Welcome to Our Program!
Welcome to Tiny Troops Soccer. You've taken the first step and signed your child up for their first session of 6 classes. Tiny Troops Soccer is an excellent way for toddlers and preschoolers to stay active and learn the great game of soccer. We want to ensure you and your little one are prepared for your child's 1st class. Keep on reading for everything you need to know before your first class!
Clothing and Equipment
To ensure your Tiny Trooper is ready for their first class, wear a set of comfortable athletic clothing suitable to the weather. If your child purchased one, they could wear the t-shirt from their player kit. Your child will also need to wear close-toed shoes. Cleats are optional. In addition to wearing comfortable athletic clothing, your child must bring a size three soccer ball and water to drink.
Stay in the Know with LeagueApps
For all the latest information on your child's sessions, you'll need to download the LeagueApps LeaguePlay app. You can find it on both Android and iOS. To log in, use the same account information as when you first registered your child.
LeagueApps is your go-to for information about sessions and classes with Tiny Troops. The app will show a calendar of dates for classes. It will also notify you IF a cancellation has been made and update the calendar with the makeup day. Finally, it will also show you directions to your field location.
What to Expect During a Class
Every class at Tiny Troops Soccer is run by a trained coach with a lesson plan. We understand that you may be confused about your child's 1st class. Classes do vary between age groups, and we have broken them down for you.
Two-year-old classes are Parent and Me and last for 25 minutes. Parents are welcomed to the field, along with their Tiny Trooper. The coach will explain our soccer program and do introductions. Usually, they will ask a fun question and have you help your child answer when it is their turn. After introductions, a warm-up activity will get everyone up and moving. That leads to working on learning to dribble and practicing this skill, followed by a fun game. Once dribbling has been completed, there are listening games and more games to practice dribbling. Finally, the class ends with an obstacle course. Most of the classes will end this way, but sometimes we will switch it out for a different game, such as a Parent-Child Race. Finally, every class ends with a wrap-up, including reviewing the skills and games played, announcements, a closing cheer, and a sticker to top it off! At the end of each session cycle, we take a group photo.
3-and 4-Year-Old Classes
Three and 4-year-old classes begin similarly to our 2-year-old program. Each class is 45 minutes long. Coaches will call all Tiny Troopers to the field and have them sit at the center cone. They will do introductions, asking a fun question for each child to answer. Warmups come after and help your child get their body ready to play. Then dribbling skills are taught and practiced. From there, various games and listening activities are utilized to enforce skills. Children in this age group will also learn to do toe taps, penguin walks, and pullbacks. During sessions 2-6, players will participate in a scrimmage at the end of the class. Also, during class 6, there will be a Skills Showcase, where each Tiny Trooper shows the skills they have learned during the month. The coach will give each player a skills patch that can be kept or ironed onto their Tiny Troops Soccer shirt. Finally, the coach will call the children back together for the wrap-up. After reviewing the class activities, there will be a closing cheer, and stickers will be given to each child.
If you have any further questions before your child's 1st class, don't forget to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking the image below. If you can't find an answer to your question, please do not hesitate to reach out to contact us by visiting the link on the image below or by sending a message to our Facebook page, Tiny Troops Soccer.