Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for a class?
You can sign up for a HappyFeet class by first creating an account for yourself and then adding your son/daughter to your account. All open programs will then become available. If you do not see any available classes please ask about our pro-rated classes.
How do I register on RAMP? Why do I need to do this?
To register in RAMP please click here: ASTRA Ramp Registration
HappyFeet is provided to our participants under the umbrella of ASTRA Soccer Academy, who is now a Regular member of Saskatchewan Soccer Association. It is a requirement that all HappyFeet registrants also register in RAMP, an on-line registration platform in order to be registered as a Sask. Soccer member. All HappyFeet Saskatchewan participants need to register in RAMP once per season (indoor and outdoor). For example, a HappyFeet player may register from May - September for as many classes as they would like and only pay the $10.00 once per season.
How long do I sign up for?
Classes run in 4, 5 or 6 week blocks. The HappyFeet program is totally flexible; you can come and go on a block-by-block basis, as you please. However, consistency means greater development.
How much does HappyFeet cost?
HappyFeet fees are available when you log into your account.
What does the monthly fee cover?
One HappyFeet coached class per week for the six week period.
What should I bring to a HappyFeet class?
Our only requirement is a dry pair of shoes. Shinpads and socks are not required for regular classes. Shinpads are necessary for 4's and 5's participating in HappyFeet Leagues.
Where are HappyFeet classes held?
We are currently holding HappyFeet classes at various Civic Centres across Saskatoon as well as the Warman Legends Centre. We use indoor gymnasiums, medium to large classrooms, boot-rooms and other good-sized rooms in which to train HappyFeet skills. HappyFeet classes are held outside in the spring and summer months in locations all throughout the city.
Don't you need more space than this?
HappyFeet stories and games are designed to develop tremendous fine and gross motor skills. These are best developed in close quarters where children have to keep the ball close to avoid having it kicked by another player. HappyFeet balls are "indoor friendly" to ensure no kids or classrooms are damaged.
Why is each class 30-40 minutes in length?
While they are a lot of fun, HappyFeet sessions are also mentally and physically demanding. After 30 minutes of HappyFeet, young children will have experienced close to optimal levels of exercise and physical stress. As fatigue begins to set in attention begins to wander and fun of exercise diminishes. We aim to finish our sessions while fun and enjoyment levels are still very high. This keeps your little one motivated to come back for more and maintains enthusiasm for greater skill acquisition and long-term fitness benefits.
I'm interested in coaching a HappyFeet class, how do I get involved?
We're always looking for new potential coaches, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved.