Soccer Friends USA coaches are passionate about two things, children and soccer. We believe the main requirements for training young children are good social skills, high level of sensitivity, and a talent for teaching. Our coaches are not only trained soccer experts but they are also Moms, Dads, pre-school & high school teachers, and early childhood education graduates. They bring with them a wealth of experience, as well as educational, social, and organizational skills; all of the personality traits to which children are known to respond. All of our coaches know and agree with our philosophy that the best way for young children to learn soccer is by having fun.
General Classes- These classes are offered to anyone who is interested in getting their child involved in soccer. They are once-weekly classes, over a set number of weeks and held in our various locations throughout Queens. All you have to do is click on our Class Schedule Tab to find a location, day, time, and price package that works for you and your child.
For children between ages 2 and 4, the structure will be the following:- We will begin with our welcome chant, followed by a warm-up which will focus on balance and coordination games and stretches to teach the children to move and be flexible with different parts of their bodies. We will then have a quick water break, and move into our skills section which will focus on dribbling and passing (for the youngest players, songs/rhymes, colors, counting, shapes, and familiar characters will be incorporated into most games). A second water break will be followed by our BIG GAME, using a variety of goals and simplified rules. We will end with a story and recap of the class, our chant, and stickers.