Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Favorite: Soccer Shots

I'm excited for spring, because this year I plan to have Nora play some soccer!  She's never participated in a sport other than our goofing around in the backyard. I hope she'll really have a lot of fun with it, and it feels like she will, because I've only heard good things about Soccer Shots. Soccer Shots - 'Introduction to soccer' sessions for 3-5 year olds and 6-9 year olds have been professionally designed and are led by trained Soccer Shots instructors, like Coach Eddie. Each 30-40 minute session is held at your daycare, school site, or local park. I asked Coach Eddie of Soccer Shots to tell me a little bit about it.  Here's what he says:

"The primary objective of each session is to creatively introduce your child to the sport of soccer. Character development, physical skills, and fun are guaranteed in this exciting program.
Each Soccer Shots session incorporates the following: Basic soccer skills, exclusive Soccer Shots games, word of the day, use of imagination, fun fitness activities and exercises, coordination, balance, and agility development.

By enrolling your child in Soccer Shots, you can expect the following: Increased psychomotor development through fun fitness activities, introduction to team dynamics, character formation (lessons in honesty, sharing, helping, respect, self-control, attitude), development of active lifestyle habits."

And my favorite part? No gear is needed! All soccer equipment is provided to program participants.

You can check out the Soccer Shots website to see what sessions are going on near you and of course, to to reserve your child's spot!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Want to be my friend?

Have you "liked" the Ithaca Family Fun webpage on Facebook yet?  It's a great way find out when important updates have been made to the website.  I plan to use the Facebook page to run contests & giveaways as well, starting with this one! The 50th person to "like" the Ithaca Family Fun page on Facebook will win a $25 gift certificate to Northeast Pizza & Scalehouse Brewpub!  Tell your friends!

Click here to like the page!

p.s. Check out the calendar for updates for this winter break week!