SEACOAST UNITED'S GRASSROOTS PROGRAM

3-12 yr olds

Seacoast United’s Grassroots Program is a unique opportunity for young children to get involved in the game of soccer. In each class, the main objective is to teach while having fun. The overall theme is for children to relate having fun with playing soccer and to develop the necessary skills to be a competitive player in the future.

SUSC's Grassroots Program is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  Harvard Pilgrim and its family of companies provide health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million customers in New England and beyond. A leading not-for-profit health services company, we guide our members–and the communities we serve–to better health.

For any questions about these programs please contact Rob Hadfield at rhadfield@seacoastunited.com.

Grassroots Road Show

Grassroots Road Show

PORTSMOUTH, NH – Seacoast United took Grassroots on the road this week and paid a visit to local preschool, Treehouse, who is based in downtown Portsmouth. Several Seacoast United coaches were on hand early Wednesday morning at Prescott Park where they ran classes for students ranging between the ages of 2 – 5 years of age.

 

"Our students had an amazing lesson with Seacoast United!” said Treehouse Director Jaime Combatti. “The coaches were kind, humorous, and flexible. We were especially impressed with how well the coaches worked with each age group and how they were able to get each child involved (even the timid ones).” ‘Ms. Jaime’, as she is affectionally known, went on to say, “Each lesson was tailored to be age appropriate and engaging. The kids left having learned some new skills and most importantly, very proud of themselves! We can't wait for our next lesson!"

 

Seacoast United’s Grassroots Program is a unique opportunity for young children to get involved in the game of soccer. In each class, the main objective is to teach while having fun. The overall theme is for children to relate having fun with playing soccer and to develop the necessary skills to be a competitive player in the future.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Grassroots, or wish to register your child, please email Rob Hadfield at rhadfield@seacoastunited.com.  

About Treehouse School

 

The Treehouse School is based out of Portsmouth, NH and Charlestown, MA. They provide preschool education for children aged 2.9-5 years old, offering early morning and extended day programs for your convenience! Founded by Kristin Fichera, a private school educator from New York City, The Treehouse School prides itself on its progressive teaching methods.  Unlike any other school in the area, they believe that there isn't just ONE approach to learning.  That's why they have adopted a hybrid philosophy. To learn more about the school, please visit www.treehouseschoolnh.com 

GRASSROOTS SOCCER ONLINE CURRICULUM

Seacoast United Sports Club is taking its popular youth soccer program and giving it a digital facelift. Having suspended all club based facilities and programs due to stay-at-home ordinances, Seacoast United has been rolling out weekly at home workouts for all soccer, baseball, softball, field hockey and lacrosse players. Adopting the same approach as schools, these new programs mirror the remote learning lessons that students are currently participating in across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine with a focus on physical activity.

Due to the success of the content targeted towards our club athletes, Seacoast United wanted to take this concept and apply it to some programming for younger participants. For over 20 years, Seacoast United has offered a unique opportunity for young children to get involved in the game of soccer in the form of its popular Grassroots class. In each of the classes, the main objective is to teach with an emphasis on having fun, while relating that enjoyment with playing soccer to develop the necessary skills to be a competitive player in the future.

Seacoast United has taken this concept and rolled out a series of videos aimed specifically for Grassroots participants, 3-8 years of age. Each video contains several exercises which can all be done from the comfort of your home. The aim is to incorporate a warm up drill to get the players moving and then introduce a soccer ball later in the drill so you can start to work on the fundamentals of the game. There is a healthy mix of games and player/parent participation to make sure everyone is benefitting from the program. The soccer staff will be providing a new set of exercises each week and the videos will be updated accordingly on the Seacoast United YouTube Channel.

For more information on the online program, please email Director of Youth Programs Joey Barima at jbarima@seacoastunited.com.

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