What is a class at SAM like?
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SAM Soccer offers developmental soccer classes for girls and boys ages 3-7. These classes are known as: 2 Kicks (age 2), Pre-Kicks (ages 3-4), Off-Site Pre-Kicks (ages 3-4), Kickers (ages 5-7) and Rec Ready (ages 5-7).
2 Kicks (2 years)
2 Kicks is a program designed specifically to introduce 2-year-olds to the game of soccer. This parent-assisted (parents are required to attend the class with the children) class focuses on developing skills such as walking, balance, coordination and socialization. Additionally, the very basics of soccer – such as kicking and dribbling are introduced.
More information can be found here: www.samsoccer.org/classes/2-kicks-age-2
Pre-Kicks (Ages 3-4)
The Pre-Kicks program emphasizes improvement of gross motor skills and development of fundamental soccer techniques while having FUN. Classes are loosely structured with lots of positive reinforcement and activities that change quickly to hold the interest of 3-4-year-old children.
Soccer skills will be introduced through a variety of exercises and games in group settings to encourage personal interaction and social development. Each session will progress and new skills will be introduced, but activities will be repeated to improve technique through repetition and to also increase confidence.
More information can be found here: www.samsoccer.org/classes/pre-kicks-ages-3-4
Off-Site Pre-Kicks (Ages 3-4)
SAM brings the popular Pre-Kicks classes to children in their area! Classes are in Clarksburg, Poolesville, Kentlands and King Farm 3 days a week at 3 separate times in the morning.
More information can be found here: www.samsoccer.org/classes/off-site-pre-kicks-ages-3-4
Kickers (Ages 5-7)
Kickers is a developmental soccer program for children ages 5-7 that follows the Pre-Kicks program by advancing the child’s soccer skills. Kickers concentrates on skills in: passing, dribbling, shooting, teamwork and learning the basic rules of the game. Each session concludes with actual games where players can practice their skills.
In the Spring and Fall seasons, Kickers is offered to 5-6-year-old children. Children 7-8 years old should register for the Recreation League.
In the Summer and Winter seasons, Kickers is offered to 5-7-year-old children.
More information can be found here: www.samsoccer.org/classes/kickers-ages-5-7
Rec Ready (Ages 5-7)
Rec Ready is a 6-week clinic (but only need to attend 4 classes) that teaches the SAM Rec rules, gets kids used to the 4 v 4 format that is used in the 6U and 7U age groups, reinforces soccer basics and gives the child the edge going into the fall season. The class is for the active, more advanced 5 to 7 years olds that need an extra boost before transitioning to Rec.
More information here: www.samsoccer.org/classes/rec-ready-ages-5-7