Ginger Sport makes soccer fun for kids!
We offer our fun soccer program at childcare centres every week. We love coaching the kids as much as they love us!
We offer 2 types of sessions:
2 year old sessions (20 minutes)
3-6 year old sessions (30 minutes)
Soccer with us is positive and nurturing, in a safe environment for your little one. It’s a great sport for kids to start out with. It teaches coordination and teamwork with an energetic and positive vibe.
Our hand-picked coaches are experts in the early-childhood space. Your child will be inspired to be active and healthy just like their much-loved coach.
Your soccer star will love playing soccer-themed games based on the characters and shows they know and love. And they’ll beam with pride when they get their very own Ginger Sport medal of achievement twice a year!
Consistent Delivery & Careful Planning
A lot of careful planning goes into making a Ginger Sport fun soccer session exciting, energetic, engaging, enthusiastic, enjoyable, and entertaining. We have a 100+ page delivery guide that’s like our coach bible. A different theme for every week, we put the hard work in before we get there to make what we do look easy.
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FAQs - What To Expect
On soccer day, remember to dress your child in clothes and shoes that they can run around in.
These are probably the same clothes they wear to childcare most days, but just make sure your little one has suitable footwear, a broad-brimmed hat, and sunscreen applied before you leave home.
Remind them of the rule “no hat, no play”, and to be kind and polite with their team mates.
Kids don’t need to wear a uniform. But we know that lots of kids love to wear the Ginger Sport soccer kit which you can buy in our online shop (delivery is FREE).
You don’t need to send additional snacks on soccer day.
The children have a water break during the session, and the coach—along with the staff—will make sure they bring their water bottle to the soccer area.
When it’s time for your little one’s soccer session, the coach will arrive and the staff will bring the children out to the soccer area, or perhaps the coach will come in and fetch the children.
Either way, the children who will be playing soccer that day are mobilised for their session in an organised manner when it’s time to play.
In addition to your Ginger Sport coach there may also be centre staff supervising. Please check with your centre to learn more about what happens on soccer days.
Parents are often keen to hear how their little one has been doing at childcare soccer.
If you would like to know how your little one is going in the session you are most welcome to contact us by logging into your account here in the Feedback tab. We will contact the coach to find out and let you know.
All Ginger Sport coaches hold blue cards.
We generally find that it’s a case of out of sight, out of mind. That is, the soccer session is held away from the children who are not participating, and it’s just a normal part of the day for some kids, but not others. Of course, if you felt there was an issue you can talk to your centre staff to address any concerns.
If any of the little ones get a bump or scratch we know what to do. All centres have incident reporting procedures. Ginger Sport coaches also follow incident reporting procedures.
Sessions in the childcare program are usually 30 minutes.
The number of children who can participate in each Ginger Sport childcare fun soccer session is capped at 14 (and 10 children for sessions with only 2 year olds in them).
This means that every child has the opportunity for a great experience and individual attention.
Like all of us, children get used to the status quo and tend to develop strong bonds with their coaches. From time to time a coach will be unable to attend, or may move on permanently. Whilst we do our utmost to minimise these changes, sometimes it is unavoidable. Some children may go through a mini kind of grief at losing a loved coach. We do understand these feelings, but also know that we don’t take these changes lightly. If your children do receive a new coach, we are confident that they will come to love them just as much as the old one!
Click below if you would like to learn more about who is coaching your little one.
Twice a year, we reward our regular players with a Ginger Sport soccer medal and a certificate to honour their achievements. It’s important to celebrate their achievements and they absolutely beam with pride. It makes our day and theirs!
If your child would like to try soccer at their centre, let your centre staff know.
The staff will ask our coach to include your child in a session.
If they enjoy it, book online below, pay, and you’re ready to play.
We have a page just for centres here.
FAQs - Bookings & Payments
When you book, you have two payment options.
- PAY MONTHLY – You can choose to pay monthly, and we automatically charge you on the first Sunday of every month. We send you a reminder every month, just so you know you’ll be billed. You’re not locked in, and you can also cancel anytime via your account, just like Netflix.
- PAY ANNUALLY – You can also choose to be billed upfront for the rest of the calendar year if that suits you better.
The 2022 prices are $13.50 per session per child.
As of 1st January 2023 the new prices are $14.75 per session per child.
If you have a sibling playing at the same centre, see ‘Discounts’ below.
Pay up front for the whole calendar year, by 31 March of that year, and you’ll get some great incentives for doing so, including:
- FREE GINGER SPORT KIT (i.e. shirt, shorts, socks)
- 10% BIRTHDAY PARTY DISCOUNT
- 25% 1-2-1 SOCCER DISCOUNT
Pay up front for the whole calendar year, by 30 June of that year, and you’ll get some great incentives for doing so, including:
We offer you a 30% sibling discount if you have more than one child playing childcare soccer at the same session.
For sibling discounts, when you register your children, our system will apply the discount.
Centre staff are also eligible for the 30% discount for any of their own children who play Ginger Sport soccer at the centre they work at. Book your child in, then let us know with a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll apply your staff discount with our magic discount button!
If a session is cancelled at your centre (for example due to wet weather or illness), we’ll add a makeup session to your customer account. You can attend a makeup session at one of our Weekly Fun Soccer locations.
If your individual child misses a session (for example due to illness), our coach will mark them as absent on our attendance register. This then adds a makeup session to your account. You can attend a makeup session at one of our Weekly Fun Soccer locations.
You have four weeks to use your makeup session. Log in to your account to book your makeup session. Your makeup session expires after four weeks from the date of the missed session.
Once you are booked in to play, you don’t need to do anything. Your booking continues until you cancel it. We bill you automatically every month.
If you are not playing anymore, log in to your account and cancel anytime. Your child can play in any sessions remaining in the month you have already paid for.
Log in to your account and cancel anytime.
Just click the red ‘Cancel’ button on your account dashboard. Scroll down a bit if you can’t see it straight away.
When you cancel, we stop billing you. This means you won’t be billed on our next regular billing day – which is the first Sunday of every month.
Your child can keep playing for any sessions you have already paid for.
You don’t get a refund, makeup sessions, or account credit for sessions you have already paid for, but you’re welcome to keep playing until the end of the month.
We play every week, except public holidays, with a short break over summer. Usually 2-3 weeks. You won’t be charged for weeks we don’t play!