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Programs

Soccer Shots Pittsburgh offers a number of programs and camps to meet the developmental needs of children aged 2-8. Every child is different and, as such, the age ranges listed in the descriptions below are suggestions. If you would like additional insight, please give us a call at (412) 615-5003 or email [email protected] We are happy to work with you to determine the best program for your child(ren) whether it be Mini, Classic, Premier, Premier PLUS or Empower!

We are committed to providing a positive growth experience for your child using our expert-approved curriculum to teach new character words and skills each week while having fun!

Programs are offered in childcare centers, preschools and schools, as well as public locations. Our standard programs are outlined below. Watch each short video to learn more about that specific program.

Every child is different, so the ages listed are suggestions. We are happy to work with you to figure out the right program for your child.

Mini

2 to 3 year olds

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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.

Classic

3 to 5 year olds (Pre-k)

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Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to 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.

Premier

5 to 8 year olds (K-2nd)

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Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction.

Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Program Age Descriptions & Recommendations

Program Age Descriptions & Recommendations

Mini (ages 2 to YOUNG 3)

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.

Parental participation is required for this age group. We require parental involvement for the Mini sessions so as to help the little ones feel comfortable in a new environment with new people. We ask that parents come into the playing field and walk through the games and drills. This helps the players get the most out of our sessions and helps to avoid distractions and loss of focus. This makes for a great learning experience for our Mini players!

Coaches will be engaging Soccer Shots players in games and activities. Our program and curriculum have enjoyed much success with young children, but the first few classes can be a bit of an adjustment period for the little ones. Please keep this in mind and encourage them to participate, even if you have to hold their hand or even carry them through it! It is age appropriate for kids (especially in the Mini group) to be distracted and to need extra encouragement from parents and family members in order to participate and to listen to the coach. We also request parents’ /guardians’ assistance in helping  child(ren) respect and preserve Soccer Shots equipment such as cones, goals, and rings.

Classic (ages OLDER 3 to 4, OR OLDER 3 to 5, OR 4 to YOUNG 6) – dependent upon location

As indicated above, we offer several age variations of the Classic program in an effort to provide safe and appropriate programming for our players and families as the development, size, demeanor, motor skills, and overall physical ability of children in this age range can vary significantly. If a child is 6 years of age and is ready for more technical foot skill training and an introduction to game play, we suggest that they “graduate” from Classic and participate in our “Premier” or “Premier PLUS” program (please see below for more information on Premier and Premier PLUS).

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to 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.

For Classic-level sessions, we ask that parents / guardians be involved to the extent that their child is comfortably able to engage in the session. This often takes the form of holding your child’s hand during the session if he/she is hesitant, or walking through the games if that is what they need to give soccer a try! That being said, some children do not require much assistance from parents to play the games, listen to the coach, stay on the field, etc., but we do find that parental involvement is helpful in instances where a child may need help staying engaged, following directions, etc. With patience and encouragement from everyone, it will help to create a positive experience for the players and their families. For the Classic age group, we also request parents’ /guardians’ assistance in helping  child(ren) respect and preserve Soccer Shots equipment such as cones, goals, and rings.

Premier (ages 6-8)

Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. Soccer Shots Premier programs typically run for 45 minutes and are more technically advanced than our Classic-level programs. We put a larger focus on foot skill development and growing a basic understanding of real game play.

Premier PLUS (ages 6-8) – A Game Play Experience!

Premier Plus is a step up from our regular Premier-level programming but is still suitable for all players, whether it is their first season or their fifth. The hour long format allows for 15 minutes of warm ups and skills training, while the the remaining 45 minutes is focused on traditional game play with introduction of kick-offs, throw-ins, corner kicks, goal kicks, etc.!

For now, Premier PLUS is a summer-only offering from Soccer Shots Pittsburgh.

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Full and Half Day Summer Camps

Full and Half Day Summer Camps

Summer camp fun for children ages 3-8!

Join Soccer Shots for an immersive soccer experience at our week-long summer morning camps and week-long full day camps! Camp highlights include: fun daily themes, foot skill development, game play, craft and activity time, character word of the day, and an end-of-week camp celebration. Special gear will be awarded to each camp participant, including a Soccer Shots soccer ball, and other exciting prizes including an end-of-camp certificate!

Camps are offered for Classic (ages 3-5) and Premier (ages 5-8) age groups. Parents are NOT required to remain on-site during camps.

SUMMER CAMP                              VS.                          8 WEEK SEASON

1 week                                                                                 8 weeks

4 or 5 days (in one week)                                                1 day per week

2.5 hrs per day or 7 hours per day                                30-45 minutes per session

Average 1:7 coach to player ratio                                   Average 1:8 coach to player ratio

Soccer Ball, Shirt, Water Bottle, Crafts                        End of the season prize

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Premier PLUS (Ages 6-8)

Premier PLUS - A Game-play Experience!

Premier Plus is a step up from our regular Premier-level programming but is still suitable for all players, whether it is their first season or their fifth. The hour long format allows for 15 minutes of warm ups and skills training, while the the remaining 45 minutes is focused on traditional game play with introduction of kick-offs, throw-ins, corner kicks, goal kicks, etc.!

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FREE Soccer Shots Family Fun Fest - Benefitting Beverly's Birthdays!

FREE Soccer Shots Family Fun Fest - Benefitting Beverly's Birthdays!

Join us for a free, fun afternoon of Soccer Shots fun! Open to both Soccer Shots families AND non-players.

JOIN SOCCER SHOTS PITTSBURGH AT OUR 2020 FAMILY FUN FEST!!!

Saturday, August 22nd
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Pittsburgh Citiparks – Magee Recreation Center
745 Greenfield Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Soccer Shots is passionate about having a positive impact on children. Join us for a fun, family-friendly afternoon of engaging activities and entertainment! There will be soccer fun, face painting, bounce houses, a 50/50, gift basket raffle, food concessions, etc. It’s an event for for the entire family!

Admission is free, so spread the word and invite your friends! All proceeds (food sales and basket raffle) will go to the Pittsburgh-area Beverly’s Birthdays non-profit foundation, which provides birthday celebrations for children experiencing homelessness and for families in-need.

Click here to read more about Beverly’s Birthdays!

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Birthday fun for children ages 3-8!

Soccer Shots Birthday Parties

The fun and excitement of Soccer Shots is available for your child’s birthday party! Parties are available for children ages 3-8.

An energetic and enthusiastic Soccer Shots coach will lead the birthday child and his/her friends 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. Coaches can stay to sing “Happy Birthday” if it is desired by the family (cake not included as part of party package).
  • An energetic and enthusiastic coach will come to the location of your choice, including your home, a local park, etc.
  • Parties are designed for children ages 3-8.
  • We provide all soccer equipment.
  • A Soccer Shots prize is given to each child.
  • An official Soccer Shots soccer ball is gifted to the birthday boy/girl.

1 to 15 Kids: $150
16 to 25 Kids: $175
Additional Soccer Shots soccer balls (Size 3) can be purchased for $15 each.

Two-week advance reservation is preferred.

Scheduling is based on availability of coaches.

Please give us a call at 412-615-5003 or email [email protected] for additional info.

“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!

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