Lil’ Kickers 

List of Youth Programs

CONTACT

United Sports

1426 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd.

Downingtown, PA 19335

610-466-7100

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

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Lil’ Kickers takes the fundamentals of soccer and uses them as a tool to teach kids about life. This nationally-renowned, non-competitive child development soccer program is designed to help children mature on all levels in a fun and effective atmosphere! We focus on building a strong physical, intellectual and emotional foundation to help your child be successful on and off the soccer field. They’ll enjoy learning the basics of the sport, while being rewarded for their effort, not outcome.

Classes are carefully curated and wildly fun; packed with creative games structured to help kids tackle age-appropriate developmental milestones. Rooted in renowned child development theories, the innovative curriculum provides kids ages 18 months to 7 years the skills they need to learn soccer and grow as individuals, all while having a blast. Lil’ Kickers creates a team of happy, confident and sweaty kids who are eager to learn and want to keep coming back for more!

AGE GROUPS

Boys & Girls; Ages 18 months to 7 years

Bunnies – Ages 18 to 24 months (parent & child class)

Thumpers – Ages 2 to 3 years (parent & child class)

Cottontails – Ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years (parent & child class)

Hoppers – Ages 3 to 4 years (beginner level class)

Jackrabbits – Ages 3 to 4 years (intermediate level class)

Big Feet – Ages 5 to 6 years (beginner level class)

Micro 4/5- Ages 4 to 5 years (advanced level class)

Micro 6/7 – Ages 6 to 7 years (advanced level class)

WHAT TO BRING

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and indoor soccer shoes (no cleats) or plain sneakers. Shin guards are needed for Micro Classes and Micro Advanced classes. Bring a water bottle (labeled with your name). All other necessary equipment is provided. 

Lil’ Kicker jerseys are offered promotionally as part of the registration; you will receive a free blue Lil’ Kickers uniform with your first registration for Lil’ Kickers. Coaches generally hand out the uniforms to new students during the first week of classes.

Additional jerseys whether outgrown, lost, etc., can be purchased for $15.00.

COST

Fall 2020 Cost

Bunnies, Thumpers, Cottontails — $204 (12-week session — Monday through Thursday classes are 50 minutes)

Bunnies, Thumpers, Cottontails — $108 (12-week session — Monday through Thursday classes are 30 minutes)

Hoppers, Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7 — $204 (12-week session — Classes are 50 minutes)

IMPORTANT NOTES

*$10 Administration Fee required. This yearly administration fee, once paid, covers all individual registrations for all programs throughout the year. Learn more.

*Almost every activity has a minimum number of registrants needed to cover the expenses or to make it enjoyable for everyone (think sports games and scrimmages). Classes may be subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. If you see an activity you like, don’t hesitate to sign up today!

*All registrations are on a first come; first served basis.

*No spaces in any class are guaranteed without payment.

TRANSFERS

  • Customers may transfer their child at any point in the session.
  • All class transfers are dependent upon space availability.

MAKE-UP CLASSES

You are allowed to make up any missed classes 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. And note that you cannot carryover make-up classes into later sessions. To coordinate a make up class you must contact Coach Mere at mhaymond@unitedsports.net or 610-466-7100 ext. 114.

FREE TRIAL CLASSES

We do offer one free trial class to new customers to see if their children enjoy the Lil’ Kickers experience. The free trial policy is usually limited to one free class per child. To coordinate a free trial class you must contact Coach Mere mhaymond@unitedsports.net or 610-466-7100 ext. 114.

  • Customers may only do trials in classes that have space available.

CLASS OPTIONS & DETAILS

Classes run year-round, once a week. We do our best to accommodate everyone by offering convenient class times available on weekdays and weekends to accommodate your family’s busy schedule. Private classes can be created at a day and time of your choosing if a minimum of 3 children are registered in the class. We also offer open enrollment, so that you can join anytime (dependent upon space availability) and have your class fees prorated. This means that you pay only for the remaining class and not the full session fee.

Scroll below for more details on the current class offerings:

Bunnies: Parent & Child

(Boys & Girls; Ages 18 - 24 months)

Often a child’s first experience with group learning, this class is designed to give them a perfect start. This fun introduction to the Lil’ Kickers program gets you and your toddler exploring basic soccer and movement skills together. Classes include parachute activities, bubbles, lots of goal scoring and the famous cone towers! 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.

  • Parent and child classes

  • 50 minute classes — FALL SESSIONS — 30-MINUTE CLASSES

  • Class ratio is 15:1 with parents on the field — FALL SESSIONS — 5:1 ratio with parents on field

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Wednesday, September 5th, 2020 — Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B)
  • Date: Saturday, September  12th, 2020 – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 5th, 2020
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B)

Fall Registration

Thumpers: Parent & Child

(Boys & Girls; Ages 2-3 Years)

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. 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.

