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Lil’ Kickers

SOCCER FOR KIDS: AGES 18 MONTHS - 9 YEARS

Step onto the field during any Lil’ Kickers class and you will find a transformed world created just for your child. Our well-trained coaches will thrill your child with 50 minutes of highly creative, high-energy and age-appropriate activities that serve as a great introduction to soccer. They will help your child master developmental milestones, appropriate for their age.

Because Lil’ Kickers is primarily a child development program, our purpose is to help children mature on all levels. Our program focuses on helping children build strong physical, intellectual and emotional skills that will help them be successful on and off the soccer field. We believe in teaching children in ways that suit their developmental level, so you won’t see adult-like skill drills in our classes, but you will see teaching methods specifically designed to create an atmosphere that is effective and fun. You will also see happy, confident and sweaty kids who are eager to learn and want to keep coming back for more.

Whether your child is new to soccer or has already developed a love for the game, the progressive nature of Lil’ Kickers offers a place for children at every level. Our convenient class times provide families options to accommodate multiple children and busy schedules.

Enrollment is always open and classes are pro-rated!

Not sure where to place your Lil’ Kicker? We have a variety of choices for ages 18 months to nine years. You can view our class descriptions here.

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Aly Wagner

Former Professional Soccer Player, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, & Mother of 4

I love that Lil’ Kickers combines soccer and child development principles. The fun, non-competitive classes are a great way to nurture children’s love for the game while supporting important milestones in their growth & development.

Matthew Trujillo

Youth Pastor, Family Community Church - San Jose, CA

For the last couple of years we had the Lil’ Kickers Program come in on a Sunday Morning to work with our children and it’s been such an exciting time. When they come in the kids always look forward to it, because the coaches bring an energy and excitement with them and they do such a great job working with our kids. We couldn’t be happier and we look forward to working with them for many years to come

Class Schedule

Lil’ Kickers Class Schedule

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Our convenient class times provide families options to accommodate multiple children and busy schedules. Contact Us to set up a free trial!

In our weekly Lil’ Kickers classes, kids learn fundamental soccer skills alongside important life skills. Our programs are based on innovative curricula while our instructors concentrate on building important skills necessary to be successful in life: self-esteem, physical strength, and social skills. Find out why more than 109,000 kids nationwide have a blast each week!

Spring Class Schedule
February 25th – May 26th

Call 408-224-8774 to Register

CLASS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
BUNNIES
(18 – 24 MONTHS)
9:30am 4:30pm 9:30am
10:30am
9:30am
THUMPERS
(2 – 3 YEARS)
4:30pm 11:30am
5:30pm
9:30am 8:30am
9:30am
10:30am
11:30am
8:30am
COTTONTAILS
(2.5 – 3.5 YEARS)
5:30pm 4:30pm 10:30am 8:30am
10:30am
11:30am
10:30am
HOPPERS
(3 – 4 YEARS)
BEGINNER
5:30pm 4:30pm
6:30pm
5:30pm
6:30pm
9:30am
4:30pm
9:30am 8:30am
9:30am
10:30am
11:30am
8:30am
9:30am
10:30am
JACKRABBITS
(3 – 4 YEARS)
INTERMEDIATE
4:30pm 10:30am
5:30pm
4:30pm
6:30pm
10:30am
4:30pm
8:30am
9:30am
10:30am
9:30am
11:30am
BIG FEET
(5 – 6 YEARS)
BEGINNER
5:30pm 6:30pm 4:30pm
5:30pm
4:30pm 8:30am
9:30am
10:30am
11:30am
10:30am
11:30am
MICRO 4/5
(4 – 5 YEARS)
4:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 11:30am 8:30am
9:30am
10:30am
11:30am
12:30pm
8:30am
10:30am
MICRO 6/7
(6 – 7 YEARS)
5:30pm 4:30pm 6:30pm 8:30am
9:30am
11:30am
12:30pm
9:30am
11:30am
MICRO 8/9
(8 – 9 YEARS)
6:30pm 4:30pm 12:30pm

Class Descriptions

LIL’ KICKERS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Soccer for kids ages 18 months – 9 years

Explore Our Classes!

