Lil’ Kickers: Soccer

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Step onto the field during any Lil’ Kickers class and you will find it transformed into a world created just for your child. Our well trained coaches will thrill your child with 50 minutes of highly creative, high energy and age-appropriate activities that serve as a great introduction to soccer, and help children master developmental milestones, appropriate for their age. Because Lil’ Kickers is first and foremost a child development program our purpose is really to help children mature on all levels. Our program focuses on helping children build a strong physical, intellectual and emotional skills that will help them be successful on and off the soccer field. We believe in teaching children in ways that suit their developmental level. So, you won’t see adult-like skill drills in our classes, but you will see teaching methods specifically designed to create an atmosphere that is effective and fun. You will also see happy, confident and sweaty kids who are eager to learn and want to keep coming back for more. Whether your child is new to soccer or has already developed a love for the game, the progressive nature of Lil’ Kickers offers a place for children at every level. Our convenient class times provide families options to accommodate multiple children and busy schedules. Enrollment is always open and classes are pro-rated! To learn more about the Lil’ Kickers program, visit www.lilkickers.com.

Class Descriptions

Not sure where to place your child? We have a variety of classes for ages 18 months – 7 years. *Click the + buttons on the right of the name to expand the description.

Bunnies (18 - 24 Months) - Parent & Child Classes
Bunnies classes introduce toddlers to soccer with games that allow them to run, play as a group and kick a ball. They gain basic soccer skills while building fundamental skills such as balance and coordination. Classes incorporate activities that are geared toward a toddler’s unique way of learning and including parachutes, bubbles, noodles, cones, lots of goal scoring and more.

  • Bunnies classes are 50 minutes long
  • Parent participation is required
  • The ratio for Bunnies classes is 15:1 w/parents on the field
Thumpers (2-3 Years) - Parent & Child Classes
Parents and kids, led by one of our instructors, play organized games together to develop listening skills, balance, ball skills and foot-eye coordination. Thumpers is the ideal next step for Bunnies veterans who are not yet old enough for the Hoppers level, and a perfect introduction to Lil’ Kickers for new players.

  • Thumpers classes are 50 minutes long
  • Parent participation is required
  • The ratio for Thumpers classes is 12:1 w/parents on the field
Cottontails (2.5-3.5 Years) - Parent & Child Classes
Cottontails is a class 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. Cottontails classes also offer another component-helping your child 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
  • The ratio for Cottontails is 7:1 w/parents on the field
Hoppers (3 & 4 Years) - Beginning
Hoppers classes are designed to be fun and fast paced. Classes focus on increasing balancing skills, coordination and fundamental soccer skills. We utilize creative games and help kids develop listening skills, cooperation and teamwork. Hoppers classes are the first class where children participate independently.

  • Hoppers classes are 50 minutes long
  • The ratio for Hoppers classes is 7:1
Jackrabbits (3 & 4 Years) - Intermediate
Jackrabbits classes are designed to help transition children into non-competitive team play. Children play creative games to develop fundamental soccer skills and will also be introduced to more one-ball oriented games and scrimmaging. The focus of the scrimmages will be to help players understand how to apply skills in different situations and building teamwork. Some small sided non-competitive soccer games are introduced.

  • Jackrabbits classes are 50 minutes long
  • The ratio for Jackrabbits is 7:1
Big Feet (5 & 6 years) - Beginning
Big Feet classes are for five and six year-olds who have not played soccer before. These classes concentrate on giving beginning kids a set of basic soccer skills (dribbling, passing, trapping, scoring) and some confidence on the field. Kids will be introduced to the ideas of sportsmanship and team play. Kids will play some small-sided, non-competitive soccer games to help prepare them for Micro Classes.

  • Big Feet classes are 50 minutes long
  • The ratio for Big Feet classes is 12:1
Micro 4/5 Class (4-5 years)
Micro Classes are developmental and non-competitive for intermediate kids ages 4-9 years designed to enhance individual and team skills, with an emphasis on fun and safety. Micro Classes are for kids who have played soccer before either in Lil Kickers or another program. Format

  • 50 minutes of class time with 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of scrimmaging
  • Teams will field no more than four players at a time
  • Everyone gets equal playing time
  • There will be no goalies
  • We will not keep score or league standings
  • The ratio for Micro Class is 12:1
Micro 6/7 Class (6-7 years)
Micro 6/7 classes are for six and seven year olds with previous soccer experience who are ready for more of a challenge. Classes balance the use of fun games and technical drills with non-competitive scrimmaging to teach new skills each week.

