DinoMites Program (U4-U6)

A Memorable Introduction to the Game of Soccer

Remember when you were 5? Life was about play, fun and making friends. The Dinomites program brings that same spirit of fun and adventure to the entire family and establishes a soccer experience that lasts a lifetime. This program is the first in a series of three educational soccer programs that support the growth and development of players at the younger age levels. This 10 week, age specific program, is a step by step interactive development guide for youth soccer organizations that run U4, U5, and U6 programs. The curriculum is based around the adventures of Dino and his sister Deana and there are three principles that act as its foundation;
  • Story Telling
  • Imagination 
  • Play

We will begin our DinoMites program again in the winter of 2012!

More Details: Email Andy Kaasa at Akaasa@MnThunderAcademy.org


All of the learning points are integrated into the games, stories and play; this allows the children to learn in their natural environment while having fun. The role of the coach is one of story teller, with the coaching points integrated into the stories. Learning to play with the ball is all part of the stories and the fun. Each child has their own Dinomites ball that becomes their soccer friend and helps them understand how to move the ball. The ball has been designed to show the fundamental touch points for moving the ball. The parents will be involved through the use of the Backyard Activity Booklet that is based upon the adventures of Dino and Deana. The program is fun for player’s coaches and parents alike, it will create a memorable soccer experience for everyone involved and it will leave everyone looking forward to their next soccer season.
 

 


Kids: 

We are happy that you are going to be playing soccer this year, it is a fun game. You will make new friends and have fun with the many soccer adventures. What’s best is that you can do all this with mom and dad, so you can make soccer a great family adventure. Deana and Dino will be with you all the way and they are glad that you are going to have a fun season of soccer with them.
 
The Dinomites Program gives you;
-         Fun stories and adventures
-         A special soccer ball friend
-         A chance to make new friends
-         A fun time with Mom and Dad

Parents:
 
Welcome to the world of soccer, for many parents of U6 children this is your first introduction to the game. For those of you that are experienced in the game, please take the time to assist those new parents become familiar with this wonderful game. The Dinomites program is not just a series of adventures for your child, but the stories also give you the opportunity to participate in your child’s soccer experience. Check out the great support materials that allow you to build a wonderful scrapbook that will provide memories of your Dinomite soccer experience for many years.
 
We wish you many hours of family soccer fun and encourage you to take advantage of the parent’s backyard activity program that is built into the Dinomites experience. This parents booklet lets you have some one on one soccer fun with your child and add to your families soccer experience. We would love to hear from you with your thoughts on your family’s Dinomites experience.
 
The Dinomites Program;
 
Acknowledges
        - Your commitment to your child’s soccer activity
         -Your commitment to your program of choice
 
Supports your Aspiration
         -For you child to have a fun safe soccer experience
         -For the family to have a shared soccer experience
 
Provides
         -A Curriculum that is a story based, age appropriate approach to learning soccer
         -A Back yard activity book full of fun soccer adventures that mom and dad can have at home with their child
         -Support materials that provide a lasting memory for the whole family 
 
Questions: Email Andy Kaasa at Akaasa@MnThunderAcademy.org