Summer Youth Sports Program 2019

Children at the Summer Youth Sports Program Bowling and playing frisbee

About Us

The Summer Youth Sports Program (SYSP) at Boise State University has been providing youth sports classes to the Boise community for over 30 years. We offer developmentally appropriate physical activity classes for children ages 5 to 14. We design these classes to help children develop the skills needed to participate in a variety of physical activities.

Contact Us:
Dr. Terry-Ann Gibson 
Phone: (208) 426-1509
Email: SummerYouthSports@boisestate.edu

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We offer two 3-week sessions; classes are held Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Session 1: June 10-28, 2019
  • Session 2: July 8-26, 2019

We have expanded our offerings in the afternoons for 5-7 year olds, be sure to check out the schedule and plan ahead!

Due to the success of many of our classes we offered for the first time last year, we will continue with many of our favorites for 8-14 year olds, including:

  • Quidditch (expanding offering to 8-10 year olds)
  • Disc Golf/ Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking Basics (two-hour class)
  • Outdoor Adventure/Team Building (two-hour class)
  • Rock-Climbing

Our Program

The Summer Youth Sports Program is open to children ages 5 to 14. All skill levels are welcome. Classes, except for swimming, are set up by age range (ages 5-7 or 8-14). Swimming classes are open to all ages (5-14).  Small group swimming lessons take into account skill level and age. Please select the appropriate links below to view class descriptions, fees, locations, and schedules.

Fees and Refunds

Full Refund

Full Refund – if a class is cancelled

    • We will cancel a class if fewer than 5 participants sign up for the class.
    • If we cancel a class, someone from the Summer Youth Sports Program will contact you. We will try to find a replacement class for your child. If we cannot find a satisfactory replacement, we will issue you a full refund.

Full Refund – if you cancel up to three weeks before a class begins

    • First session – if you cancel on or before May 20
    • Second session – if you cancel on or before June 17

50% Refund

50% Refund – if you cancel up to two weeks before a class begins

  • First session – if you cancel from May 21 through May 27
  • Second session – if you cancel from June 18 through June 24

No Refund

No Refund – if you cancel within one week of the first class

  • First session – if you cancel from May 28 through June 9
  • Second session – if you cancel from June 25 through July 7

Late Pick Up policy

You must pick up your child promptly at the end of your child’s last class. As a public university, Boise State University’s campus is open to anyone who wishes to come on campus. To keep your child safe, we supervise your child both in class and outside of class. If you are late to pick up your child, our program staff wait with your child until you arrive.  These staff members are then delayed from moving on to their next assignment helping other children.

Your child gets out of class at 10 minutes to the hour.  The next class begins on the hour. We will consider you late if you are 5 minutes past the hour.

We will not bill you the first time you are late picking up your child.  After the first time you are late, we will bill you $2 for every minute you are late.

Frequently Asked Questions

"Where do I drop-off/pick-up my child? What if I am late?"

  • The gym, room 100, of the Bronco Gymnasium building is the starting location for most classes each day. After staff have taken daily attendance, they will guide participants to their classes. Also, posters on the entry doors of Bronco Gymnasium will provide directions to classes.
  • We typically have one or two staff (rovers) who help children get to their classes if you arrive late. Please be aware, if these rovers are already out walking other children to their classes, they will not be available when you arrive late. You will need to escort your child to his/her class.
  • We prefer that you meet your child at the conclusion of their class or pick-up your child in front of the Bronco Gymnasium. This is to ensure that your child is being supervised by our staff in a common meeting location and there is a large loading zone where pick-up can occur safely.

"How does my child get to each class?"

  • Staff will escort participants under age 8 from class to class.
  • Staff will not escort participants ages 8 to 14 from class to class. However, during the first few days of each session, staff will direct children to their classes. After the first few days it will be your and/or your child’s responsibility to get from one class to the next.
  • Rock climbing participants will need to cross University Drive to get to the Campus Recreation building. A crossing guard (Summer Youth Sports Program staff or Campus Recreation rock climbing staff) will be available between classes to help participants cross the street.
    • Please tell your child to wait by the tree on the northeast corner of University Drive and Bronco Circle across from the Student Union Building for the crossing guard to assist them across the street.
    • We ask that all participants wait as a group for a crossing guard so that all can cross together.
    • Once the rock climbing class is over, the crossing guard will assist participants back across Bronco Circle. Here again, we ask that all participants wait as a group for a crossing guard so that all can cross together.

"What should my child wear and pack every day?"

  • All participants should wear clothing suitable for physical activity. Appropriate clothing includes shorts or gym pants, a T-shirt, and proper athletic footwear. Participants should not wear baggy or extremely tight clothing.
  • We strongly recommend that students bring their own water bottles to fill up from drinking fountains or the water jugs we provide.
  • Many activities occur outside.  We strongly suggest your child bring appropriate protective sun wear such as sunscreen, a hat, and/or sunglasses.
  • For swimming classes, your child must bring a swimsuit and a towel. Goggles are optional.
  • We provide the necessary equipment for classes except for the biking class. Participants are welcome to bring personal tennis rackets and fishing rods.

"Do I need to pack a lunch or can my child bring money to purchase lunch?"

  • If your child is registered all day and/or registered for classes over the lunch hour (12pm-2pm) your child must be registered for a supervised group lunch at either the “Take 5” (designed for all ages at 12pm or 1pm) or the “Outdoor Adventure/Team Building Activities” class (only for ages 10 to 14). This is designed to ensure that all participants are supervised during this time.
  • Your child must bring his/her own non-perishable lunch each day. In order to maintain supervision of all students, we are unable to accommodate requests to allow participants to get a purchased lunch at the Student Union. Please discuss this with your child, we ask that you do not send money with them to purchase food from the Student Union.

"Can my child bring money to purchase lunch or snacks at the Student Union Building?"

  • No. In an effort to make sure all participants are being supervised and getting to their classes on time, we encourage you and your child to bring snacks from home. Please discuss this with your child, we ask that you do not send money with them to purchase food from the Student Union.

"Can my child take an hour break and not be registered for an hour?"

  • No. Due to new supervision policies here on campus we must make sure all participants are being supervised at all times. We can not allow participants to sit and wait for their next class. Please make sure that you have your child enrolled in consecutive classes while they are here on campus.

"Where do I park?"

We arrange daily parking adjacent to the Bronco Gymnasium, in the West Stadium lot, on Bronco Circle, and at the Lincoln Parking Garage. As June approaches, we will post additional information about parking on our website.

"Who are the instructors teaching these classes?"

We hire instructors with the necessary skills and appropriate certifications to teach the classes to which they are assigned. Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds.  Some instructors are current students in Boise State’s K-12 Physical Education Program, and some are Boise State student-athletes.  We also employ current and retired teachers as instructors. Many of our instructors have been teaching in our program for several years and bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to their classes.

"What is the student-to-instructor ratio?"

The student-to-instructor ratio for all classes ranges from 5:1 and to 9:1 depending upon the class and the students’ ages and skill levels.

Contact Us

Dr. Terry-Ann Gibson 
Phone: (208) 426-1509
Email: SummerYouthSports@boisestate.edu

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