Plaground Pros

Physical tutoring, social mentoring, Recess mastery!

Recess is GREAT! Want to be a Playground Pro? Play games like handball, 4-square, basketball , football, bumpout, kickball, races, relays, jumprope and more!. Participants will learn the rules, skills, tricks and techniques to make their recess ROCK! We are looking to build confidence and comfort using the games played at school every day. We specialize in helping kids who are a bit shy, excited, need some patience, or have other special needs. Our goal is to make your child’s free time joyful and full of new experiences.

Location and Times

Carmel Creek Elementary
4210 Carmel Center Rd
San Diego, CA 92130-2480
(meet on East side of blacktop)

Time: 3:15-4:30 Mondays
Cost: $100 for 4 weeks

1st session begins 9/19

With 21 years of experience and a combined background in Classroom, Physical and Special Needs education, Sasha Kukulj and Ian Phillip are the ideal team to help your child excel with hands-on experience and professional guidance. Led by these experienced DMUSD teachers, your child will improve motor skills, gain personal confidence, pride, and have an up-to-date knowledge of modern playground games. The emphasis will be on sportsmanship, problem solving, humility and making friends that could last a lifetime!


Sasha Kukulj is a lead special education aide at Del Mar Heights Elementary. He has a background in social work, donates time to Christian camps and also runs Sol Surf Camp in Del Mar. He is known for helping some of the most needy students make a breakthrough at school.

Ian Phillip is the Physical Education teacher at Del Mar Heights. He runs PE programs for grades K-6, does kid’s sports birthday parties as Mr. P.E., and also runs Champions Track and Field camp. He began as a classroom teacher in grades 2 and 5. Ian’s main goal is to have kids associate health with fun!