Last year, we signed Mia up for her first dance class. While she loves to dance, the class was getting a bit repetitive so we wanted her to try something new. Talk about effective, free marketing...all around the city I'd see kids wearing Lil Kickers soccer jerseys. Sure enough, the name stuck in my head, I looked it up and not long after, Mia was signed up for her first soccer class.
So excited for her first soccer class!
Lil Kickers has facilities all over the country. Before signing up, we observed either the 18-24 month or 2-3 year old classes and did not like what we saw. The toddlers were kicking the ball one on one with their parents, stacking cones and stomping on bubbles. I can do that at home for free! But the 2.5-3.5 year old class was more structured with soccer "drill" type activities disguised as stories by the enthusiastic coaches and parent participation was minimal.
Look at that focus and determination!
Mia really enjoyed this activity where they "drove boats" and stopped when sharks came.
After 50 minutes of running around and attentively listening to the coach's instructions, these two sure broke a sweat!
Week 2...Starting the class with some stretches and I can hear her squealing with delight on the right!
Racing around the track the kids made with cones and scoring some goals!
It's pretty safe to say that she's one happy camper after running around with daddy for an hour. I'm sure by the end of the session, she won't need him by her side anymore.
If you couldn't tell, I highly recommend Lil Kickers for their facility, enthusiastic coaches, and creative exercises. I wish I were compensated for saying that, but I'm not! I just wanted to share.