Open Minds has a partnership with HappyFeet Soccer to focus on the development of kiddo’s large motor skills. A HappyFeet soccer coach comes once a week for a 30 minute class for children who sign up.
The HappyFeet Approach
At HappyFeet, our approach is simple. We want to introduce soccer in a way that opens up doors of possibility for young kids both on the field and off. The goal is for kids to not only learn the wonderful game of soccer, but to have fun, build social skills, improve self-confidence and instill a brave, creative go for it mentality that can help provide the right foundation for the rest of their lives! By developing these skills through our “story time with a soccer ball” curriculum and in a fun and non-competitive environment your little soccer star will be empowered to learn some of the most challenging deceptive dribbling skills in soccer…fearlessly. We hope this amazing learning experience will build a solid platform for a life long love and involvement in physical fitness and team sports…but selfishly we hope it’s soccer!
The HappyFeet Curriculum
We use familiar songs, stories, nursery rhymes and fun games to introduce soccer to children as young as two years old. Our unique curriculum triggers your child’s imagination by taking their soccer ball, Bob the Bobcat, on adventures to the zoo, the movies, and even an enchanted castle! Our philosophy and curriculum encourages children to tame their bobcat with their learned deceptive dribbling and ball striking skills. We leverage creative play and the important developmental skills it provides to make fitness and soccer their favorite weekly activity!
By progressing through our age appropriate curriculum from Little Toes to Future Legends your little one is ensured to have built a solid foundation we hope will lead to a life long involvement in sports and fitness and hopefully soccer! With an approach designed to support our little soccer stars in classroom learning we will introduce the foundation skills of soccer along with more complex deceptive dribbling and ball striking skills of soccer giving your little soccer star a sport specific head start in the worlds most popular game!
Our Age Appropriate and Progressive Curriculum
Designed to place your little soccer star in their own imagined movie, we sing songs, play fun games, and go on exciting adventures with a soccer ball. Our aim at this age is to introduce our little ones to soccer and sports in a fun, comfortable, and loving environment that makes learning new things fun, improves balance and coordination and has an amazing impact on your little ones self-confidence and go for it mentality!
A progression from LittleToes incorporating age appropriate elements based on the develepomental skills of our three year old soccer stars. We introduce your little one to foundational concepts and deceptive dribbling skills, teamwork, and self-expression. Your child learns valuable lessons for all areas of life. With each child having a soccer ball for the entirety of the session we maximize touches and introduce deceptive dribbling skills that is an amazing foundation in the sport of soccer while providing development in their gross motor skills, balance, and coordination.
As our little soccer stars become more comfortable with the ball at their feet we introduce more advanced deceptive dribbling skills while learning complex soccer skills in a fun and non-competitive environment. Your little soccer stars will be playing more challenging games designed to maximize balance and coordination, improve overall fitness, and develop their decision making skills.
The cost of the HappyFeet Soccer program is $35 dollars a month