Soccer Shots Provides Families With Virtual Game For Kids, 2-9 Years Of Age

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Families impacted by COVID-19 in Hamilton, Bradley and Catoosa counties with children ages 2 – 9 years of age are being offered relief by Soccer Shots based out of Chattanooga.   In the form of planned activity and state approved soccer practices/curriculum, children can now participate actively via virtual coaching.

 

According to owner Leslie Bennett, “Soccer Shots has been the leading onsite intro to soccer programs since 2013.  By engaging with daycare facilities, pre-schools and elementary schools, Soccer Shots is now present in over 60 locations.  By providing encouragement for teamwork with a specialized focus on advancing gross motor skills, our soccer program is essential for today’s youth and social economy.  Our family of professional, dedicated coaches of 15 are sorely missing our opportunities to mentor our mini soccer stars.”

 

A press release explains that, Bennett, the  executive director and owner of Soccer Shots in Hamilton County, has longtime been an advocate about the complex needs for physical activity and team building in a child’s life.  As well as being an always reachable resource for recreation in the community, her passion for her roles in philanthropy have compelled several parents of children on Soccer Shots’ roster to reach out.

 Motivating families to participate in virtual coaching sessions is yet another way to help our community’s children keep a sense of normalcy and to stay active.


Bennett says,“ We know this new online program will be somewhat different, but we are excited about the opportunity to provide this outstanding experience wherever you are, and we thank you for your grace and understanding as we navigate together through these unprecedented times.”

 

“Our goal, as a small business,” Bennett continues, “is to find a way to reduce the impact of social distancing on your child and family, and to deliver a beloved growth experience that is familiar, fun, and excellent!” 

 

For more information, contact Shannon Jones, Director of Sales at (423) 200-3314, ext. 2 or at www.soccershots.org/Chattanooga.        

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