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Welcome to our Franchise

Welcome to Playball St Albans, we are delighted to offer classes from this prestigious internationally recognised programme to the children of St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamstead and Tring.

Playball is the global forerunner in the Foundation phase sport and movement development programme and is taught weekly to over 4000 schools worldwide. Playball's unique advanced teaching programme matches movement & sport skills precisely to the children's developmental age and has been used and trusted by both parents and schools for over 30 years.

Playball's multi-sport programme is run over 30 weeks, these classes run parallel to the school term, allowing children to explore through sports play session whilst learning key development skills from a diverse range of sports activities including football, tennis, hockey, cricket, basketball, baseball and volleyball.

The classes encourage all-round development through fun, structured and active sports play sessions. The comprehensive curriculum, aimed at 2-8 year old's, encourages children to learn through play by offering age-appropriate skill development lessons whilst keeping the children engaged with fun games and activities.

Through combining play and exercise in a safe and secure environment, we aim to encourage your child's love for being physically active from a young age and help children to develop these habits that will last a lifetime


Our curriculum, aimed at 2 to 8-year-old children, has been scientifically researched and designed by a specialised panel of teachers, occupational therapists, child, and educational psychologists and sports professionals.

Our 5 Playball programmes run over the school academic year and progress from simple sport introduction to mini sports classes. All programmes are tailored to cater to the correct developmental level of each child's age group.

Playball St Albans offers the following programmes:
-I Can Do (2/3 years)
-Watch Me Play (3/4years)
-Dinkies (4/5 years)
-Prep (5/6 years)
-Play Sport (6 years and older)

All coaches are trained specialists and are CRB checked. Small classes ensure that each child gets the individual attention needed for their maximum enjoyment and learning.

Assessment & Reporting:

Playball coaches continuously assess each child throughout the curriculum and will present, twice a year, a Playball report to each parent. The report will evaluate a selection of appropriate skills to give feedback on the child's total progress and ability regarding movement, sport, and social skills.

Benefits of Playball:

-Develop and improve gross and fine motor skills such as agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time and speed.
-Assist with social development through the lessons play settings, whereby children learn social rules such as, give and take, reciprocity, cooperation, and sharing. This later lends itself to understanding the importance of forming good relationships and companionship and working as part of a team.
-Teaches and enhances the child's language and communication skills through the ability to understand and follow instructions so that they can function effectively across different environments.
-Boosts confidence and self-esteem.
-Provides opportunities to build confidence, self discipline and independence.
-Enhances brain power and cognitive ability through the improvement of the child's focus, concentration, memory and learning development, which has a positive impact on a child's academic motivation, learning, and productivity in school.
-Allows children to learn important life skills such as maintaining a positive attitude towards winning and losing and displaying good sportsmanship


We would love to be a part of your child's sports development, to find out more please email:

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Our Coaches

  Shona Ferguson // Mobile: 07979546292
Shona owns the Playball St Albans Franchise and is a local mum of 2. Being a mum, means she teaches with love and knows exactly what your little one needs.

What Makes Playball Special

Children thrive in our fun filled, high quality sport lessons. Creating a learning environment, which boosts confidence and self-esteem, is paramount.

The children will be coached to engage confidently in a wide range of sport skills, preparing them for years of positive, competent sports participation.

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Our Classes

The Playball program follows a holistic approach and offers learning opportunities and experiences relating to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of the child. Playball takes advantage of developmental windows of opportunity by providing a wide range of suitable movement skills and physical activities in a safe and secure environment - perfect for optimal learning!

At Playball, we help children develop fundamental building blocks of sport, agility balance and coordination, as well as the three key elements of physical fitness - endurance, strength and flexibility.

Class Venues

Venue Name Address Actions
Charles Morris HallCharles Morris Hall, Tyttenhanger Green, AL4 0RNShow Classes
Greenwood Park Community CentreGreenwood Park Community Centre, Tippendell Lane, AL2 3HWShow Classes
Jubilee Centre,Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, AL3 5BUShow Classes

Our Camps

Playball holiday camps are tailored to meet the needs of younger children and are based on the fundamental sport skills for tennis, hockey, cricket, golf, football, rugby, basketball, football, volleyball - just about any ball sport you can imagine!

The purpose of our Playball holiday camps is to provide high quality, age-appropriate and fun holiday activities for children aged 3-9 years.

Camp Venues

We are not currently running any camps, please check back later or contact us directly.



Treat your child to a unique birthday party experience with a Playball sports party. Our parties combine the entertainment and fun of a wide range of our Playball skills, games and activities. guaranteed to make your child's special day unforgettable.

Our action-packed party packages are suitable for children of all ages and can be tailored to your child's party theme or their favourite sporting activity.

Included in the Price for our Parties!

-An hour /hour and a half of fun games and activities specific to the theme of the party.
-Fully trained and qualified coaches.
-A birthday card for the birthday child.
-Travel to the venue of your choice (limited to areas within and surrounds of St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamstead and Tring).
-All of the required sports equipment is provided.

* The price of a party is determined by the number of children attending:

Additional party services can be provided on special request:
-Customised Playball party invite.
-Party bag of goodies.
-A treasure hunt specific to the theme of the party.

You can direct any enquires, check availability and book your party by emailing shonaferguson84@gmail.com


To enquire about bringing Playball to your local school, to complement your Physical Education (PE) curriculum, or as an after school club, please contact shonaferguson84@gmail.com for a comprehensive list of school packages.

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