  • Micro 6/7 classes are 50 minutes with 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of non-competitive scrimmaging.
  • The class ratio is 12:1

Cost

– Classes are always prorated, join at any point! – $12.50 / Class

Class Schedule

Spring 2018: March 19th to June 10th

Class Name & Ages Monday* Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Bunnies 18-24 mo. (Parent/Child) 10:30a 9:30a 9:30a 9:00a 10:00a
Thumpers 25-35 mo. (Parent/Child) 10:30a 9:30a 10:30a 10:00a
Cottontails 2.5-3.5 yrs. (Parent/Child) 11:30a 10:30a 10:30a 5:00p 9:00a 10:00a
Hoppers 3-4 yrs. (Beginners) 11:30a – 11:30a 9:30a 10:30a 6:00p 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a
Jackrabbits 3-4 yrs. (Intermediate) 10:30a 10:30a 5:00p 9:30a 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a
Big Feet 5-6 yrs. (Beginners) 6:00p 6:00p 10:00a
Micro 4/5 Class (4-5 yrs.) 11:30a 5:00p 5:00p 11:30a 5:00p 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a
Skills Institute (5-6 yrs.) 6:00p 9:00a
Micro 6/7 Class (6-7 yrs.) 6:00p 11:00a

Class Schedule

Summer 2018: June 11th to September 2nd

Class Name & Ages Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Bunnies 18-24 mo. (Parent/Child) 9:30a 10:30a 9:30a 10:30a 9:00a 10:00a
Thumpers 25-35 mo. (Parent/Child) 10:30a 10:30a 9:30a 10:00a 9:00a
Cottontails 2.5-3.5 yrs. (Parent/Child) 11:30a 9:30a 11:30a 5:00p 9:00a 10:00a 10:00a
Hoppers 3-4 yrs. (Beginners) 9:30a 11:30a 9:30a 10:30a 6:00p 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a 9:00a
Jackrabbits 3-4 yrs. (Intermediate) 10:30a 10:30a 9:30a 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a 10:00a
Big Feet 5-6 yrs. (Beginners) 6:00p 6:00p 10:00a
Micro 4/5 Class (4-5 yrs.) 11:30a 5:00p 5:00p 11:30a 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a
Micro 6/7 Class (6-7 yrs.) 6:00p 5:00p 11:00a 11:00a

Program Policies

Transfers Customers may transfer their child at any point in the session. All class transfers are dependant upon space availability. Make-up Classes Make-ups are done on a space available basis. Make-ups do not carry over into the next session. Registration No spaces in any class are guaranteed without payment. All registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Annual Membership fee is required for all participants. A minimum of three children per class. If less than three are signed up then you will be required to choose another time. Shirts You will receive a free blue jersey your first full session you sign up for Lil’ Kickers and only if you sign up from the start of the session. Signing up after 2 classes will not make you eligible for a free jersey. You will receive a red jersey after completing 4 full sessions and registering for the 5th. Jerseys will be handed out at the first class. If you would like to purchase an additional jersey, they are $15.00. Trial Classes All first time trial classes are free of charge. Field House waiver will need to be completed before stepping onto the field. Customers may only do trials in classes that have space available. Discounts* Multiple Class Discounts: all participants who register for two or more classes per week, in the same session will receive $10 off the second class. Sibling Discounts: siblings are defined as children that reside in the same household and are under the care of the same parent/guardian. After one child is enrolled, the discount is $10 for siblings enrolled during the same session. *Discounts only apply to full session registration. One discount per session. Refund Policy Refunds will ONLY be issued in the event of a program cancellation. If a child stops coming to the class then a minimum of 5 classes or the amount of class attendances (whichever is greater) will be deducted from the total and the rest will be applied to your account as a credit. Missed classes are not refunded as we offer Make-Up classes.