Total Lil’ Kickers — FAQs
Can I join in the middle of a session?
Yes! We have open enrollment, so you can join anytime pending space, and class
fees are prorated.
What if I can’t make it to one of my classes?
If you have to unexpectadly miss one of your scheduled classes, we allow you to make the class up on a different day/time within the session which you are enrolled. Makeups are pending availability and do not carry over in to a new session. In the event that you are unable to make the class up, we do not offer refunds or credits.
Can I drop my child off for Class?
No, classes are 50 minutes and require a parent/guardian to be on-site.
How long are the classes?
Each of our classes is 50 minutes.
What should my kids wear?
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and indoor/turf soccer shoes or plain tennis shoes
(no cleats). Shin guards are needed for Micro Classes and Micro Advanced classes, and can be purchsed right at our front counter! We also recommend having a water bottle that your child can keep on the field with them.
How many girls or boys are in a class?
Classes are coed, so the mix of children is based on who registers. If you have five or more players, we can create a class for you if you would like a specific mix of children pending the availability of time and field space.
What is the difference between a Hoppers and a Jackrabbits class?
Hoppers is a class for beginning 3 and 4 year olds that helps develop individual skills. Jackrabbits is an intermediate class. Jackrabbits will play more one-ball oriented games to help players transition from individual skills to team skills. Some small-sided, non-competitive scrimmages will also be introduced.
How long are your sessions?
We offer 4 sessions a year: Summer, Fall, Spring, and Winter
If my child has his/her birthday during the session should the child move up to the next class?
It is not necessary to change classes mid-session due to age. However, if your child is ready
physically and emotionally the option of moving up is certainly available.
If my child is advanced can they move up to the next class even if they are not old enough yet?
Yes, if it is appropriate for them both physically and emotionally.
Can I have an all girls’ class?
The program is coed, however, if you have five or more girls we can create an all girls class
pending the availability of time and field space.
Do you offer private classes?
We do offer and create private classes for groups that want to bring in 5 or more participants.
If I register my child for a session, are we “guaranteed” a spot in the next session?
No, all registrations are first come, first serve.
Can I register my child for one class?
No, but we do offer one FREE TRIAL class to new customers to see if your child enjoys the class.
Do I have to pay for the free trial class if I sign up?
No, the free trial class will be prorated from the class fees that you will pay.
What kind of instructors do you have?
All Lil’ Kickers instructors are carefully screened to ensure we provide quality, child-centered and high energy instruction. Instructors go through a rigorous training process which includes among other things child development theory and background checks. Instructors may or may not be licensed.
What are 18 month old children going to do in the class?
Classes for this age group focus on building important basic skills such as balance and coordination. A variety of sensory activities such as bubbles, parachutes, noodles and cones towers are presented in a sequence that promotes skill development and cognitive mapping.
How come they don’t play more soccer in this program?
While many soccer programs are busy using adult-like skill drills to hammer home the fundamentals of soccer, we approach coaching from a child-centered perspective. In other words, we make learning fun for kids. We put instruction into a context children understand using special techniques designed around how kids naturally learn. Lil’ Kickers teaches your child the fundamentals of soccer, but focuses on developing the whole child. Our program helps develop a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills while exercising the child’s body and creating players who are well-balanced and conscientious on and off the soccer field.
When should my child move up to the next class?
Advancing to the next class really depends on the child and how they are doing in the class. Sports at this level are much more about overall growth and the experience than just physical capabilities. Prior to moving a child, we consider not just their physical needs, but also their emotional and cognitive needs. This helps create a successful learning environment and creates a balanced player. Your child’s instructor can help evaluate which class is most appropriate for his or her needs.
What is 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 call your local facility for more information.
If my child is in a non-parent participating class like Hoppers or Jackrabbits and is struggling, can I be on the field with him/her?
In this situation, we would suggest placing the child in a Cottontails class. Cottontails classes are methodically structured and specifically designed to promote autonomy. We have found that these classes provide a successful, long term solution to the confidence issue.
Can I pay as we go during the session?
The entire session must be paid in full at the time of registration. However, since we offer open
enrollment, we do prorate class fees.
How many free trials do I get?
The free trial policy is usually limited to one free class per child. However, in special
circumstances the Lil’ Kickers Coordinator may allow an additional free class.
Can I sign up for multiple days a week?
Yes, though you would need to register and pay for the additional class session(s).
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 it is important to determine which day best suits your schedule. Of course there will occasions when a make-up class is needed. In that situation, you can schedule a make-up class for any day there is space available. If your schedule changes during the session and a different day is needed, we will try to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. However, changes are based on space availability.
Even if my child is not old enough can they be in the class with a sibling?
Our classes are developed to be age and skill appropriate. Our class schedule offers classes for different ages at the same time to accommodate families with more than one child.
Can I make sure a specific child is not in my class?
We will not restrict children from any class as long as the child is well-suited for the class. We
do have several times and days available for each class to accommodate your needs.
Can I have Coach ——?
I had them before and they were great! You can request a specific coach however your child’s
placement with that coach will be determined by space availability.
Can I sign up online?
If you are a current customer, then you can register online through MySam.