What should my child wear to class?
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes (no outdoor cleats). Shinguards are not needed until Micro Classes and Skills Institute classes. Lil’ Kicker or Skills Institute jerseys are given to first-time customers for free, and can thereafter be purchased at a low cost. Outfitting your child in Lil’ Kickers garb is a fun way to make your child feel part of a team. Kids naturally appreciate looking like older uniformed kids and role models
How long are classes?
Each of our classes lasts 50 minutes with a water break halfway through. Between classes, there is a 10-minute break.
How long are sessions?
We offer four sessions a year (fall, winter, spring, summer) that break down into approximately 10-13 week cycles.
Can I drop my child off for class?
No, classes are 50 minutes and require a parent or guardian to be on-site at all times.
Can I join a class in the middle of a session?
Yes! We offer open enrollment so that you can join anytime and have your class fees prorated. This means that you pay only for the remaining class and not the full session fee.
Can we pay as we do during the session?
The session needs to be paid in full at the time of registration to reserve your child’s spot, or you may set up a payment plan for the session. Please note that we offer open enrollment, we do prorate class fees.
What if I can’t make it to one of my classes?
We understand life can get busy and you might have to miss a class. With our easy make-up class policy, you may schedule a make-up class online. Make-up classes are based on availability and not guaranteed. They must be made within the current session. We will do our very best to accommodate your requests. If you have multiple children, please schedule a make-up class for each child individually.
Can we come on any day?
No, in order to maintain class ratios and consistency within the program, we schedule children for specific times and days. When registering, be sure to first determine which day best suits your schedule. Of course, there may be an occasion when a make-up class is needed. In that situation, you can schedule a make-up class for any day in which class space is available. If your schedule changes during the session and you need to switch days, we will try to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. However, changes cannot be guaranteed and are based on space availability.
If my child is struggling in class without parents on the field, such as a Hoppers of Jackrabbits class, is it okay for me to be on the field to help my child?
In this situation, we normally suggest placing the child in a Cottontails class. Cottontails classes are methodically structured and specifically designed to promote independence. We have found that these classes provide a successful, long-term solution to separation issues.
What is the difference between Lil’ Kickers and Skills Institute program?
Lil’ Kickers is a child development soccer program that teaches basic skills through fun, creative, and energetic games. Skills Institute also encourages age-appropriate child development and focuses on teaching more technical and tactical skills through various fast-paced, challenging and structured drills.
Why does the Skills
Institute class cost more?
A higher level of specialized technical instruction is provided in Skills Institute classes, and the value of this instruction is priced accordingly.
What if your policy for allowing children with special needs into your program?
Children with special needs are welcomed in our program as long as we are equipped to assist them accordingly. Please contact your our Lil’ Kickers Coordinator for more information.