LIL’ KICKERS, A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR LIFE
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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.
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Fall 2014 Session Information
September 2nd – November 1st (9 weeks)
9 Week Program
50 minute class
Ages 18 Months-7 Years
Ages 4-6 and 7-10 Years
Petaluma – Meadow Elementary
Santa Rosa – Rincon Valley Park
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Skills Institute Info
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. The first five minutes of class is free play. Parent participation is required.
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. Parent participation is required.
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.
3-4 Years Beginner
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.
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.
5-7 Years Beginner
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.
Micro Classes are developmental and non-competitive for intermediate kids ages 4-6 & 7-10 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.
Micro Advanced Classes introduce more complex soccer tactics and skills. The smaller student to instructor ratio allows for an increased level of individual instruction. Children are taught new team concepts and individual skills, and are challenged to apply them in the scrimmage at the end of each class. The Micro Advanced Class is the highest level of the Lil’ Kickers program and is very popular for kids who love soccer.
7-9 and 10-12 Years
Skills Institute is a developmental soccer program for boys and girls ages 7-9 and 10-12 years old. With an 8:1 player to coach ratio, players will receive plenty of one on one attention as they explore their potential in the target areas of soccer. Classes will be offered in groups by skill level (Level 1 & Level 2) at each age group. Throughout each session players will be evaluated, experience chalk talks, and the occasional homework assignment to practice at home.