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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!



Fall II  2018:


- Lil' Kickers Fall II Schedule (click to view)


- Lil' Kickers Soccer League Fall II (click to view)





To Register: Contact Nikki at (630) 270-9962

or at lilkickers@justforkicks.org with any questions.


Class descriptions:

Bunnies (18 months - 2 years) - Parent & Child Class

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

Thumpers (2 years - 3 years) - Parent & Child Class

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 (2.5 years - 3.5 years) - Parent & Child Class

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

Hoppers (3 & 4 year-olds) - Beginning

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 (3 & 4 year-olds) - Intermediate

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 (5 & 6 year-olds) - Beginning

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

Micro 4/5 Class & Micro 6/7 Class - Advanced Level

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

Micro Advanced Class Format:

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

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