keep kids active, moving, involved and engaged
Our programming is more than just games played for pleasure, rather it’s our way to nurture and motivate young people to improve their individual athletic skills while also developing their character. The Hi-Five Sports Zone provides children with a positive, productive, safe, and fun environment that leads to healthy lifestyles and great character.
This is the culmination of 30+ years of experience in youth sports. This isn’t your typical sports facility. It’s designed specifically for younger children with everything from the field size – to the height of our hoops – to the incorporation of our lovable mascot, Murphy. Our unique approach to sports programming and birthday parties will give families a truly unique experience.
The Hi-Five Sports Zone also includes our Murphy Mart reward system! This helps children further develop their personal growth principles. Life lessons will be a key part of every program at the Hi-Five Sports Zone. Children will be rewarded with “Murphy Coins”, as well as digitally for qualities such as sportsmanship and teamwork and can redeem them for a wide variety of prizes. The Murphy Mart is a great addition to birthday parties!
Jeffery Smith is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He retired from the corporate world with over 20 years of experience serving as an accounting and finance executive at several Fortune 500 companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community. Following retirement, Jeff wanted to do something fun that would combine his passion for sports and youth development, which led him to Hi-Five Sports.
Jeff currently serves as a pastor in the Twin Cities community. In this role, he has developed programs to build and develop character in young people in every area of their lives. Jeff and his wife Shari have been married for over 25 years and have two sons, Brian, and David. Jeff has served as a coach in Youth Sports, where he also had the privilege of coaching both of his sons in a variety of sports in which they’ve won numerous awards. Jeff’s love for coaching and developing young people led him to a unique opportunity with Hi-Five Sports whose mission is to enrich the lives of children through team sports in a fun and entertaining way.