Backyard Playtime: DIY Obstacle Course

Help your toddlers and preschoolers beat boredom with their own DIY obstacle course in the backyard. Many of these items can be found cheaply at the dollar store or Amazon or can be created from other objects. Obstacle courses are a great way to challenge your gross motor skills. We use this activity at the…

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Traveling with Littles

Being in a military family means having to learn to get good at traveling a lot. Whether it’s moving or going to visit family, it seems we’re always on the move. I’m a new mom with a three-month-old, and we recently took a quick flight to visit family. Thankfully, our daughter did great on the…

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Skills Showcase: Toe Taps and Penguin Walks

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Ever wondered about the skills our coaches utilize for soccer sessions? Our skilled Coach Trainers train each Tiny Troops Soccer coach. For this Skills Showcase, we’re going to take a look at toe taps and penguin walks. In Tiny Troops Soccer, these two skills are taught in our 3 and 4-year-olds and 4.5 and 5-year-olds…

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Tiny Troops Soccer: Looking Back on 7 Amazing Years

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They say time flies when you’re having fun. So who could have imagined Tiny Troops Soccer would grow into the program it is today? Not Amy Schweizer, founder and CEO of the program. Back then, things were very different. When Tiny Troops Soccer first started, there were very few activities for children under five. Being…

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3 Tasty and Time Savvy Summer Snacks

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We are getting into the dog days of Summer, and nothing says fun like trying something new! Let’s hop in and chat about these three delicious recipes I have had a blast enjoying this Summer! These 3 tasty and time-savvy summer snacks are fun, fast, and kid-friendly, so let’s get in the kitchen!  Fun and…

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Bringing Soccer to Those with Special Needs

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Disclaimer: The views in this blog were prepared and accomplished by Blair Larch in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author’s own and do not reflect the views of other special needs participants. Tiny Troops Soccer is an inclusive program that welcomes families with children of all abilities, however,…

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A Saturday in the Life of a Tiny Troops Soccer Coach

Ever wonder what a Saturday in the life of a Tiny Troops Soccer coach is like? Saturday sessions at Tiny Troops Soccer are a blast, but a lot goes on behind the scenes to prepare for a morning of Saturday sessions. Parents see coaches smiling and ready to greet them as they enter the field…

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Getting Comfortable on the Field

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At Tiny Troops Soccer, we serve children ages 2-5. So when I began coaching at Tiny Troops, I knew I would likely be many children’s first coach. However, I didn’t fully grasp that I may be the first adult to give directions to children.  Every child responds differently to new activities and situations. Parents are…

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4 Characteristics of a Great Soccer Coach

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Being a soccer coach is more than having practice plans and a cool polo shirt. Yes, those are important. Think about most of the coaches you  may have had throughout your life. Maybe it was a coach in soccer or another sport, a dance teacher, or an art director. They had characteristics that enhanced your…

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Healthy Snacks – 4 Great Options for Your Family

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Getting little ones to eat something can be hard enough, let alone something healthy. Here at Tiny Troops Soccer, we know all too well the battle of “one more bite.” That’s why we decided to collaborate with our team to share our TOP FOUR favorite healthy snacks for kids (and adults!). Use these sweet and…

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