The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department has one striking goal this fall: to become Worcester County’s “central defender” of youth soccer programs.
Six-week soccer programs, for boys and girls ages 2-6, will be held at Somerset Park, located on Sloop Lane in Ocean Pines, starting in September.
“Youth soccer programs encourage friendships, motivate children to get physically active and teach lessons in teamwork,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director of the Ocean Pines Association. “It’s an opportunity for the participants to have fun while playing with a sense of team and community.”
Happy Cleats Soccer will allow children ages 2-3 the chance to burn off energy in a non-competitive environment and will focus on socialization, simple soccer fundamentals and fun. The program will be offered weekly from 5:30-6 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 4 for two-year-olds and on Thursdays beginning Sept. 6 for three-year-olds. The cost is $40 for Ocean Pines residents and $50 for non-residents.
Pee Wee Soccer, for ages 4-6, will start with basic soccer skills and progress to lightly competitive group games. It will be offered on Tuesdays from 6-6:45 p.m. beginning Sept. 4. The cost is $45 for Ocean Pines residents and $55 for non-residents.
These programs are open to the public and registration (which is now underway) is required. For more information or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.