Soccer Shots returning to Longmont area with Roosevelt Free Fun Day – Longmont Times

September 3, 2018 - Soccer Balls

If we go

What: Soccer Shots Free Fun Day

When: 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave.

Cost: Free

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Stephanie Seale is anticipating that in 5 or 10 years, kids in a Longmont area will play pick-up soccer in a streets or city parks with a assistance of an early childhood preparation from Soccer Shots.

Seale is bringing a internal authorization of a inhabitant Soccer Shots association behind to Longmont after a prior manager and authorization owners let a module relapse into a three-year hiatus.

Kingston Polk, left, and Eli Honstien use their soccer skills during Soccer Shots in Longmont on Thursday

Seale played soccer when she was immature and kept with a competition by college. She coached both her kids, now 11 and 14, in soccer until they were about 7 and found that she enjoys coaching immature kids.

She was operative for years essay module for her parents’ word association when her relatives motionless to sell a association and retire.

It was her possibility to find her passion and she was perusing Facebook when a Soccer Shots ad held her eye.

“It pronounced something like ‘Mix your passion with your career’ and had a print of kids kicking a round around and so we applied,” she said.

Less than 4 months later, Seale played a purpose of Cookie Monster among a organisation of 3- to 5-year-olds excitedly kicking tiny soccer balls around a “soccer island” drawn in marker during Here We Grow preschool.

Seale and an partner manager told a children that a word of a day is “respect” and it means to be good to others. They got any child to use scoring a idea while a others cheered them on and afterwards high-fived them once they’d scored.

Seale pronounced introducing soccer in this non-competitive approach to immature children is essential to creation it beguiling for them.

“We learn themes like respect, calm and certainty and we wobble it into a soccer lessons. And we strike on those themes regularly so they don’t only hear it once and it goes in one ear and out a other,” Seale pronounced about a curriculum.

Seale is scheming to launch a initial deteriorate of Soccer Shots in a Longmont area this summer. There is a Mini module for 2- to 3-year-olds, a Classic module for 3- to 5-year-olds and a Premier module for 5- to 8-year-olds. The 10-week deteriorate will cost $150 per child though Seale is holding a giveaway fun day during Roosevelt Park on Saturday with dual sessions any per age group.

Seale pronounced her idea is to boost a recognition of soccer in a United States and so she hopes Soccer Shots can learn a adore of a diversion early in kids’ lives.

“Soccer is a healthy entrance to sports since literally all we have to be means to do is flog a round and roughly any child can do that. Plus we don’t need a goal. You can use dual rocks or sticks, so it’s really accessible,” she said. “Around a world, kids competence not even have a ball. They’re regulating paper wrapped in fasten or whatever they can find.”

Seale pronounced kids tend to quit sports when they’re comparison since it doesn’t feel fun anymore. She wants Soccer Shots students to learn about soccer in a fun environment.

“We’re perplexing to uncover them that this can be a non-competitive, fun approach to get into sports and learn calm and respect,” she said. “Other countries are enthralled in soccer and here in a United States, it’s scheduled. You go to soccer from 2:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and afterwards maybe a diversion on Saturdays. In other countries there is this clarity of extemporaneous soccer that brings communities together.”

Seale pronounced she visited Scotland and a city would uncover adult to a sold margin on Wednesday nights to play soccer — 4-year-olds and 74-year-olds carrying fun with as many as 40 people on a field.

“That’s what we wish for kids here, rather than them sitting inside and personification Fortnite since it is so permitted for anyone,” she said. “And maybe if we start young, afterwards these kids will go home and flog a round around in a backyard … when a village is going out for exercise, it creates a clarity of belonging, that can assistance with basin and obsession if we have a place to uncover adult and be a partial of something.”

Karen Antonacci: 303-684-5226, or

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