  • 50 minute classes — FALL SESSION — 30 MINUTE CLASSES

  • Class ratio is 12:1 with parents on the field — FALL SESSION — 5:1 with parents on the field

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Wednesday, September 5th, 2020 — Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B)
  • Date: Thursday, September 6th, 2020 — Thursday, November 19th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B)
  • Date: Saturday, September  12th, 2020 – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 5th, 2020
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B)
  • Date: Sunday September 13th, 2020 – Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 6th, 2020
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)

Fall Registration

Cottontails: Parent & Child

(Boys & Girls; Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½)

If your child is ready for a more challenging lesson plan, but not quite ready for the independence of a Hoppers class, then Cottontails is the perfect fit. Our instructors will work with you to develop your child’s coordination and confidence to prepare them for the next level. 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.

    • Class ratio is 7:1 FALL SESSION — 5:1 with parents on the field

    • 50 minute classes FALL SESSIONS — 30-MINUTE CLASSES

    • Parent on or Off Field

      • Weeks 1 -4:  On, assist in all activities.

      • Weeks 5-8:  On, assist when needed.

      • Weeks 9-12: Off, come on to field to assist rarely                             

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Saturday, September  12th, 2020 – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 5th, 2020
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B)
  • Date: Sunday September 13th, 2020 – Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 6th, 2020
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)

 

Fall Registration

Hoppers: Beginner

(Boys & Girls, Ages 3 - 4)

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 story lines 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. Classes include parachute activities, bubbles, lots of goal scoring and the famous cone towers!

  • 50 minute classes      FALL SESSION 30 minutes classes

  • Class ratio is 7:1        FALL SESSION 5:1

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Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Monday, August 31st, 2020 — Monday, November 16th, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 7, 2020 
    Times: 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 — Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Wednesday, September 5th, 2020 — Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B, and Turf A)
  • Date: Thursday, September 6th, 2020 — Thursday, November 19th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B)
  • Date: Saturday, September  12th, 2020 – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 5, 2020
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A, and Turf B)
  • Date: Sunday September 13th, 2020 – Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 6, 2020
    Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)

Fall Registration

Jackrabbits: Intermediate

(Boys & Girls, Ages 3 - 4)

Jackrabbits is an intermediate class for Hoppers veterans or children with other soccer experience. 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. 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.

  • 50 minute classes

  • Class ratio is 7:1       FALL SESSION 5:1

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Monday, August 31st, 2020 — Monday, November 16th, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 7, 2020 
    Times: 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 — Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Wednesday, September 5th, 2020 — Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf B, and Turf A)
  • Date: Saturday, September  12th, 2020 – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 5, 2020
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Sunday September 13th, 2020 – Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 6, 2020
    Times: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)

Fall Registration

Big Feet: Beginner

(Boys & Girls, Ages 5- 6)

For kids who are just getting introduced to organized soccer or who are less competitive by nature but want a great soccer experience. Big Feet classes will help them develop a basic set of soccer skills, including dribbling, passing, trapping and scoring. We’ll introduce some small-sided games to encourage progress into Micro classes. 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.

  • 50 minute classes

  • Class ratio is 12:1      FALL SESSION 5:1

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 – Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Sunday September 13th, 2020 – Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 6, 2020
    Times: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)

Fall Registration

Micro 4/5: Advanced

(Boys & Girls, Ages 4- 5)

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. Our Micro classes give children with some soccer experience the opportunity to enhance individual and team skills through a mix of instruction and game play. These non-competitive, developmental classes provide a fun and safe environment for your child to learn team play. Players enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate instruction and 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging.

  • 50 minute classes with 25-30 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of games

  • Class ratio is 12:1      FALL SESSION 5:1

  • Everyone gets equal playing time

  • There will be no goalies

  • We will not keep scores or standing

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 — Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Wednesday, September 5th, 2020 — Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Saturday, September  12th, 2020 – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 / 11  and 9 classes / No Class September 5, 2020
    Times: 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)

Fall Registration

Micro 6/7: Advanced

(Boys & Girls, Ages 6- 7)

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. Our Micro classes give children with some soccer experience the opportunity to enhance individual and team skills through a mix of instruction and game play. These non-competitive, developmental classes provide a fun and safe environment for your child to learn team play. Players enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate instruction and 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging.

  • 50 minute classes with 25-30 minutes of instruction and 20-25 minutes of games

  • Class ratio is 12:1      FALL SESSION 5:1

  • Everyone gets equal playing time

  • There will be no goalies

  • We will not keep scores or standings

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Date: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 — Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Wednesday, September 5th, 2020 — Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 / 12 classes
    Times: 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Saturday, September  12th, 2020 – Saturday, November 21st, 2020 / 11  and 9 classes / No Class September 5, 2020
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)
  • Date: Sunday September 13th, 2020 – Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 / 11 classes / No Class September 6, 2020
    Times: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (Classes held inside on Turf A)

Fall Registration

CONTACT

United Sports

1426 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd.

Downingtown, PA 19335

610-466-7100

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Find out more about Birthday Parties at United Sports! Make your child’s birthday unforgettable at United Sports! We set up. We clean up. You have fun! Our party hosts will run the activities and take care of everything to ensure your guests have a blast.

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