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Central San Diego's Most Popular Youth Soccer Program! Age Appropriate Skills, Games & Fun!
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Soccer Shots has been providing a high energy, fun, age appropriate introduction to soccer for kids all over the country for 10+ years.
Soccer Shots is not a league, but rather a fun introduction to the basics of soccer with a focus on character development and confidence building, that your children will use as they transition to league play.
We offer classes for 2 year olds (MINI), and for 3/4/5 year olds (CLASSIC) and 6/7/8 year olds (PREMIER).
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! Our Soccer Shots instructors are energetic and enthusiastic, are great teachers, and love working with children. 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, sharing and respect. Come join the fastest growing youth soccer program today!
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
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
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 the world.
Global Goals and the U.S. Soccer Foundation
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. Through our partnership, we aim to raise funds and awareness for children who live in these 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.
Making a difference
In 2011 and 2012, local Soccer Shots operators donated a portion of each child’s registration fee to Global Goals/U.S. Soccer Foundation to build SportCourt playing surfaces at the B.R.I.C.K. Avon Academy in Newark, NJ, and Madrid Middle School in El Monte, CA. Children at both schools are now able to participate in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program on those surfaces. This program not only teaches children soccer skills, it also provides a positive mentoring experience with coaches.
In 2013, Global Goals fundraising was redirected toward the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s annual Urban Soccer Symposium. The Symposium brings together coaches and leaders from across the country who are making an impact in their communities through the game of soccer. In many of these communities, a child’s involvement in a local soccer program is the only alternative away from gang violence and drug or alcohol abuse. When the U.S. Soccer Foundation first approached Soccer Shots about the need for Symposium fundraising, we knew right away this was a no-brainer decision and made the commitment to extend our reach to the kids who need it most.
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.
San Diego Central Now Serving
(Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, 4S Ranch, Mira Mesa, Sorrento Valley, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Clairemont, Serra Mesa, Mission Valley, Kearney Mesa, Linda Vista, Miramar, Rancho Santa Fe, Mission Bay)
After School Learning Tree (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
Alcott Elementary (Clairemont)
Bay Park Early Learning Center (Bay Park)
Bayview Children’s Center (Pacific Beach / La Jolla)
Carmel Knolls Park (Carmel Valley / Del Mar)
Childtime Children’s Center (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
Doyle Elementary School Field (La Jolla / UTC)
Doyle Park (La Jolla / UTC)
Early Learners Children's Academy (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
Gillispie School (La Jolla)
Hage Elementary School (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
Hickman Elementary (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
Horizon Christian Preschool (Clairemont)
Imagine Kids Planet at Torrey Pines Christian Church (La Jolla)
Juarez Elementary School Field (Serra Mesa / Mission Valley)
Kate Sessions Park (Pacific Beach / La Jolla)
KinderCare Rancho Bernardo (Rancho Bernardo / Escondido)
KinderCare Rancho Penasquitos (4S Ranch / Rancho Penasquitos)
KinderCare University City (La Jolla / UTC)
Kinderhouse Montessori Rancho Bernardo (Rancho Bernardo / Escondido)
Kinderhouse Montessori School Sorrento Valley (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
La Jolla Children’s Learning Lab (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
La Jolla Preschool Academy (La Jolla)
La Petite Academy (4S Ranch / Rancho Penasquitos)
La Petite Ecole English-French Learning Academy (Clairemont)
Lifetime Montessori (4S Ranch / Rancho Penasquitos)
Lighthouse Early Childhood Center ( La Jolla / UTC)
Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School (Clairemont)
Lindbergh-Schweitzer Preschool (Clairemont)
Little Steps Christian Preschool (Pacific Beach / La Jolla)
Maddox Park (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
Maria Montessori School (Clairemont)
Miramar College Child Development Center (Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley)
Mission Bay Montessori (Clairemont)
Murphy Canyon Preschool (Kearney Mesa)
Northminster Preschool (Clairemont)
Playhouse Preschool (Clairemont)
Rancho Bernardo Community Park (Rancho Bernardo / Escondido)
Reformation Lutheran Church School (Clairemont)
San Diego French American School (Pacific Beach / La Jolla)
San Diego Jewish Academy Lower School K-5 (Carmel Valley / Del Mar)
San Diego Jewish Academy Preschool (Carmel Valley / Del Mar)
Soille SD Hebrew Day Elementary (Serra Mesa / Mission Valley)
Soille SD Hebrew Day Preschool (Serra Mesa / Mission Valley)
South Village Park (4S Ranch / Rancho Penasquitos)
Spreckels Elementary Field (La Jolla / UTC)
St. Andrew's by-the Sea Episcopal Preschool (Pacific Beach)
St. David's Preschool (Bay Park)
2014 Season Schedule
- Winter Session
January - February
- Spring Session
March - May
- Summer Session
June - August
- Fall Session
September - November