Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Is SoccerTots a team or a class?
- My child is already in a soccer league. Will this be a problem?
- When is class payment due?
- How do I sign up for a No Obligation Trial Class?
- Can I register my child for more than one class?
- How many classes are there in a session?
- How long are the classes?
- My child will turn 3 years old in the middle of the session; which age group class do you recommend I register my child for?
- There are no suitable class times to fit around my schedule; will SoccerTots create a class for me?
- What do I need to bring to class?
- Do I have to sign a Waiver form and where can I obtain one?
- Do I need to buy shin guards and soccer cleats?
- Can I bring siblings to a SoccerTots class?
1. Is SoccerTots a team or a class?SoccerTots is a motor skills development program that offers weekly soccer classes for children 18 months to 5 years old. SoccerTots is non-competitive, and is not affiliated with a soccer club or league.
2. My child is already in a soccer league. Will this be a problem?Not at all! The SoccerTots classes will only strengthen your child's soccer and motor skills for use in their league. The vast majority of SoccerTots children are not (yet!) in any soccer leagues.
3. When is class payment due?Payment is due in full before the first day of the session (or before the first day your child will be attending, if they are joining mid-session). Failure to pay or to notify the office may result in automatic removal from the class roster.
4. What is your "No Obligation Trial Program"?
All new customers can request a full refund any time prior to their 3rd class, no questions asked. We know that many parents are apprehensive about committing money on a program that their child may or may not enjoy. The vast majority of children decide to stay in our program after trying it out.
5. Can I register my child for more than one class?Yes, if your child wants a lot of exercise each week, you may register for as many classes as you want.
6. How many classes are there in a session?There are 6, 8, or 10 classes in each session, depending on the location and season. All classes meet once per week.
7. How long are the classes?All SoccerTots classes run for 50 minutes with a water break in the middle.
8. My child will turn 3 years old in the middle of the session; which age group class do you recommend I register my child for?If you are new to the program we recommend taking the class that fits your child's age at the time you join. The instructor can assess the ability of the child once the session begins, and can recommend a higher level class (age group) and you may be allowed to move up or down depending on the situation. This applies for all ages and classes.
9. There are no suitable class times to fit around my schedule; will SoccerTots create a class for me?Subject to facility availability, we would be happy to create a new class time for you as long as you know at least five other children who can commit. Please contact our office! Our current class schedule is based on feedback from our customers and avoiding nap times.
10. What do I need to bring to class?We provide all equipment needed for the class including soccer balls. Your child should wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes such as sneakers or tennis shoes. We also recommend bringing a water bottle as there is a short water break during every class. Wearing your SoccerTots t-shirt to each class is not required, but it sure is cute!
11. Do I have to sign a Waiver form and where can I obtain one?Yes, all parents of participants are required to sign this document on behalf of their child prior to stepping on to the field. If you registered online, you may have already signed a Waiver. We also provide blank Waivers at each facility, but you are more than welcome to download our SoccerTots Waiver here and bring the completed form to class.
12. Do I need to buy shin guards and soccer cleats?Soccer cleats or shin guards are not required for any class but your child is free to wear these for outdoor and indoor turf classes if they would like. Cleats are NOT allowed fo any non-turf indoor locations. The vast majority of children will not have any special soccer gear on.
13. Can I bring siblings to a SoccerTots class?
Younger siblings are welcome to observe the class but for safety reasons we cannot allow these younger children to walk and crawl around the field or play with equipment. Older siblings are welcome to watch but due to the focus and attention required in these classes we cannot allow them to participate.
Many of the park locations have nearby play structures and/or picnic tables.