Playball© is a program that uses sports as a medium to develop children’s gross motor development as well as children’s social and emotional skills: courage, cooperation, respect, persistence, building positive relationships and self-esteem. Playball’s program is designed by sports experts, occupational therapists and educational experts for children between the ages of 2 to 6 years of age. As another extension of Golden Gate Guppies enrichment program, we are very excited to introduce our children and their parents to Deirdre (Dee Dee) Bundy of Playball©.
Hello, my name is Coach Dee Dee and I am the Director of Playball Kids – San Francisco. I earned my Bachelors degree from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2006 with a double major in Psychology and Photography. The combination of the creative/artistic part of myself with the academic has always been a balance that I strive to create. A few years later I was able to continue my love for this balance and I obtained my Masters Degree in Psychology with a Creativity Studies specialization from Saybrook Graduate School in 2009. During my degrees I always found time to stay active through running marathons and half marathons as well as playing soccer. Another very important balance - studying and exercising!
After earning my Masters degree I co-founded Little Ladies Sports Club (LLSC), which is an activity-based mentoring program for adolescent girls. This was the perfect combination of creativity, physical activity, and psychology. My love of sports and LLSC eventually led me to Playball! Currently, I am Director of Playball Kids in San Francisco and feel so incredibly lucky to be coaching kids in the bay area!
No matter what I am doing, whether it is coaching or mentoring the kids, writing, studying, or playing soccer I always strive to discover a way to do so with positivity, creativity, and of course balance!