Lil’ Kickers Weekly Updates

Just two quick updates, and then the rest of the email will be reminders of stuff I’ve already sent out!

– RECOMMENDATION CARDS: This week your lead coach should be passing out recommendation cards to each kid. These are notes specific to each player with a suggestion based off performance and age for what to do next season. At the end of the day each card is just a suggestion and the choice of what class to do next season is ultimately up to you. You will only receive a card if you attend your normal time class this week. I will tell coaches to pass out remaining cards next week too if you miss your class or they forget to pass out. ***Coach Ty does not do rec cards. One of the few downsides to having one of our best as your coach. This is because he works full time with a ton of weekly classes, and that would just be an insane amount of cards. I allow him to communicate with you all before, during, and after class about what he thinks your child should do next season.*** Any other coach does not pass out rec cards, let me know!

– Class descriptions to help you decide on what class to do next season: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/class-descriptions/

– PARENT WEEK: Next week is the FINAL WEEK of Fall season! That means it is PARENT WEEK! The last week of each season we host parent week, where we invite you all to come on the field and enjoy the games and activities with the kids! The only class that does NOT participate in Parent Week is Cottontails that have successfully transitioned parents off. I will send more specific details about Parent Week in my email next week. Again, that is NEXT WEEK, 10/10-10/15.

Now for reminders most of you should already know!

– FALL SCHEDULE TO USE FOR MAKING UP MISSED CLASSES: This week and next week are your last chances to make up any missed classes. They DO NOT rollover to next season. Use this schedule to find a time and email me to confirm: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/

– FALL BREAK AND WINTER BREAK CAMPS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: Information and enrollment link here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/

– WINTER SCHEDULE / REGISTRATION: Class offering and registration link here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-schedule/ and https://apps.daysmartrecreation.com/dash/index.php?action=Auth/start&cid=soccercity&company=soccercity

(I know a lot of you are wanting to know when certain coaches will be working next season, I am working on that and should hopefully have a rough idea next week)

***If you would like to email me to enroll your child in the next season just please include your child’s name, what class level, day, and time you would like to be enrolled for. Then you can either call in or come in and pay, or finish paying online.***

I sent an email out last week about registration opening for the upcoming Winter I season of Lil Kickers. Here are some updates on that and reminders for other things I’ve said before!

– FALL SEASON CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER 15th. A lot of parents get confused when registration opens and think they should start going to whatever new class and time they just signed up for. The new season doesn’t start until 10/17 so you should continue going to your same time slot and day and class! That being said, you only have until the 15th to get any missed classes made up, so make sure to use our updated online Fall schedule to find a day and time to make up and then shoot me an email to confirm. Here’s the schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/

– WINTER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Reminder, sign up and pay in full PRIOR to 10/17 to get the Early Bird Rate before prices are raised!

Winter I class schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-schedule/

Registration link: https://apps.daysmartrecreation.com/dash/index.php?action=Auth/start&cid=soccercity&company=soccercity

– NEED HELP? A few customers have told me they are struggling to get through the online registration. I know the software isn’t the most user friendly- so if you would rather, ***you can email me what day, time, and class you want your players in, and I can enroll them for you via email*** Unless a credit card had been previously saved, I will not be able to get them paid for if you choose to email me, so I can enroll you and you can pay next time you are here for class. Again, just because you are enrolled in a class but not paid for does NOT mean you qualify for the discount. You MUST get paid before 10/17 to get it.

– LASTLY… A thank you to those parents out there that read every email in full, follow instructions on registering, getting classes made up, and are in the know on what’s going on in the program. I know how crazy life can be, but I appreciate those parents out there that make my job easier by communicating with me and staying on top of what’s going on in Lil Kickers. THANK YOU! I apologize for the redundancy of my emails but I know sometimes parents miss key bits of information- hence all the reminders! 

Winter I Lil Kickers registration opens TOMORROW (midnight tonight) and here is what to know! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS THERE IS A LOT OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PRICING AND DISCOUNTS!

– Season runs 10 weeks from 10/17 to 12/24. There will only be 9 Thursday classes and 9 Friday classes due to no class for Thanksgiving 11/24 and 11/25.

– Starting the first day of Winter I (Monday, 10/17) prices will be raised from $15 per class to $17 per class, and family memberships will raise from $40 yearly to $50 yearly. Individual memberships for one child are remaining at $25 every 12 months.

