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Lil’ Kickers

Open Enrollment, Join Anytime!

5 Locations to Choose From!

About Lil’ Kickers

Our mission is to inspire! Lil’ Kickers is an award-winning child development program that uses soccer to help children ages 18 months to 12 years tackle important developmental milestones through age-appropriate and fun-filled activities. We inspire kids to be active, strong, confident and well-balanced in order to unleash their awesome both on and off the field.

Classes are 50-minutes and are led by highly trained, energetic coaches who engage kids and help maintain their enthusiasm by challenging and encouraging them to learn and accomplish new things – preparing them for school, playdates, team sports, and beyond. More than one million kids have participated in Lil’ Kickers across the country.

Class Locations & Schedules

Off The Wall Sports

Spring Session: March 6th – June 2nd

Spring Classes
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Carmel Parks
at Off The Wall Sports

Winter Session: Begins January 9, 2018

Winter Classes
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FC Pride Performance Center

Spring Session: April 14 – June 2

Spring Classes
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ZYSA (Outdoors)

Spring Session: May 5th – July 7th

Spring Classes
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USAI – Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex (Outdoors)

Spring Session: April 28th – June 9th
(No Classes on May 26th)

Spring Classes
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Class Descriptions

Lil’ Kickers is tailored to how kids learn at different ages – using soccer to help kids tackle key developmental milestones. Every aspect of our curriculum was created with child development experts and our coaches are highly trained to work effectively with kids of all ages.


Bunnies classes introduce toddlers to soccer with games that allow them to run, play as a group and kick a ball. They gain basic soccer skills while building fundamental skills such as balance and coordination. Classes incorporate activities that are geared toward a toddler’s unique way of learning and including parachutes, bubbles, noodles, cones, lots of goal scoring and more.

  • 50-minute class
  • Parent participation is required
  • Child/coach ratio: 15:1 (with parents on field)
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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 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)
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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 a parent or caregiver. The Cottontails curriculum is designed to build fundamental skills such as balance, coordination, and ball kicking. 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.

  • 50-minute class
  • Child/coach ratio: 12:1 (with parents on field)
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Hoppers classes are designed to be fun and fast paced. Classes focus on increasing balancing skills, coordination and fundamental soccer skills. We utilize creative games and 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
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Jackrabbits classes are designed to help transition children into non-competitive 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.

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

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. Kids will be introduced to the ideas of sportsmanship and team play. Kids will play some small-sided, non-competitive soccer games to help prepare them for Micro Classes.

  • 50-minute class
  • Child/coach ratio: 12:1
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Micro Classes

Micro Classes are developmental and non-competitive for intermediate kids ages 4-9 years 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.

  • 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
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Skills Institute

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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Lil’ Kickers Policies

  • Space in any class is not guaranteed without payment.
  • All Registrations are on a first come, first served basis.
  • Lil’ Kickers Memberships ($15/year) are required for all participants.
  • Registration continues to be accepted after the session has begun at a pro-rated class rate.
  • On-line registration is now available!
  • All first time customers are offered a trial class free of charge.
  • Trial classes are offered on a space available basis.

Due to heavy enrollment we are currently unable to make-up classes on Saturdays.

  • In order to qualify for a make-up class, customers must let us know in advance when their child will be absent.
  • Make-ups are done on a space available basis.
  • Make-ups do not carry over into the next session.
  • Customers may transfer their child to another class at any point in the session.
  • All class transfers are dependent upon space availability and must be approved by Off The Wall Sports.

Only 1 discount is applied per session

  • Sibling:
    Defined as children that reside in the same household and are under the care of the same parent/guardian.  The sibling discount is $15 off for each child after the first child who is enrolled in the same session.
  • Multiple Classes Per Week:
    Defined by a child who is enrolled in more than one class per week during the same session.  The participant will receive $15 off the total of the second class fee.
  • 3rd Session Discount
    Any participant who signs up for 3 full Lil’ Kickers sessions in a row (ie. Fall-Winter-Spring) will receive $15 off the 3rd session class fee.

NOTE: Special group pricing and scheduling is available. Any interested group should be referred to the Li’ Kickers’ coordinator.