HappyFeet classes are age specific, fun soccer fitness classes that utilize common children's games, stories and songs to teach soccer skills and to improve fitness.
HappyFeet classes are held at daycares, preschools, churches and mother's day out facilities. The times vary depending on what best works for each individual location's schedule. Many of our classes are offered in the morning, post nap, or as an after school program.
HappyFeet classes are designed to be offered both indoors and out. We only need a medium to large classroom to perform a great class and all of our balls are "indoor-friendly." If, for whatever reason, a class does need to be rescheduled we do so at the convenience of the school.
We see ourselves as experts in soccer and not experts in preschools. Therefore, we do not have a set price and ask the school director to set the price that they see as fair and agreeable for their parents. Additionally, we collect payment from parents in whatever way the school director prefers. Most of our schools ask us to take care of all of the administration while some schools prefer to take care of the administration.
The monthly tuition covers a weekly half hour class, coached by a HappyFeet staff coach. A HappyFeet class will be held each and every single week at your school at the designated time, and payments are made on a monthly basis.
While they are a lot of fun, HappyFeet sessions are also mentally and physically demanding. After 30 minutes of HappyFeet, young children will have experienced close to optimal levels of exercise and physical stress. As fatigue begins to set in, attention begins to wander and the fun of exercise diminishes. Our goal is to finish classes while fun and enjoyment levels are still very high. This keeps children motivated to come back for more and maintains enthusiasm for the games and skills we perform in class. Subconsciously, it leaves children with a positive impression of exercise and soccer for greater skill acquisition and long-term fitness benefits.
All HappyFeet coaches are professionally trained, background certified soccer coaches. All HappyFeet coaches are specifically chosen for their ability to work with young children and trained to teach HappyFeet classes.
A specific HappyFeet coach will be assigned to each school and will be the primary coach for that school or location. There may occasionally be a different coach teaching class; however, we understand how important it is for children to build relationships with a coach in order to feel comfortable.
HappyFeet classes are designed to grow with kid's competency and skill level and are intended to be a year round program. However there are no specific time requirements. Parents may sign up for one month at a time or for longer if chosen. The HappyFeet program is totally flexible. Kids can come and go on a month-by-month basis. As with all technical skills whether it's golf, brain surgery, or even soccer, the more consistent a kid's participation, the greater the results will be now and in the future.
Absolutely! Please, if there is some uneasiness about whether or not a child would enjoy and benefit from HappyFeet classes, invite them to a trial. If for any reason the child does not like it, they pay nothing.
Yes!! Coaches place progress reports in the child’s cubby on a regular basis. This allows parents the opportunity to ask their kids about HappyFeet and what it does for kids
We believe that there should be as many enrichment programs offered as it gives parents choice and increases the likelihood of parent satisfaction. However, if you are trying to decide between HappyFeet and another program we believe that the reasons listed below are good ones for why you should choose HappyFeet.
Yes. We offer our HappyFeet classes year round. We also offer summer camps that are tailored to fit the needs of our partner schools.
Children enrolled in HappyFeet classes do not play in regular soccer games. However, Happy Feet provides league play for all children ages 3 to 6. Teams are formed from a nucleus of children who are enrolled at the same school or are close by one another. Our objective is to form neighborhood teams that will play together in HappyFeet leagues and form the basis of larger teams as they get older and continue their soccer education. For further information about Happy Feet Leagues please choose the league menu option at the top of the page.
Although classes are canceled rarely, in the event that a HappyFeet class cannot happen, we will always schedule a make up day for those classes. We will send an email asap with details on rescheduling and make up dates/times.
We understand that students interestes change and families needs change over time. If students must discontinue HappyFeet classes parents must contact us to turn students inactive. All cancellations go through firstname.lastname@example.org.
All children are welcome in our HappyFeet league. There is no previous affiliation with HappyFeet needed.
Please contact us directly so we can find a proper place for your child.
Why, yes, s/he can!! We won't restrict the two year old's from playing, so please use your best judgement here. If you think they are ready, then register them, and if it doesn't work out we will gladly work on a solution for you.
Your child's team will only be competing against other HappyFeet children. We will not be competing against other clubs or leagues.
Your child will only play within their own age group. One our Information page it will spell out the age groups for you
Our goal is to have that option but that will only happen if we have enough kids within the same age group and gender that sign up.
Yes, all games will be made up as time allows.
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