BSC Soccer Programs

Branchburg Sports Complex (BSC) proudly offers a variety of soccer based child development programs with flexible class schedules and a variety of skill levels for every youth soccer star.  Our parent/child classes allow parents to spend time with little ones interacting and learning both social and soccer skills simultaneously.  Older children can enjoy more advanced soccer programs with age appropriate curriculum’s, featuring creative and interactive games, keeping the energy high and players happy.

Lil’ Kickers

Join us for our Winter I 2021-2022 Session – Starting November 10th! – Registration Opens Monday 10/25

FootworkLil’ Kickers is an introductory child development and soccer program for children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years.  Our 50 minute weekly classes include a combination of soccer-based drills and creative, age-appropriate games designed to enhance motor skills and promote healthy activity.  Based on a proven child development curriculum, Lil’ Kickers classes teach young children self-esteem and confidence on and off the field.  Lil’ Kickers instructors are trained in early childhood development and believe in the power of teaching and learning through sports and physical activity.  Lil’ Kickers classes are high energy, fun, and tailored to each child’s individual needs.  Many Lil’ Kickers courses include valuable parent interaction.  We encourage you to check out a Lil’ Kickers class in action! Come see our program for yourself and learn why Lil’ Kickers is the best child development program around!

For more information about the Lil’ Kickers program at BSC please contact us at sports@branchburgsports.com


Registration Opens Monday 10/25!


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Lil’ Kickers Class Descriptions

Lil’ Kickers is a child development program for children between 18 months and 7 years old. Our 50 minute weekly classes include a combination of soccer-based drills and creative, age-appropriate games designed to enhance motor skills and promote healthy activity.  Lil’ Kickers classes are categorized as follows:

 

BUNNIES (18-24 months; Parent/Child Class) – Bunnies classes guide toddlers in learning basic soccer skills while building fundamentals such as balance and coordination.  Classes incorporate activities that are geared toward a toddler’s unique way of learning and include parachutes, bubbles, noodles, cones, lots of goal scoring and more.  Adult participation is required.

 

THUMPERS (2-3 years; Parent/Child Class) – Thumpers classes allow children & parents to play organized games together to help develop listening skills, balance, ball skills and foot-eye coordination.  Thumpers is the ideal next step for Bunnies veterans and a perfect introduction to Lil’ Kickers for new players.  Adult participation is required.

 

COTTONTAILS (2.5-3.5 years; Parent/Child Class) – Cottontails is a class designed for children who are ready for more of a challenge than a Thumpers class, but who are not quite ready to be on the field without a parent or caregiver.  The Cottontails curriculum is designed to build fundamental skills such as balance, coordination, ball skills and can also help your child to build a sense of independence.  As children progress throughout the session and become ready for more independence, parents can choose to transition to a less active role in the class, helping prepare the child to transition to the next level.  Adult participation is required.

 

HOPPERS (3-4 years) – Hoppers classes are designed to be fun and fast paced.  Classes focus on building balance, coordination and fundamental soccer skills through creative play and also help develop listening skills, cooperation and teamwork. Hoppers classes are the first class where children participate independently.

 

JACKRABBITS (3-4 years) – Jackrabbits classes are designed to help transition children into team play.  Children play creative games to help develop fundamental soccer skills and will also be introduced to more one-ball oriented games and scrimmaging.  The focus of the scrimmages will be to help players understand how to apply skills in different situations and building teamwork.  Some small sided non-competitive soccer games are introduced as well.

 

MICRO 4/5 (4-5 years)/ MICRO ADVANCED 5/6 (5-6 years) – Micro classes are for children ages 4-5 or 5-6 who have previous soccer experience and are ready for more of a challenge.  Players learn more advanced fundamental soccer skills through fun, age-appropriate and creative skill building games.  Players also have the opportunity to practice those skills in non-competitive scrimmages.

We encourage you to come in for a FREE trial class and join in all the fun of Lil’ Kickers!  Our instructors will be happy to assess your child’s level and place them in the appropriate class.

If you have any questions about the program or which class is right for your child please contact us at sports@branchburgsports.com



Lil’ Kickers Field Trips & Satellite Classes

Are you interested in having your group of kids participate in the Lil’ Kickers program but can’t visit us?  Let us bring Lil’ Kickers to you!  We offer classes at satellite locations, such as parks, gyms, schools or wherever is convenient for you!

