Beginners Edge Sports Training (or B.E.S.T) in Phoenix is an Arizona family owned and operated sports training program. They have classes and locations all over the Valley! Kids as young as 16 months, all the way up to age 12 can participate in their co-ed weekly classes of soccer, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and more.
And as of February 2020, they have a 6,000 square foot sports center, just north of Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter! This facility replaces their location on Scottsdale/Shea and believe us, it is fantastic. We were able to take a tour while it was still in progress, and we were amazed at the changes underway. Last week we stopped by for their free open play gym time and got some time to explore more with various sports.
As you can see, the gym portion is huge! There is plenty of space for games, and during the open gym time there was numerous basketball hoops of varying height, soccer, free play with balls and cones, hula hoops, and other fun activities to keep kids moving. (The rock wall is only open for birthday parties, and upcoming open play on weekends.) Benches are located along one wall for observers.
The coaches with B.E.S.T are fantastic. Our oldest daughter joined a half day camp last year and reported that the coaches were fun, helpful and seemed truly happy to be there. Even in the free open gym, we had an energetic coach who gave basketball tips, and also joined in a fast paced “snowball” fight! These adults encourage children to try, and encourage them to keep trying without pushing them over the edge.
Open gym for the winter season are Monday and Fridays, 10:30-11:30am, with a free Tot Town on Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Times and dates may change, so it’s worth a call to double check.
B.E.S.T also hosts birthday parties! Their new rooms are so spacious and bright, with plenty of room for groups and events. There are also restrooms, and a large room for waiting parents and toddlers, with a wall of cubbies to store backpacks and water bottles. Complimentary coffee is available.
Beginners Edge Training Sports (B.E.S.T) has locations all over the Valley! Click here to view a map. Why choose them? So many reasons! Try a class for free to see if it fits! They offer sibling discounts. Indoor and outdoor classes are offered. And they have the BEST day camps! Learn more on their website! With spring break coming up, B.E.S.T would be a great option (and they offer early bird pricing too.) Browse the website for classes and pricing.
Beginners Edge Training Sports (B.E.S.T.)
7432 E Tierra Buena Lane, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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