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Mini Kickers Spring 2015 FAQ’s

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Everything About Spring 2015 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 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
The Saturday session will start at 9:00AM on Juaneno Park Soccer field. (ALL fields are shown select JUANENO from the drop-down menu) The season will consist of 8 sessions, from March 7th to May 2nd. There will not be a session the weekend of April 4th/5th  – No games (CVUSD Spring Break is April 6 to April 10 – No School).   Please arrive at the field 5-10 minutes early so you can find parking and be ready for the start of the session.

We may run a second session at 10:30AM if the registrations dictate the need for a second session. If this is the case you may attend either session each week.

Parking 
Parking at Juaneno Park Soccer field located next to Hidden Hills Elementary School can be limited.  Please review all signs on Hidden Hills Rd. to avoid a parking ticket from the local police that patrol the area!

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 Spring 2015 Mini-Kickers season cost $70.

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.  Click on the Spring 2015 Registration link on our homepage.

What is the deadline to Sign Up?
Most players will sign up online by January 19. 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 January 19th, 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 late February. Please email mini-kickers@lnysa.org with the subject line Coach-Helper to let me know you are interested.

What’s next – Parents Meeting
Watch your email for details on the parent meeting on March 5th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the View Room, Crown Valley Community Center . 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) Divison Director

mini-kickers@lnysa.org

 

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