2.5 – 3.5 Years • Parent & Child

Cottontails is designed for children who are ready for more of a challenge than a Thumpers class, but who are not quite ready to be on the field without a parent or caregiver. The Cottontails curriculum is designed to build fundamental skills such as balance, coordination, and ball kicking in addition to helping build a sense of independence. As children progress through the session and become ready for more independence, parents can choose to transition to a less active role in the class.
  • Cottontails classes are 50 minutes long
  • Parent participation is required
  • The child/coach ratio for Cottontails classes is 12:1 w/parents on the field

Developmental Milestones

Social Emotional

  • Shy
  • Plays alongside peers rather than with peers
  • Possessive (doesn’t fully understand the concept of sharing)
  • Easily frustrated
  • Needs transitions from one activity to the next


  • Increased curiosity and understanding of how things work, asks a lot of “why” questions
  • Improved memory, can follow 2-step directions (will still need help with execution)
  • Improved language
  • Building a sense of independence
  • Counts
  • Better sense of self control, though still impulsive


  • Can walk up and down stairs
  • Can walk on tip toes
  • Can walk backwards, kick a ball forward
  • Hops on one foot
  • Can throw ball overhead and attempt to catch large balls
  • Experiments through senses (touch, taste, smell, etc.)