fundamental skills of the Big 4 Sports (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer) in a super fun and safe environment.  

STAGE 2: 4TH-5TH Grade

S1 athletes will compete in drills and games that include, but are not limited to, the following:

The second stage (S2) of athletic development is the Skill Enhancement stage, designed for 4th and 5th graders.  

In the S2 classes, athletes are typically ready to add more complex movement patterns on top of the fundamental skills established in S1.  By adding various fitness elements we raise the challenge in S2. 

  • Football (flag) - Throwing, Catching

  • Baseball (tennis ball) - Hitting, Fielding

  • Basketball - Dribbling, Shooting

  • Soccer - Kicking, Passing

S2 athletes will compete in drills and games that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Body Weight Training - Push Ups, Pull Ups, Squats

  • Running Mechanics - Sprints, Top Speed

  • Jumping Technique - Landing, Injury Prevention

  • Big 4 Sports - More advanced skills

*Stage 1 and Stage 2 sessions are run concurrently each day.  On occasion the sessions will overlap and all athletes work together through the same drills/skills/games. 


The after school program is offered every Monday-Friday during the school year, unless otherwise noted (Holidays, etc.).  Classes are run from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.  Athletes may attend as many classes as they would like per week.  


An after school pick up option is available in our 10 seater van.  If you are interested in an after school pick up for your athlete please contact us to confirm that your school is on our route.  


After a long day of school it is important that our athletes eat a snack before engaging in SUPER fun, athletic activity.  To insure that our athletes are properly re-fueled we will offer a small snack before class (granola bar, crackers, etc.).  Please let us know of any potential food allergies upon registering.  

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