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OPTIMIST CLUB OF WINSTON SALEM

3 Year Old Little Kickers Program Fall 2018

Winston Salem Optimist League special program designed for kids 3 years old
"Oh The Places We Will Go"

Developing children to be more technically competent in the game of soccer


Most adults do not realize that kids at this age have totally different motivation.This unique approach is different than any other programs. We will begin each session with a story and the activities for that day will revolve around the story of the day. In addition the program offers parents an opportunity to work with their kids at home to become more technically competent before they step over that line into organized play. These structured games and exercises will improve your child’s balance, behavior and cognitive development through socially interaction with fellow teammates. With instructional guidelines from coaches you will learn how use a mini ball at home and encourage your child not to kick the ball, but “manipulate” it to move it using both feet, in different directions with continuous touches in small areas

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

  

The Little Kickers Program is designed to first introduce the fun, and thus the motivation, then add 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. Our indirect approach to skill-building works much faster and better than the traditional direct approach for older kids and adults.

The Program cost $75, which includes uniform, for 6 week program.   A size  #1 ball is required for weekly at home sessions following practice.

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.


Little Kickers U4 are Boys and Girls Born in 2015
Meet and Greet will be March 8th at Shaffner Park from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Uniforms will be ready for pick up at Soccer Unlimited on TBA
Spring season will begin March 15th thru  April 26 th
(make up days will be TBA)
Sessions will be held Thursdays 5:30 pm @ Shaffner Park