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Jun, 2019

DC Stoddert Soccer debuts the new Pre-K Plus program this Fall!

DC Stoddert Soccer debuts the new Pre-K Plus program this Fall!

DC Stoddert Soccer is enhancing its traditional Pre-K program (the first age group within Rec soccer) with the new Pre-K Plus program.  Still considered to be the first step in Rec soccer, Pre-K Plus combines popular elements of Pre-K soccer with exciting new pieces to enhance the experience for players and volunteers as well.  Each session will feature a variety of fun age-appropriate activities (jointly led by staff coaches and volunteers) that will help the players learn about physical mobility, soccer skills & techniques, and playing rules.  Basic aspects of what it means to be part of a team will also be covered.  Sessions will include developmental activities and a small game at the end.

Available Fall and Spring – Pre-K Plus is offered during both seasons; previously the Pre-K program was only available in the Spring, but with this new program, you can sign up now for Fall too!

8 week season – Pre-K Plus runs for 8 weeks, starting on September 21, 2019.  Preschools and groups have time to communicate about the program and get teams organized.

Pre-K Plus Festival - The last week of the season – November 16 – will feature a Pre-K Plus Festival to celebrate the season.

Volunteer coaches work with staff coaches – Teams will continue to have volunteer coaches, and professional DC Stoddert Soccer staff coaches will work with teams and their coaches as well.

Dual goals for Pre-K Plus – The Pre-K Plus framework will focus on two goals:  developing the children as soccer players and teammates, and developing the volunteers as effective and fun coaches.

Team-based program with all games played in the same location – Similar to the old Pre-K model, players will be placed on teams, and all sessions will happen on Saturdays at the same field location (TBD; may be Stoddert ES or other comparable quality field).

Similar Pre-K scheduling on Saturdays – Sessions will take place on Saturdays, with timeslots starting anywhere from 8am to 2pm.  There may be some variation week-to-week, but most teams will not have wild swings in terms of session times.

All players receive a uniform and a size 3 soccer ball – Players will start out properly equipped and ready for action!

Pre-K Plus will provide a fun and educational environment that will produce players that love to play and are learning how to play well.  The applicable range of birthdates for Pre-K Plus players is  6/1/2014 through 10/31/2015.  Pre-K Plus also will provide a springboard for volunteer coaches, helping them become confident coaches who will succeed in creating opportunities for fun and growth.  And, they will have a lot of fun themselves during the season.  As a result, when players and coaches move on to their next level, be it Kindergarten soccer or other DC Stoddert Soccer programs, all will be better-equipped to enjoy and thrive in that level of play.

The Early Bird registration period ends August 14, 2019.  Sign up now for the best rates!

If you have questions, please contact [email protected]Please go here to register for Pre-K Plus.



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