Lil’ Kickers, a nationally renowned youth development soccer program, has launched its Lil’ Kickers program in Lake Barrington at The Lake Barrington RecPlex.
Lil’ Kickers is a non-competitive, introductory soccer and movement skills program for boys and girls ages 18 months to nine years and was developed by soccer professionals working along side child development experts. The classes promote play in a physically active, social and non-competitive environment while fostering positive self-esteem and accomplishment.
With more than 25,000 boys and girls ages 18 months to nine years enrolled in its national programs on a weekly basis, Lil’ Kickers is a building block to soccer’s popularity across the United States.
“In Lil’ Kickers we don’t just teach soccer to kids. Instead, we use soccer as a tool to teach kids about teamwork and cooperation,” said Lake Barrington RecPlex Lil’ Kickers Director Justin Breckan. “There is no question kids love soccer and our experienced instructors know how to make soccer fun for even the youngest little kickers. Kids have a blast learning the fundamentals of soccer while building coordination and confidence – a great combination for growing children.”
Lil’ Kickers is carefully geared toward various age groups to maximize skills. Levels include Bunnies (18 months – 24 months, parent/child class), Thumpers (2 – 3 years, beginner, parent/child class), Cottontails (18 months-35 months, intermediate, parent/child class), Hoppers (3 – 4 years, beginner), Jackrabbits (3 – 4 years, intermediate), Big Feet (5 – 6 years old, beginner), Micro Classes (4 – 9 years, intermediate/advanced).
Classes at The Lake Barrington RecPlex (28039 NorthPointe ParkwayLake Barrington, IL 60010) are held Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enrollment is always open so children can join anytime (classes are pro-rated at $13 per class). For class schedules and more information www.lilkickers-nwi.com or call 224.944.2534.
There will be a free open house Oct. 6, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Information submitted by Lil' Kickers