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Lil' Kickers is a soccer-based child development program for kids ages 18 months to 9 years. Lil' Kickers was developed by soccer professionals working along side child development experts. The classes promote play in a physically active, social and non-competitive environment that fosters positive self-esteem and accomplishment. All classes are indoors at Charlotte Sports Center and the program has open enrollment so you can get started right away! Trial Classes* are also available.

Research indicates that children who are involved in sports typically have a higher self-esteem, a more developed sense of cooperation and often make better life choices. Our curriculum is founded on renowned child development theories, years of experience working with children, and FUN for the child and parent.  We believe strongly in parent participation and we honor the commitment parents have made to help their children become the best they possibly can be.

Lil' Kickers has OPEN ENROLLMENT so you can START ANYTIME...click to register!

 

 Sessions  Session Dates  Session Notes
* FREE OPEN HOUSE   Saturday  Sept. 10 - 10am-12noon  *FREE  Open House - field, inflatables, & more!
 Summer 2011   June 18 - August 27 (10 week session)  * No Class Sat. July 2nd
 Fall 2011   Sept. 14 - Dec. 10 (12 week session)  * No classes week of Nov. 21st  (Thanksgiving)

 

BUNNIES (18 - 24 Months) - Parent & Child Class

Summer

Fall

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! Bunnies classes are 40 minutes long. Click for Program Policies or to Register.    Wed 10:30 AM
  Sat 8:30 AM   Sat 8:30 AM
 
THUMPERS (25 - 35 Months) - Parent & Child Class Summer Fall
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 who are just barely 3 years old. Thumpers classes are 40 minutes long. Click for Program Policies or to Register.    Wed 10:30 AM
  Sat 9:30 AM   Sat 9:30 AM
   
   
   
   
COTTONTAILS (2.5 - 3.5 Years) - Parent & Child Class Summer Fall
Parents and kids, led by one of our coaches, play organized games together to develop listening skills, balls skills, and foot-eye coordination. This class is a transitional class from the parent/child format of Thumpers to the independent Hoppers class where they begin to be alone on the field with a coach.

 Cottontail's curriculum is designed to incorporate parents in the activities towards the beginning of the session and slowly develop the child's independence and confidence without parents' ongoing involvement in the class. Class is 50 minutes long. Click for Program Policies or to Register.

   Thurs 9:30 AM
 Sat 8:30 AM  Sat 8:30 AM
HOPPERS (3 & 4 Years) - Beginners Summer  Fall
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. Hoppers classes are 50 minutes long. Click for Program Policies or to Register.  Wed 9:30 AM
 Thurs 9:30 AM
 Sat 8:30 AM  Sat 8:30 AM
 Sat 9:30 AM  Sat 9:30 AM
 Sat 10:30 AM  Sat 10:30 AM
 
JACKRABBITS (3 & 4 Years) - Intermediate Summer Fall
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 soccer games will be introduced. Jackrabbits classes are 50 minutes long. Click for Program Policies or to Register.    Wed. 9:30 AM
  Sat 9:30 AM   Sat 9:30 AM
   
   
   
   
BIG FEET (5 & 6 years) - Beginners Summer Fall
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 Leagues. Big Feet classes are 50 minutes long. Click for Program Policies or to Register.   Sat 9:30 AM   Sat 9:30 AM
 
   
MICRO CLASS (4-5 Years) Summer Fall
Micro classes are developmental classes designed to enhance individual and team skills; with an emphasis on fun and safety. They are for kids who have played soccer before either in Lil' Kickers or another program.

In 50 minutes of class there will be 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of games. No more than 4 players at a time on a team. Everyone gets equal playing time. There will be no goalies. We will not keep score or standings. Click for Program Policies or to Register.
 Sat 10:30 AM   Sat 10:30 AM
   
MICRO CLASS (6-7 Years) Summer Fall
Children in these classes will be introduced to more complex soccer tactics and skills.

In 50 minutes of class there will be 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of games. No more than 4 players at a time on a team. Everyone gets significant playing time. There will be no goalies. We will not keep score or standings. Click for Program Policies or to Register.
 Sat. 10:30 AM  Sat. 10:30 AM
 
   
MICRO CLASS (8-9 Years) Summer Fall
Children in these classes will be introduced to more complex soccer tactics and skills.

In 50 minutes of class there will be 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of games. No more than 4 players at a time on a team. Everyone gets significant playing time. There will be no goalies. We will not keep score or standings. Click for Program Policies or to Register.
 Sat. 10:30 AM  Sat 10:30 AM
   
   

 

   

Lil' Kickers Program Policies & FAQ's
Cost Summer Session is $120 (10 classes) and Fall Session is $144 (12 classes).  Click to Register.
Registration Fee The Player's Card annual registration fee is $25 for Individuals or $35 for Families.
Open Enrollment For open enrollment registration after a session has begun, the cost is prorated for the total number of classes remaining in the session and full payment is due with registration.
Trial Class A Trial Class is offered for any child that has not previously participated in a Lil' Kickers class or session. After the Trial Class, parents can elect to register and pay for the number of classes remaining in the current session, (including the Trial Class) or parents can decide not to participate in the Lil' Kickers program.  Customers may only register for a Trial Class if there is space available, call for availability.
Make-Up Class If you miss a class, you may come to a Make-Up Class at different time, or day, provided there is space available in the class you will be attending.  Please call in advance to schedule a Make-Up class.  Make-ups do not carry over into the next session and refunds are not given to those who miss class.
Transfers Customers may transfer their child from one class to another class at any point in the session provided there is space available in the class you wish to transfer to and the Instructor approves the transfer.
Apparel Lil' Kickers apparel is available for purchase at Charlotte Sports Center, but is not required.  Jersey $21,  Shorts $10,  T-shirts $10

 

 

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