1. HappyFeetCharlotte Welcometothismonthsnewsletter February2013 Caseys Corner 1. Popularity. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world in terms of players, over 270 million! 2. Support. So many players mean even more fans! If your childs dream is to be a globally recognized sports star than soccer is definitely the right start. 3. Inexpensive. All thats needed is a soccer ball and cleats. 4. Fluid Play 5. Easy to learn 6. Physical Requirements. Soccer focuses on strength, balance and coordination. 7. Olympic Sport 8. Global Reach 9. International Competition 10. Injuries. Compared to other contact sports like football, soccer players are less prone to injuries. 10ReasonsWhySocceristheBestSportfor YourChild WelcomeSpotlight!ToallthenewHappyFeetMembers Wewouldliketowelcomeseveralnewcoaches intoourprogram.Manyofwhichwillbe helpingatoneofthespringleaguelocations. TheywillbeagreatadditiontoHappyFeetand welookforwardtoyouandyourchildgetting toknowthembetter! We are so excited for the upcoming Spring league. I know our son Braden can't wait for what he calls HappyFeet on the field! It's a great time for the kids to show off the skills they have learned in our classes, and a great way to bring in friends from the neighborhood and school to experience HappyFeet. We hope you will take full advantage of this program and invite your friends to do the same. We will accept registrations on the field, but to guarantee a spot be sure to register online! Our school program continues to grow very quickly; we have added well over 100 kids this past year. We are excited to bring the leagues to our program this spring and have some big plans for the summer and fall including bringing our Legends program in for kids age 6+. Be on the lookout for more information on our HappyFeet leagues and Legends academy programs coming soon!
4. Thanks to everyone who has participated in our spring leagues so far. They have been an absolute blast! I got the chance to coach our youngest group in South Charlotte recently and could not have had more fun. Personally it has been a lot of fun to see how far so many of our kids have come in the past year including my own son and his friends. Its so fun to see kids trying moves including scissors, pullbacks and my favorite to watch the Maradona. The development goes beyond just the moves and skills that they learn. I have seen kids who are more coordinated, confident and becoming leaders on a daily basis. The non-competitive nature of our classes and leagues allows for kids to develop appropriately and focus on building skills that will help themtremendously as they continue to grow. We are excited aboutthe growth of our programs including the leagues and school programs. CaseysCorner LookWhoMadetheNews! DuringhalftimeoftheU.S.MensNational TeamsFIFAWorldCupQualifieragainstCosta Rica,HappyFeetsBobtheBobcatmadea specialappearancebehindESPNssports announcer,AlexiLalas.Bobsappearancewas quickbutairedonnationaltelevision. WelcomeSpotlight!ToallthenewHappyFeetMembers Welcometothismonthsnewsletter CameronMcCall HarrisonSchnabel FinnleyLitton PriceFee AveryHoffman DevinLee
8. Welcome Spotlight! To all the new Happy Feet Members Happy FeetWelcome to this months newsletter HappyFeet Charlotte is excited to announce our new director, Brooke Stewart. Coach Brooke is a Charlotte native and lifelong soccer player. She started her soccer career at Charlotte Soccer Club, attended Charlotte Catholic High School, and then moved on to play collegiately at North Carolina State University. Before joining HappyFeet, Coach Brooke spent five years as a professional educator with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, certified for K-6. She also brings more than five years of coaching experience to HappyFeet Charlotte. Coach Brooke is excited to begin this new adventure working with HappyFeet. Her teaching and coaching background allows her to use her knowledge, skills, and dedication for the game to enhance our program. As our new director, she will work closely with developing our coaches, continuing relationships with school directors, and adding new schools to our HappyFeet Family. Fall League Registration A U G U S T 2 0 1 3 Welcome Director Brooke! Registration for our Fall League is underway! We are looking to add multiple teams to all of our leagues this spring. This is a great way for your little one to show off the skills and confidence they've been developing in our school program. The League is a 10-week program on Saturday morning starting September 7th and continues until November 2nd . We offer the following leagues: