Soccer Shots SF Bay

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Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. We positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through our best-in-class coaching and curriculum.

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RE: Soccer for 4 year olds? ()

I highly recommend Soccer Shots! We've been doing it for a couple years now at Cedar Rose park. They start as young as 2, and it's a really fun and warm environment. We really love the program :) 

RE: Soccer for 4 year olds? ()

Soccer Shots has a class for kids who are 3 to 5 year old.  We've been doing Soccer Shots and enjoying it.  The coaches our son has had have been really good.

RE: Soccer for 4 year olds? ()

Soccer shots has been great for my kiddo, since age 2! They’re a private group but  host programs at lots of the Berkeley parks. 

In this time, I think outdoor is best. My kids are doing soccer - soccer shots etc. and that has been great. They have a 2-3 class.

Agreed with the recommendations to do whichever friends play in, since that (and carpools!) are important. That said, we were very underwhelmed by Montclair U8 rec soccer. The coach was committed but very unsupported, and the whole league felt somewhat disorganized. There was definitely no professional coaching support for the rec teams last fall, at least at the U8 level. I am sure that the experience is somewhat coach-dependent, but we honestly felt our child got more out of Soccer Shots. I appreciate that it is volunteer-run, but so is NOLL/SOLL, which was a dramatically different experience at similar levels. I have heard that Montclair gets more structured at the competitive levels, so maybe it's better then, but we are going to try another league for rec soccer next fall.

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Soccer for 6 year old, mellow class?

Aug 2015

I'm looking for a weekly soccer class for my 6 year old (rising 1st grader). She has never played but has been enjoying watching women's soccer lately and wants to play. She is energetic but clumsy and can get discouraged as sports don't come naturally to her, so a friendly, non-competitive, warm atmosphere would be nice. The Bladium in Alameda is a possibility but super far from us (in the Laurel district, east Oakland). I glanced at the Oakland Soccer Club's website and was completely overwhelmed. It sounded way too serious. Any recommendations for something that is mellow and not too far away from us? Not Mia Hamm's Mom

Hi! You might get responses from other parents who might suggest this, but just in case I wanted to let you know that I think you should check out Soccer Shots - They do programs all over the bay area, both at parks and at school sites, so I'm guessing that you could hopefully find something close to you. My son has done soccer with them off and on for almost 3 years, starting from when he was in preschool. He is 5 now, almost 6 (September b-day), and he absolutely loves his soccer classes. Based on your description of your daughter, I think their style might be a good fit. Their approach is non-competitive, inclusive and fun. I would describe the coaching style as laid back with an emphasis on learning good sportsmanship and teamwork both on and off the field, but in a totally age-appropriate way. It's pretty awesome. My son is currently doing the 9:50 am class at Cordornices Park in Berkeley, with the same coach he used to have at his preschool (he went to Oakland Garden School in the Laurel District).  Good luck! Sara

April 2014

RE: Toddler Soccer for a 2.75 year old

Our 2.5 yr-old son is doing Soccer Shots on Sat mornings 9-9:30am at Cedar Rose park in Berkeley, April 5--June 7. He likes it! $125 Hooray for soccer