Lil' Kickers is a non-competitive introductory soccer and developmental skills program offering weekly classes for boys and girls ages 18 months to 9 years. Lil' Kickers classes focus on critical early childhood development skills in a safe and fun setting.
Our Lil’ Kickers program takes a child-centered approach to sports development, looking at the experience through a child's perspective. At Sono Field House, we consider children's developmental challenges and stages as the most crucial criteria for facilitating successful teaching and learning. Our Lil' Kickers instructors are specially trained to bring out confidence and creativity in your child through lessons taught on the field. The progressive nature of the program allows children to participate at every level.
LIL' KICKERS Winter II CLINICS 2014
Winter II Clinics
January 2nd – March 2nd, 2014
***This schedule will be 100% confirmed as of Monday, November 11th. We will be looking to potentially ADD clinics, anything currently scheduled below we will be running***
Bunnies – 18 months – 24 months – Fridays @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Thumpers – 25 months – 35 months – Fridays @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Saturdays @ 9 AM – 10 AM
Cottontails – 2.5 – 3.5 years – Fridays @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Saturdays @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Hoppers – 3 – 4 years – Fridays @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Saturdays @ 9 AM – 10 AM & 10 AM – 11 AM
Jackrabbits – 3 – 4 years (no parental participation) – Fridays @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Saturdays @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Micro 4 & 5 – Saturdays @ 9 AM – 10 AM
Micro 6 & 7 - Saturdays @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Sign up with a friend! We take registrations by phone at 203-604-9030, or register online here: MySAM
Lil' Kicker Classes by Age
as balance and coordination. Classes incorporate activities that are geared toward a toddler’s unique way of
learning and include parachutes, bubbles, noodles, cones, lots of goal scoring and more. Adult participation is
Thumpers (25-35 mos) 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 and a perfect introduction to Lil' Kickers for new players. Adult participation is required.
Cottontails (2.5-3.5 yrs) 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 a parent or caregiver. The Cottontails
curriculum is designed to build fundamental skills such as balance, coordination, and ball skills. Cottontails
classes also offer another component—helping your child build a sense of independence. As children progress
through the session and become ready for more independence, parents can choose to transition to a less
active role in the class, helping prepare the child to transition to the next level. Adult participation is required.
Hoppers (3-4 yrs) classes are designed to be fun and fast paced. Classes focus on building balance,
coordination and fundamental soccer skills through creative play and also help develop listening skills,
cooperation and teamwork. Hoppers classes are the first class where children participate independently.
Jackrabbits (3-4 yrs) classes are designed to help transition children into team play. Children play creative
games to develop fundamental soccer skills and will also be introduced to more one-ball oriented games and
scrimmaging. The focus of the scrimmages will be to help players understand how to apply skills in different
situations and building teamwork. Some small sided non-competitive soccer games are introduced.
Big Feet (5-6 yrs) classes are for five and six year-olds who have not played a lot of soccer before, or who
respond better to a low-key environment. Classes build basic soccer skills (dribbling, passing, trapping,
scoring) and develop a sense of confidence on the field. Players will also learn sportsmanship and team play.
Some small-sided, yet non-competitive soccer games are played to enhance learning how to apply skills in
Micro (4-9 yrs) classes include 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of non-competitive
Micro 4/5 classes are for four and five year olds with previous soccer experience who are ready for more of
a challenge. Players learn more advanced fundamental soccer skills through fun, age-appropriate and
creative skill building games and have the opportunity to practice those skills in non-competitive
Micro 6/7 classes are for six and seven year olds with previous soccer experience who are ready for more
of a challenge. Classes balance the use of fun games and technical drills with non-competitive scrimmaging
to teach new skills each week.
Micro 8/9 classes are designed for eight and nine year olds who have little or moderate experience playing
soccer. Players will learn a new fundamental soccer skill each week and have the opportunity to practice
those skills in non-competitive scrimmages.