Prior to the invention of modern soccer balls, spectators frequently complained that the checkered rocks participants used limited playing time to a modest 10 minutes. Enjoy the game's technological advancement with today's Groupon to Chicago Indoor Sports. Choose between the following options:
• For $29, you get a five-time pass for SoccerTots, SoccerTouch, or Soccer Academy classes for any child up to 15 years of age (a $75 value).
• For $199, you get one Champions Party package, good for up to 25 guests (up to a $395 value).
Chicago Indoor Sports’ team of engaging footballers launches budding soccer stars to a new level of fun with professionally designed training programs and indoor parties. The SoccerTots program, for children ages 18 months to 7 years, redirects pedal aggression from younger siblings' shins to soccer balls in a noncompetitive environment. The 18- to 36-month-old Teddies receive a parent-participating introduction to motor skills, and 3- to 4-year-old Cubs venture on their own to play games that teach basic soccer skills such as kicking, dribbling, and pretending to be an airplane after scoring a goal. For 5- to 7-year-olds, more challenging concepts and scrimmages instill advanced skill and technique. SoccerTouch classes utilize skill-based games and small-sided soccer matches to transform 7- to 10-year-olds into younger incarnates of Pelé, and the Soccer Academy makes 11- to 15-year-olds more adept at triple deking defenders.
For single-day revelers, the Champions Party package grants two-hour all-sport access to one of the facility's mini fields or all three of the center's supersize inflatables, as well as food, balloons, and unlimited fountain drinks for up to 25 guests. A $7 charge will apply for each additional guest. Open year-round, Chicago Indoor Sports’ 90,000-square-foot facility houses large indoor soccer fields that use millions of enmeshed tiny rubber pellets to simulate a natural pitch, providing turf with added shock absorption to reduce injury and a relaxing place to nap between halves.
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Chicago Indoor Sports' full-size field has enough turf to make a cow's spots turn green with envy. But that same animal would be disappointed if it took a bite. The surface is actually a carefully designed, imitation grass made of millions of tiny rubber pallets and a crushed stone base, which helps absorb shock. That last feature is key, since the indoor play area supports crowds of running athletes during competitive or casual games of soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and ultimate frisbee. The field is also home its own youth and adult soccer leagues, such as Liga Latino Americana.
Throughout many of their services, Chicago Indoor Sports places special emphasis on children. During their SoccerTots and SoccerTouch programs, instructors use soccer as a way to build motor skills and encourage mental development. Meanwhile, an arcade and three giant inflatables give kids a break from sports.