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Lil’ Kickers is a nationally renowned, non-competitive child development program for boys and girls ages 18 months to nine years old.

The program introduces children to the concept of soccer, while also developing movement and interaction skills. In fact, we don’t just teach soccer to kids, we use soccer as a tool to teach kids about life! All classes are 50 minutes long. Enrollment is always open and classes are pro-rated!

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Class Descriptions

Lil’ Kickers is tailored to how kids learn at different ages – using soccer to help kids tackle key developmental milestones. Every aspect of our curriculum was created with child development experts and our coaches are highly trained to work effectively with kids of all ages.


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!

Child-Coach Ratio: 15:1 w/parents on field


Parents and kids, led by one of our coaches, 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.

Child-Coach Ratio: 12:1 w/parents on field


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 their parents or caregiver as in our Hoppers classes.

The Cottontail curriculum is designed to build fundamental skills such as balance, coordination and ball skills. Cottontails classes also help your child to build a sense of independence. Parents can choose to transition to a less active role in the class, helping to prepare them to the transition to the Hoppers class.

Child-Coach Ratio: 12:1 w/parents on field


In the Hoppers class, 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.

Child-Coach Ratio: 7:1


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 such as trapping and passing. Some small-sided soccer games will be introduced.

Child-Coach Ratio: 7:1

Big Feet

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 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 classes.

Child-Coach Ratio: 12:1

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Micro Classes

Micro classes are non-competitive, developmental leagues for children 4-9 years old that are 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.

Child-Coach Ratio: 12:1

Micro Class Format:

  • Instruction followed by scrimmage
  • Everyone gets equal playing time
  • There are no goalies
  • We will not keep score or league standings

Skills Institute

Take the next step with Skills Institute – a soccer development program. Our players have fun learning and improving technical and tactical soccer skills while tackling key developmental milestones. Learn more.
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