Soccer Start is a Whole Child Development program introduction to soccer for 3 to 5 year old players. This innovative program focuses on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development through fun, creative, and imaginative programming. Our staff and volunteer coaches are taught formative systems to engage children of different stages to captivate attention and understanding. The program’s curriculum is designed to build a foundation for developing players to improve their physical literacy skills, technical soccer skills, and instill a love of soccer and being active.
Players are placed in small groups with a parent volunteer leading the group’s session every week. Sessions will last 45 minutes. Groups will remain the same throughout the season unless players need a different environment to develop throughout the season. Soccer Start runs for 6 weeks in the fall and in the spring, with the first 3 sessions focusing on players learning the basics of soccer and the last 3 weeks allowing the players to experience the game format.
Results of the program should demonstrate growth and development of players socially and physically with a solid foundation of soccer skills to move on to a more structured recreational soccer program in our 6U – 8U programs.