Soccer teaches children many crucial life lessons, including practice makes perfect and don't touch something with your hands if you've been kicking it around on the ground for hours. Teach kids lessons to live by with today's Groupon: for $65, you get enrollment in a four-week session of the toddlers' soccer program from Super Soccer Star's Kick & Play (a $130 value), valid at six locations: Super Soccer Stars West, 92nd Street Y, All Souls Church, Mang'Oh Yoga Studio, Tribeca Gymboree, and Hoboken, New Jersey. Class times vary by age group and location.
Kick & Play's family-friendly classes help tots 12–24 months old develop pre-soccer skills and physical skill sets simultaneously. Pintsize players and their progenitors can enroll in the Kick & Play program for four weeks of fun summer classes in July or August. During classes, a team of talented and enthusiastic instructors and an athletic duo of puppet friends named Mimi and Pepe buoy budding soccer players with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and the merry clickety-clack of cleated tap dances. Designed with the help of early-childhood specialists, each age-specific class helps players build skills at their own pace with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and engaging original music. Developing toddlers will learn to balance, run, kick, play, and aerate soil during noncompetitive activities. Classes are 40 minutes if playful dribblers don't hide their coach's stopwatch.
A low child-to-coach ratio ensures each parent-toddler pair will receive the one-on-one attention needed to develop skills to play the only sport that combines the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil with the raw physicality of golf. Students should come in comfortable sneakers to run in, and every child will receive a free T-shirt with today's Groupon.