***If you sign up before 10/17 you will get the Early Bird Discount, which is the current pricing of $15/class. That comes out to $20 off ($18 off if you choose a Thursday or Friday class).***

– The only way to receive the Early Bird Discount is to pay in full prior to the season starting. Enrolling but not paying in time will not qualify you for the discount. In the past, the discount was NOT available through online registration, only in person or over the phone. This season you CAN get the discount online as well. It also used to exclusively be for current customers- this season I am allowing anyone- even brand new customers- to get the Early Bird Discount. So tell your friends!

– Sibling discount is now $17 off for every child after the first. Military is $17 off each child. Referral is $17 off for each child you referred that signed up and paid for at least 5 weeks. Twice per week discount is now $17 off each additional weekly class you add per child for 5 weeks or more.

– So again, a pricing breakdown:

Signing up 1 child prior to 10/17: $150 or $135 for Th/Fri (plus membership if needed)

Signing up 2 children prior to 10/17 $283 or $253 for Th/Fri (plus membership if needed)

Signing up 1 child on 10/17 or after: $170 or $153 for Th/Fri (plus membership if needed)

Signing up 2 children on 10/17 or after: $323 or $289 (plus membership if needed)

Signing up 3 children or more contact me.

– Here is the online Winter I schedule. We will also be handing out paper schedules starting tomorrow morning. http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-schedule/

– Here is our updated policies and fees page: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Lil-Kickers-Fees-Policies.pdf

– And finally, the registration link which opens at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT: https://apps.daysmartrecreation.com/dash/index.php?action=Auth/start&cid=soccercity&company=soccercity

Reminders / updates for this week:

BRING A FRIEND WEEK IS OVER BUT…. it’s never too late to invite a friend to try a class for free! The class just cannot be full. Use our online schedule to see what’s full and what still has space. Reminder that any friend who signs up if they drop your name upon registering YOU get a referral credit towards a future season.

REGISTRATION OPENS THIS SATURDAY 9/17! We WILL be offering an Early Bird Discount, but I am still working out the details, as we are adjusting our prices starting next season. I will send out an email later this week on the exact details of prices and the Early Bird Discount. When registration opens you’ll be able to sign up online, over the phone, or in person. We will start passing out paper schedules sometime this week, but if you want to see class offering you can go ahead and check it out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-schedule/

MAKE UP CLASSES NEED TO BE DONE BY OCTOBER 15TH: Use our online schedule to find a time that offers the class you need, email me to confirm, and then you can make up any missed classes. They do not rollover to the future season! Here’s the schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/

LEAGUE REGISTRATION: We are still signing up teams AND individuals who are wanting to play in our leagues. If you receive any emails about that, please do not get confused. They are starting their FALL season, Lil Kickers is already in Fall and about to open registration for WINTER 1. If you are interested in getting yourself, your child, or a team enrolled for a league, call us or email me asap! 405-748-3888

Hope everyone enjoyed the extended weekend! We are back at it starting this morning (Tuesday 9/6). Here’s what to know for this week moving on:

– BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK CONTINUES: Friday and Saturday classes can still bring friends this week since they did not get to last week! Also if you have a friend you wanted to bring last week but they could not make it- you can definitely still bring them this week. All I need for any friend coming to try for free is a waiver signed at the desk before they go on the field! If you’re bringing the friend instead of their own parents you can have the parent sign a waiver off our website- it’s under the “FORMS” tab and is in PDF format.

– MAKEUPS: Friday, Saturday, and Monday classes AGAIN do not need to make up for this past weekend, we took that out of your price. If any of you need a make up for any other missed day that has already passed or will happen, just remember to use our ONLINE schedule to find the day and time you want, email me to confirm, and then you can make it up! Just has to be done by the end of the season- 10/15. Missed classes not made up DO NOT ROLLOVER for any reason. Here’s the online schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/

– STILL HIRING: Mainly looking for coaches that can work weekday mornings. Soccer experience not required but definitely helpful. Must love working with kids! More info here… spread the word! http://www.soccercityokcity.com/banner-pages/lil-kickers-now-hiring-coaches/

– REMINDER: I send out these weekly updates once a week! Make sure you are up to date on everything here by catching any you missed here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers-weekly-updates/

– LASTLY: I will open registration for the Winter I season next Saturday, 9/17. The season will actually start Monday 10/17 and run through 12/24. I am sure I will offer some sort of Early Bird Discount, just need to figure out the details! Winter I and Winter II historically have been our biggest season where classes fill up quickest (specifically on weeknights and Saturday mornings). When registration opens, not only to get any discount we offer, but also to make sure you get whatever time, class, and coach you want- I highly suggest enrolling and paying as soon as I open it. Again, Winter I registration for Lil Kickers opens next Saturday, I will get an online schedule for that posted in the next few days.

