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Kicks4Kidz helps young children develop soccer skills
‘Cuse Soccer Academy has designed the Kicks4Kidz (K4K) program to allow young children the opportunity to play soccer and develop their skills. This four-week program allows children to play the game without fear of failure, pressure to win and other adult aspects that are far too evident in the youth game.
What is it?
K4K is a one-hour soccer clinic for boys and girls. The first 30 minutes is devoted to teaching individual technical development of skills in a fun and challenging environment. The last 30 minutes is devoted to 4v4 small side games. Players have the chance to express themselves in an environment that facilitates maximum player participation (lots of touches of the ball), where the desire to win exceeds the fear of losing.
Why should I do it?
In modern youth soccer there is a ‘win at all cost’ mentality. Players are scared of failure and do not express themselves or have fun on the field, producing less skillful and confident players. K4K helps change that.
When: Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5
Where: MANLEY FIELD HOUSE (indoor on turf), Syracuse University
Ages: Grades 1-9 (boys & girls)
Cost: $5 per session (pay as you go)
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
**ALL participants must complete an SU Health Form**
If you have questions, please contact Adam Reekie: