Challenger Sports’ innovative preschool program is the beginning to a lifelong soccer passion! TinyTykes offers age-appropriate modules for Cubs (2-3 years) and Lions (4-5 years). Programs encourage confidence in young players and begin a well-rounded pathway to future skill development.

Soccer meets smiles

Our TinyTykes program will bring numerous benefits to both the host organization and of course the children participating in the program. A few of our program highlights are listed below:

TinyTykes kids learning soccer skills

Preschoolers are able to immerse themselves in a world of adventures and storylines, in a safe and engaging environment, while learning introductory soccer skills. Our curriculum uses four core development components to expand each child’s social, technical, emotional and educational skills — far beyond soccer.

TinyTykes Coach with ball

Our innovative curriculum has been developed by leading educators to focus on the key areas of child development: Balance, agility and coordination, technical skills, gross motor skills, physical development, social skills, self confidence, communication and teamwork

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Easy to work with

We create a customized schedule, will coordinate and provide staff and provide specialized equipment. Registration and marketing can be handled by us whilst we can provide education for your coaches and staff whilst also creating additional revenue for your organization or club.

Why Work With Challenger

We make it easy to host a TinyTykes program!

  • customized schedule

  • coordinate and provide staff

  • Specialized equipment provided

  • registration and marketing handled by us

  • education for your coaches and staff

  • additional revenue for your organization or club

What is TinyTykes?


Hear from TinyTykes parents

Parents have trusted Challenger Sports for over 30 years for an engaging, high-energy soccer experience for their children. Many families have players who attend year after year and lots of them start at the preschool age — see what they like best about TinyTykes!

Tinytykes Faqs

We know there are a lot of programs out there and at the preschool age there is a lot to consider! Let us help you understand ours so you can make an informed decision or get the assistance you need.


TinyTykes has been created by childcare specialists to introduce children aged 2–5 years to the basic skills of soccer through a series of fun games, stories, songs and skill building activities. In addition, children will explore and learn in a relaxed and fun environment building upon their motor, social, physical and emotional skills.

Sessions typically run for 45 minutes to one hour and are held once a week. Program length can vary from site to site, but normally you sign up for 6-8 weeks at a time.

It can run depending on the region and host organization but typically our TinyTykes programs are weekly sessions that mirror the spring and fall soccer seasons. 

In some parts of the US we will start TinyTykes in February; or possibly offer sessions outdoors as late as early December. 

If we partner with an indoor facility or a school with a small gym or activity room, then we can offer TinyTykes year-round.

We also offer week-long summer camps too, which are normally part of our Core Camps division- we will tend to offer these earlier in the morning before the longer camp for kids aged 5yrs+ start. Visit our Core Camps page to find out more on this type.

It can vary depending on your location, so always check, but typically you do not need to bring any equipment other than suitable footwear and clothing. We do recommend shin guards.

Most of our sessions offer a program package, which includes a choice of uniform, ball or other free gift. If we send you a ball, it is yours to keep. Your coach will normally provide balls for the session. If you are sent a uniform and want to wear it then please do- we find that kids love that! However it is not compulsory.

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Soccer is the medium we use to deliver our lessons, but the true focus is on developing a child's balance, agility, coordination, color recognition and numerical learning, whilst also increasing their confidence and social skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

That being said, in some locations we offer a multi-skills program too. 

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