Frequently Asked Questions

Tiny Troops Soccer®
Frequently Asked Questions

 

REGISTRATION

  • My child isn’t quite 2 yet. Can he participate?
    • We have Soccer Playtime (at some locations) for ages 12-23 months. This is a self-guided play time, with soccer equipment provided and activities suggested. For the 2 year old sessions, the player must be turning two within the month of participation.
  • My child is turning 4 in a couple of months. Can I sign him up for the 4 year old session this month?
    • Your child needs to turn the required age (2, 3 or 4) within the month of participation. *For the Advanced Skills 4.5-5.5 year old session, 4 year olds must be 4 years + 6 months AND have participated in 3 prior months of TTS sessions to be eligible; 5 year olds do not have to have any prior participation.
  • How many sessions are there?
    • There are 3 sessions per registration period (one per week). The 4th (and 5th, if applicable) week of the month is reserved for make-ups (if cancelled by us).
  • How much does it cost?
    • 12 – 23 month sessions are $8 (per session) advance payment or $10 (per session) paid at the field; 2 year old sessions are $34 (per month), 3 & 4 year old sessions are $39 (per month), 4.5-5.5 year old sessions are $48 (per month).
  • How do I sign up?
    • Registration is on our website (tinytroopssoccer.com) beginning the 15th of each month at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (*16th if the 15th falls on a Sunday) for the following month of play. (If you already have an account set up, you will simply need to log-in on or after the specified time and register).
  • Bummer! The session I wanted is full. How does the waiting list work?
    • Please select the session you would like and follow the steps outlined. If a spot becomes available prior to the session start date, you will be notified via e-mail and have 24 hours to respond.
  • I can’t get the registration site to work. What should I do?
    • Send us a private message if you have followed the outlined steps and are still having issues.
    • Please note that payment must be made through the website – we will not accept cash or check.
  • Do I have to sign up each month?
    • Each registration period is for one month only.
  • Can I register my child each month?
    • YES! We would love to see your child on the field again. The skills taught will remain the same (in accordance with US Youth Soccer guidelines); however, the games and drills will vary.

 

EQUIPMENT

  • Does every child need a ball?
    • Children learn by getting as many touches on the ball as possible! You can purchase a customized TTS ball during the registration process, or provide your own.
  • What size soccer ball do I need to purchase?
    • Size 3 (for all ages).
  • Does my child need to wear shin guards and cleats?
    • Shin guards are optional for the 1-4 year old sessions and required for the 4.5-5.5 Advanced Skills session. *Closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes or cleats) are required.

SESSION INFORMATION

  • Are all of the ages combined?
    • No – each age group has its own session besides the 4.5-5.5 Advanced Skills session. (*3 & 4 year old sessions may be combined if low numbers).
  • How many sessions are there?
    • There are 3 sessions per registration period (one per week). The 4th (and 5th, if applicable) week of the month is reserved for make-ups (if cancelled by us).
  • How long are the sessions?
    • 2 year old sessions are 25 minutes, 3 & 4 year old sessions are 45 minutes, 4.5-5.5 year old sessions are 55 minutes.
  • When are sessions held?
    • Sessions times and days will vary by location, but generally will be held weekday and Saturday mornings.
  • Where are session held?
    • Session locations can be found under the ‘Directions to Fields’ on our website, and in the “Directions to Fields” photo album on our Facebook page. *Please note that our playing area is not the field used by MCCS/youth sports, so please be sure to read the field direction attached to the informational e-mail prior to your first session.
  • Does the location vary each week?
    • You will meet at the same time and place each week.
  • Do I need to be at the field for each session?
    • A parent/guardian must be at each session for the duration of the session to help with water breaks and child participation (if having trouble listening to Coach, staying on soccer island, keeping hands to themselves, etc.). *For the Soccer Playtime and 2 year old Parent & Me sessions, one parent is required to participate with their child for the entirety of each session.
  • Do you play actual soccer matches?
    • Our program offers skill-building sessions. You will find that unlike other youth soccer programs, our 3 & 4 year olds only “scrimmage” for a few minutes each session in order to maximize the time spent on age-appropriate skills. The Advanced Skills sessions will include a scrimmage during each session.
  • Can I give my child snacks during the session?
    • For the safety of your child, snacks may not be given. Please bring plenty of water as that is all they will need.
  • We have to miss a week. Can my child make up the missed session?
    • Make-ups are only given if we have to cancel due to weather or Coach emergency. (The pre-scheduled make-up dates are given at the beginning of the month).

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • We are not affiliated with the military community. Can my child still participate?
    • Yes! We offer off-base sessions at many of our locations to serve those outside of the military community. Please note that base sessions are only available to military-card ID holders (no passes will be issued or vouched for). We offer off-base locations to serve those outside of the military community.
  • How do I order a t-shirt, ball, and/or Trooper the Lion?
    • You have the option to purchase a t-shirt, Tiny Troops Soccer ball, or our mascot Trooper the Lion at the time of registration. Items will be distributed the first week of sessions.