Remember when you were 5? Life was about play, fun and making friends. The Dinomites program brings that same spirit of fun and adventure to the entire family and establishes a soccer experience that lasts a lifetime. This program is the first in a series of three educational soccer programs that support the growth and development of players at the younger age levels. This 6-8 week, age specific program, is a step by step interactive development guide for youth soccer organizations that run U5 and U6 programs. The curriculum is based around the adventures of Dino and his sister Deana and there are three principles that act as its foundation;
All of the learning points are integrated into the games, stories and play; this allows the children to learn in their natural environment while having fun. The role of the coach is one of story teller, with the coaching points integrated into the stories. Learning to play with the ball is all part of the stories and the fun. Each child has their own Dinomites ball that becomes their soccer friend and helps them understand how to move the ball. The ball has been designed to show the fundamental touch points for moving the ball. The parents will be involved through the use of the Backyard Activity Booklet that is based upon the adventures of Dino and Deana. The program is fun for player’s coaches and parents alike, it will create a memorable soccer experience for everyone involved and it will leave everyone looking forward to their next soccer season.