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Soccer for Pre-Schoolers
Are there any recent recommendations for weekend soccer for an almost 3 year old boy(2 years 9 months) in the Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area? My son has been asking about playing soccer (he has some older friends who are going). I was looking at soccer shots but the Berkeley locations don't seem to start until age 3 and I'd rather not drive out to Alameda for the Lil Kickers program. If we do wait a few more months, is there a major difference between soccer shots at Cedar-Rose Park versus Codornices? Age group? Field? Coach? Thanks! never thougth I'd be a soccer mom
What options to join a soccer team/league are there for 4 year old boys in Berkeley/Oakland? I'm writing on behalf of a family friend, who could also use financial support. Thanks for your feedback.
Hi -- I'm sure this question has been posted a bunch of times, but I couldn't find anything recent/relevant. I am looking for a soccer class for my almost 3 year old. We are located in Piedmont, but the classes at the rec center are hard for us timing wise. Does anyone have any thoughts on Soccer Shots in Oakland? Or any other recommendations for classes that are popular? We did soccer shots at his old pre school, but it's no longer offered at his new school. Thanks! liz
Hi, there! I have a son who is 2-1/4 years old. He is very active and seems to love outdoor sports, particularly soccer I have witnessed. Is there some kind of organized activity that is for such a young age group, especially in the North Oakland/Emeryville/South Berkeley area? If not, are there any specific park and rec rules regarding use of field space or for starting an informal mini-club of some sort for such a thing? Thanks in advance! Non-Soccer Mom
My two year old son has loved kicking a soccer ball around since before he could walk without assistance (around 9 months old). We are looking for any soccer teams or programs that are for kids his or around his age. We live in Oakland and are hoping to find something not too far away. Thanks for any information. CL
Suggestions for a first time soccer experience for a four Year old boy? We live in Richmond. Wanting to be a soccer mom
My 4 year old daughter is a good runner and I'm thinking about enrolling her in a soccer program. At what age are kids typically ready for soccer? Does anyone have recommendations for programs in or near Oakland? Thank you. Anna
Many of them - Montclair, Piedmont, Rockridge - have Under6 programs. The catch is, the kids need to be ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, and should turn 6 AFTER July 31, 2009.
Each Club manages their U6 program differently. Most have co-ed U6 teams, which makes the transition to Under 8 easier (most programs are NOT co-ed for Under 8). Having one of each, I can safely say that my experience is the energy levels / playing ''levels'' of the different genders, is VERY different. YMMV.
Feel free to contact me directly if you want to chat more. Leslie
Can anyone recommend one? The postings I've seen on the web are pretty old, and I don't see much for 3 1/2 year olds except in Alameda and Albany. Thanks for your help, ljz
I have an almost 3 yr old ball crazed son who wants nothing more than to kick a ball all day. Are there options, such as soccer, for this age group besides me and his dad? We live in the Montclair area. Thanks Tired of Kicking
Does anyone know of a an organized soccer club/team for preschool age children? My daughter is 3 1/2, will be 4 years old in June and really wants to play soccer. Our local recreation department doesn't offer anything on the eves or weekends for her age group. Looking for something preferably in East Bay area (Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley, or Orinda) Thanks for your help. Patti
Coach John Kelly, the Children's Soccer Director is very
professional and WONDERFUL with the children. The program has
many different levels starting at 18 months and allows for a
very non-competitive fun experience. However, the children
still learn the basics soccer skills like dribbling and even
scrimmaging through really fun games. Also, Coach John teaches
the kids the fundamentals to being on a team such listening to
instructions, taking turns and encouragement for one another.
The fee even includes a free uniform that my son is so proud to
wear every week! The next session starts on March 15th and
lasts 12 weeks...(510) 814-4999 ext 122
I am looking for some sort of weekend Pee Wee soccer progam for my daughter. She is 3 years and 3 months old. We live in Kensington, so would want something somewhat local. I have found some programs though El Cerrito, but most of their games and practices seem to take place on Monday afternoons and we really want something on weekends, as my husband wants to partake in the fun! Anyone that has any info on good programs in the community would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. julie
I have looked at the archives and saw all the different ages, but I don't see anything for 4 year olds. Where I lived before they had soccor starting at 3.5. Is there anywhere around berkeley or the surrounding area that offers soccor for 4 year olds (5/00). Thanks kristi
Hi! I'm looking for a soccer ''team'' for our 3.5 year old, to begin now or in the new year. I did hear of something in El Cerrito but it is on Monday afternoons from I think 1:15 to 2:15 -- right during my son's nap time. I was really hoping to find something on Saturdays. Thanks! Colene
My 4 year old son would LOVE to play soccer, but I think I've ''missed the ball'' for this year's sign up or have I? I've heard there are fun/instructional (non-competitive) leagues out there. We live in Orinda and are not very savvy to the where, how and when of the Lamorinda soccer leagues. Could anyone fill me in? Maya
I KNOW I saw this on the recommendation list in the past year, but I can't find it on the web or on my own archives of this list. Someone mentioned a Saturday morning soccer league for little guys (mine are 4 1/2) that was fun, not overly competitive, and run by a great guy. Does this ring any bells with anyone? Any idea how I can find out more? Thanks, Kristin
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