The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, a youth development organization providing programs and services to children and families throughout the greater South Shore community, welcomes Hot Shots girls sports program to 37 Proprietor’s Drive in Marshfield.
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield has partnered with and is now the “home base” of Hot Shots Hoops and Soccer, the popular sports programs for girls ages 2 to 6 years old that builds self-esteem, athletic skills, and sense of belonging in a supportive, fun-filled, non-competitive environment.
Hot Shots doesn’t use traditional drills like dribbling around cones or standing in line to shoot at a goal. They use puppets, parachutes, pillow fights, tutus and more to build individual soccer and hoop skills. Every silly activity actually reinforces a specific skill. Hot Shots requires 100 percent parent participation, with parents putting on tutus and having pillow fights, guaranteeing memorable bonding time.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Hot Shots as it’s an amazing organization with a mission that is very similar to ours – enabling and inspiring young people to realize their full potential,” said Jim Bunnell, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield. “Hot Shots’ sports programs are unique and highly successful. In the larger space of the Boys & Girls Club, they’ll be able to expand beyond Marshfield and offer their programs to girls across the South Shore.”
“Both of our organizations believe in building the whole child. Hot Shots’ goal is to build confidence, self-esteem, independence and athletic skills in girls using sports as a vehicle, but not as an end,” said John Wilpers, who founded Hot Shots in 1996.
Wilpers continued, “Eighty-five percent of girls drop out of sports prior to their teenage years. When you look at the dropout rates for girls in organized sports, and the reasons behind those exits, it’s crystal clear what needs to change. Sports needs to be fun again! Hot Shots Hoops and Soccer offers whimsical drills, props, games, and out of the box activities to teach young girls the fundamentals – with an emphasis on fun.”
Hot Shots Spring Soccer, Basketball and Enrichment program registration is now open to girls ages 2-10 years old. Girls may sign-up even after the season starts.
Hot Shots Hoops Spring Season will be held at the Boys and Girls Club on Saturdays, May 11-June 15, 2019. The program runs at 9 and 10 a.m. for ages 2-6 and 11 a.m. for Kindergarten and grade school girls.
Hot Shots Soccer Spring Season will be held at the Club on Sundays, May 12 – June 16, 2019. The program is offered at 9 and 10 a.m. for ages 2-6 and 11 a.m. for girls in Kindergarten and grade school.
Hot Shots GEM (Girls Empowered & Motivated) Enrichment Discovery Days will be held at the Club on Thursdays, May 9 – June 13, 2019. This program brings a kid-friendly approach to enrichment programs (Science, Technology, Arts, Math) and runs at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. for ages 2-6 years old.
To learn more about the programs, fees and to register, visit https://www.hotshotssoccer.org/soccer-skills-for-girls/
About Hot Shots
Hot Shots sports program for girls is unlike any other athletic program. Hot Shots builds girls’ self-esteem, soccer and basketball skills, independence, love of reading, and strengthens their bonds with their parents in a supportive, fun-filled environment. Every session starts with story time followed by crazy, energetic games using puppets, parachutes, pillow fights, tutus, and other unique props to teach hoop and soccer skills. Every silly activity actually reinforces a specific soccer or basketball skill, but the girls just think they’re having a ton of fun. Hot Shots requires 100 percent parent participation, with parents putting on tutus and having pillow fights, guaranteeing memorable bonding time.
Since 1996, more than 4,500 girls have graduated from Hot Shots. Most girls return year after year, and many come back to coach after they’re too old to play. For more information about Hot Shots, visit https://www.hotshotssoccer.org.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s mission is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders. The Club provides programming opportunities in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) five core areas including leadership, education, health, arts, and fitness.
Currently, the Club serves hundreds of families with children ranging in age from 6 to 18 years old, providing afterschool, vacation week and summer programs, as well as youth athletics, teen, social recreational and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit their website www.marshfieldbgc.com or call 781-834-2582.