Not sure where to place your Lil’ Kicker? We have a variety of choices for ages 18 months to nine years. Class descriptions are below:
Bunnies (18 – 24 Months) – Parent & Child Classes
Thumpers (2-3 Years) – Parent & Child Classes
Cottontails (2.5-3.5 Years) – Parent & Child Classes
Hoppers (3 & 4 Years) – Beginning
Jackrabbits (3 & 4 Years) – Intermediate
Big Feet (5 & 6 years) – Beginning
Micro 4/5 Class (4 & 5 Years) – Intermediate
Micro 6/7 Class (6 & 7 Years) – Intermediate
Micro 8/9 Class (8 & 9 Years) – Intermediate

BUNNIES

18 - 24 months (Parent/Child)
Bunnies classes introduce toddlers to soccer with games that allow them to run, play as a  group and kick a ball. Geared toward a toddler’s unique way of learning, they learn balance and coordination.

  • Bunnies classes are 50 minutes long
  • Parent participation is required
  • The ratio for Bunnies classes is 12:1 with parents on the field

THUMPERS

2 - 3 years (Parent/Child)
Thumpers and their parents play organized games together to develop listening skills, balance, cooperation, sharing, 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.

  • 50-minute class
  • Parent participation is required
  • Child/coach ratio: 12:1 (with parents on field)

COTTONTAILS

2.5 - 3.5 years (Parent/Child)
Cottontails is 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 kicking in addition to helping 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.

  • 50-minute class
  • Parent participation is required
  • Child/coach ratio: 12:1 (with parents on field)

HOPPERS

3 - 4 years (Beginner)

Hoppers classes are fun and fast-paced, focusing on improving balance, coordination, and fundamental soccer skills. We utilize creative games to help kids develop listening skills, cooperation, and teamwork. Hoppers classes are the first class where children participate independently.

  • 50-minute class
  • Child/coach ratio: 7:1

JACKRABBITS

3 - 4 years (Intermediate)

Jackrabbits classes are designed to help transition children into non-competitive team play. Children learn basic soccer skills (dribbling, passing, trapping, scoring) and are introduced to more one-ball- oriented games and scrimmaging. Scrimmages focus on building teamwork and helping players understand how to apply skills in different situations. Some non-competitive soccer games are introduced.

  • 50-minute class
  • Child/coach ratio: 7:1

BIG FEET

5 - 6 years (Beginner)

Big Feet 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 game situations.

• Big Feet classes are 50 minutes long
• The ratio for Big Feet classes is 12:1

MICRO CLASSES

4/5, 6/7, & 8/9 years

Micro Classes are developmental and non-competitive for intermediate players. Proper soccer techniques are progressively introduced and as kids grow and master various skills, they are introduced to more complex soccer skills. Micro Classes are for kids who have played soccer before either in Lil’ Kickers or another program.

  • 50-minute class (15-20 minutes of instruction; 20-25 minutes of scrimmaging)
  • Teams for scrimmage field a maximum of four players at a time
  • Everyone gets equal playing time
  • No goalies, no score-keeping, no league standings
  • Child/coach ratio: 12:1

SKILLS INSTITUTE

5/6, 7/8, & 9 - 12 years
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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Program Policies and FAQs

FAQs

Customers may transfer their child at any point in the session.

All class transfers are dependant upon space availability.

Make-ups are done on a space-available basis.

Make-ups do not carry over into the next session.

No spaces in any class are guaranteed without payment.
All registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Lil’ Kickers Annual Registration is required for all participants.
All first-time trial classes are free of charge.
Customers may only do trials in classes that have space available.
Parents are required to stay within view of the field/coach during their child’s class.

Multiple Class Discounts: all participants who register for two or more classes per week, in the same session will receive $20 off the second session.
Sibling Discounts: siblings are defined as children that reside in the same household and are under the care of the same parent/guardian.

After one child is enrolled, the discount is $20 for siblings enrolled during the same session.

*Discounts only apply to full session registration. One discount per session.

Special group-pricing and scheduling is available.  Any interested group should contact our Lil’ Kickers Coordinator by Clicking Here.

Meet the Coaches

Coach Sara
Coach SaraLil' Kickers/Skills Institute Coordinator
Number of Seasons with Lil’ Kickers: 11
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Movie: Wreck-It Ralph
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Sunken Treasure
If she were an animal she’d be: a Bear
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman
If she was stranded on an island with a sandwich it’d be: Grilled Cheese or Ice Cream

Spring 2019 Session Coach Sara is coaching:
Bunnies, Thumpers, Cottontails, Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Micro 4/5

Coach Ali
Coach AliLil' Kickers/Skills Institute Assistant Coordinator
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Superhero: Iron Man
If she were an animal she’d be: an Elephant
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Coney Island Forest!

