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Introducing our Fitness Expert!

Fitness ExpertWe are glad to introduce a new member to our expert panel – Shannon Perry … our Fitness Expert! Our experts will provide guest blog posts on specific topics, and help to answer questions that are submitted to us.

Shannon Perry is the Soccer Shots Connecticut Director. Shannon is a former collegiate and professional player with 10 years experience working with children of all ages. Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for young children, and emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Each Soccer Shots session is age appropriate, and incorporates basic soccer skills, vocabulary (word of the day), imaginative play, and coordination, balance, and agility development.

“There is nothing more rewarding to me than seeing young kids building confidence by introducing them to soccer. Soccer is a beautiful game that provides kids a way to exercise, develop great lifestyle habits, and have fun. Soccer is a great global common denominator and provides kids a way to be creative while being healthy. Ultimately, Soccer Shots is not about creating great soccer players, but in helping to create great learners and people.” says Shannon

Shannon Perry holds a bachelor degree from Elizabethtown College and master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is actively involved in education issues in the community.

Other fun facts about Shannon include:
• Member of National Soccer Coaches Association
• Resides in West Hartford with his spouse, a teacher, and 3 kids – 13, 12, and 10
• Has run 3 marathons
• Holds Youth Coaching License
• MBA from University of Maryland
• Connecticut Health Foundation Leadership Fellow

We are thrilled to have Shannon Perry on our panel, and we look forward to his guest posts on children’s fitness. Do you have a question on fitness or keeping your kids healthy? You can ask your questions by commenting below, or using the ‘Ask the expert’ submission form on the right-hand side of our blog!


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