Adventures on Soccer Island

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Welcome to Adventures on Soccer Island, our brand new Tiny Troops Soccer blog! We are proud to showcase and feature content for parents of our Tiny Troopers. Read on to learn the latest physical activities you can do at home with your toddler or preschooler. Learn more about soccer and child development and personal stories from our coaches and staff.  Whether it's helping your little one to adjust to playing soccer for the first time, a fun craft, or a delicious treat, we've got you covered! We strive to provide quality blog content for all parents. 

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The Big Day: What to Expect During Your Player’s First Month on the Field

By Tiny Troops | September 28, 2022

The Big Day: What to Expect During Your Player’s First Month on the Field by Sarah Steighner Director of Operations It’s happening, the Big Day, your player’s first ever soccer session! The excitement is infectious, and you can’t wait to see your player in their first organized sport, and your player has been talking about…

Indoor Boredom Stoppers

By Tiny Troops | September 21, 2022

Indoor Boredom Stoppers by Annie Burton Coach Trainer Up until recently, I lived in Arizona, and right now, it is HOT HOT HOT. I always tried to stay inside, enjoying the AC as much as possible. So if you’re like I was, you may be doing the same. This sounds like a fantastic idea. But…

Backyard Playtime: DIY Obstacle Course

By Tiny Troops | September 7, 2022

Backyard Playtime: DIY Obstacle Course by Coach Rachel Moravec Fort Bragg Coach & Tech Specialist Help your toddlers and preschoolers beat boredom with their own 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…

Traveling with Littles

By Tiny Troops | August 16, 2022

Traveling with Littles by Annie Burton Coach Trainer 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…

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Skills Showcase: Toe Taps and Penguin Walks

By Tiny Troops | August 1, 2022

Skills Showcase: Toe Taps and Penguin Walks by Rachel Moravec Fort Bragg Coach and Tech Specialist Ever wondered about the skills our coaches utilize for soccer sessions? Our skilled Coach Trainers train each Tiny Troops Soccer coach. Two skills that go hand in hand for our players are toe taps and penguin walks. In Tiny…

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Tiny Troops Soccer: Looking Back on 7 Amazing Years

By Tiny Troops | July 28, 2022

Tiny Troops Soccer: Looking Back on 7 Amazing Years By Coach Rachel Moravec Fort Bragg Coach and Tech Specialist   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,…

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3 Tasty and Time Savvy Summer Snacks

By Tiny Troops | July 19, 2022

First, Three Tasty and Time-Savvy Summer Snacks By Peyton Maechtle Miramar Coach 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…

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Bringing Soccer to Those with Special Needs

By Tiny Troops | July 5, 2022

 Bringing Soccer to those with Special Needs by Coach Blair Administrative Assistant  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…

A Saturday in the Life of a Tiny Troops Soccer Coach

By Tiny Troops | June 22, 2022

A Saturday in the Life of a Tiny Troops Soccer Coach By Rachel Moravec Fort Bragg Coach and Tech Specialist 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…

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Getting Comfortable on the Field

By Tiny Troops | June 7, 2022

Getting Comfortable on the Field By Sarah Steighner Tiny Troops Soccer Director of Operations 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…