Hot Shots Program

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Mission

Provide an enjoyable initiation to organized soccer through training in fundamental technique in a shared player/parent educational environment.

Regions

Charlottesville Region Augusta Region
  • General Description

    Hot Shots is a fun way to play and learn soccer.  Join the SOCA staff for this great introductory program for beginning soccer players. The SOCA Hot Shots Program introduces children to the sport of soccer in a kid-friendly, non-competitive environment.  Each session includes player coordination activities along with fun soccer skill building games and ends with small sided games to goals.  Teams are formed around schools and neighborhoods so that friends can play together.

  • Program Specifics

    Available to all interested players in the under 6 age group (U5 & U6 players).  Parent participation is encourage but not required. This is introduction to soccer fundamentals by volunteer facilitators guided by SOCA Staff. Hot Shots meets Saturday mornings for 8 weeks from 9:00 to 10:00 am.  Registration is twice per year, with independent fall and spring seasons.

    Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Hot Shots Season Age Group:

    Children born between 1/1/2011 through 12/31/2012

  • Special Requests

    Unlike in SOCA’s other select youth programs, special requests are factored in during Hot Shot team formation. Special Requests may be made to play for a particular Facilitator or with a particular player, only 1 request will be considered.

    To make a special request, you must do so as you register for the program. Once you have selected the program in your account. On the next page of the registration process labeled “Registration Details”, click on the red “Add Special Request” link located under your player’s name at the top of the page. This will open a text box for your request. After you enter your request you may then submit payment for the program.

    All requests are considered and most met. Unfortunately no special request can be guaranteed.

  • Hot Shots Facilitators

    The Hot Shot teams are led by volunteer facilitators under the guidance of the SOCA staff. These volunteer facilitators are parents, area adults, local students and High School age volunteers.

    Please consider volunteering to be a facilitator of a SOCA Hot Shots team. The facilitator’s role each week will be to guide the players through the activities and coordinate the game at the end of each session. SOCA will provide your weekly session for you in written form and demo the activities prior to the start of the day.

    Being a Facilitator is fun and easy.

  • Parent Guidelines
    • Always encourage your child no matter of the result of their game and session.
    • Always be a positive role model.
    • Always avoid putting pressure on your child about their soccer skills and decisions.
  • Uniforms & Equipment

    Hot Shots uniforms include a team shirt.  Players may wear any socks, shorts or sweat pants they choose that are safe for themselves and their opponents.

    Uniforms will be available for pick-up the week of March 21, 2017 at the SOCA office during regular office hours.

    WHAT EQUIPMENT EACH PLAYER WILL NEED

    • All players must wear shin guards for all sessions.
    • Practice clothing appropriate for the weather and safety.
    • Water for every session.
    • Safe footwear for playing soccer (soccer cleats are not required but recommended)
    • Size 3 Soccer Ball
  • What You Can and Cannot Wear

    WHAT YOUR PLAYER CANNOT WEAR AND PARTICIPATE:

    • No jewelry of any kind may be worn (this includes wristbands, watches and earrings as spelled out in the “Laws of the Game” from FIFA the soccer world governing body).  The taping of earrings is not allowed.

    WHAT YOUR PLAYER CAN WEAR AND PARTICIPATE:

    • Corrective glasses are allowed to be worn as long as the hinges are covered.
    • The covering for the corrective glasses can be of athletic tape or some other material which will prevent injury.
    • Cast on hands or arms are permitted if in the opinion of the referee it is properly padded. (Protective foam or bubble wrap recommended.)
    • Mouth guards are not required but highly recommended for players with braces.
  • General Description
  • Program Specifics
  • Special Requests
  • Hot Shots Facilitators
  • Parent Guidelines
  • Uniforms & Equipment
  • What You Can and Cannot Wear

General Description

Hot Shots is a fun way to play and learn soccer.  Join the SOCA staff for this great introductory program for beginning soccer players. The SOCA Hot Shots Program introduces children to the sport of soccer in a kid-friendly, non-competitive environment.  Each session includes player coordination activities along with fun soccer skill building games and ends with small sided games to goals.  Teams are formed around schools and neighborhoods so that friends can play together.

Program Specifics

Available to all interested players in the under 6 age group (U5 & U6 players).  Parent participation is encourage but not required. This is introduction to soccer fundamentals by volunteer facilitators guided by SOCA Staff. Hot Shots meets Saturday mornings for 8 weeks from 9:00 to 10:00 am.  Registration is twice per year, with independent fall and spring seasons.

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Hot Shots Season Age Group:

Children born between 1/1/2011 through 12/31/2012

Special Requests

Unlike in SOCA’s other select youth programs, special requests are factored in during Hot Shot team formation. Special Requests may be made to play for a particular Facilitator or with a particular player, only 1 request will be considered.

To make a special request, you must do so as you register for the program. Once you have selected the program in your account. On the next page of the registration process labeled “Registration Details”, click on the red “Add Special Request” link located under your player’s name at the top of the page. This will open a text box for your request. After you enter your request you may then submit payment for the program.

All requests are considered and most met. Unfortunately no special request can be guaranteed.

Hot Shots Facilitators

The Hot Shot teams are led by volunteer facilitators under the guidance of the SOCA staff. These volunteer facilitators are parents, area adults, local students and High School age volunteers.

Please consider volunteering to be a facilitator of a SOCA Hot Shots team. The facilitator’s role each week will be to guide the players through the activities and coordinate the game at the end of each session. SOCA will provide your weekly session for you in written form and demo the activities prior to the start of the day.

Being a Facilitator is fun and easy.

Parent Guidelines

  • Always encourage your child no matter of the result of their game and session.
  • Always be a positive role model.
  • Always avoid putting pressure on your child about their soccer skills and decisions.

Uniforms & Equipment

Hot Shots uniforms include a team shirt.  Players may wear any socks, shorts or sweat pants they choose that are safe for themselves and their opponents.

Uniforms will be available for pick-up the week of March 21, 2017 at the SOCA office during regular office hours.

WHAT EQUIPMENT EACH PLAYER WILL NEED

  • All players must wear shin guards for all sessions.
  • Practice clothing appropriate for the weather and safety.
  • Water for every session.
  • Safe footwear for playing soccer (soccer cleats are not required but recommended)
  • Size 3 Soccer Ball

What You Can and Cannot Wear

WHAT YOUR PLAYER CANNOT WEAR AND PARTICIPATE:

  • No jewelry of any kind may be worn (this includes wristbands, watches and earrings as spelled out in the “Laws of the Game” from FIFA the soccer world governing body).  The taping of earrings is not allowed.

WHAT YOUR PLAYER CAN WEAR AND PARTICIPATE:

  • Corrective glasses are allowed to be worn as long as the hinges are covered.
  • The covering for the corrective glasses can be of athletic tape or some other material which will prevent injury.
  • Cast on hands or arms are permitted if in the opinion of the referee it is properly padded. (Protective foam or bubble wrap recommended.)
  • Mouth guards are not required but highly recommended for players with braces.