From the Sidelines
Soccer Shots is a national program teaching children ages 2-8 the beautiful game of soccer. One of our trademarks is the developmentally appropriate curriculum we use that emphasizes creative play, enjoyment of sport, and character building lessons. Our sessions range from 30-40 minutes in length, and our coaches are energetic and enthusiastic individuals who love working with kids of all ages.
There are a couple different ways to join a Soccer Shots program:
Daycares/Preschools/After School Programs:
- One of the great benefits to the Soccer Shots program is that we come to your school.
- Our program allows daycares, preschools and after school programs the opportunity to offer an enrichment program that parents love.
- Soccer Shots gives children something to look forward to each week and is great way for parents to enroll their child in an extra-curricular activity without an additional time investment.
- We view ourselves as partners with the schools we serve, and we will run our program in a way that seamlessly fits into the school’s schedule.
- Soccer Shots is fully licensed and insured.
- If you’d like Soccer Shots to run a season at your school, please give us a call.
- Soccer Shots offers park programs for mom’s groups, church and synagogue groups, neighborhood groups, and to the general public at parks throughout the city.
- Our program is non-competitive in nature, and we focus on individual skill development in a fun, creative environment designed to allow your child enjoy the game.
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.
Soccer Shots Birthday Parties!
The fun and excitement of Soccer Shots is also available for your child’s birthday party! Parties are available for kids ages 3-8.
An energetic and enthusiastic Soccer Shots coach or two will lead the kids through an extended Soccer Shots session concluding with a scrimmage.
Soccer Shots Party Package:
- 45 minutes to include a "best of the best" Soccer Shots session, as well as pictures, singing "Happy Birthday," and cake (not included).
- An energetic and enthusiastic coach will come to your house or local park.
- Parties are designed for children ages 3-8.
- We bring the soccer equipment.
- A Soccer Shots prize is given to each child.
- An official Soccer Shots soccer ball for the birthday boy/girl.
- face painter Dana Bush (click here for website) for an additional cost; please inquire!
1 to 15 Kids: $150
16 to 25 Kids: $175
Additional Soccer Shots Soccer Balls (Size 3): $15/each if you want.
Two-week advance reservation is preferred.
Based on availability of coaches.
Please give us a call with any questions at 724-705-5044 for additional info.
"Hello! I just wanted to write about Coach Mike at my daughter's birthday yesterday.
I can not even begin to describe how wonderful Soccer Shots is, specifically Coach Mike. My daughter, Claire, has been involved in Soccer Shots for a year now with Coach Mike and she absolutely loves it (Tender Care on Old Perry Hwy.) When he showed up at her birthday party yesterday, from the minute he got out of his car, he interacted with all of the kids and new everyone's name immediately! We had a range of kids from 3 years old to 12 years old and he made sure that everyone felt included. Coach Mike has had a very big influence on Claire and she loves soccer because of it! A million thank you's wouldn't be enough to let you know how happy I am with Soccer Shots!"
- Samantha Schieck
"Hi Anthony, the birthday party went very well. Coach Matt was awesome, and all the kids had a great time. He had a really nice rapport with the kids and got them all to participate. There was a variety of ages and skill levels but everyone got to play. All of the parents who stayed were impressed. Nicholas had a great time, and he loves his soccer ball!"
- Heather Zaffuta
"Good Morning. I wanted to Thank you and your staff for yesterday. My birthday boys absolutly loved their soccer party! Everything went off with out a single problem. I can't thank you enough!"
- Soccer Shots mom
"I'm writing to tell you about a birthday party we attended today with my 4 year old son. It was a soccer theme party at Blueberry Park in Sewickley PA. Coach Kevin was hired through Soccer Shots to give a little lesson and support the kids in a game type activity. My son has autism, and sports are tricky for him. I was really apprehensive about the party because I didn't want him to distract everyone with poor behavior. I was ready to let him just leave the party area and do his own thing. However, Coach Kevin started off the instruction with loads of enthusiasm and immediately learned the kids names. It was just amazing. He worked so hard during that party and gave each child participating a positive experience at their own level- truly, it was amazing to watch! I felt so much pride and happiness for my son watching as Kevin and all the other party attendees cheered him on as he made a goal. This was a wonderful memory for our whole family. I just felt compelled to send a note and hopefully you can extend our gratitude to Kevin, who went far above and beyond to make this party a huge success!
Thank you so much! We're checking out the site now to see if lessons in Cranberry might be an option for us! Our son had such a wonderful introduction to the sport today!"
"Hello! Just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how AMAZING Coach Kevin was at Aila's party. It was a diverse group of kids and I didn't have very high expectations of them engaging for very long! I could not believe how great Kevin was keeping all of the kids interested, engaged, and actually trying to play soccer! There were probably like 8 elementary school teachers there and everyone was in awe of how well Coach Kevin could manage this group of kids! He was really enthusiastic, kind, patient, and fun. The kids had an amazing time and all of the adults kept saying that it was one of the best birthday parties they had ever been to. Thank you again!"
- Natasha, AJ, and Aila!