Optimist Mini Passers the Perfect Program for our little “Stars”
The Mini Passers Program is a unique opportunity for pre-school aged children. It is designed to introduce children to the concepts of fun and interaction within a relaxed environment. Our goal is that each player will get plenty of touches on the ball and learn the fundamentals of beginner soccer while having FuN.
This Season Theme will be
“The Man in the Yellow Hat”
This unique approach is different than other programs. We will begin each session with a story and the activities for that day will revolve around the story of the day. This gives each parent the opportunity to continue your child’s development at home by re-enacting our skill build games and exercises. These structured games and exercises will improve your child’s balance, behavior and cognitive development through socially interaction with fellow teammates.
Our challenge is to motivate each child to get them into this skill-building mode. Developing core fundamental skills for all sports: running, jumping, skipping, hooping throwing, balancing and more. This will provide the foundation for an active life style as they grow and mature
Most adults do not realize that kids at this age have totally different motivation.
The Little Kickers Program is designed to first introduce the fun, and thus the motivation, then adds challenges. Our goal is to eventually get kids to perform a particular exercise that builds a vital skill while they are having fun. For example, teaching kids to dribble a ball from one hoop to the other as fast as they can is a great exercise to learn ball control.
We first introduce a game with a fun objective and then the ball is incorporated after the kids know the game and understand the fun. As a result, we get highly motivated kids in this fun environment trying to get a ball from one hoop to the next. Our indirect approach to skill-building works much faster and better than the traditional direct approach for older kids and adults.
The Program costs $75, which includes a uniform, for a 6-week program.
A #3 soccer ball will be available for each child at the field and kids can wear tennis shoes. Kids are not required to wear cleats or shin guards. All you need to do is bring your child and let them have fun.
Teams meet 5:30 pm-6:30 pm each Friday during the season at Shaffner Park located on Yorkshire Rd.
A Meet & Greet will be held on March 16th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Shaffner Park
Uniforms will be available for pick up at Soccer Unlimited starting Tuesday, March 14th
Sessions will be every Friday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Season runs March 23rd thru April 25th