2017 FALL KICKS SOCCER REGISTRATION WILL BE OPENING SOON. WE ARE STILL WORKING OUT DETAILS REGARDING PLAYING NIGHT AND AVAILABLE PARK SPACE WITH THE CITY. PLEASE EXCUSE ANY DELAYS – WE CANNOT FINALIZE OUR SCHEDULE UNTIL BOOSTERS FOOTBALL HAS FINALIZED THEIRS.
HOWEVER, THE PROGRAM WILL BE VERY SIMILAR TO LAST FALL’S PROGRAM:
Fall Soccer Details:
All sessions held at TBD
In case of rain, sessions will be moved indoors – location to be determined.
Saturday September 9 – Saturday October, 28
U4-U5 (birth year 2011 and 2012) $55.00
U6-U7 (birth year 2009 and 2010) $66.00
U8-U10 (birth year 2006, 2007, 2008) $77.00
U11 & Up (birth year 2005 – 1997) $88.00
Saturday Skill and Play Sessions. Designed to help players be more comfortable and creative with the ball through some good teaching and a whole lot of game play (primarily small sided games – 3v3, 4v4, 5v5) which encourages more involvement in the game, more touches on the ball, more opportunities to score, pass and defend. Led by an outside coach and trainer – TBD SATURDAY TIMES TBD
WEEKDAY Night Girl Power – WEEKNIGHT TBD 5:30 – 7 pm
WEEKDAY Night Boys Rock – WEEKNIGHT 5:30 – 7 pm
Designed to help players be more aware of teamwork and soccer tactics through a little good teaching and even more game play. Led by some of Saint Anthony Soccer Club’s most experienced coaches. Players will be divided by age and skill level to encourage on-field success and comfort. Times may be adjusted later in the season due to available sunlight.
Financial Assistance Available. If you are challenged by the cost of registration or providing equipment, help is available. We believe any player who wants to play soccer should be able. To request assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All discussions will be confidential.
A word about the Kicks Soccer Philosophy: Numerous studies have shown that team-based, league-based programs have a harder time developing skilled and confident soccer players, particularly at the younger ages. There are a number of compelling reason for this:
1: Younger players respond more to adaptive learning (as compared to directed learning), where a simple soccer skill (such as pulling the ball back with the sole of the foot) is introduced, and then the players are given time and space to practice and work it out themselves. Team- and league-based programs all too often emphasize positions and multi-player game play over individual skill, which depends on directed learning (players are told where to stand, when to kick, how to kick, how to run). All too often, stronger, faster, bigger players dominate ball touches and play, which is frustrating for other players who rarely touch the ball, and also unfair to the stronger players who aren’t challenged to their skill level.
2: No lines, no lectures, no laps. Simply put, Kicks soccer strives to provide an environment that maximizes the opportunities for players to learn by doing and learn through fun, energizing activity. When we introduce on skills, we do it simply and let the kids experiment for themselves. Every player has a ball – there are no lines and maximum encouragement with minimal interference. Game play is small sided (3v3, 4v4, etc.) which encourages all players to be involved in the games at all times. We play on small spaces, as well, which limits the ability of a stronger, faster player to run away from the pack simply because she or he is physically more progressed than the others.
3. No cliques. Every week during game play, your player will be teamed with a different set of players than the previous week. Everyone learns to play with everyone, which encourages team-work, builds adaptive skills as each new group learns to play with each other, and helps build new relationships that might not had had a chance to develop.
4. Winning redefined. In Fall Soccer, winning is not defined by the final result on a scoreboard, but rather by the growth of each player. And every player will grow – in skills, in confidence, in love for the game.