Not sure where to place your Lil' Kicker? We have a variety of choices for ages 18 months to 11 years.
Class descriptions are below:
Bunnies (18 - 24 Months) - Parent & Child Classes: 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! Please one parent only when class is full.
Thumpers (25-36 Months) - 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. Please one parent only when class is full.
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 skills. 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, helping prepare the child to transition to the next level. Please one parent only when class is full.
Hoppers (3 & 4 Years) – Beginning: 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.
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, non-competitive soccer games will be introduced.
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.
Micro 4/5 Class, Micro 6/7 Class, Micro 8/9 Class – Intermediate: 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 for 1 season and/or in Lil' Kickers classes for 2 seasons.
Micro Advanced (6-9 Years) – Advanced: Micro Advanced Classes introduce more complex soccer tactics and skills. The smaller student to teacher 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. Micro Advanced Class is for kids who have played outdoor soccer for 2 seasons and/or has taken 2 Lil’ Kickers Micro class seasons.
Elite Feet (9-11 Years) - Do you have a child between the ages of 9 and 11 that could use some extra training on the soccer field? Does your child want to learn more about positional play and field tactics? Then Lil Kickers new Elite Feet Training Program may be the right fit for you. Our staff of qualified and licensed coaches will teach your child to become a better rounded player and help to smooth out those rough edges in their play. We pride ourselves on our level of success with coaching this tough age group and with Elite Feet, we are sure you will be pleased with the difference it makes in your child's play.
Players will also be taught how to train on their own correctly. Players will be challenged by coaches who were successful players at one time, and are now successful coaches who know what it takes to succeed in the game mentally and physically. Players will walk away more confident than when they came in.