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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.


3-4 | January 9 – 30 | 6-6:45p | January 2

3-4 | March 5 – 26 | 6-6:45p | February 27

5-6 | January 9 – 30| 7-7:45p | January 2

5-6 | March 5 – 26 | 6-6:45p | February 27

Fee (R/NR): $57/$85.50
Location: Martens Center
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984


Ages 3-7

Illinois FC and the Champaign Park District offer Micro Soccer for our youngest athletes. 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.

IFC First Kicks Soccer: The 3 year old class introduces players to soccer in a fun-filled learning environment. Games and activities promote soccer skill and overall athletic development.

Pre-K Micro Soccer: The 4-5 year old 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.

Kindergarten Micro Soccer: The 5-6 year old 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.

Illinois FC Soccer Academy: The 6-7 year old class is for players who are looking for
a more challenging playing environment. The intent of the academy is to create a bridge between the recreational player and competitive player.

Program NameAgesDateDayTimeFee (R/NR)
IFC First Kicks Soccer3April 13 - May 18Sa8:30-9:15a$51/$76.50
Pre-K Micro Soccer4-5April 9 - May 18Tu/SaTu - 5:30-6:15p
Sa - 10:30-11:15a
Pre-K Micro Soccer4-5April 11 - May 18Th/SaTh - 5:30-6:15p
Sa - 9:30 - 10:15a
Kindergarten Micro Soccer5-6April 8 - May 18M/SaM - 5:30-6:15p
Sa - 12:30 - 1:15p
Kindergarten Micro Soccer5-6April 10 - May 18W/SaW - 5:30 - 6:15p
Sa - 11:30 - 12:15p
Illinois FC Soccer Academy6-7April 12 - May 17F5:30-6:30p$61/$91.50

Program will factor in weather cancellations being made up. No guarantee on all cancellations being made up. No refunds will be issued due to weather cancellations.

Location: Dodds Soccer Complex
Instructor: 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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