Little Kicks is the first level of play for kids starting into soccer. It is open to players that will be 3 or 4 during the seasonal year (Currently based on the age as of 12/31/2017). If players younger want to try, we ask that they try it first prior to registering.
If they are able to participate, then we will allow them to register.
Our emphasis is to provide a fun environment in which players can be learn the skills necessary for them to continue to enjoy the sport of soccer in coming years. Competition is de-emphasized. In fact there are no league at this age group, just learning and fun.
Each player will be provided with a clinic shirt. The kids are taught skills using various fun games like Sharks and Minnows, Freeze Tag, Cops and Robbers, Red Light - Green Light, etc.,
We encourage parent participation. If you feel your child needs you out there to get them started, you are welcome to join us. Parents are always welcome to help us with little things such as getting kids in place, retrieving errant soccer balls, attending to knocks and bumps.
Registrations are open almost the whole season, and trials are welcome - give it a try, if the child wants to continue, then you can register. We realize that at they young ages it is scary, so don't feel compelled to make the decision without trying.
Times have traditionally been Saturday Mornings from 9am to 10am at Gillis Field (Talmadge Park).
Your child needs to bring shin guards (wear underneath socks), proper shoes (cleats preferred if wet field), and a drink. We will supply soccer balls while they are there and they can take them home after the last week of clinics. It is a good idea for them to have a ball at home to practice with. Our soccer balls that we use at this age group are quite small (special order), they are called jugglers. We get them so that it is easier for them to practice the skills we are trying to teach them.