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Introduction to Sports - Outdoor Soccer begins April 5
POSTED: 03/12/2008
Helping parents teach young children the developmental skills needed for soccer is the aim of an instructional program starting April 5.

The program is called Introduction to Sports - Outdoor Soccer and is being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for four-year-olds with a parent or guardian. Skills stressed in this program include: kicking, dribbling, passing, and stopping the soccer ball. During the informative and fun sessions, instructors will work with both parents and children along with local high school and college athletic representatives. Search for the keyword "soccer" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

This program is offered at five different Saturday times all beginning on April 5: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sessions run for six consecutive Saturdays. All programs take place at Field G, Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th, Overland Park. The cost for six 50-minute sessions is $55 per child for Johnson County residents or $60 per child for nonresidents. A parent or guardian is required to participate with each child. Each child will receive a sports packet including their own soccer ball and T-shirt.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at

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