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Micro Sports


Ages 3-6

This program is designed to help children learn basic dribbling, passing, and shooting skills using our mini basketball hoops and lowered rims.

AgesDateDay TimeDeadline
3-4Jan 10 - Jan 31Tuesday6-6:45pJan 2
3-4Feb 4 - Feb 25Saturday8:30-9:15aJan 31
3-4Apr 15 - May 6Saturday8:30-9:15aApr 1
5-6Jan 10 - Jan 31Tuesday7-7:45pJan 2
5-6Feb 4 - Feb 25Saturday9:30-10:15aJan 31
5-6Apr 15 - May 6Saturday9:30-10:15aApr 1

Location: Martens Center
Fee (R/NR): $46/$69
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3973



Illinois FC and the Champaign Park District offer Micro Soccer. Players should bring a soccer ball (preferably size 3), water bottle, and shin guards to each session. Soccer cleats are optional. All players receive a free t-shirt. For more details on Illinois FC Micro Soccer, visit www.illinoisfc.com.

The First Kicks classes introduce players to soccer in a fun-filled learning environment. Games and activities promote soccer skills and overall athletic development.

The Pre-K Micro classes introduce players to dribbling, passing, shooting, and coordination and body movement activities in a fun-filled environment. Games and practice activities promote soccer skills and overall athletic development.

The Kindergarten Micro classes prepare kids for the Youth Soccer League. Focus is on helping each player reach their potential in a fun-filled and challenging environment. Dribbling, passing, shooting, ball control, decision-making, and creativity are emphasized. Team play is fostered through group exercises and small-sided matches.

The Soccer Academy class is for those players looking for a more challenging playing environment. This class will help bridge the gap between the recreational and competitive player by focusing on technique training and strengthening fundamentals.

Program NameAgeDateDayTimeFee (R/NR)
IFC First Kicks Soccer3April 15 - May 20Sa8:30-9:15a$46/$69
Pre-K Micro Soccer4-5April 11 - May 20Tu/Sa5:30-6:15p/10:30-11:15a$86/$129
Pre-K Micro Soccer4-5April 13 - May 20Th/Sa5:30-6:15p/9:30-10:15a$86/$129
Kindergarten Micro Soccer5-6April 10 - May 20M/Sa5:30-6:30p/11;30a-12:15p$96/$144
Kindergarten Micro Soccer5-6April 12 - May 20W/Sa5:30-6:30p/12:30-1:15p$96/$144
Illinois FC Soccer Academy6-7April 14-May 19F5:30-6:30p$56/$84

No refunds will be issued due to weather cancellations.

Location: Dodds Soccer Complex
Late Registration: If there are openings, a $10 late fee will be added
Deadline: March 27, 2023
Min/Max: 6/25
Instructors: Licensed Illinois FC Coaches
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984

Places to Play Pick Up Games

The Champaign Park District maintains ballfields in many area parks. Please visit our Parks page and search the park features for “ballfields” to find a field near you! Note: the Dodds Softball Complex is open for programming or by reservation only – there are no “open play” times at Dodds. For more information about neighborhood ballfields or for Dodds Softball Complex reservations, please call 217-398-2550.

Additional baseball leagues, tournaments, and programs may be started at any time. Be sure to check out the current Program Guide to find any programs not listed.

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