LIL’ KICKERS, A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR LIFE
As Seen in The New York Times, TIME Magazine & The Today Show
For children as young as 18 months up to 9 years old!
Summer 2 Session
Summer 1 ends on July 31st
Summer 2 -> August 1st to September 11th
Fall 2022 Session
Fall -> September 19th to December 18th
No class November 21st to November 27th due to Thanksgiving
Priority registrations (for those currently enrolled in a Lil' Athletes class) opens Saturday, August 13th
General public registration opens Monday, August 22nd
Classes are a minimum of 3 children and a maximum of 12 children.
Each class is 50 minutes long. The price of each class is $16.50 and an annual $45 youth basic membership is required for each child.
Starting Fall 2022,
Lil’ Kickers classes on the weekdays (Monday-Friday) morning and afternoons are $17.50 per class and an annual $60 youth basic membership is required for each child.
Lil’ Kickers classes on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are $18.50 per class and an annual $60 youth basic membership is required for each child.
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.
"Lil' Kickers classes are carefully curated and wildly fun. Classes are led by high-energy coaches and packed with creative games structured to help kids tackle age-appropriate developmental milestones. Rooted in renowned child development theories, our innovative curriculum provides kids ages 18 months to 9 years the skills they need to learn soccer and grow as individuals, all while having a blast. Come see why more than a million kids nationwide love our program!"
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
“My son has made so many friends and had a great time playing soccer.
Lil’ Kickers is a tremendous program!” – Viviana B.
GROW WITH US!
Bunnies classes are specially designed for children between the ages of 18 and 24 months. The purpose of the class is discovery and pattern recognition with the help of cognitive mapping. Together, coaches and parents will guide that discovery and help children build basic skills such as balance and coordination, and socialize them within a group dynamic so they can develop confidence, become used to a structured environment, learn how to follow directions, and strengthen the parent-child relationship. Parent participation is required.
Thumpers classes are designed specifically for the needs of children 24 to 36 months old. The classes use fun games, activities, and sensory tools to help the older toddler learn how to integrate into a structured and group learning environment and build fundamental social, cognitive, and physical skills, all the while learning beginning soccer skills. Parent participation is required.
2.5 years old to 3.5 years old
Cottontails is a transitional class designed for children 30 to 42 months old (2.5-3.5 years) who are ready for more of a challenge than a Thumpers class, but who are not quite ready for the independence of being on the field without a parent or caregiver. The Cottontails curriculum is designed to build fundamental skills such as balance and coordination, while implementing beginner soccer soccer, and simultaneously offers another component: helping your child build a sense of autonomy. As children progress through the session and become ready for more independence, parents begin to transition to a less active role in the class. Parent participation is required.
3-4 Years Beginner
Hoppers is a beginning independent class that builds fundamental social, cognitive, and physical skills in 3 and 4 year olds. As in all Lil’ Kickers classes, Hoppers meets the child where they are developmentally, which means this class is age-appropriate, fun, fast-paced, and taps into the child’s imagination. We use highly creative games to capture their attention so they can develop overall coordination, balance, and strength, as well as build teamwork, cooperation, listening, and basic soccer skills.
3-4 Years Intermediate
Jackrabbits is an intermediate class that is designed for children ages 3 to 4 years old who have already been through the Hoppers curriculum, are used to a structured environment, can focus on listening, following multi-step directions, and sharing while cultivating a sense of teamwork, helping them progress from a “me” view of the world to a “we” view of the world. These classes equip children with essential skills for both on and off the soccer field. They will develop and build physical coordination and agility, but more importantly, they will acquire skills for social interactions and school readiness.
5-6 Years Beginner
Big Feet is a beginner class that introduces 5 and 6 year olds to the game of soccer by helping them develop the emotional, social, and physical readiness to play soccer and other team sports. This class provides an ideal setting for those players who are new to the game, who are a little less coordinated, who are shy, who are working on improving their listening and following directions skills, who have a less competitive nature, or who just aren’t ready to engage in team soccer. Big Feet classes use fun and creative age-appropriate activities to develop basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, trapping, and scoring while helping players build confidence and develop a better understanding of teamwork, including an introduction into soccer IQ. Some non-competitive scrimmages, introduced halfway through a session, are played to enhance the learning process by bringing what they have learned so far in class to life.
Micro 4-5 is an intermediate class that is for children who are 4 and 5 years old, who are ready to expand their soccer skills and are looking for slightly more of a challenge. Classes are designed to physically, emotionally, and socially prepare children for team soccer. Creative activities are inclusive of teaching children soccer skills while having fun and are combined with non-competitive scrimmages to teach players fundamental skills as well as help them develop an understanding of teamwork, team dynamics, and improve their soccer IQ.
Micro 6-7 is an intermediate class that is designed for 6 and 7 year olds, and use a combination of creative and soccer inclusive games, skill drills, and scrimmages to help prepare players for league play. Classes focus both on building fundamental skills (such as dribbling, passing, trapping, and shooting), and on teaching players how and when to apply these skills in game situations, thus expanding their soccer IQ and their understanding of a team dynamic. Coaches will also work to instill a strong work ethic and a strong sense of teamwork and sportsmanship within each child.
Micro 8-9 is an intermediate class that is designed for 8 and 9 year olds who are ready to grow their soccer skills. Class uses a combination of creative and soccer inclusive games, skill drills, and scrimmages to help prepare players for league play. Classes focus both on building fundamental skills (such as dribbling, passing, trapping, and shooting), and on teaching players how and when to apply these skills in game situations, thus expanding their soccer IQ and their understanding of a team dynamic. Coaches will also work to instill a strong work ethic and a strong sense of teamwork and sportsmanship within each child.
CHECKING IN FOR CLASS
If your child is already enrolled in their class, please check your child at their field with their coach each class.
If you are checking in as new add, a make up, or a free trial, please check in at the Sports City front desk before heading to class.
PLEASE WEAR/BRING THE FOLLOWING TO CLASS:
Clothing: We ask that your child comes to class in comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to run around in. Our Lil’ Kickers (shirt and/or shorts), Lil' Hoopsters (reversible tank top), and Skills Institute (shirt white or red) uniforms are popular to wear to class. You can purchase your class uniform at the Sports City front desk.
Shoes: Soccer- no cleats! Cleats are not allowed on our turf fields. Closed toe shoes such as tennis shoes or running shoes are fine. Basketball- Closed toe shoes such as tennis shoes or running shoes are fine. No open toed shoes.
Shin Guards (Soccer): We strongly recommend that any child participating in Jackrabbits and older classes wear shin guards and long socks for safety as the children learn the game.
Water: Please bring a bottle of water for your child.