I couldn’t wait to blog about this today! As some of you know Husband and I decided to spear head a soccer program for kids Caidoc’s age. It sounds ambitious at first but, we discovered, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Here is how we got to the idea..
A few months ago we started thinking about putting Caidoc into an organized (ish) sport. I started searching all the different programs around us. He was either too young for most sports (even t-ball) or he had to be potty trained (that’s a work in progress ;). We did not what to have to wait till he was potty trained and so we started looking at toddler soccer programs. We found a couple to try out and so we did just that for a couple weekends in a row.
What we discovered was that the cheapest class for his age would be around 13.50 per class and that you had to sign up for the whole session and if you missed a class it was like throwing away 13 bucks. Uh, not great, especially when a certain toddler has “off” days. Well, we thought maybe it would be worth it if the coaches were great? Well, turns out they were kinda…bleh. Not all bad, but just not worth the money we would be shoveling out.
So, on our way home from the last trial class we tried, hubs and I were talking and I said, “You know all this stuff! We should just have our own class! Haha!” Chris does know all this stuff. Three out of four of the programs we tried with Caidoc, he has actually worked at during college and high school. He played soccer through out high school and college, has his coaching license, and has played on several adult leagues since college. Maybe that’s why we also had such a high standard for what he were willing to pay for? Either way, we were getting frustrated with what we found. We just wanted a super relaxed, wild-toddler friendly, exercise program for our little guy. If he learned gross motor skills, a love of athlectics, and got some socializing in, GREAT!
SO, Chris and I decided, “well, why not see if other parents are interested? We have the tools, we just need bodies!” Turns out, parents were very interested! I went to my fellow mommies-of-toddler-aged-tots from my Kent Moms Group and we set up for a Saturday class with Chris coaching. Today was our first day and I’m so proud of all the kids, parents, and especially Chris (who agreed to all that I was committing him to ;). We are so very excited for where this venture might lead and are so grateful for such supportive friends!
My goodness, what fun! Can’t wait till next week!
Stay tuned for more posts this weekend and early next week. Cheers!