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Youth Soccer Micro Soccer Clinics

MICRO SOCCER CLINICS

The Champaign Park District partners with Illinois Futbol Club to teach your player the skills needed to learn about soccer and create a foundation to enjoy the sport for the rest of his/her life. All instruction is done by licensed Illinois FC Coaches. Below are some of the Micro Soccer programs we offer. Please see the Champaign Park District Program Guide or visit www.illinoisfc.com for specific dates and details

Illinois FC Indoor Micro Soccer, ages 3-5

Session generally runs January through February. Our popular Micro Soccer program goes indoors at the Leonhard Recreation Center for the winter. The program is a chance for players to build on what they learned in the Fall. Class meets once a week for 8 weeks. Players should bring a soccer ball (preferably size 3) and water bottle to each session. Shin guards recommended. Soccer cleats are optional. All players receive a free t-shirt

Illinois FC Micro Soccer (First Kicks), age 3

Sessions are offered in the Spring (April through May) and again in the Fall (September through October). Illinois FC First Kicks Soccer is an exciting program for 3 year olds. This program introduces players to soccer in a fun-filled learning environment. Games and activities promote soccer skill and overall athletic development. The program meets once a week for six weeks. Players should bring a soccer ball (preferably size 3) and water bottle to each session. Shin guards recommended. Soccer cleats are optional. All players receive a free t-shirt.

Illinois FC Micro Soccer (Pre-K), ages 4-5

Sessions are offered in the Spring (April through May) and again in the Fall (September through October). The pre-kindergarten sessions will introduce players to dribbling, passing, shooting, and body coordination activities in a fun-filled environment. Games and practice activities promote soccer skill and overall athletic development. Players practice once during the week and then play a 3v3 scrimmage game on Saturday mornings for six weeks. 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.

Illinois FC Micro Soccer (Kindergarten), ages 5-6

Sessions are offered in the Spring (April through May) and again in the Fall (September through October). The kindergarten age Micro Soccer sessions focus on the development of each individual player, helping each player reach their potential in a fun-filled and challenging environment. The curriculum emphasizes technique training that strengthens dribbling, passing, shooting, ball control, decision-making and creativity. Team play is fostered through group exercises and small-sided matches. Players practice once during the week and then play a 3v3 scrimmage game on Saturday mornings for six weeks. 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.

Illinois FC Soccer Academy, ages 6-8

Sessions are offered in the Spring (April through May) and again in the Fall (September through October). Illinois FC Soccer Academy is a program for players in first and second grade who are looking for a more challenging playing environment. The idea behind the academy is to create a bridge between the recreational player and competitive player. Illinois FC is focused on the development of each individual player, helping each player reach their potential in a fun-filled and challenging environment. The curriculum emphasizes technique training that strengthens dribbling, passing, shooting, ball control, decision-making and creativity. Team play is fostered through group exercises and small-sided matches. The program meets once a week on Friday nights for six weeks. Players should bring a soccer ball, water bottle and shin guards to each session. Soccer cleats are recommended. All players receive a free t-shirt. This program is separate from the Park District Youth Soccer Leagues and travel soccer and can be done in addition to or instead of playing in those programs.

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