Growing Up Military: 3 Tips I Would Give My Younger Self

“Bloom where you are planted.” “Military Brat.”  Do either sound familiar? I spent 23 years as a military child, and these are just a few things I wish I could tell my younger self and those who are now walking in those same footsteps.  Advice to my Younger Self Embrace each new experience. New schools,…

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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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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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My First Soccer Practice

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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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