Lil’ Kickers at North County Soccer Park

Spring session begins week of March 9th

Lil’ Kickers classes are carefully curated and wildly fun. Classes are led by high-energy coaches and packed with creative games structured to help kids tackle age-appropriate developmental milestones. Rooted in renowned child development theories, our innovative curriculum provides kids ages 18 months to 12 years the skills they need to learn soccer and grow as individuals, all while having a blast. Come see why more than a million kids nationwide love our program!

Classes meet weekly for 50 minutes.

Open Enrollment, Join Anytime!

Not your typical classroom, not your typical results!

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We have open enrollment so you can register any time using our convenient, online process.

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Wondering if Lil’ Kickers is the right fit for you? Give us a try! New customers can sign up for a free 50-minute class to experience the program firsthand. We think you’re going to love it!

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Lil’ Kickers Class Descriptions

Lil' Kickers Bunnies Class

18 – 24 MONTHS
ADULT INTERACTIVE
15:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

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Often a child’s first experience with group learning, this class is designed to give them a perfect start.

Managing a class full of toddlers can be like herding kittens. They’re playful, sometimes skittish and easily distracted. But with the right structure and interactions, a lot can happen. Activities with bubbles, parachutes, cones and other sensory toys build skills for balance, coordination, running, tracking, kicking and changing directions—all building blocks needed for playing soccer. With parents by their side, our youngest Lil’ Kickers feel safe to explore new experiences and create new relationships while learning in a fun and dynamic environment.

Lil' Kickers Thumpers Class

24 – 36 MONTHS
ADULT INTERACTIVE
12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

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In this class, kids begin to learn to actively engage with the coach and other players.

“Why?” Hang around enough with this age group of curious, older toddlers and you will hear that word a lot. Working with Thumpers and their parents, we welcome their inquisitive nature and sense of wonderment in learning. We use those traits to shape confidence and self-esteem to further build core movements like balance, coordination and timing–all necessary for mastering a soccer ball. While parent involvement continues here, this class bridges the gap between parallel play and directly interacting with the coach and other players. So “why” take a Thumpers class? Because it is a blast.

Lil' Kickers Cottontails Class

2½ – 3½ YEARS
ADULT INTERACTIVE
7:1 or 14:2 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

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Here, preschoolers who are not quite ready to be on the field alone discover some independence.

Terrible twos? Not in our opinion! Though toddler behavior can be puzzling, these little ones are just trying to put the pieces together to grow into the person they are meant to be. Sometimes they get frustrated and their feelings come out sideways, especially when they are shy and a little tentative. We embrace the complexities of this time of life and help them transition into being more interactive, confident, self-reliant and relational. We do so with fun and engaging games that help them begin to master basic movement and ball control skills. The goal is to get them to be more interactive with the coach, to play with (rather than alongside) their peers and to engage in the game. Parents are there to provide just the right support.

Lil' Kickers Hoppers Class

3 & 4 YEARS
7:1 or 14:2 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

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To share and share alike? Not always. These kiddos are raring to go, but need lots of direction to get there.

Preschoolers have a hard time sharing, but we help get them there. After all, soccer (and life!) is all about give-and-take. The goal of these classes is to create teammates who are coachable and eager to learn. Sharing is a big part of that. Creative storylines and animated coaches keep kids engaged and having fun. They won’t even know they’re working hard and learning. They’ll come away with important skills for soccer and beyond.

Lil' Kickers Jackrabbits Class

3 & 4 YEARS
7:1 or 14:2 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

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Fun and fast-paced classes for kids who are naturally a little more competitive or with previous class experience.

Buckle up! These preschoolers are eager for action and ready to learn. With a curriculum chock full of imaginative games and adventures, these players are going to have a blast and won’t even realize just how much they’re learning. Coaches will guide them towards great soccer skills (specifically passing, trapping, shooting, attacking and defending) and introduce them to scrimmaging. Look a little closer and you’ll also notice improved communication, listening, sharing, perseverance and resilience.

Lil' Kickers Big Feet Class

5 & 6 YEARS
12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

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For kids who are just getting introduced to organized soccer or who are less competitive by nature but want a great soccer experience.

Some kids are a little shy and perhaps not very competitive by nature, but still want to learn a sport and have a team experience. We get that. Big Feet classes serve these kids well. Full of all the same fun, goofiness and opportunities to learn soccer and life skills, these classes do it just a little differently. After all, lack of experience or temperament shouldn’t keep us from getting in the game.

