Future Olympian ?

Right now the Summer Olympics in Rio are captivating the world as people watch Michael Phelps try and break an ancient record, the United States take the lead in the most gold medals and wait with baited breath to find out what is going to happen to the lime green Jell-O colored diving pool. (Seriously, what is up with that?)

While we have been watching the Olympics happen, our possible future Olympian is hard at work this summer training as part of the Soccer Shots program.

This is the second season that our Mousekatot has been involved in our local Soccer Shots program and we love it!

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Photo courtesy of SoccerShots.com

Right when Lily had turned two we were looking for something for her to do during the winter. Since she was only two there wasn’t a lot of options available for her age.

We signed her up for her first season of Soccer Shots and we were impressed with the program.

While the kids are learning soccer skills, they are also learning character building traits as well.

According to the organization’s website:

“1. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places and emphasis on character development and skill building.

2. Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialist, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.

3. We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.”

Each week the coach taught a different skill set and character trait.

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I can see such a difference in Lily’s soccer skills. She still has a little trouble with “control” and balance, but she has improved so much over the season.

Lily had so much fun that we will most likely sign up for the winter season of Soccer Shots. (We like to take a season off so that she doesn’t get bored.)

Do your Mousekatots participate in any organized activities? If so leave your comments below.

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