Our soccer coaching is done by a licensed, former college player with experience coaching young children (Scott Wilkinson, the founder of Kids Outdoor Club), together with other friendly and qualified coaches. We coach boys, girls and co-ed groups in the mornings or afternoons. Practice time typically runs for 1.5 hours for preschool age children. We also work with Directors of preschools to teach an enrichment class during the preschool day. At Kids Outdoor Club, we are flexible as to the time, location and day of your soccer practice. Please contact Scott Wilkinson at 415-407-0813 to inquire.
With a minimum of 5 children, we will transport your group of children to or from preschool to your practice location in our popular Big White Van, which is fully equipped with car seats. Just a few of the preschools that we have worked with include St. James Preschool, Lone Mountain, The Little School, Pacific Primary and Peter’s Place.
We believe the focus in soccer coaching should be on the development and improvement of individual skills in a positive environment of mutual trust and respect. Respecting the game itself is the foundation. Falling in love with the game and building a great team spirit is the result.
At a young age, our primary goal is for the children to enjoy the game itself and have fun. We encourage all children to try hard and that failure is normal and acceptable. We provide positive feedback at all times. We have been coaching young children for many years and have developed a program filled with a variety of fun games. Many of our games that focus on ball control and dribbling. Your child is guaranteed to have fun playing soccer with us!
Scott Wilkinson’s philosophy on soccer coaching is borne from a combination of factors: (1) his own childhood experience, (2) the experiences of his 3 children, (3) his travels to Europe and Africa (where he played with 12 to 15 year olds in a league), (4) his coaching over the past 15 years in various sports and (5) the many facets of other soccer programs and cultures that he has researched and studied over the years. These other programs include the US Soccer Federation’s 90 page report on how to develop children in soccer from age 5 and up; Holland’s Ajax development program (Ajax is considered by many to be the best youth program in the world); and visiting and participating in the soccer cultures of Brazil, Africa and Europe, where street soccer or pick up games are the predominant way that the children in these countries learn their skills until age 12.