The Mighty Mites program is a unique opportunity to introduce your child to soccer. It is an six week program which is run in conjunction with our summer programs. Mighty Mites will give your child a great start to this lifetime sport and will also prepare them for Rush U-5 Developmental soccer. The idea is to introduce children to the game of soccer by developing their motor skills, ball skills, and concepts of small sided games. Sessions last for 45 minutes and are formatted to allow parents to participate with their children during the session if required. The emphasis is very firmly on FUN! We feel that kids will be more comfortable and develop faster in this type of environment.
Spring Season Dates
8 week season
Week 1 - March 13
Week 2 - March 20
Week 3 - March 27
Week 4 - April 3
Week 5 - April 10
Week 6 - April 17
Week 7 - April 24
Week 8 - May 1
National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Dr,
Clermont, FL 34711
Frequently asked Questions
Q: How do I know if my child is ready? It’s hard to have set criteria to determine if your child is ready. If they are ready for pre-school then they will be ready for this clinic. If they can run and laugh, then they are ready.
Q: What will we do in this program? The program is set up for you to work one on one with your child. It is a fun learning environment. There will be a series of games and exercises which are not long in duration. This is due to their short attention span. Each session will be based on a soccer “adventure”.
Q: Will there be teams and games? There are no set teams, they will be separated by age group (and sometimes ability). The Rush Staff will introduce some scrimmages. They will play 3 against 3 with, again, a heavy emphasis on each player having FUN within the training session.
Q: What is the parent involvement with the youngest players? We encourage players to participate without their parents. If the players needs the parent to jump in the session, we ask that the parent participate with a ball to show the player how much fun they are having in the activities. Sometimes players under 3 years old may not fully participate since it is so new to them. Give the player a chance to learn how it works to participate in a group and they will catch on after a few sessions. This is very common with players between 2 ½ - 3 years old.
Q. What are the main topics the program will cover? Passion, love for the game, excitement, fun first and foremost. Within the positive psychology we will focus on individual’s with a ball at their foot focusing mainly on dribbling, dribbling and more dribbling. We also emphasize the excitement of scoring goals and the concept behind that.
In case of inclement weather, please check the field status.
All dates are subject to change. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR PRO-RATES. Dates cancelled due to rain may or may not be rescheduled.