SOCCER FOR KIDS: AGES 18 MONTHS-9 YEARS

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 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.

LIL' KICKERS CLASS SCHEDULE

WINTER SESSION

Open Enrollment - Join Anytime!
Cost: $17/class
Annual Membership Required: $30/person or $60/family

Class Name & Age RangeTuesWedThursFriSatSun
Bunnies 18-24 Months
(Parent/Child)
9:30 am4:30 pm10 am10 am
Thumpers 25-35 Months
(Parent/Child)
10:30 am
4:30
11:30 am
10 am10 am
Cottontails 2.5-3.5 Years
(Parent/Child)
5:30 pm10:30 am
4:30 pm
9:30 am
9:30 am10 am10 am
Hoppers 3-4 Years
(Beginners)
10:30 am
4:30 pm
10:30 am10 am10 am
Jackrabbits 3-4 Years
(Intermediates)
11:30 am
4:30 pm
10:30 am11 am11 am
Big Feet 5-6 Years
(Beginners)
4:30 pm11 am
11 am
Micro 4/5 Class
(4-5 Years)
5:30 pm4:30 pm11 am11 am
Micro 6/7 Class
(6-7 Years)
4:30 pm4:30 pm11 am
Micro 8/9 Class
(8-9 Years)
5:30

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
  • Parents are 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
  • Parents are 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. Cottontails is designed to build fundamental skills such as balance, coordination, and ball kicking. Also, Cottontails help 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 12:1

Hoppers (3-4 Years)

Beginners

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)

Beginners

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, 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 either in Lil’ Kickers or another program.

  • 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
  • Micro Classes are 50 minutes long
  • The ratio for Micro Class is 12:1

For more information, call Diego Ramirez @ (650) 697-4263 or send us a message