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Mini Kickers Fall 2016 FAQ’s – Update: Parent Meeting is on Weds Sept 7

UPDATE: THE MINI-KICKER PARENT MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 6:30 PM AT THE CITY OF LAGUNA NIGUEL CITY HALL COMMUNITY ROOM – DETAILS BELOW

Everything About Fall 2016 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 parent coaches at La Paz Sports Park. There are no set teams, so kids can play side-by-side with their friends. When you arrive at the field join one of the groups on one of the 10 micro-fields.  Each session ends with a real soccer match on a small field, followed by a team cheer.  There are no referees, parents will stay to cheer on their player during the session.

 

What are the Age requirements?
A Mini-Kicker is any boy or girl over 3 years of age.  We have many players just over 3 years old up to 5 years of age. 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. See our age group calculator to see what program your child should play in this Season.

Dates / Times / Fields
Two sessions will run each week starting at 8:15am and 9:30am on La Paz Sports Park.  The first Saturday session will commence at 8:15am.   The second session will commence at 9:30am until 10:30am.  You may attend either session each week.
The season consists of 10 weekly sessions, from September 10th to November 12th. Please arrive at the field 5-10 minutes early so you can find parking and be ready for the start of the session.

The Amazing Fall Festival for Mini-Kickers 
What is the Fall Festival & when is it ? The Fall festival is held on Saturday, November 12th and is packed full of fun for all the kids. The kids play soccer games in the morning then join the Festival.  This is the last session in the Season. The Festival includes live music by DJ Justin, face painting, giant slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses, soccer games and Free BBQ for all !!  It’s an amazing day.

Parking During the Season 
Parking at La Paz Sports Park, is just behind Whole Foods.  There are plenty of parking spaces. Please allow 5-10 minutes to park and walk onto the field & join any of the groups (you will see a number of micro-fields setup).

What happens if it rains?
If we experience heavy rain on a Friday or Saturday we will update the field status to advise if the Saturday session is proceeding or not as this is what dictates if we play or do not play.   To review field conditions please visit our fields link or call the city mud line for field status.

How much does it cost?
The Fall 2016 Mini-Kickers season cost $105 (early-bird) & $115 after July 15th 2016.

What about player 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.  or you can Click on the Fall 2015 Registration link on our homepage.

What is the deadline to Sign Up?
Most players will sign up online by August 1. 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 the program reaching max capacity and we are unable to accommodate further players.  If you sign up after September 1st, 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/Sept. Please email mini-kickers@lnysa.org with the subject line Coach-Helper to let me know you are interested.

How do I sign-up to be a coach helper?
Being a coach helper is a fun role, we ask the Coach-Helpers to visit the coach helper sign up page to tell us which sessions they will be able to attend each week , the 1st session or the 2nd session  – coach-helpers please sign up here   The coach helper training will be on September 5th at 9am at La Paz Park.  At the training the coach helpers will review the activity plans and cards and pick up their coach helper t-shirts.

What’s next – Parents Meeting
Watch your email for details on the parent meeting on Wednesday September 7th 2016, at 6:30PM @  Laguna Niguel City Hall.  The parent’s meeting will give you the opportunity to learn more about the mini-kickers program and collect your player’s uniform.

Please feel free to email me with any questions about our program.

 

Thanks,

Kevin Brady

Mini Kickers (U5) Division Director

mini-kickers@lnysa.org

 

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