Spring 2019 Session Coach Ali is coaching:
Bunnies, Jackrabbits

Coach Fabrizio
Coach FabrizioLead Skills Institute Instructor
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Superhero: MY DAD
Favorite Movie: Pinocchio
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Avalanche
If he was an animal he’d be: A porcupine
If he was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: Prosciutto and Butter
Favorite Dessert: Torta al Cioccolato
Favorite Part of Coaching Lil’ Kickers & Skills Institute: “The children! The Sportsplex! The team!”

Spring 2019 Session Coach Fabrizio is coaching:
Skills Institute Level 1 – 5/6, 9/12
Skills Institute Level 2 – 7/8
Skills Institute Level 3

Coach AnaliaSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 1
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: The Incredibles
Favorite Dessert: Cookies
If she was an animal she’d be: A dog because they sleep and eat all day
If she was stranded on a desert island with only one sandwich it’d be: A Turkey Sandwich

Spring 2019 Session Coach Analia is coaching:
Thumpers, Hoppers, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7

Coach Annabel
Coach AnnabelSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 1
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Avalanche
If she was an animal she’d be: A dog
When Annabel grows up she wants to be: An EMT
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream

Spring 2019 Session Coach Annabel is coaching:
Thumpers, Micro 4/5, Skills Institute Level 1 – 5/6, Skills Institute Level 2 – 7/8

Coach Bella
Coach BellaSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 1
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Movie: Land Before Time
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Coney Island Forest
If she was an animal she’d be: A gazelle
If she was stranded on a desert island with only one sandwich it’d be: Pizza Sandwich
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream

Spring 2019 Session Coach Bella is coaching:
Thumpers, Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7 Skills Institute Level 1 – 7/8, Skills Institute Level 2 – 5/6 & 9/12

Coach Chloe
Coach ChloeSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 3
Favorite Color: Forest Green
Favorite Movie: Lion King
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Gold Rush
If she was an animal she’d be: A dog, so she can play fetch
If she was stranded on a desert island with only one sandwich it’d be: PB & J
Favorite Dessert: Mint Ice Cream

Spring 2019 Session Coach Chloe is coaching:
Bunnies, Thumpers, Cottontails, Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 6/7

Coach DiannaSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 1
Favorite Color: Teal
Favorite Movie: Lion King
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Coney Island Forest
If she was an animal she’d be: A sea turtle because she loves the beach
If she was stranded on a desert island with only one sandwich it’d be: Chicken Pesto Panini

Spring 2019 Session Coach Dianna is coaching:
Bunnies, Cottontails, Hoppers, Micro 4/5

Coach Eleane
Coach EleaneSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 10
Favorite Color: Green & Aqua
Favorite Superhero: BATMAN
If you were an animal what would you be?: a Panda Bear
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Scrimmage!

Spring 2019 Session Coach Eleane is taking a well-deserved break.
Check back next season!

Coach Erika
Coach ErikaSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 8
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman
Favorite Movie: Rio
If you were an animal what would you be: a Dolphin
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: 4 Corners
Favorite thing about being a Lil’ Kickers Coach: Seeing the kids improve their social and technical skills.

Spring 2019 Session Coach Erika is coaching:
Thumpers, Cottontails, Jackrabbits, Big Feet

Coach Fatima
Coach FatimaSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 4
Favorite Color: Purple
If you were an animal what would you be: A cat so she could sleep all day
Favorite Movie: Spider-Man
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Lily Pads
If she was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: Ham Sandwich
Favorite Dessert: Donuts

Spring 2019 Session Coach Fatima is coaching:
Cottontails, Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7

Coach Gabby
Coach GabbySeasons with Lil' Kickers: 10
When Gabby grows up she wants to be: A Teacher
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman
If you were an animal what would you be: A Puppy
Favorite Movie: Beauty & the Beast
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Mac N’ Cheese
If she was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: A Meatball Sub
Favorite Dessert: Crepes

Spring 2019 Session Coach Gabby is coaching:
Hoppers, Skills Institute Level 1 5/6, 7/8, Skills Institute Level 2 5/6

Coach Hector
Coach HectorSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 12
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Superhero: Black Panther
Favorite Movie: Up!
If you were an animal what would you be?: A Wolf
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Sharks!
When Hector grows up he wants to be: An Astronaut