Lil' Kickers Micro Classes

4 – 9 YEARS
12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Micro class

For kids who are driven to play.

Does your child always have a ball at their feet? Constantly talk about soccer? Or are they simply driven to get better? Created for kids who are motivated soccer players, Micro classes kick it up a notch. While coaching remains child-centered and fun this curriculum is fundamentals focused and provides game-like situations each week that help solidify learning. Players enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate instruction and 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging. Classes are offered by age and include Micro ⅘, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9 and Micro Advanced 6-8.

Skills Institute Classes

5/6, 7/8, 9 – 12 YEARS
8:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

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For kids who are looking to take the next step.

Skills Institute is where soccer takes center stage.  Rooted in child development theory, kids have a blast learning and improving technical and tactical soccer skills.  Players will walk away more confident, equipped for their next right step, and ready for life’s challenges on and off the field.

Lil’ Kickers Class Descriptions

Lil' Kickers Bunnies Class

  • 18 – 24 MONTHS
  • ADULT INTERACTIVE
  • 15:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Bunnies class
In this class, kids begin to learn to interact with the coach and other players.
Managing a class full of toddlers can be like herding kittens. They’re playful, sometimes skittish and easily distracted. But with the right structure and interactions, a lot can happen. Activities with bubbles, parachutes, cones and other sensory toys build skills for balance, coordination, running, tracking, kicking and changing directions—all building blocks needed for playing soccer. With parents by their side, our youngest Lil’ Kickers feel safe to explore new experiences, create new relationships and while learning in a fun and dynamic class environment.

Lil' Kickers Thumpers Class

  • 24 – 36 MONTHS
  • ADULT INTERACTIVE
  • 12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Thumpers class
In this class, kids begin to learn to actively engage with the coach and other players.
“Why?” Hang around enough with this age group of curious, older toddlers and you will hear that word a lot. Working with Thumpers and their parents, we welcome their inquisitive nature and sense of wonderment in learning. We use those traits to shape confidence and self-esteem to further build core movements like balance, coordination and timing–all necessary for mastering a soccer ball. While parent involvement continues here, this class bridges the gap between parallel play and directly interacting with the coach and other players. So “why” take a Thumpers class? Because it is a blast.

Lil' Kickers Cottontails Class

  • 2½ – 3½ YEARS
  • ADULT INTERACTIVE
  • 14:2 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Cottontails class
Here, preschoolers who are not quite ready to be on the field alone discover some independence.

Terrible twos? Not in our opinion! Though toddler behavior can be puzzling, these little ones are just trying to put the pieces together to grow into the person they are meant to be. Sometimes they get frustrated and their feelings come out sideways, especially when they are shy and a little tentative. We embrace the complexities of this time of life and help them transition into being more interactive, confident, self-reliant and relational. We do so with fun and engaging games that help them begin to master basic movement and ball control skills. The goal is to get them to be more interactive with the coach, to play with (rather than alongside) their peers and to engage in the game. Parents are there to provide just the right support.

Lil' Kickers Hoppers Class

  • 3 & 4 YEARS
  • 14:2 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Hoppers class
To share and share alike? Not always. These kiddos are raring to go, but need lots of direction to get there.

Preschoolers have a hard time sharing, but we help get them there. After all, soccer (and life!) is all about give-and-take. The goal of these classes is to create teammates who are coachable and eager to learn. Sharing is a big part of that. Creative storylines and animated coaches keep kids engaged and having fun. They won’t even know they’re working hard and learning. They’ll come away with important skills for soccer and beyond.

Lil' Kickers Jackrabbits Class

  • 3 & 4 YEARS
  • 14:2 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Jackrabbits class
Fun and fast-paced classes for kids who are naturally a little more competitive or with previous class experience.

Buckle up! These preschoolers are eager for action and ready to learn. With a curriculum chock full of imaginative games and adventures, these players are going to have a blast and won’t even realize just how much they’re learning. Coaches will guide them towards great soccer skills (specifically passing, trapping, shooting, attacking and defending) and introduce them to scrimmaging. Look a little closer and you’ll also notice improved communication, listening, sharing, perseverance and resilience.

Lil' Kickers Big Feet Class

  • 5 & 6 YEARS
  • 12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Big Feet class
For kids who are just getting introduced to organized soccer or who are less competitive by nature but want a great soccer experience.

