Coach Ivan | Burbank, California | 818-584-5458 for our current schedule and clinic locations

Making It Fun

“Countless parents have told me that their child sees me as one of them…a big kid who loves to play. The kids connect with me and are comfortable with me. I communicate well with them and have a lot of patience. They also know that I make learning fun.”


After School Enrichment Programs

Jefferson Volleyball and Dodgeball


Who: All grades!
Where: Lower Playground
Where: 3:00PM – 3:45PM
When: Every Monday from March 27 – May 15
When: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15
Cost: $90



Who: All grades!
Where: Lower Playground
Where: 2:15PM – 3:00PM
When: Every Tuesday from March 28 – May 16
When: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16
Cost: $90

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  • Class is subject to be cancelled if less than 10 registrations are received
  • To register for a class and if you have any questions please contact Coach Ivan at 818-584-5458 or use the contact form below.

Edison Volleyball and Dodgeball


Who: All grades!
Where: Playground
Where: 3:00PM – 3:45PM
When: Every Wednesday from March 29 – May 17
When: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17
Cost: $90



Who: All grades!
Where: Playground Grass Area
Where: 3:00PM – 3:45PM
When: Every Thursday from March 30 – May 18
When: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
Cost: $90

Register Now

  • Class is subject to be cancelled if less than 10 registrations are received
  • To register for a class and if you have any questions please contact Coach Ivan at 818-584-5458 or use the contact form below.

If you are interested in bringing one of Coach Ivan’s programs to your school, please fill out this form and someone will be on contact with you shortly.


Parties / Playdates / Fundraisers

We are now available to provide sports themed parties for children’s birthdays and other social events, fundraisers, and also play dates!

Our classes meet at various locations throughout the San Fernando Valley. We also offer sports entertainment at events and parties.

Call 818-584-5458 for our current schedule


1:1 Coaching

Sports We Teach

Multi Sport Clinic

This clinic has all of your child’s favorite sports combined into one action-packed session. Kids have great time as they learn fine motor skills in sports like soccer, T-ball and basketball. We introduce other drills and games, too, to enhance your child’s experience and development. We always emphsize good sportsmanship teamwork, and appropriate behavior. Great sessions for any sports enthusiast!

Single Sport Clinic


Your child will have great fun while learning the basic rules and skills of soccer that will lay the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment of the sport as a player and fan. We teach the fundamentals of dribbling, kicking, and shooting, and they’ll learn how to play their favorite positions, including goalie.


Our basketball clinic teaches the fundamental skills necessary to excel in basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, footwork, team offense and defense. They’ll learn the basics and nuances of different positions. Each player will develop with both individual drills and team play in a safe, supportive, and non-competitive environment.

Flag Football

Flag Football: This is an excellent way for beginning and intermediate players to learn the game they see on television. We focus on exciting drills and activities that refine fundamentals, teach the rules and emphasize sportsmanship. We strive to provide a safe, fun, and challenging program to strengthen character and confidence. We teach players to catch, throw, and play defense.


Our players learn all the fundamentals of T-Ball/baseball as well as the rules and nuances of how to play the game. Clinic sessions teach throwing, hitting, fielding, and running to prepare children for team and league play.


Your child will learn all the fundamentals of volleyball as well as the rules and basic strategies of the game. They’ll learn to bump, spike, and play great defense in preparation for games with friends and family on the beach or on teams in their local rec leagues.


What is the Coach to Student Ratio in each class?

There are approximately 5-20 children in each class with 1 coach.

What sports are included in the multi-sport classes?

Our multi-sport classes normally include Soccer, T-ball/Baseball and Basketball. Some locations do not have Basketball courts and we will only offer Soccer and T-ball/Baseball.

When are classes, and how long does each class and session last?

Classes are offered Monday-Saturday. We offer 8, 6, and 4-week sessions depending on the season and location. Classes meet once a week and last 45min-1hr. See the current schedule for the classes we offer. Our classes meet at various locations throughout the San Fernando Valley.

What ages do you teach? How do I know which class to put my child in?

We teach boys and girls ages 2-14. Younger kids can play in older classes at the discretion of the parents, but we ask that older kids stay in their age group. When you are unsure of what class to register your child in, please contact the Coach Ivan.

What equipment do you use? What should I buy?

We use a size 4 Soccer ball; a plastic lightweight T-ball set is the best to use for the 2-5 age groups. Basketballs: we use the smallest game master ball available.

What do the children wear? Do they need any special equipment for class?

Children wear shorts, sweatpants leggings, and T-shirts, or anything comfortable. Good sneakers that fit and support their feet. Please do NOT send your daughters in dresses and NO Crocs or flip flops. They can be dangerous when running. Cleats and shin guards are not necessary for kids ages 2-4. Children 5 years and older will want to wear shin guards. We provide all the necessary equipment!

What if my child doesn’t pay attention or is acting up?

This happens from time to time. Coach Ivan is skilled in redirecting the child and encouraging the child to participate. Sometimes a time out is necessary. If an ongoing issue occurs we will work together to discuss what would work best for your child. If your child is disruptive or aggressive towards other children, please remove your child from the field and discuss options with Coach Ivan.

Are parents welcomed to stay?

Parents are welcomed to stay and watch anytime.

Should we bring snacks and water?

It is good to have water for the kids to stay hydrated, and snacks are optional AFTER class.

Can I bring my other children and other visitors to watch my child play?

Yes, please feel free to bring your other children and other friends and family members to watch.

If my child has a friend over can they join in the game that day?

Yes, if you would please just let us know in advance so we can be prepared.

Do you offer private lessons or smaller classes?

Little Big Athletes does offer private lessons and semi-private lessons please contact us for details.

Do you offer any discounts?

