soccer sprouts review

Soccer Sprouts at the Reno Sports Dome, a Local Mom’s Review

Soccer Sprouts at the Reno Sportsdome has got to be one of the cutest things that I’ve ever seen. My two oldest daughters have both participated in Soccer Sprouts and we were big fans of the program for them. Why not share my experience with other mamas? So here’s my personal Soccer Sprouts review.

Gross Motor Development

For my oldest daughter, Lily, it was an awesome outlet for her gross motor development (gross motor activities mean moving those big muscles). I have been able to have my babies at home with me, and gross motor activities weren’t always easy to achieve, especially during the winter months, and especially once more than one baby came into the picture.


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We would typically enroll my gals once the weather got cold since the Reno Sportsdome is indoors. YES, you read me right… soccer… indoors… during the winter… not freezing your cutie booty off outside. #bonus.
The activities that the kids would do during their 45-minute session involved a lot of running, a lot of play, and some more fine motor activities with handling the soccer ball WITHOUT THEIR HANDS.

The Soccer Sprouts Reno program would set up activities that really helped to get out some of those wiggles, even if it was only once a week.

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The Sessions

The lessons were geared around the skills needed in order for the littles to eventually progress to “real” soccer. The kids would get to kick the ball at targets and aim at goals, but they spent way more time knocking down cones and running back and forth during a playful game the coaches would set up.

Each session was facilitated by at least one, but often two, young coaches who were vibrant and enjoyed engaging with the kids. The kids were adorable as their tiny little bodies worked up a sweat during their lesson.

They also got a couple of water breaks throughout their lesson time. And let me tell you: you have never seen a preschooler feel so excited and so important as the Soccer Sprouts that ran out of the room to get a drink of water and a high-five for the work they were doing in the room.

Spectators

Another awesome feature of the program is that the room that the kids practice in has big windows and chairs for parents to sit outside to watch and laugh.

Truly, I’m not joking when I say that it is adorable and hilarious to watch these little human beings careen all over an enclosed area where multiple children, obstacles, and balls are involved. It’s like watching a tiny human pinball game.

Both of my older daughters have loved the Soccer Sprouts program.

My oldest did a few sessions and then we signed her up for a couple of the indoor soccer sessions (where they played games). She would race the other kids during Sprouts, often trying to cut across their path so that she would win.

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My middle daughter, Rose, freaked out the first time she went (despite counting down the minutes to her class since the moment we signed up). So, I stayed in the little room most of the time.

I ran and did some of the things with the little kids (yes, I was *that* mom), trying to coax her from the throne of anxiety she had built herself on the wall. The next time she was so excited, and I was permitted to sit next to the door as opposed to having to be in there with her.

The Details: Duration, Ages, and Cost

When it comes to sharing our Soccer Sprouts review and experience, the details – including COST – are a huge factor. For an 8-week session, the cost is $120 which works out to $15 per 45-minute class. I would totally call that value.

Each kid also gets this neon green Soccer Sprouts shirt that is too big for them, which is also sooooo cute.

Class ages range from 25 months to 3.5 years (with a parent) all the way up to 10 years old with their Skills program.

Not only that, but if a time of a class doesn’t work with your schedule, they will start a class for a time that *does* work if you get 4 or more kids that sign-up for the same time. (Um, hi 45-minute session to watch with my mom friends.)

Our Experience

Soccer Sprouts gave my kids a nice introduction to soccer without the pressure of a game or the fear of not knowing what TF was going on.

We will be signing up my youngest daughter soon so she can experience Soccer Sprouts herself!

Have you tried Soccer Sprouts? If not, I hope my Soccer Sprouts review encourages you and your kiddos to get out there and be active!

Jenelle S

Jenelle Stathes married her high-school sweetheart and they share their love with their three darling and fierce daughters. She works as the CEO of their small family business and as a group fitness instructor for a local gym. Jenelle was born and raised right here in Reno, Nevada, and is doing her best at living a non-judgy and tribe-loving mom life. She has experience with infertility, weight loss, body positivity, fitness, and most recently, a tummy tuck. You can follow Jenelle to laugh either with her or at her as she traverses through the daily adventures of motherhood.