Who – 6-8th grade girls & boys who have limited opportunities or motivation to engage in physical activity. The program will be a good fit for kids who want to move but don’t like traditional competitive sports. If your child will be a 6th – 8th grader in September, is healthy enough for exercise and is not inclined to engage in physical activity daily, please consider registering them.

What – An alternative model of youth sports consisting of five (5) modified sports games (handball, netball, ultimate football, ultimate frisbee and soccer) to complement existing traditional interscholastic and recreational sport, known as PlayFit.

The objective of the game is to throw the ball into the goal.

WhenPlayFit will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September  6th – December 15th immediately after school from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. within walking distance of the Derry Township Middle School. 

  • Sept 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 

  • Oct 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

  • Nov 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29

  • Dec 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

Where Derry Township School District campus – Memorial Field Cinder Track (adjacent to HHS tennis courts)  from Sept 6th – Oct 20th.  Derry Township Parks &  Recreation Community Center from Oct 25th – Dec 15th.

Why Many early adolescent youth choose not to participate in traditional youth sport due to time constraints, transportation limitations or lack of enjoyment. Consequently, physical activity decreases dramatically during early adolescence with less than 50% getting a minimum of 60-minutes of 

physical activity per day as recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  When kids become sedentary, they lose the opportunity to experience the many physical, health,  social and developmental benefits that are gained by participation in physical activity. 

HowPlay Fit is designed to be easier to play, non-competitive & non-contact, as well as to promote positive socialization.  The program addresses structural barriers to experiencing sports as fun.  PlayFit games rotate weekly and alternate 8-minute periods of play with 2-minute breaks to provide 45-minutes of activity per session.

Ultimate Frisbee
The object of the game is to pass the disc to a player in the end-zone.

Registration Fee = $75 (includes a T-shirt -registration will be capped at 20).  Once you submit your registration you will be taken to Paypal where you can pay if you prefer this method of payment.  If you would prefer to pay via check, you can exit the registration site after you hit ‘Submit’ and ignore PayPal.  Checks can be sent to the Joy of Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 16, Hershey, PA 17033.

JSF offers scholarships for participants whose families are eligible for school-based free/reduced lunch programs or otherwise experiencing financial hardship. Please click here to apply.