Soccer Monsters!Mon Mar 12, 2012 Miss Vicky
A reader writes:
I want to get my 3 year old going in soccer this spring and I'm wondering if you would know of any programs in Hintonburg, Civic Hospital or Little Italy? I'm aware of the one in the Glebe but I'd prefer closer to home.
An excellent question! We here at the Finishing School are anxious to get our wee ones signed up for run-em-til-they-drop activities this spring as well.
There is one option for 3 year olds that Miss Vicky knows about - City of Ottawa soccer at Hintonburg Park for 3-5 year olds runs on Tuesday evenings starting in May. Unfortunately, we just checked the online registration and it's sold out. Boo!
Dovercour has a "Soccer Stars" program for 3 and 4 year olds on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings - registration opens on March 27.
Fisher Park has an excellent soccer program for kids ages 4 and up. It's unfortunate that it doesn't start at age 3, but for next year (and for kids over 4), I highly recommend it. Wee G had a great time playing soccer there last year and we look forward to signing him up again. Registration is on March 20 between 6 and 8pm in person at the Fisher Park Public School. Cost is $70 per child (slightly less if you register more than one) and you need to bring cash or a cheque.
Does anyone else know of nearby programs? I wasn't sure what was available on the Little Italy side of the tracks. The St Anthony's program starts at age 4. Are there others?