Fun Soccer Games Program for Young Children – Ages 4-8
Located at MLK Park, in the field near Nicollet Ave. & 42nd Street
Wednesdays: starting June 23 and continuing through August 18, 6:15-7:30 PM
$20 a season for Minneapolis residents
The Little Kickers Program uses “teaching-games” led by 2-3 trained, volunteer parent-coaches to small groups of kids divided by age: 4-year-olds, 5-6 year-olds, and 7-8 year-olds. The games are about teaching skills and behaviors core to soccer, but the games are generally not soccer games. We also don’t do “drills”, we don’t form organized teams for the summer, and parents don’t commit to being team soccer coaches for the entire summer. Parent coaches don’t need to be athletes, nor need to have experience playing organized soccer. The program is designed around soccer basics and soccer balls, and lots of action. The highest priority of the program, however, is that the kids have fun and want to come back the next week, enthusiastically, to play the games with soccer balls again.
Besides registering your children, we are also seeking additional “official” parent coaches. We will provide training in June at a two-hour workshop from a college-level soccer coach who actually uses these games in their professional roles.