From the Sidelines
Austin's Premier Youth Soccer Program!
Providing a high energy, fun, and age-appropriate introduction to soccer for kids ages 2-8 since 2007! Now serving Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, West Lake, Lakeway, and San Marcos.
Soccer Shots is a program offered to children 2-8 that meets once a week at daycare centers, schools and parks throughout the city to introduce your child to soccer. Soccer Shots is not a league: we are a fun and age-appropriate introduction to basic soccer skills with a focus on character development and confidence. We offer classes for 2-year-olds (MINI), 3- to 5-year-olds (CLASSIC) and 6- to 8-year-olds (PREMIER). Our Soccer Shots coaches are energetic and enthusiastic, are great teachers, and love working with children. We not only teach soccer skills -- we develop balance, coordination and agility. Soccer Shots teaches children important concepts such as teamwork, sharing and respect. Come kick it with us!
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In the News:
Watch KXAN News story about Soccer Shots and Global Goals
Watch FOX 7 Austin story about Soccer Shots Austin
Check out our Austin Kids' Soccer Blog! www.soccershotsaustin.wordpress.com
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Our innovative curriculum extends beyond physical activity to incorporate values like respect, sharing, teamwork, encouragement and cooperation. The enhancement of a child’s coordination, balance and agility is often seen immediately, but it is the building blocks being created for a life long love of sports that have the strongest impact.
In each 35-40 minute class, we focus on having fun while guiding children through imaginative games that teach basic soccer skills. We offer three unique programs designed specifically for ages 2 (MINI), 3-5 (CLASSIC), and 6-8(PREMIER). Our coaches are energetic and enthusiastic, are great teachers, and love working with children.
Children benefit with increased psychomotor development through fun fitness activities. Soccer Shots encourages the development of active lifestyle habits at an early age.
2 to 3 year olds
Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling, and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.
3 to 5 year olds (Pre-K)
For nearly 15 years, Soccer Shots has been introducing soccer exclusively to children ages 3 to 5. Using creative and imaginative games, weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork, and appreciation. Soccer Shots will expose your child to the fun of soccer and provide the foundation needed to get started in the sport.
5 to 8 year olds (K-2nd)
This program is for children who are new to soccer or who want to build upon what they have learned in Soccer Shots Classic. Focusing on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, each session provides an opportunity for kids to be challenged through fun games and team competitions. Children will also be introduced to tactical elements of the game as they prepare to play on competitive teams.
Global Goals was born out of a vision that the Soccer Shots franchise community could join together and provide opportunities for growth to disadvantaged children, through soccer, across the U.S. and around the world. In 2009, Global Goals, a non-profit organization, was formed to increase capacity for established and reputable non-profit organizations using soccer to positively impact underserved children. The Soccer Shots franchise community has embraced this cause and the vast majority of Soccer Shots business owners actively participate in raising funds and awareness, through Global Goals, for our non-profit partners.
Global Goals and the U.S. Soccer Foundation
We at Soccer Shots believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for impacting youth. That is why, in 2011, we became a proud partner with the U.S. Soccer Foundation. We aim to raise funds and awareness for children who live in underserved communities throughout the U.S. so that they have convenient and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development. The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s programs are designed to keep kids active and healthy. They guide children away from negative influences by providing them with safe and healthy places to play after school – the most dangerous hours of the day. Players receive attention and support from caring mentors and coaches who work to ensure that they develop into healthy and successful young adults. The Foundation is working to build safe playing fields and bring the Soccer For Success model to economically disadvantaged communities nationwide.
Last year, your local Soccer Shots operator committed to donate a portion of your child’s registration fee to the Global Goals/U.S. Soccer Foundation in an effort to build a SportCourt playing surface at the B.R.I.C.K. Avon Academy in Newark, NJ. Children from the school will now be able to participate in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. This program will not only teach children soccer skills, it will also provide a positive mentoring experience with their coaches. On April 13, 2012, members of the Soccer Shots community had the opportunity to attend the field opening and first kick on the new playing surface. With your help and support, children are now able to learn the game of soccer, an opportunity that was not previously offered.
In 2012, Soccer Shots will again raise funds to provide a SportCourt playing surface in an economically disadvantaged community. This year, the funds raised will provide a place to play in Los Angeles, CA! Not only will a portion of your child’s registration be donated to Global Goals, Soccer Shots is also hosting a National Global Goals Clinic. Soccer clinics will be held across the nation on the weekends of May 19, 2012 and June 2, 2012 to raise funds to support the construction of the SportCourt in Los Angeles, CA.
Beyond the U.S.
In addition to our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Soccer Shots Global Goals continues to support AMANDLA EduFootball, a non-profit organization working with youth in South Africa. The mission of AMANDLA is the advancement of education by the provision of sports structures, training and facilities for children and young people in disadvantaged communities in Africa, targeting specifically youth who are no longer in the care of their family.
We at Soccer Shots consider it a privilege to have partnered with AMANDLA since 2009. Through Global Goals our franchise community has raised funds throughout our system. During the 2010 World Cup, several Soccer Shots representatives visited South Africa as ambassadors to AMANDLA. Check out this short video to learn more about our partnership with AMANDLA and our wonderful time in South Africa.
2014 Season Schedule
- Winter Session
January - February
- Spring Session
March - May
- Summer Session
June - August
- Fall Session
September - November