Frequently Asked Questions

Where can my child participate in Soccer Shots?

Soccer Shots Portland is held at childcare centers, preschools and schools, as well as public locations. Our public programs are open to the general public while our childcare center and school programs are only open to those enrolled at the location.

What type of equipment will my child need to participate?

Soccer Shots Portland provides all of the equipment needed at each of our sessions. Your child should wear activity-appropriate clothing. Cleats and shin guards are NOT necessary.

How do I know the locations of the park programs?

To find public programs in your area, select View Locations at the top of this page.

Can I have Soccer Shots start a park program near me?

Yes! We are always willing to start a public program near you. The easiest way for this to happen is for you to form a group of eight children willing to take part in a Soccer Shots season. These could be children from your neighborhood, friends from church or synagogue, or your parent groups. We’re happy to help talk through ideas on how to make this happen. Please contact your local director for more information.

What can I expect from a Soccer Shots session?

Our weekly 30-40 minute sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Through fun games and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

What happens if a session is cancelled due to inclement weather?

Soccer Shots Portland attempts to make up all missed sessions during the course of a season. We will either add an additional week to the season or choose a make-up day.

How do I know if a session is cancelled due to in inclement weather?

In the case of inclement weather, Soccer Shots Portland will notify you of any cancelations and make up sessions. We generally try to notify you of cancelations at least 2 hours before the start of the session.

What does my enrollment fee cover?

Once a year, you will automatically be charged an enrollment fee. Your enrollment fee helps us keep the cost of our classes down, allows us to mail your jersey to you and also unlocks yearly access to our Friendlies. What’s a Friendly? They are free, extra scrimmages only open to Soccer Shots families!

Does my enrollment fee pay for my jersey?

No. Your child’s jersey is our free gift to you.

Is the jersey my child received a required uniform?

No. We encourage players to wear whatever they feel comfortable in to Soccer Shots classes. They are welcome to wear it, but not required.

Can I buy a Soccer Shots jersey?

Absolutely! We gift each player one jersey a year as a thank you for playing with us. If you would like another jersey for any reason, you can purchase one for $25 by calling our office at (503) 913-4542.

Does Soccer Shots play in the rain?

Yes! That’s why Oregon children have such cool raincoats. Sometimes we cancel due to extreme weather or thunder and lightning. In that case, we will call and email you to let you know how the class will be made up.