Everything About Fall 2013 Mini-Kickers
What is Mini-Kickers?
This is a Saturday only program – no mid-week practices. Each week boys and girls will spend one hour in fun soccer activities taught by certified coaches. There are no set teams, so kids can play side-by-side with their friends. Each session will end with a real soccer match on a small field. There are no referees, so parents will stay to cheer on their player.
What are the Age Requirements?
A Mini-Kicker is any boy or girl born ON 08/01/2008 or later . There is no minimum age requirement. We have many players just over 3 years old. Our younger players have a great time, but kids sometimes collide. Parents need to be aware that other kids sharing the field may be five and should make the decision if they think their child is ready to start playing soccer.
Dates / Times / Fields
The season will run for ten weeks beginning September 7th. The exact times and field assignments from the city are usually determined just prior to the start of the season. Our field will be here in Laguna Niguel (last year we were assigned to La Paz Sports Park). I anticipate we will run two sessions, probably 8:30 and 10:00. You may attend either session any week.
How Much does it Cost?
The Fall 2011 Mini-Kickers season cost $95.
What about Uniforms?
Each player will receive a full uniform including jersey, shorts and socks. You MUST provide Shin Guards and a Size 3 Ball for your player.
Is there a Residency Requirement?
While most of our players live in Laguna Niguel, many live in Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, San Clemente or Mission Viejo. Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association welcomes kids from every city.
How do I Sign Up?
Register online registration using credit or debit card. Click on the Fall 2013 Registration link on our homepage.
What is the Deadline to Sign Up?
Most players will sign up online by June 5. Since there are no set teams for Mini-Kickers, we will continue to accept online registrations until the first week of our Saturday sessions, or until uniforms run out. If you sign up after July 15th, however, you may have to wait a few weeks into the season before you receive your uniform.
Do you need Volunteers?
YES! We need dozens of Coach-Helper volunteers. This is a simple, well organized program. We’ll show you exactly what to do and give you a step-by-step weekly schedule. You don’t need any soccer experience to be a Coach-Helper. To help you must attend one of our Coach-Helper meetings to be scheduled in August. Please email email@example.com with the subject line Coach-Helper to let me know you are interested.
What’s next – Parents Meeting
Watch your email in mid-August for details about our parent’s meeting just before the season starts. The parent’s meeting will give you the opportunity to learn more about the mini-kickers program and get your player’s uniform. In the meantime, enjoy your summer!!
Please feel free to email me with any questions about our program.
Mini Kickers (U5) Divison Director