Adventures on Soccer Island

Are you looking for a blog about soccer, your child, and their development? 
Adventures on Soccer Island, our Tiny Troops Soccer blog, is just what you need to read!

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, 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 and guardians. 

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Skills Showcase: Toe Taps and Penguin Walks

August 1, 2022

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

July 28, 2022

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

July 19, 2022

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

July 5, 2022

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

June 22, 2022

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

June 7, 2022

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

May 24, 2022

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

May 18, 2022

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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Craft Time: Traveling Letter

April 26, 2022

These days, toddlers and preschoolers often experience loved ones being far away or deployed. It can be very hard for them to understand why they can’t see this person, or why they are away. This craft is a cute way to send a thoughtful reminder to those loved ones to always remind them they are…

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My First Soccer Practice

April 12, 2022

Picture this: I’m five years old and I have a new soccer uniform – including new cleats and shin guards. I even have a new soccer ball! I’ve been talking about soccer practice all week. Practice day comes and I’m geared up ready to go. My Dad drives me to the field and we park.…

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Early Childhood Development: Five Reasons Why Tiny Troops Soccer is Important

March 29, 2022

Playing sports is an excellent way to keep kids happy and healthy. Exposing children to sports, like soccer, at a young age is a great benefit to their overall development. Tiny Troops Soccer does this, with programs for both toddler and preschool soccer. Sports can teach a variety of things such as resilience, leadership, accountability,…

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