Spring 2019 Session Coach Hector is coaching:
Jackrabbits, Micro 4/5
Skills Institute Level 1 – 5/6, 7/8, 9/12
Skills Institute Level 2 – 7/8, 9/12

Coach IsaiasSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 1
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Movie: Frozen
If he was an animal he’d be: A German Shepherd
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Scrimmage
When Isaias grows up he wants to be: A professional soccer player

Spring 2019 Session Coach Isaias is coaching:
Skills Institute Level 1 5/6
Skills Institute Level 2 7/8

Coach Jeff
Coach JeffSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 10
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Superhero: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Favorite Movie: Shrek
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Battleship
If he was an animal he’d be: A Goat
When Jeff grows up he wants to be: Chef Jeff
Favorite Dessert: Brownies

Spring 2019 Session Coach Jeff is coaching:
Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5

Coach Jenna
Coach JennaSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 9
Favorite Color: Pink
If she were an animal she’d be: a Jaguar
Favorite Movie: Lilo and Stitch
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Gold Rush
When Jenna grows up she wants to be: A Firefighter

Spring 2019 Session Coach Jenna is coaching:
Thumpers, Cottontails, Hoppers, Micro 4/5
Skills Institute Level 1 – 5/6
Skills Institute Level 2 – 5/6, 9/12

Coach Jordan
Coach JordanSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 18
Other Languages: American Sign Language
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Movie: Wall-E
Favorite Superhero: FLASH
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Gold Rush
If he was an animal he’d be: An Octopus
Favorite Dessert: Pizookie

Spring 2019 Session Coach Jordan is coaching:
Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Big Feet,
Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9

Coach Leivey
Coach LeiveySeasons with Lil' Kickers: 1
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Movie: Lion King
If she was an animal she’d be?: A Cow
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Sunken Treasure
When Leivey grows up she wants to be: A Nurse
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream

Spring 2019 Session Coach Leivey is coaching:
Thumpers, Cottontails, Hoppers,
Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Mirco 6/7

Coach Megan
Coach MeganSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 1
Favorite Color: PurpleRedWall-E
Favorite Superhero: Pokemon
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Wake Up, Fred!
If she was an animal she’d be: A Donkey
If she was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: Grilled Cheese

Spring 2019 Session Coach Megan is coaching:
Cottontails, Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Big Feet,
Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9

Coach Molly
Coach MollySeasons with Lil' Kickers: 4
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Dino Nest
If she was an animal she’d be: A Cow
If she was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: A Philly Cheesesteak
Favorite thing about coaching Lil’ Kickers: Kids say the funniest things

Spring 2019 Session Coach Molly is coaching:
Thumpers, Cottontails, Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Micro 4/5

Coach Nicole
Coach NicoleSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 4
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Christopher Robin
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Mac N’ Cheese
If she was an animal she’d be: A Dolphin
If she was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: A strawberry, banana, and peanut butter sandwich

Spring 2019 Session Coach Nicole is coaching:
Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7
Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9

Coach Sara J
Coach Sara JSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 4
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Movie: Lion King
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Alien Tag
If she was an animal she’d be: A Puppy
If she was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: A Grilled Cheese
When Sara J grows up she wants to be: a Pediatrician

Spring 2019 Session Coach Sara J is coaching:
Hoppers, Big Feet

Coach Serena
Coach SerenaSeasons with Lil' Kickers: 5
Other Languages: Vietnamese
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Movie: Monsters Inc.
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Flying Gumballs
If she was an animal she’d be: A Giraffe so she could be taller
Favorite thing about being a Lil’ Kickers Coach: The jokes the kids tell

Spring 2019 Session Coach Serena is coaching:
Thumpers, Cottontails, Jackrabbits, Big Feet,
Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7

Coach Tiffany
Coach TiffanySeasons with Lil' Kickers: 4
Other Language Spoken: Spanish
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Lil’ Kickers Game: Alien Tag
If she was an animal she’d be: An Elephant
If she was stranded on a desert island with only a sandwich it’d be: A Pastrami Sandwich

Spring 2019 Session Coach Jordan is coaching:
Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Big Feet,
Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9

Enrichment in Motion

Are you looking for a fun, child-centered sports program which fosters physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth?

Lil’ Kickers at Silver Creek Sportsplex now offers a new Enrichment in Motion Program perfect for before and/or after school or part of your physical education program!

Contact [email protected] for more information.

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