The Pre-K (former U5) Clinic is designed for children the year before starting kindergarten (typically age 4 in the fall, and age 5 or approaching age 5 by the spring). This program is not for pre-schoolers who are age 3 and turning 4, it is only for those entering kindergarten the following year.
The goal is to introduce the game of soccer through age-appropriate activities. Players will learn the basics of dribbling, shooting and team play in a fun and engaging way. Much like the kindergarten program, professional and volunteer coaches will lead the children. This 6 week program will focus on having fun and building a love of the game rather than winning and losing.
Each session will last 60 minutes and we will guide children through activities that emphasize age appropriate skills by playing games like:
- Red Light, Green Light
- Freeze Ttag
- Pirate Ship
- Minnows and Sharks
Each session will end with a short scrimmage.
For the safety of the children, there is no jewelry allowed on the playing field. This means no necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Earrings in particular are potentially dangerous when worn while playing soccer and must be removed without exception.
We allow medical bracelets when necessary.