Lil' Kickers is a Soccer-Based Child Development Classes

For Kids Ages 18 Months to 9 Years!

Lil' Kickers was developed by soccer professionals working alongside child development experts. The classes promote play in a physically active, social and non-competitive environment that fosters positive self-esteem and accomplishment. All classes are indoors at Sports Connection Locations in Charlotte, NC.

Research indicates that children who are involved in sports typically have a higher self-esteem, a more developed sense of cooperation and often make better life choices. Our curriculum is founded on renowned child development theories, years of experience working with children, and FUN for the child and parent.  We believe strongly in parent participation and we honor the commitment parents have made to help their children become the best they possibly can be.

 

Now Offering Weekday Classes at all 3 Locations

Open Enrollment (Start Anytime) - Just $13/class! - Free Trial Classes Available

 

SPRING SEASON

10 weeks

March 1 - May 10

Classes Will Not Be Held on Saturday April 19

SUMMER SEASON

12 Week Season

May 31 - August 23

Classes Will Not Be Held on Saturday, July 5

 

Granite Street and Northlake Locations Only

 

LIL KICKER OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, May 17

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Granite Street and Northlake Locations

 

Special Weeks:

Week 3

Bring-A-Friend Week

Bring a friend to class for free!

Week 10

Parent vs. Child Week

Parents play vs. kids in the games!

 

Receive a FREE JERSEY or SHORTS with Full-Season Enrollment and Payment!

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Annual Player's Card Registration Fee Required for All Participants

 

 Bunnies (18 - 24 Months) - Parent & Child Classes




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Bunnies classes are a fun introduction to the Lil' Kickers program. Toddlers and parents explore basic soccer and movement skills together. Classes include parachute activities, bubbles, lots of goal scoring, and the famous cone towers!  Bunnies classes are 40 minutes long.

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 9:30am

Spring

N/A

Spring

Saturday 9:30am

Tuesday 10:00 am

Summer

Saturday 9:30am

Summer

Saturday 9:30am

 Thumpers (25 - 35 Months) - Parent & Child Classes



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Parents and kids, lead 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 who are just barely 3 years old. Thumpers classes are 40 minutes long.

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 9:30am

Spring

N/A

Spring

Saturday 9:30am

Tuesday 10:00 am

Summer

Saturday 9:30am

Summer

Saturday 9:30am

 Cottontails (2.5 - 3.5 Years) - Parent & Child Classes



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Parents and kids, led by one of our coaches, play organized games together to develop listening skills, balls skills, and foot-eye coordination. This class is a transitional class from the parent/child format of Thumpers to the independent Hoppers class where they begin to be alone on the field with a coach. Cottontail's curriculum is designed to incorporate parents in the activities towards the beginning of the session and slowly develop the child's independence and confidence without parents' ongoing involvement in the class. Class is 50 minutes long.

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 10:30amFULL

Spring

Tuesday 9:15am

Spring

Saturday 9:30amFULL

Summer

Saturday 10:30am

Summer

Saturday 9:30am

 Hoppers (3 & 4 Years) - Beginners



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Three and four year-olds get a fast-paced, fun exposure to the most popular sport in the world. Classes focus on foot-eye coordination, dribbling scoring and balance. Hoppers classes will also introduce the concepts of teamwork and cooperation. Hoppers will not play any competitive soccer games. Hoppers classes are 50 minutes long.

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 9:30 am

Wednesday 4:30 pm

Spring

Tuesday 9:15 am

Spring

Saturday 11:30 am

Tuesday 4:00 pm

Summer

Saturday 9:30 am

Saturday 10:30 am

Summer

Saturday 10:30 am

Saturday 11:30 am

 Jackrabbits (3 & 4 Years) - Intermediate



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Jackrabbits is a class designed for three and four year-olds who have either taken a session of Hoppers or have other soccer experience. Jackrabbits classes will focus on more complex ball skills (trapping and passing). Some small-sided soccer games will be introduced.  Jackrabbits classes are 50 minutes long.

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 10:30 am FULL

Spring

N/A

Spring

Saturday 10:30 am

Summer

Saturday 10:30 am

Summer

Saturday 10:30 am

 Big Feet (5 & 6 years) - Beginners



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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 of play. Kids will be introduced to the ideas of sportsmanship and team play. Kids will play some small-sided soccer games and be encouraged to progress into Micro Leagues.  Big Feet classes are 50 minutes long.

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 11:30 am

Spring

N/A

Spring

Saturday 10:30 am  FULL

Summer

Saturday 11:30 am

Summer

Saturday 10:30 am

 Micro Leagues (4-5 Years)



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Micro Leagues are developmental leagues for kids 4-5 years designed to enhance individual and team skills; with an emphasis on fun and safety.  Micro Leagues are for kids who have played soccer before either in Lil' Kickers or another program.

In 50 minutes of class there will be 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of games.  No more than 4 players at a time on a team. Everyone gets equal playing time.  There will be no goalies.  We will not keep score or league standings. 

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 11:30am

Wednesday 4:30 pm

Spring

N/A

Spring

Saturday 11:30 am

Summer

Saturday 11:30am

Summer

Saturday 11:30 am

 Micro Leagues (6-7 Years)



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Micro Leagues are developmental leagues for kids 6-7 years designed to enhance individual and team skills; with an emphasis on fun and safety.  Micro Leagues are for kids who have played soccer before either in Lil' Kickers or another program.

In 50 minutes of class there will be 15-20 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of games.  No more than 4 players at a time on a team. Everyone gets equal playing time.  There will be no goalies.  We will not keep score or league standings. 

Granite Street

Ballantyne

Northlake

Spring

Saturday 11:30am

Spring
N/A

Spring

Saturday 11:30am

Summer

Saturday 11:30am

Summer

Saturday 11:30am

 Indoor Soccer Leagues (5-7 Years) - Beginner - 5v5


 

The Sports Connection offers Indoor Soccer Leagues for kids ages 4-8.  Team Registrations and Individual Registrations are accepted.  Individuals will be placed on House Teams and compete in the Winter Indoor Youth Soccer Leagues from November - January.  Please visit the Sports Connection website for more information and to register.

Sports Connection
 

 Indoor Soccer Leagues (8-18 Years) - Advanced - 6v6

The Sports Connection offers Indoor Soccer Leagues for kids ages  8-18.  Team Registrations and Individual Registrations are accepted.  Individuals will be placed on House Teams and compete in the Winter Indoor Youth Soccer Leagues from November - January.  Please visit the website of the location where you are interested in playing.

Sports Connection
 

 

 

LIL' KICKERS PROGRAM POLICIES & FAQ

Cost Cost varies by the number of weeks in, or remaining in, a Session. You can register at any time, even after a session has begun, in which case the cost is prorated for the total number of classes remaining in the session. Full payment is required upon registration.
Trial Classes A Trial Class is offered for any child that has not previously participated in a
Lil' Kickers class or session. After the Trial Class, parents can elect to
register and pay for the number of classes remaining in the current session, or can decide not to participate in the Lil' Kickers Program for the current session. 

Customers may only register for a Trial Class if there is space available in the specific class they are interested in. Call our office to check class availability.
Make-up Classes If you miss a class, you may come to a Make-Up Class at different time, day, or location, provided there is space available in the class you will be attending. 

Make-ups do not carry over into the next session.
Transfers Customers may transfer their child from one class to another class at any
point in the session provided there is space available in the class you wish
to transfer to and the Lil' Kickers Instructor approves the transfer.
Apparel The following Lil' Kickers apparel is available for purchase, but is not required:
Jersey $21,  Shorts $10,  Full Uniform Set $26