Soccer

Soccer is offered to children of all functional levels. This class teaches the FUNdamentals of soccer, including dribbling, passing, and game play through skills and drills. The coach will also incorporate scrimmages with the goal of skill development. At the end of the season, teams show off their newly-developed skills in a final exhibition and celebrate with a party and awards ceremony. Learn more about scholarships here.

Division Info

Key:
Appropriate for children who walk independently.
Appropriate for children who use an assistive device.
Appropriate for children who use a wheelchair.

Parent & Me

Parents will work 1:1 with their child in this division to learn basic soccer skills and incorporate activities to improve gross motor skills and coordination.  Class activities include soccer obstacle courses, skills challenges and games.

 

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Parent or guardian must participate with child at each program
Typically offered
Spring Fall
Duration
6 weeks
Age
18 months to 5 years
Program Fee
$75

Sport Requirements

  • Must have fair balance and be able to walk independently or with minimal assistance
  • Should be cleared for minimal contact in scrimmaging

Champions

Unlike other divisions, coaches in the Champions division will take sensory breaks between structured tasks as needed by each class.  We strive to provide 1:1 volunteer assistance as the athletes work to progress individual skills with direct guidance from our soccer coach. This class focuses on basic soccer skills with scrimmaging as appropriate.

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Requires extra attention due to any behavioral or sensory diagnosis
  • Needs help to follow directions and stay on task during group activity
Typically offered
Winter Spring Fall
Duration
6 weeks
Age
5-18
Program Fee
$75

Sport Requirements

  • Must have fair balance and be able to walk independently or with minimal assistance
  • Should be cleared for minimal contact in scrimmaging

Allstars

This class utilizes volunteers to help children progress their individual soccer skills with direct guidance from the soccer coach who will focus on progressing soccer skills, teaching game rules and scrimmaging.

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Must be able to follow directions and stay on task during group activity without assistance
  • May need help completing activities due to physical or intellectual needs
Typically offered
Winter Spring Fall
Duration
6 weeks
Age
5-18
Program Fee
$75

Sport Requirements

  • Must have fair balance and be able to walk independently or with minimal assistance
  • Should be cleared for minimal contact in scrimmaging

SA Premier

Designed for athletes with physical or intellectual disabilities who follow directions in a group settings.  There will be direct guidance from the soccer coach in order to progress their individual soccer skills, but no one-on-one volunteers.

Division Requirements

  • Athlete may have a physical or intellectual disability
  • Successful tryout or recommendation by staff
  • Possess the skill and desire to compete at a higher level
  • Must be able to comprehend and retain rules and skills, and then build upon them from week to week
  • 1:1 support is not provided, so must be able to train, compete, function in a group setting and follow the coach’s directions without volunteer assistance
Typically offered
Winter Spring Fall
Duration
6 weeks
Age
6-21
Program Fee
Monthly fee based on practices and competitions

Sport Requirements

  • Athlete should have fair walking balance and be able to run
  • Athlete should be cleared for minimal contact in scrimmaging
  • Athlete must have a desire to participate in group setting
  • Athlete must be able to understand the concepts of the sport and game play