Adult Educational Article from the New York Times.

Your 5 Year Old (pdf)


FREE Download Below "The Lonely Elephant"

Newly Released Titles Ready for Purchase

Monday March 30th  -  The Mouse and the Soccer Lions

Monday April 6th - The Tale of Two Donkeys

Monday April 13th - Up Up and Away!

TBA - Play Like the Dinosaurs

TBA - The Moose are Loose!

TBA - Bearfoot Buddies Part 1

TBA - Bearfoot Buddies Part 2

Printing Instructions for Half Page Booklet and Full Page Printing

Print the Half Page Booklet on both sides of page.  Bind on the short edge in printer options.  Do not print with a booklet setting on your printer options. Set printer to print to edge of paper.  After printing take stack from printer and fold entire stack in half to create your booklet. Fasten on the creased edge.  This version is not usable on your device.

Print the Full Page Book on one side side of paper. Set printer to print to the edge of paper.  Pull stack from printer & fasten on top corner or full side. Can put them on a clipboard or in plastic protecter in a 3 ring binder.  This version is usable on a device.

Storybook Soccer

Storybook Soccer helps keep your youngest children active and thinking during this unprecedented time in our lives. Children need physical and backyard focused activities to keep them growing and able to exercise anxiety & stress.  

Young children pick up on and are effected by parental and sibling stress. They do not yet have methods to exercise their primary and now, secondary stressors.


Cooperative physical family activity is the answer. Kids with no siblings will need activity based materials with less interaction with friends. Kids from bigger families with multiple children will need to focus on cooperative activities supporting family harmony.  Young kids will tire significantly and sleep restfully. 

There are three levels inside each story for the storyteller.  The cost benefit due to its repeatability reduces the cost to nominal. This project, creation, testing and refinement is 10 years in the making.

What is Storybook Soccer?

All Activities are Action Packed and Soccer Related

Activities Include:  Motor Skill Activities, Ball Familiarity Activities, Open Rapid Goalscoring Setup, Dribbling, and Shooting basics


Captivating, Sure Fire Developmental Fun

Thumpy the Elephant and his friends come together in 

"The Lonely Elephant"


Story Based, Individual Focused Player Development Program for kids in the 3-6 year old age group

Pooky and Pokie the Donkeys headline the story "The Tale of Two Donkeys"


Stories Focused on Concepts that Support Individual Growth

Dina the Dinosaur is conflicted yet excited to join the older dinosaurs in "Play Like the Dinosaurs."



Let's have fun with all our friends On The Beach!


Parent, Anchorage, AK

4 Year Old Player, Anchorage, AK

4 Year Old Player, Anchorage, AK

"Loved It! I finally was able to sit in my chair while my son paid close attention!  He just came over for for drink break! "

4 Year Old Player, Anchorage, AK

4 Year Old Player, Anchorage, AK

4 Year Old Player, Anchorage, AK

"More Please!"

Parent, Anchorage, AK

4 Year Old Player, Anchorage, AK

Parent, Anchorage, AK

"Great spin on individual player growth of these kiddo's, truly grabs kids attention and keeps it. This seems to take the pressure off of the brave volunteers:)"

Program Administrator

Program Administrator

Parent, Anchorage, AK

Great Ideas, Great Product from 

Great Minds,  Perfectly designed program for the little ones!

Parent, Anchorage, AK

Program Administrator

Parent, Anchorage, AK

Dear Coach Frank,
I apologize, this note is long overdue.  We were sorry to hear that the earthquake damaged your home, and our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you rebuild and move forward. More than that we want to express our deep appreciation for you and the class act soccer academy you’ve been running.  You have such a great rapport with the kids and the parents.  I appreciate so much the example you are setting for the youth and our community of healthy living and kindness, you are an excellent role model & fantastic coach!  We will definitely miss you this summer and hope to see you in the community and on the soccer fields in the future.  We hope that the earthquake repairs go smoothly.
Truly I cannot thank you enough!  You cannot know the lasting positive impact you have had in the lives of the many families you have worked with over the past years.  You and your program were an answer to prayers, just what we needed at the time that we needed it.  


~ Shanda, Parker, & Corbin