Hot Shots Program

Hot Shots provides an enjoyable introduction to organized soccer through training in fundamental technique in a shared player/parent educational environment.

 

Spring Season COVID-19 Notice:

In the event that the Spring 2021 Season does not take place at all due to government imposed restrictions, SOCA will offer full refunds to all registered players.

If the season begins and is subsequently terminated, then prorated refunds will be offered.

Spring 2021 Registration Details
  • General Description

    Hot Shots is a fun way to learn and play soccer.  Join the SOCA staff for this great introductory program for beginning soccer players.  The SOCA Hot Shots program introduces children to the sport in a kid-friendly, non-competitive environment.  Each session includes player coordination activities along with fun skill-building activities 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 permitted but not required. Small groups of players (typically 8-11 players per team) are introduced to soccer fundamentals by volunteer facilitators with on-site guidance provided 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 2020 and Spring 2021 Hot Shots Season Age Group:  Children born in the years 2015 and 2016 (January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016)

    Three Great Hot Shot Locations!
    Darden Towe Park  FULL!
    Crozet Elementary School FULL!
    Hollymead Elementary School  FULL!

  • Special Requests

    Special requests can be considered as part of Hot Shot team formation. Special requests may be made to play for a specific Facilitator or with a specific player.  Only ONE request will be considered.

    To make a special request, you must do so at the time of registration. Select the Hot Shots 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. Enter  your  single request and then submit payment for the program.

    All requests are considered and most are 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 university 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 is to guide the players through the activities and coordinate the game at the end of each session. SOCA will provide a weekly session plan in written form and demonstrate the activities prior to the start of the day.

    Being a Facilitator is fun and easy.  Please volunteer!

    To register as a volunteer Facilitator, please follow these easy instructions:

    1. Login into www.SOCAspot.organd access your family account.
      2. Add yourself as an “Adult Participant” by clicking on the small blue words located in the middle top menu of the white of the screen.
      3. Complete your “Adult Profile.” This information will be used for point of contact information with your team and fellow Coaches.
      4. After completing the “Adult Profile,” select “Coach a Youth Team” button on the right hand side of your name.
      5. Read carefully through the list of available programs that you can register for as a Coach, and select the one you would like to join in.
      6. Add any special requests in the text box located under your name, if you would like to Coach your own child. Or Coach with someone else, such as Co-Coaching or Assisting.
      7. Green Screen with your email will confirm that you have completed the process. Thank you!
  • Parent Guidelines
    • Encourage your child no matter of the result of their game and session.
    • Be a positive role model.
    • Avoid putting pressure on your child about their soccer performance.
    • Support the facilitator.
    • Enjoy the experience with your player.
  • Uniforms & Equipment

    Hot Shots uniforms include a team shirt provided by SOCA.  Players may wear any socks, shorts or sweat pants they choose that are comfortable and appropriate.

    Uniform shirts will be provided at the first Hot Shot session, through your team facilitator.

    Required Equipment

    • All players must wear shin guards for all sessions.
    • Playing gear and outerwear 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.
  • Permitted & Not Permitted Items

    Permitted Items:

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

    Items Not Permitted:

    • 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.
  • Hot Shots Age Group Info
    SOME IMPORTANT HOT SHOTS INFO: Spring 2021
    • Hot Shots is an Under-6 program.  It is a two year age group program, including Under-5 and Under-6 players.  For the current soccer year,  the Hot Shot age group is defined as players born in calendar years 2015 and 2016 (between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016).
    • Hot Shots is SOCA’s youngest age program.  We do not offer programming for players younger than those in the Hot Shots program.
    • We do not permit under-aged players to play up into Hot Shots.  Thus players born in 2017, 2018, 2019, etc, are too young, and not eligible.
    • We do not permit over-aged players to play down into Hot Shots.  Thus players born in 2014, 2013, etc, are too old, and not eligible.
    • Players from surrounding counties and communities are welcome to participate in SOCA programs.
  • General Description
  • Program Specifics
  • Special Requests
  • Hot Shots Facilitators
  • Parent Guidelines
  • Uniforms & Equipment
  • Permitted & Not Permitted Items
  • Hot Shots Age Group Info

General Description

Hot Shots is a fun way to learn and play soccer.  Join the SOCA staff for this great introductory program for beginning soccer players.  The SOCA Hot Shots program introduces children to the sport in a kid-friendly, non-competitive environment.  Each session includes player coordination activities along with fun skill-building activities 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 permitted but not required. Small groups of players (typically 8-11 players per team) are introduced to soccer fundamentals by volunteer facilitators with on-site guidance provided 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 2020 and Spring 2021 Hot Shots Season Age Group:  Children born in the years 2015 and 2016 (January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016)

Three Great Hot Shot Locations!
Darden Towe Park  FULL!
Crozet Elementary School FULL!
Hollymead Elementary School  FULL!

Special Requests

Special requests can be considered as part of Hot Shot team formation. Special requests may be made to play for a specific Facilitator or with a specific player.  Only ONE request will be considered.

To make a special request, you must do so at the time of registration. Select the Hot Shots 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. Enter  your  single request and then submit payment for the program.

All requests are considered and most are 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 university 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 is to guide the players through the activities and coordinate the game at the end of each session. SOCA will provide a weekly session plan in written form and demonstrate the activities prior to the start of the day.

Being a Facilitator is fun and easy.  Please volunteer!

To register as a volunteer Facilitator, please follow these easy instructions:

  1. Login into www.SOCAspot.organd access your family account.
    2. Add yourself as an “Adult Participant” by clicking on the small blue words located in the middle top menu of the white of the screen.
    3. Complete your “Adult Profile.” This information will be used for point of contact information with your team and fellow Coaches.
    4. After completing the “Adult Profile,” select “Coach a Youth Team” button on the right hand side of your name.
    5. Read carefully through the list of available programs that you can register for as a Coach, and select the one you would like to join in.
    6. Add any special requests in the text box located under your name, if you would like to Coach your own child. Or Coach with someone else, such as Co-Coaching or Assisting.
    7. Green Screen with your email will confirm that you have completed the process. Thank you!

Parent Guidelines

  • Encourage your child no matter of the result of their game and session.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Avoid putting pressure on your child about their soccer performance.
  • Support the facilitator.
  • Enjoy the experience with your player.

Uniforms & Equipment

Hot Shots uniforms include a team shirt provided by SOCA.  Players may wear any socks, shorts or sweat pants they choose that are comfortable and appropriate.

Uniform shirts will be provided at the first Hot Shot session, through your team facilitator.

Required Equipment

  • All players must wear shin guards for all sessions.
  • Playing gear and outerwear 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.

Permitted & Not Permitted Items

Permitted Items:

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

Items Not Permitted:

  • 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.

Hot Shots Age Group Info

SOME IMPORTANT HOT SHOTS INFO: Spring 2021
  • Hot Shots is an Under-6 program.  It is a two year age group program, including Under-5 and Under-6 players.  For the current soccer year,  the Hot Shot age group is defined as players born in calendar years 2015 and 2016 (between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016).
  • Hot Shots is SOCA’s youngest age program.  We do not offer programming for players younger than those in the Hot Shots program.
  • We do not permit under-aged players to play up into Hot Shots.  Thus players born in 2017, 2018, 2019, etc, are too young, and not eligible.
  • We do not permit over-aged players to play down into Hot Shots.  Thus players born in 2014, 2013, etc, are too old, and not eligible.
  • Players from surrounding counties and communities are welcome to participate in SOCA programs.