Kiddie Kick (U05)
Fall 2017

Fall 2017 U05 Division (Kiddie Kick)

Important Program Information

Welcome to the St. Mary’s Soccer Kiddie Kick Division

The U05 Kiddie Kick Division operates as a weekly clinic, one day per week, for a total of six sessions. Kiddie Kick is offered at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park, and Chaptico Park.

The U05 Kiddie Kick Division offers four different programmatic sessions: Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening or Saturday Morning at Chancellors Run; Saturday Morning at Chaptico Park.  Your child will be assigned to the session you choose when you complete your online registration.

Session Times will be as follows:

Tuesday 1pm-2pm @ Chancellor's Run Regional Park Field #2

Tuesday 6pm-7pm @ Chancellor's Run Regional Park Field #4

Saturday 8am-9am @ Chancellor's Run Regional Park Field #2

Saturday 9am-10am @ Chaptico Park Field #2

 

Kiddie Kick

Session Date
Kiddie Kick Sessions - Fall 2017
Tuesday 1:00PM Session and Tuesday 6:00PM Session  
Session #1 Sept 12
Session #2 Sept 19
Session #3 Sept 26
Session #4 Oct  3
Session #5  Oct 10
Session #6  Oct 17
Makeup Date Oct 24
   
Saturday 8:00AM at CRRP and Saturday 9:00AM at Chaptico  
Session #1 Sept 9
Session #2 Sept 16
Session #3 Sept 23
Session #4 Sept 30
Session #5 Oct 14
Session #6 Oct 21
Makeup Date Oct 28
 

The Kiddie Kick Coordinator will assist with the administration of the program.  If you have any questions, please contact the kiddie kick administrator at kk@stmaryssoccer.org.

WANT TO HELP?  Please register to volunteer here.  Each Kiddie Kick Team (there will be as many as 4 teams at each session) will need at least 6 volunteer parent coaches to work with the children at each session.

If you're interested in being a volunteer coach - please e-mail kk@stmaryssoccer.org.  Thank you for your consideration, there can be no Kiddie Kick without your involvement!

FIRST KIDDIE KICK SESSION

The first week/session can be a little hectic…, but things settle down once everyone understands the routine.  We will start early at the first session for some administrative items such as check-in, jersey distribution, and parent indoctrination.

Please arrive 30 minutes early for Session 1 (all groups).  PLEASE REMEMBER that you CANNOT just drop your child off and leave; a responsible adult must be at the field for the entire session. In case of bad or potential bad weather, check the website at www.stmaryssoccer.org for cancellations, since we cannot call everyone. If in doubt, please check the website.

WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING

All players are required to wear shin guards covered by socks, sneakers (or cleats if you have them), and the Kiddie Kick shirt (which you will receive at the first session).  Your child will also need to have a size 3 soccer ball (marked with their name) and water bottle (marked with their name).

KIDDIE KICK PROGRAM GOALS

The Kiddie Kick Program’s main objective is to initiate a lifelong love of the game of soccer and to promote and emphasize the skill of dribbling, dribbling, dribbling, and more Dribbling.  Our young players need to learn to dribble with every part of the foot and within a variety of playing situations, such as dribbling forward unopposed, changing speed and direction, shielding the ball from opponents, dribbling past an opponent, and using dribbling to get away from pressure.  The ability to dribble is absolutely critical since dribbling is the foundation and preparation for the other fundamental skills of soccer, such as controlling, passing and shooting.

TYPICAL KIDDIE KICK SESSION FLOW

-    Warmup.  5 min prior to 5 min after start to get players warmed up and focused on soccer.

-    Body Awareness Games.  5-10 minutes – 1 or 2 activities that emphasize the use of body parts, motion, coordination, and balance with and without the ball.

-    Maze Games.  15-20 minutes.  3 to 4 activities in which the player has the opportunity to move in a 360 degree or circle environment with and without the ball.  Not necessarily a specific target or boundary to go to, even though the area is defined.  These activities will allow the player to make decision while moving in all directions.

-    Target Games.  10-15 minutes.  2 to 3 activities that involve solving the objective of going from point A to point B.  These activities are directionally defined and can be done with or without the ball.

-    Small Sided Games.  10-15 minutes.  We will start out with the players playing 1 v 1 and transition to 4 v 4 games in the later sessions.

-    Cool down.  1 to 2 minutes.

SESSION LENGTH

 The length of the clinic session will run approximately 1 hour.