Your Local Playtime Authority


RedTri Your Local Playtime Authority

Red Tricycle is a website/newsletter that we recently came across.  They promote fun things to do with your little ones around the Los Angeles area. This week, they have a nice article about getting kids involved in sports. They point out that the stress should be on fun, rather than winning or scoring. They also note that soccer is the best first sport for a young person.

Soccer is the best sport for first-timers. All of the coaches we spoke with unanimously agreed, and Coach Rethmeier offers, “For preschool age toddlers (3-5 years) I recommend soccer. The game is physically simple and uses the legs and feet, where kids develop coordination first (from walking and running). Sports such as basketball and baseball require physical development of arms, hands and upper body.”

Free Soccer Day (4/2/11)


USC Free Soccer Day (4/2/11)

FREE SOCCER SHOTS EVENT: Saturday, April 2 2011 from 10:00-12:00. And you are invited!

Soccer Shots is excited to partner with thе USC School fοr Early Childhood Education to offer a free day of soccer fun!

This event is раrt οf thе USC Fatherhood Initiative which iѕ focused οn getting dads involved іn thеіr children’s development. Studies hаνе shown thаt fathers’ involvement іѕ associated wіth children whο more οftеn stay іn school аnd stay out οf trοublе.

USC School fοr Early Childhood Education
741 West 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(the grass area behind the school)

We hope to see you there!

2011 Global Goals Partner


USSoccerFoundation 2011 Global Goals Partner

We, at Soccer Shots, believe soccer is a powerful vehicle for social change. That’s why this year we have pledged to raise funds and awareness for the U.S. Soccer Foundation – an organization working to ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to safe playing surfaces and quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.

The Foundation is working to bring safe playing areas and the Soccer for Success model to economically disadvantaged communities nationwide. A portion of your child’s registration fee will go towards the effort.

Soccer Shots Global Goals is the philanthropic arm of Soccer Shots. Our mission is to provide opportunities to disadvantaged youth within the U.S. and around the world through soccer. Soccer Shots Global Goals is a 501 c 3 non-profit.

Soccer Shots at Autobahn Academy

Autobahn Soccer Shots at Autobahn Academy

We are very excited to announce our recent partnership with the Autobahn Soccer Academy! Together we share a common interest in playing as a team, offering fun and imaginative games, and offering a positive environment that allows young players to reach their full potential.

The Soccer Shots at Autobahn Academy program will be offered at Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City and Penmar Park in Santa Monica.

Veterans Memorial Park, Culver City
Ages 2-3.5 “Sweet Feet”, 4:30-5:30
Ages 3.5-5, 4:00-5:30

Penmar Park, Santa Monica
Ages 2-3.5 “Sweet Feet”, 6:00-7:00
Ages 3.5-5, 5:30-7:00

To register visit,

The Autobahn Soccer Academy is a unique soccer development program designed to provide youngsters 2-10 with an opportunity to improve fundamental soccer skills in a fun and safe environment.

The Youth Academy was created with the goal of teaching proper fundamentals and techniques to enthusiastic and athletic young soccer players before they ingrain bad habits.

‎”Most of the youngsters in our community begin their soccer careers in AYSO, starting at age U5. What we have seen is that despite the best intentions of volunteer coaches and parents, children often develop bad habits and improper techniques that hinder their development as they progress and mature. By the time these players reach the Club level at U9, they must first unlearn their bad habits before progressing to more advanced concepts.”

For more information about the Autobahn Soccer Academy visit,