Some kids are a little shy and perhaps not very competitive by nature, but still want to learn a sport and have a team experience. We get that. Big Feet classes serve these kids well. Full of all the same fun, goofiness and opportunities to learn soccer and life skills, these classes do it just a little differently. After all, lack of experience or temperament shouldn’t keep us from getting in the game.

Lil' Kickers Micro Classes

  • 4 – 9 YEARS
  • 12:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Lil' Kickers Micro Class
For kids who are driven to play.

Does your child always have a ball at their feet? Constantly talk about soccer? Or are they simply driven to get better? Created for kids who are motivated soccer players, Micro classes kick it up a notch. While coaching remains child-centered and fun this curriculum is fundamentals focused and provides game-like situations each week that help solidify learning. Players enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate instruction and 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging. Classes are offered by age and include Micro ⅘, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9 and Micro Advanced 6-8.

Skills Institute Classes

  • 5 – 10 YEARS
  • 8:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try A free Skills Institute ClassLearn More About Skills Institute
For kids who are driven to play.

Does your child always have a ball at their feet? Constantly talk about soccer? Or are they simply driven to get better? Created for kids who are motivated soccer players, Micro classes kick it up a notch. While coaching remains child-centered and fun this curriculum is fundamentals focused and provides game-like situations each week that help solidify learning. Players enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate instruction and 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging. Classes are offered by age and include Micro ⅘, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9 and Micro Advanced 6-8.

Class Locations

Poway

14530 Espola Rd., Poway, CA 92064

Escondido

3315 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido CA 92026

Lil’ Kickers FAQ’s

Yes! We offer open enrollment, so that you can join anytime and have your class fees prorated.  This means that you pay only for the remaining class and not the full session fee.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and indoor soccer shoes (no cleats) or plain tennis shoes. Shinguards are encouraged for Micro Classes and Skills Institute classes. Lil’ Kicker jerseys are provided with the purchase of the required annual membership fee ($20). Outfitting your child in Lil’ Kickers garb is a fun way to make your child feel part of a team. Kids naturally appreciate looking like older uniformed kids and role models. Plus a uniform gives kids a sense of belonging because they look like others on the team.
Classes are co-ed, so the mix of boys and girls is based on who registers. If you have five or more players and we have enough field space, we are open to creating a special class for you with your requested mix of children.
Our Jackrabbits and Hoppers courses are two options for the same age bracket. Hoppers is a beginners level course whereas Jackrabbits is intermediate. Both courses contain creative games meant to further develop the child’s gross motor skills and start developing their finer motor skills. Jackrabbits, however, is run at a faster pace, introduces kids to more soccer techniques and skills, and starts bringing in game situations via small-sided scrimmages.
No, all registrations are first come, first serve basis.
All Lil’ Kickers Coaches are carefully screened to ensure we provide quality, child-centered, high energy instruction. Each Coach goes through rigorous training process, which includes on-field and curriculum training.

If you are a current customer, then you can register online through DASH any time of the day or night!

You are allowed to make up 3 classes maximum within the session in which you are enrolled, subject to space availability. We typically offer many other class times, so usually this is not a problem; however we cannot guarantee that space will be available.  Please note that you cannot carryover make-up classes into later sessions.
No, classes are 50 minutes and require a parent or guardian to be on-site.
No, but we do offer one free trial class to new customers to see if your child enjoys the Lil’ Kickers experience.
No, the free trial class is discounted from the class fee paid when you sign up.
Children with special needs are welcomed in our program as long as we are equipped to assist them accordingly. Please contact your our Lil’ Kickers Coordinator for more information.
The entire session must be paid in full at the time of registration. However, since we offer open enrollment, we do prorate class fees when joining after the season has started.
The free trial policy is usually limited to one free class per child. However, in special circumstances a Lil’ Kickers Coordinator may offer an additional free class to a child, particularly if it’s been a long time since the last free trial class.
Yes, though you will need to register and pay for the additional class sessions separately.
No, in order to maintain class ratios and consistency within the program, we schedule children for specific times and days. When registering, be sure to first determine which day best suits your schedule. Of course there may be an occasion when a make-up class is needed. In that situation, you can schedule a make-up class for any day in which class space is available. If your schedule changes during the session, and you need to switch days, we will try to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. However, changes cannot be guaranteed and are based on space availability.