Q: How do I know if my child is ready? It's hard to have set criteria to determine if your child is ready. If they are ready for pre-school then they will be ready for this clinic. If they can run and laugh, then they are ready.
Q: What will we do in this program? The program is set up for you to work one on one with your child. It is a fun learning environment. There will be a series of games and exercises which are not long in duration. This is due to players short attention span at young ages. Each session will be based on a soccer 'adventure'.
Q: Will there be teams and games? There are no set teams but players will be separated by age group (and when needed, ability). The Rush staff will introduce some scrimmages. They will play 3 against 3 with the emphasis on each player having FUN within the training session.
Q: What is the parent involvement with the youngest players? We encourage players to participate without their parents. If the player needs the parent to jump into the session, we ask that the parent participate with a ball to show their child how much fun they are having in the activities. Sometimes players under 3 years old may not fully participate since it is so new to them. Give the player a chance to learn how it works to participate in a group and they will catch on after a few sessions. This is very common with players between 2 1/2 - 3 years old.
Q: What are the main topics the program will cover? First and foremost the focus is on having fun with developing passion for the game and excitement for sport. Within the positive psychology we will focus on individual's with a ball at their foot focusing mainly on dribbling, dribbling and more dribbling. We also emphasize the excitement of scoring goals and the concept behind that. First touch and passing topics will also be covered.