4U Soccer Sprouts is designed to provide a fun and activity based program for three-year-old children who are not yet ready for the competition based program in the older age groups. This is not a traditional league where players have practices and games. The program is instructed by a professional coach and parental involvement is optional during the session each week. Games and activities are utilized to provide an introduction to the basic skills (balance, running, dribbling, shooting). Parents are encouraged to participate in many activities throughout the season.
Soccer Sprouts meets for six weeks, beginning the second week of September in the fall and the 2nd week of March in the spring. Each session lasts for 45-60 minutes.
PROGRAM DATES AND DETAILS
During registration you can choose from one of these days and times for your player's session:
Saturday: 9 am, 10 am, or 11 am
Saturdays: September 17, 24, Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5 (rain out date)
Registration for our Soccer Sprouts program is limited to around 20 players in each session in order to ensure a successful season for all.
In the upper right-hand corner, choose Login if you have an account or choose Register if you need to create an account.
If you have played in the past, but do not recall your account information please send a message to email@example.com with your name, child's name, and age. We will send your login info and instructions to register.
INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE
Your registration fees include a jersey, soccer ball, and a participation medal (given at the end of the season to each player). Registration fees also cover the cost of staff coaches, field maintenance, field equipment, insurance, and registration through GA Soccer.
COST: $119.00 ($109 if you register before the early bird deadline)
UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS
All participants are given a GSA ball and GSA t-shirt at the first group meeting (wear any black shorts and black socks).
Participants are required to wear shinguards which may be purchased at any sporting goods store (Dick's Sporting Goods, Academy Sports) or another retailer (Target). Players can wear street shoes, turf shoes or soccer cleats (no baseball, softball, or American football cleats).
There are no set teams/coaches for the 4U Soccer Sprouts program. GSA will provide 2-3 staff coaches each week to run sessions; sometimes parents may be asked to assist with activities.
There is no weekday practice for Soccer Sprouts. Each player participates in a staff coach-led session once a week on Saturday at the time you select during registration.
BRING TO EACH SESSION
Every player should bring their GSA-provided ball or any other size 3 ball to practice. Each play must wear shinguards at all times; these can be purchased at a local sporting goods store. Cleats or turf shoes are not required; standard athletic shoes are fine for this age. Bring a large bottle of water and consider bringing a small snack.
Questions about this program can be directed to Andy Trevers, firstname.lastname@example.org