Tyler has been asking to play baseball but he misses the town birthday deadline by 6 days so we instead looked at soccer. It was a small, 6 week programs offered by Challenger Sports, called Tiny Tykes. The 6 week classes were an hour long and worked on developmental skills, while introducing kids to soccer.
Our local session offered a class for 2-3 year olds and one for 3-4 year olds. I put Ty into the older class knowing his birthday would be halfway through the sessions. He loved it! A great bonus that was with our registration, he received soccer shorts, a jersey and his own soccer ball. It was all under $100!
His group was great-- not too many kids and the coach was unbelievable. She was so kind and compassionate, making every skill a fun game. Whether the kids were building a boat with cones, or kicking the ball at the octopus, they were having fun while developing skills.
The Tiny Tykes program was exactly what we hoped it would be- an introduction to soccer that would allow my kid to decide if he loved it. Now that the session is over, he\'s asking when he can play soccer again! I\'m excited that he has found something he loves.
To see if there are any programs near you, you can check here. We will be looking for more programs near us so we can continue on!