Kiddie Kick is a program developed for our youngest players (U04/U05). The main objective is to develop a love for the game. The activities focus on body awareness, basic dribbling skills, and having fun! Commitment to repetitively practicing the core skills in younger players is crucial to unlocking their full potential and creativity as they become older and more experienced players.
Each Kiddie Kick season is comprised of six, hour-long sessions that are held weekly. Kiddie Kick teams do not play scheduled games, but will often scrimmage one another during training sessions. Players will be divided into teams of approximately 8-13 players each, with 2-3 coaches per team. Coaches are provided a training curriculum that is player-centered and developmentally appropriate. St. Mary's Soccer always needs volunteers to step up and coach, especially at the younger ages, so please consider giving a little bit of your time.
Please note that Kiddie Kick has two age groupings. This causes some confusion when parents are expecting friends, cousins, etc., to be in the same group. The age groupings for the fall 2022 season are as follows: U04 (dates of birth from 01/01/2019 to 07/31/2019)) and U05 (birth year is 2018). Players must stay in their age group. Kids born before 2018 will play in U06 or above. Kids born after July 31, 2019, are not yet eligible for Kiddie Kick.
Parents who are concerned about carpooling should note a few things. There are only three locations/times for all of Kiddie Kick: Monday evening at Chancellors Run Regional Park field #2, Saturday morning at CRRP field #2, and Saturday morning at Chaptico Park field #2. Because of this setup, kids don't need to be on the same team to facilitate carpooling.