Now that the schedule for Kickers has been posted, you might have noticed a change from last summer. Instead of a rotating schedule, we have simplified the schedule so your child will participate at the same time every Sunday and teams will be not be affected if a player is absent.
Another reason for the change is to promote a better sense of community for Bloomington Youth Soccer Club. Instead of individual teams and team colors, children will participate in their designated group and will all receive the same uniform. The uniform has a similar design to the uniforms worn by the older children in the competitive program. We hope your child will feel pride in his or her new uniform and enjoy looking like one of the big kids. Your child will also have the opportunity to play with new players each week in hopes of building new friendships and create a sense of camaraderie.
A part from the time and team formation change, the session will look similar to years past. Your child will train with their designated age group for thirty minutes lead by trainers, who are or were players in the club. The training session will entail a warm up to promote fitness and coordination and individual skill development hidden within two to three small-sided games. For the last thirty minutes, the group will be split into individual teams at random and participate in no bigger than a 4 v 4 scrimmage where they can practice their newly attained skills. Overall, expect your child to get plenty of touches with the soccer ball and have an awful lot of fun.
If you are ever curious as to what players will be working on, please check the BYSC website as we are in the midst of adding curriculum and look for weekly newsletters!
See you soon!
BYSC Director of Player Development, Recreational
Kickers Recreational (in-house) soccer programs provide a fun, low-cost introduction to organized soccer for U5-9 players (4-9 year-olds.) The benefits for your child include:
Kickers features three different programs offered in winter, summer and fall. The summer and fall sessions include a half hour of training and a half hour game against another Kicker's team.
Winter Kickers starts in early January indoors at the Jefferson or Kennedy Activity Centers.
Summer and Fall Kickers takes place at Lincoln Fields.
Bloomington Youth Soccer Club is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization run by parent volunteers. To learn more about how you can help us bring soccer opportunities to kids from Bloomington and surrounding communities, visit our website at www.bysc.org, or call us at 952-926-2844.