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 45 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.
*From the schedule, please pick the best day and time that is listed for your class (class descriptions are listed below), that also works for your schedule, and you will sign up for that specific class and come to that same day and time each week for the length of the session.
Bunnies (18 Months-2 Years) Parent & Child Classes (*11 mos is our current “record” youngest)
Bunnies classes are a fun introduction to the Lil’ Kickers program. Toddlers and parents explore basic soccer and movement skills together. Classes include parachute activities, bubbles, lots of goal scoring and the famous cone towers. Classes are 40 minutes long. (Up to 2 parents per child on the field. Extra family members can sit in bleacher areas)
Bunnies Child to Coach Ratio – 15:1
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 who are just barely 3 years old. Classes are 40 minutes long. (Up to 2 parents per child on the field. Extra family members can sit in bleacher areas)
Thumpers Child to Coach Ratio – 12:1
Cottontails (3-4 Years) Parent & Child Transition
This class is designed to be a transitional class for children between the ages of 3 and 4 years old who are in need of a more challenging lesson plan than what the Thumper classes offer, but who are not quite ready for the independence of a Hoppers class. This class will progress and transition the parents to the side of the field and then hopefully off the field by the end of the session but the coach will let you know when it is time, until then, we ask to please have fun and participate with your child. Classes are 45 minutes long. (1-2 parents per child on the field. Extra family members can sit in bleacher areas)
Cottontails Child to Coach Ratio – 7:1 and/or 14:2
Hoppers (3 & 4 Years) Beginning (CHILD ONLY, NO PARENTS ALLOWED for this class and older)
Three and four year-olds get a fast-paced, fun exposure to the most popular sport in the world. Classes focus on foot-eye coordination, dribbling, scoring and balance. Hoppers classes will also introduce the concepts of teamwork and cooperation. Hoppers will not play any competitive soccer games. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Hoppers Child to Coach Ratio – 7:1 and/or 14:2
Jackrabbits (3 & 4 Years) Intermediate
Jackrabbits is a class designed for three and four year-olds who have either taken a session of Hoppers or have other soccer experience. Jackrabbits classes will focus on more complex ball skills (trapping and passing). Some small-sided soccer games will be introduced. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Jackrabbits Child to Coach Ratio – 7:1 and/or 14:2
Big Feet (5-7 Years) Beginning
Big Feet classes are for five, six and seven 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 of play. Kids will be introduced to the ideas of sportsmanship and team play. Kids will play some small-sided soccer games and be encouraged to progress into Micro Leagues. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Big Feet Child to Coach Ratio – 12:1
Micro Classes (4-9 Year olds divided into 3 separate classes: Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, or Micro 8/9)
Micro classes are non-competitive, developmental classes for kids 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. The class break down is 25-30 min. of drills and a 15-20 min. scrimmage at the end of class. Classes are 45-50 minutes long.
Micro Class Child to Coach Ratio – 12:1 and/or 15:1