Can’t commit your large group to a full session?  We also plan Lil’ Kickers day trips.  Plan your school or groups next field trip at the Branchburg Sports Complex!  Lil’ Kickers field trips at BSC are fun, safe and focus on self-esteem and early childhood development.  We can tailor a program to any group’s needs based on your goals, objectives, and budget.

The Branchburg Sports Complex offers recreational and educational field trips to accommodate groups of all sizes.  Other field trip choices include sports programs, Tod Squad, laser tag and more!

If you are interested in planning a satellite class session or Lil’ Kickers field trip at BSC please contact sports@branchburgsports.com


Helpful Lil’ Kickers Policy Information:

Please take a moment to read the following policies for our Lil’ Kickers program here at Branchburg Sports Complex. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Clothing & Equipment

Please have your child come to class in comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to run around in. Shinguards are not needed until Micro Classes and Next Step Soccer classes. Lil’ Kicker or jerseys are given to first-time customers for free, and can thereafter be purchased at a low cost. Outfitting your child in Lil’ Kickers garb is a fun way to make your child feel part of a team.  Kids naturally appreciate looking like older uniformed kids and role models. 

Transfers

A transfer means moving your child from the class time or level that you originally registered for, to another class time or level. Customers are welcome to request a transfer at any time during the session. However, transfers are subject to space availability within the class.

Make-Up Classes

The Lil’ Kickers program offers you the flexibility to take a make-up class if your child is sick or otherwise unable to attend class. You must call or email us to let us know you will not be attending class in order to schedule a make-up class. You may take your make-up class during any other age-appropriate class time, subject to availability within the class. Make-up class credits are not transferable to the next session of Lil’ Kickers and must be taken within the current class session. We are unable to pro-rate the next session of classes to take into account make-up classes from the previous session. Due to the ongoing pandemic, make-up classes are extremely limited with smaller class sizes and offerings.

Registration

Registration for the Lil’ Kickers program is always open! Feel free to join us at any time throughout the season. However, no spaces in class are guaranteed without full payment and all registration is on a first-come first-served basis.

Pro-Rating

BSC will happily pro-rate a session if you would like to join a session that is already in progress. You will be charged for the remaining number of classes left in the session.

Discounts

Multiple Class Discount:  All participants who register for two or more classes per week in the same session will receive $15 off the second class.

Sibling Discount:  If one child is enrolled in the Lil’ Kickers program, each additional sibling will receive $15 off enrollment for the same session as long as they are registered at the same time. Siblings are defined as children who reside in the same household and are under the care of the same parent or guardian.

For more information please contact us at sports@branchburgsports.com

 


Next Step Soccer

BSC’s Next Step Soccer is for players 5 – 14 years of age looking to push their game to the next level. The program now offers 3 levels of soccer; Next Step” Junior”, “Senior” and “Premier”. All three are curriculum based programs that meet for 60 minutes once per week.

Our Junior level (6 – 8 years) is a focused environment which teaches the fundamentals and technical aspects of the game. The Senior level (8-10 years) is for players who would like to continue their soccer development in a more competitive environment. The Premier level (11-14 years) is for players looking to hone their skill set in the off season.  Get ready to take the Next Step in Soccer!

Winter I 2021-2022 Session: November 10th – January 15th

Next Step Soccer program offerings include:

JUNIORS
For players ages 6-8 years

DATES/TIMES:
Wednesdays at 5:30pm
10 week program
COST: $200 per player

Saturdays at 9:00am
8 week program
*No class 12/25 or 1/1
COST: $160 per player

Classes meet 1x per week

SENIORS
For players ages 8-10 years

DATES/TIMES:
Thursdays at 5:00pm
*No Class 11/25
9 week program
COST: $180 per player

Saturdays at 10:00am
*No Class 12/25 and 1/1
8 week program
COST: $160 per player
$20 BSC annual membership required for this program


Classes meet 1x per week

PREMIER
For players ages 11-14 years
DATES/TIMES:
Thursdays at 6:00pm
*No class 11/25 and 1/13
8 week program
COST: $160 per player
$20 BSC annual membership required for this program
Classes meet 1x per week

Questions? Pete Allan at 908-203-1600 or pallan@branchburgsports.com