• North Park Programs

dave-photoWelcome to my new website! Please join me this fall for all the sports fun and fitness your family can handle!! I guarantee my new programs will instill confidence and build self-esteem in your child. CDG Sports programs were specifically designed with your child in mind. I take an approach from a kid's point of view - their goals, desires, needs and how we can best meet them. My business motto is "Sports for All, All for Fun". Together let's help our kids stay active, healthy and strong, now and for the future.
Coach Dave Gray, CDG Sports


 

Important CDG Sports Birthday Party Announcement

coach-cody2CDG Sports has been growing in the Pittsburgh area in the past few years. We now run multiple After School Programs, run several school field days and picnics, and run camps at Sports and Courts, Blueberry Hill Park, North Park, and several different parks in the Cranberry Township area. This summer alone, CDG Sports ran camps at all of the listed locations plus worked in conjunction with Early Years Child Care, Ingomar Swim Club, and Zang Taekwondo.

It is an exciting time for our community, and in order for us to continue our growth and touch as many lives as we can, Coach Cody will be running the CDG Sports Birthday Parties at Sports and Courts! Coach Cody has been with Coach Dave for over three years and has been running CDG Sports’ birthday parties for the past two years. Currently, Coach Cody is the Lead Coach at CDG Sports and runs programs at Sports & Courts, North Park, and Cranberry Township as well as doing 5-10 birthday parties in a month!

Please note that all birthday parties starting November 1 and on will be scheduled with Coach Cody. He is excited to continue the tradition of unforgettable sports fun and parties! As Coach Cody says, “We’re in the business of making memories!”

In order to reach more kids and bring his fun and games to a greater population, Coach Dave will continue to run, develop, and expand CDG Sports programs, camps, after school programs, field days and special events. If you would like Coach Dave and CDG Sports to run your school, company, or large event, please contact cdgsportsevents@gmail.com.

We at CDG Sports are excited about all the growth that we have experienced since Coach Dave’s first camp at Blueberry Hill Park in 2004 that was attended by 20 campers. CDG Sports Ultimate Sports Camp has grown to 4 week-long summer camps with nearly 300 campers per camp! Please remember that our commitment to “Sports for All, All for Fun” will never change and we will continue to provide you and your children with memories and positive experiences that cannot be replicated anywhere else.

Hope to see you soon!
Coach Dave Gray & CDG Sports Staff

Girls Got Game!

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For Girls Only.
Girls Got Game!

Girls Got Game! is a curriculum and sports education program which gives girls the confidence they need to become the next generation of healthy and successful leaders.

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Girls Got Game! will encourage positive health, fitness and sports for the development of young girls grades Kindergarten – 3rd grade.  It teaches a mix of kid-friendly fitness activities, sports fundamentals and fun, team-building games.  Each week also incorporates a theme that helps introduce and reinforce important life-skill concepts such as Self-Confidence, Nutrition, Teamwork, Playing Fair, Decision-Making and more.

Girls Got Game! is designed for girls grades Kindergarten – 3rd grade, and is led by experienced, certified CDG female coaching staff.

Lead Coach Jen Campbell – Jen has been involved with sports, fitness, and education for most of her life.  A native of Hampton, Jen attended Ohio Northern University (ONU) where she earned her BA in Health & Physical Education. While at ONU, Jen was also a student-athlete playing basketball, tennis and golf. Following college, Jen moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where she was a middle school health and physical education teacher; coach of girls’ soccer, track and basketball teams; and earned her Master of Arts in Health Education from East Carolina University. Today, Jen lives in Pine and is the mother of two young boys and one girl—all involved in CDG programs. After witnessing Dave’s gift for teaching the fundamentals of sports with 100% positive reinforcement and fun, Jen was thrilled at the opportunity to join CDG. At CDG, Jen leads programs fostering the positive influence that sports, fitness and a healthy lifestyle can have on young girls.

Date: Wednesdays, September 16 – October 14 (5 sessions)

6:00-7:00PM

Sports and Courts
Price: $85
Space is limited. Advanced registration is necessary.

Registration Form

 

Champions Flag Football League – North Park

photo-4-230x160Champions Flag Football League is a great way to introduce young players to the great game of Football, where fun is emphasized. CDG Sports coaches will bring structure, organization, and supervision to each session. Every week we will focus on a specific fundamental football skill which is then incorporated into age appropriate games. Most importantly, Champions Flag Football is designed to create a fun, safe, and exciting atmosphere for each child!!Champions Flag League is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 10. All players will be matched by age, and compete on teams of up to seven players. The season will include playoffs and a championship game.

Saturday 12:00-2:00, September 26-October 24
J.C. Stone Field
$60 per person for county residents; $75 for non-residents
Boys and girls ages 6-10

Click on the link below to register. Once on the county website choose “Activities/Events”. choose “North Park” from side menu, Choose “Sports” to register.

REGISTER HERE

Champions Flag Football League

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Flag football is an excellent way to learn the fundamental skills of football without the physical contact. Passing, receiving, running the ball, and offensive/defensive skills will be enhanced through this fast paced, high-action sport.

photo-4-230x160 Champions Flag League is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 13. All players will be matched by age, and compete on teams of up to ten players. The season will include playoffs and a championship game. So start stretching out and get your friends together for all the football fun you can handle!

Sunday, September 27 – October 25
12:00-4:00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Welcome to the CDG Coaches Spotlight

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Coach Cody

coach-codyI’m Coach Cody, and Coach Dave’s right hand man for over three years now, and have loved it every step of the way! From the sunny days at summer camp to the icy cold training days of Ready, Set, Run, I’ve been there through it all. My experience has been nothing short of spectacular. After graduating from Penn State University and beginning to work at CDG Sports, I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing children of the community. I bring all the enthusiasm, encouragement, and experience to programs I teach, whether it’s a fun and games Kindergarten class, or one of my athletic development classes. I believe in finding and fostering a passion in a sport that will keep you active is crucial to a lifetime of wellness. I look forward in continuing to work with the children of the Pittsburgh area.
P.S.
Keep an eye out for a biking program to come to the area, Coach Cody is an avid mountain biker and can’t wait to introduce your children to the ins and outs of the wonderful world of cycling.

CDG KinderSports: Co-Ed Kindergarten Sports Program

10251921_363033360520999_393362868249140106_nCDG Sports is pleased to provide KinderSports, a multi-faceted kindergarten enrichment sports program. Based on the philosophy that children learn through play and experience, KinderSports is designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of sports and activities while they grow in confidence and self-esteem.

KinderSports activities will vary each class to help children develop new perspectives. A wide selection of sports activities, equipment and experiences promote many new skills and interests.

Click Here to Learn More!

 

The Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Academic Performance

By Toby Brooks, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS, YFS-3
Director of Research & Education, IYCA

In today’s tight-budget, high stakes, teach-to-the-test world of secondary education, states and districts have largely forced traditional physical education to the wayside. The reasons seem logical: the cash-strapped district can save money on PE teacher salaries and equipment while simultaneously injecting time that had been allotted to PE activities back into the teaching curriculum, subsequently saving money and improving standardized test scores in one move. However, what research has consistently and continues to show us is that it simply isn’t quite so easy.

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