We do offer discounts where and when we can. If you have more than one child registered in the same session you can receive $10 off one tuition. If you recommend another family to our classes you can receive a $10 discount off your tuition.

I really want my children to be a part of your program, but I cannot afford the class, are there any hardship scholarships available?

Little Big Athletes understands that the economy has affected everyone and we never want financial hardship to stand in your way of joining our sessions. We are happy to work out payment arrangements and reduced rates when we can in a confidential and discrete manner. Please contact Coach Ivan.

I can’t find a class that fits my schedule what can I do?

You can pick the time and date based on Coach Ivan’s availability, you just need at least 3-5 kids!

Can we enroll in a session that has already begun?

Yes, if space is available your child may enter mid-session.

Do you offer classes for older kids, different locations or different times?

We would love to offer more classes to fit your needs. Please send us an email with the type of class you are interested in and provide all the pertinent information.

Does Little Big Athletes ever entertain at birthday parties, make special guest appearances?

Yes we are available to provide sports entertainment for children’s parties, fundraiser, and play dates.

Can I email or text my Coach?

Yes! Please email the coach: or text at 818-584-5458

Do you have a suggestion or opinion? We’d love to hear it!

Please send us your feedback or suggestions; we are always open to suggestions!

About Coach Ivan

I have always loved sports of all kinds. I loved to play them as a kid and still love to play them today. I love to watch them both live and on TV. And, as I have learned over the last eight years since my son Josh (now ten years old) first began playing organized sports, I love to coach them. I didn’t realize when he started to play on his first T-ball team how much I enjoyed working with kids. I connected with them and the parents in ways that felt right, and before I knew it, I was coaching Josh’s teams in sports every season throughout the year.

Countless parents have told me that players on my teams see me as one of them, a big kid who loves to play. They connect with me and are comfortable with me. I communicate well with kids and have a lot of patience. They can sense that I enjoy playing sports with them and have a lot to teach them. They also know that make learning fun.

Until recently, I was working at a job to provide for my family but was not fulfilling my own ambitions in life. I would still help Coach Josh’s teams but it was very hard to juggle around work schedules with game and practice times. I noticed it was taking a toll on my coaching and the quality of my time with Josh. One day it just hit me: why not do what I love and teach young children the sports that I love? Why not help kids develop their own talents and appreciation of sports that will last a lifetime? So, I created Little Big Athletes to offer kids of all ages – but particularly those who have yet to find their way into school clinics, individual instruction, and group play dates that would expose them to sports in a non-competitive environment and help them develop their comfort and skills in playing sports.

I have a wide range of experience from which to draw, and I want to use it to help you and your kids to a bigger and better future in sports of all kinds.


“Wow! What a party! Thank you for making Matthew’s party so special. It was truly a magical day for all of us. The last year has had it’s ups and downs, moving & leaving friends, yet starting a new adventure. However, Matthew’s party marked the moment when we realized we have finally made a home for ourselves and have made some good friends. I can’t even begin to tell you what a difference you have made in Emily and Matthew’s lives. They are so much more confident, empowered, and strong. It’s so cool to see what an impact sports can have on kids’ self-esteem. For the party-goers, Matthew’s friends had so much fun- what a party should be about 🙂 Thanks again for all that you have done!”

Teryse Ferraiolo

“We are very grateful for your sports program and your great coaching.

Brandon has been able to excel wonderfully, he is showing great sportsmanship from your coaching and ability working with the kids. He has been able to play well with the younger kids, helping them out and play great with the older kids, doing a great job keeping up. He is learning how to be a team player and show his potential as a very good athlete in a variety of sports. We are looking forward to him being a part of the Little Big Athletes for a long time.”

Brad and Amber Keegan

“Coach Ivan has done a great job introducing my kindergartener to playing different sports at his school. He’s very approachable and makes sure the kids are all having a good time.”

Erika Stafford

“My 5 year old step son, Deegan, absolutely loved playing basketball with Coach Ivan! He had never played a sport before and was (still is at times) very uncoordinated. We didn’t want to put him in a full sports program because we weren’t sure how he would do, or if he would even like it. Little Big Athletes provides a great alternative! The children get a short course in the sport and learn the basic skills needed to play. In the beginning, Deegan was very lost and confused. He wasn’t sure what he was doing. On the 3rd week, he was practicing dribbling and bounced the ball too hard. The ball came up and knocked his first tooth out! It was pretty comical. By the end of the course, Deegan started being able to dribble and walk with the ball at the same time! We are definitely going to enroll him in the other programs the Little Big Athletes offers so that he can choose which sport he likes the best.”

Kari Nay

“Hi Coach Ivan – I wanted to share some thoughts on the program after talking with the kids.
First both kids (Luke & Stella Shipman) love participating!! Every time a flier comes out announcing a class they immediately want to sign up.

Our daughter is definitely the more athletic in the family but her brother loves playing sports as well. He tends to focus on more individual sports so seeing him enthusiastically want to participate in group/team sports is wonderful. He even said that while he seems to get his flags pulled pretty quickly in flag football he is still having a good time. Your approach really seems to resonant with the kids to want them to continue to do their best even if sometimes the best isn’t the same as the other kids.

We love being able to encourage our kids to learn new sports & to focus on what they really like. As a parent I love being able to encourage my kids to take part in group/team sports. I like them being able to learn what team work is in a very hands on approach. I also appreciate that while they are still learning they are not feeling bad for not being the best. Taking away some of that pressure for my kids helps them to not to want to give up if something becomes or appears too hard or difficult.

I am excited for your journey as a fulltime Coach. I’m sure taking this chance was a big decision but to me when we find that one thing that is work but doesn’t feel like it the risks are worth it. We find ourselves pushing ourselves to be the best because we believe in what we are doing.

We look forward to our children’s continued participation with Little Big Athletes!”


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