Young soccer players can begin spring season training with programs offered by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department starting in April. The six-week programs, for boys and girls ages 2-11, will be held at Somerset Park, located on Sloop Lane in Ocean Pines.
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 April 17 for two-year-olds and on Thursdays beginning April 19 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 April 17. The cost is $45 for Ocean Pines residents and $55 for non-residents.
Little Kickers Soccer focuses more on game play and building on skills for ages 7-8. It will be held on Thursdays beginning April 19 from 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $45 for Ocean Pines residents and $55 for non-residents.
Boys and girls ages 9-11 will learn advanced drills and fine-tune their skills with Big Kickers Soccer. The program will be held on Tuesdays from 7-7:45 p.m. beginning April 17. The cost is $55 for Ocean Pines residents and $65 for non-residents.
These programs are open to the public and registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Information regarding additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at OceanPines.org.