From the Sidelines
Greater Charlotte's Most Popular Youth Soccer Program! Age Appropriate Skills, Games, & Fun!
Soccer Shots of Greater Charlotte is a non-competitive, high-energy, fun youth soccer program offered to children 2-10 that meets at daycare centers, schools and parks throughout the area to introduce your child to soccer! We are in the Lake Norman area, Denver and Gaston, Iredell and Cabarrus Counties.
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Our Soccer Shots coaches are energetic and enthusiastic, are great teachers and love working with children. Our coaches are experienced and deliver a professionally developed, age-appropriate curriculum that hones fundamental soccer skills through fun and engaging activities, rather than competition. We find that kids learn best when they love what they are doing! We not only teach soccer skills, but also work on improving balance, coordination and agility with the kids. Soccer Shots also uses the sessions to teach children important concepts such as teamwork, sportsmanship, sharing and respect. Come join the fastest growing youth soccer program today!
See below for how you can join Soccer Shots:
Daycare/Preschool/After School Soccer Programs:
These classes happen on site at preschools, daycares, and elementary schools. To attend these classes, your child must be a student of that school.
Park & Community Soccer Programs:
Our park programs happen at parks and community centers all over the area. These classes are open to anyone. To find the park class that is the most convenient for you, check out our interactive Google Map.
Our FocusCharacter Development
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 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 2-3 (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.
SKILLS & SCRIMMAGES
6 to 8 year olds (K-2nd)
This program is for children who have played soccer before and want to build upon what they have learned in Soccer Shots Classic and/or Premier. We spend approximately 30 minutes on skills based games and finish with a 30 minute instructional scrimmage. 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 learn slightly more advanced tactical elements of the game as they prepare to play on competitive teams.
2015 Season Schedule
- Winter Session
January - February
- Spring Session
March - May
- Summer Session
June - August
- Fall Session
September - November