Shooting Stars

Kinder to 1st

The Shooting Stars Program (K & 1st Grade) provides an opportunity for children to develop dribbling and shooting skills, coordination and spatial awareness while having fun playing with their friends.

Our club’s younger players join Shooting Stars to improve their technical ability in a positive, exciting, and challenging environment.

Program Information

Open to boys and girls in Kinder & First Grade.
*For TK/PreK, please check our Comets page for more information! Please contact Coach Tom ( with questions.

What do I bring? Recommended that players bring water, and size 3 soccer ball.

What do I wear? Wearing cleats and shinguards under soccer socks is encouraged.

What are the Program Hours? (Fall, Winter, Spring) Our ball mastery sessions use skill-based games to promote individual time on the ball and real PASSION for playing soccer.

What are Play Days? (Fall & Spring ONLY) We play small-sided games (3v3 or 4v4); players join a field or start a new game as they arrive; staff continuously roll the ball into play. We celebrate goals, create appropriate challenges and make adjustments for individual players, and have seasoned MVLA players modeling game play and good sportsmanship. The teams are flexible, and staff ensure games run in a fun and fair way- other than that, we get out of the way and let the kids PLAY!

What if I can’t attend Friday Play Days? We offer a discounted rate if you are unable to attend both days.

I have more questions about registration, who should I contact? For more information please contact Coach Tom (

MVLA provides a need-based financial aid program. For further information and to apply click here.

Spring Session

Program Hours Available:

Mondays:  Hillview Park, Los Altos
3:30-4:20pm or

Tuesdays:  Eagle ParkMountain View
3:30-4:20pm or

Wednesdays:  Hillview Park, Los Altos
3:30-4:20pm or

Thursdays:  Eagle Park, Mountain View
3:30-4:20pm or

Optional Friday Play Days: Hillview Park, Los Altos
3:30-4:20pm or

Spring 2020 Dates:
8 weeks + 2 Rain Dates

Mondays: March 23 – May 18
No session on Monday, April 6

Tuesdays: March 24 – May 19
No session on Tuesday, April 7

Wednesday: March 25 – May 20
No session on Wednesday, April 8

Thursdays: March 26 – May 21
No session on Thursday, April 9

Friday Play Days: March 27 – May 22
No session on Friday, April 10

Spring 2020 Fees:
Shooting Stars session w/Friday Play Days: $210
Shooting Stars session only: $160


ABOUT COACH Tom Henshall

Coach Tom graduated from Bowdoin College in 2015 after four seasons on the Varsity team. After graduation, he pursued his dreams by teaching and playing soccer semi-professionally in Northern Italy. Upon returning to the US, Coach Tom served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach with Bowdoin Men’s Soccer for two seasons before moving to the Bay Area in early 2018. He acts as MVLA Director of Community Programs and Head Coach of three MVLA teams. Coach Tom has a strong background in education and holds several USSF Grassroots Licenses.

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