Hartford area child care centers and preschools looking to offer an innovative sports program at their location should look no further than Soccer Shots.
Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for young children, and emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Soccer Shots creatively introduces the game of soccer to young children in a fun and imaginative way. Each Soccer Shots session is age appropriate, and incorporates basic soccer skills, vocabulary (word of the day), imaginative play, and coordination, balance, and agility development.
Soccer Shots sessions are held right at the child care or preschool location. This saves parents time from having to travel to another location for their child’s lesson. It also allows child care centers to offer an additional service to their families. Soccer Shots provides all the equipment that the children need for the sessions.
Shannon Perry is the Soccer Shots Connecticut Director. Shannon is a former collegiate and professional player with 10 years experience working with children of all ages.
“There is nothing more rewarding to me than seeing young kids building confidence by introducing them to soccer. Soccer is a beautiful game that provides kids a way exercise se, develop great lifestyle habits, and have fun. Soccer is a great global common denominator and provides kids a way to be creative while being healthy. Ultimately, Soccer Shots is not about creating great soccer players, but in helping to create great learners and people.” says Shannon.
Lessons in teamwork and cooperation, as well as the development of gross motor skills are some of the benefits that young children can receive from participation in Soccer Shots.
“My son looked forward to his ‘soccer days’ at school every week. I am very glad I enrolled him in [Soccer Shots]; it has built his self-esteem greatly.”– Mary (Parent of Soccer Shots participant)
Come meet Shannon Perry of Soccer Shots at the Childhood Conversations Conference on March 30-31, 2012 at the Hartford-Windsor Marriott in Windsor, CT. Find out more information at www.theseedsnetwork.com/childhood-conversations.
Shannon Perry holds a bachelor degree from Elizabethtown College and master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is actively involved in education issues in the community and has three children, ages 9. 11 and 13.