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! Classes meet weekly for 50 minutes.
Lil’ Kickers has helped our wild two year old channel some of his energy into positive learning experiences. The coaches are amazing and our son looks forward to his class each week!
—Father, Son age 2
I have two daughters in the Lil’ Kickers soccer program. They both absolutely love it and look forward to going on Saturday. It has instilled a sense of accomplishment in them and also boosted their self-assurance and self-esteem. Physically it keeps them active and has definitely increased their hand-eye coordination and soccer kills. It has been a great bonding experience for my daughters and I and provides us a consistent way to spend quality time.
—Father, Daughters age 3 and 4
My son has been attending the program for almost 2.5 years. The program has been great at not only teaching him the beginning fundamentals of soccer, but also teaching him interaction with other adults and children. He has grown socially and his ability to play in a team setting has greatly improved. I feel each level of the program caters ideally to each age group. The coaches are great and my son enjoys the program and looks forward to going every week. I have another child that is 20 months right now and I will surely register him for the Lil’ Kickers program.
—Mother, Son age 5
Lil’ Kickers is the highlight of my daughter’s week. As soon as I pull her uniform out, she starts jumping up and down with excitement. Not only is it a great way for her to burn off her extra energy, but she has learned so much there in such a short amount of time.
—Mother, Daughter age 2
Lil’ Kickers combines an age appropriate soccer program that promotes skill development while having lots of fun! My daughter loves the coaches, the games and the very supportive approach of the coaches and staff. She can’t wait to go to soccer practice!
—Father, Daughter age 3
Our son has been in Lil’ Kickers since he was just a little more than 18 months, since then he’s become very accustomed to the coaches, the routine, and looks forward to soccer every Saturday morning. The coaches are so patient with all the kids at any age level. They are very good at bringing the kids together during class, even with other distractions. The stability and routine of the class is great for the kids, they become used to rules as they get older and move into more team oriented playing.
— Father, Son age 5
18 – 24 MONTHS
15:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO
Often a child’s first experience with group learning, this class is designed to give them a perfect start.
Managing a class full of toddlers can be like herding kittens. They’re playful, sometimes skittish and easily distracted. But with the right structure and interactions, a lot can happen. Activities with bubbles, parachutes, cones and other sensory toys build skills for balance, coordination, running, tracking, kicking and changing directions—all building blocks needed for playing soccer. With parents by their side, our youngest Lil’ Kickers feel safe to explore new experiences and create new relationships while learning in a fun and dynamic environment.
24 – 36 MONTHS
12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO
In this class, kids begin to learn to actively engage with the coach and other players.
“Why?” Hang around enough with this age group of curious, older toddlers and you will hear that word a lot. Working with Thumpers and their parents, we welcome their inquisitive nature and sense of wonderment in learning. We use those traits to shape confidence and self-esteem to further build core movements like balance, coordination and timing–all necessary for mastering a soccer ball. While parent involvement continues here, this class bridges the gap between parallel play and directly interacting with the coach and other players. So “why” take a Thumpers class? Because it is a blast.
3 & 4 YEARS
7:1 or 14:2 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO
To share and share alike? Not always. These kiddos are raring to go, but need lots of direction to get there.
Preschoolers have a hard time sharing, but we help get them there. After all, soccer (and life!) is all about give-and-take. The goal of these classes is to create teammates who are coachable and eager to learn. Sharing is a big part of that. Creative storylines and animated coaches keep kids engaged and having fun. They won’t even know they’re working hard and learning. They’ll come away with important skills for soccer and beyond.
5 & 6 YEARS
12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO
For kids who are just getting introduced to organized soccer or who are less competitive by nature but want a great soccer experience.
Some kids are a little shy and perhaps not very competitive by nature, but still want to learn a sport and have a team experience. We get that. Big Feet classes serve these kids well. Full of all the same fun, goofiness and opportunities to learn soccer and life skills, these classes do it just a little differently. After all, lack of experience or temperament shouldn’t keep us from getting in the game.
4 – 7 YEARS
For kids who are driven to play.
Does your child always have a ball at their feet? Constantly talk about soccer? Or are they simply driven to get better? Created for kids who are motivated soccer players, Micro classes kick it up a notch. While coaching remains child-centered and fun this curriculum is fundamentals focused and provides game-like situations each week that help solidify learning. Players enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate instruction and 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging. Currently, classes are offered by age and include Micro 4/5 and Micro 6/7.