This week is BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK!

Here are the details for that:

– Anyone can bring a friend to class this week and let them play for free. The only thing we ask is that they have a waiver signed before class. This is mandatory! If you invite someone who is not in the same age bracket as your child we will most likely move them to an age appropriate class. If they are close enough in age they can be together. Please only invite friends who haven’t done the program in at least 1 season and who haven’t already tried it out this season.

– Friends need to be wearing appropriate clothes. Specifically sneakers or cleats- no sandals or open toed shoes.

– Monday classes I know some of my coaches forgot to pass out cards and possibly on other days too. These cards are just tangible reminders and are not mandatory for participation. If you did not receive a card you can still bring a friend. If you lost your card no worries, again that was just something to take home and not required to bring back.

– This Friday, Saturday and NEXT Monday there are NO CLASSES due to Labor Day Weekend. Because of this, Bring-A-Friend Week for Friday and Saturday classes will have to be pushed to next weekend.

– Any other questions about BAF Week, let me know!

Other things going on with Lil Kickers and SoccerCity to know about…

– As previously mentioned there are no classes this Friday, Saturday or next Monday. You did not pay for these classes and do not need to get them made up. They were taken out of your price up front! There are also no games or rentals Friday, Saturday, or Sunday due to a dog show going on in the facility. I believe we reopen with games Monday night, but still no classes until next Tuesday.

Fall registration for teams in our indoor league just started! If you have your own team make sure to get signed up asap! If you or your child are wanting to get on a team but don’t have one we have options for you as well! The youngest we have is 4 year olds for kids, and adults can play in any range of leagues varying from 18 and up coed, men’s only, women’s only, to walking soccer- yes walking soccer! Email me with any questions about signing up.

– We still have some spots for birthday parties before we start getting super busy due to the cold season. Email Ty if interested in getting your child’s birthday party booked here at SoccerCity! His email is ty@soccercityokcity.com

I’M STILL HIRING! I specifically need coaches available in the weekday mornings. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our team please send them my way! In the past we have had college kids who have a few mornings open each week, stay at home moms, off duty nannies, etc. work these hours and have done a great job. Please share this and help me out- have anyone interested shoot me an email at hayden@soccercityokcity.com

Hope everyone’s first week went well. It’s always a bit chaotic getting kids to the correct field, getting parents set up at the desk in time for class to start, etc.- but I think we made it through okay!

Some things to know this week:

– BRING-A-FRIEND CARDS: We will be passing out Bring-A-Friend cards after classes. Bring-A-Friend week is next week, and that is where we invite you to invite your friends to come join a class for free! I know we forgot to pass them out this morning but even if you lose your card or your coach forgets to give you one you can still invite someone. Again, the cards are going out this week, and BAF week is NEXT WEEK! I’ll send more details on that in my email next week.

– MAKE UP CLASSES: If you missed your first class or if you miss any class moving forward, you can make it up! Just use our online schedule to find the same class at another day and time with availability and either tell us in person or email us what you choose to confirm! Here is the UPDATE online schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/

– WEEKLY EMAILS: In case you signed up late or just plain missed my email last week, here is the link of where we post all weekly emails so you can see what updates we’ve been notifying you of: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers-weekly-updates/

LASTLY… FALL REGISTRATION for TEAMS is NOW OPEN! Some of you have been asking about getting your player on an ACTUAL TEAM that plays REAL MATCHES versus other teams. If interested, registration is now open, get info from Jennifer by emailing her at houseteams@soccercityokcity.com

Saturday customers-

The first Saturday of every season is crazy busy, so I wanted to send an additional email with information specific to helping you! Alot of basic information that will help first time customers was available in my first weekly email of the season this past Monday, so I will link that, but some Saturday specific info for you:

– JERSEYS: We had an insane amount of new registrations this week and our jersey supply for some sizes and colors is very low. Fortunately, I was worried this would happen and ordered new jerseys a while ago, so hopefully they will get in soon. When you check in, if you renewed your membership or are a brand new customers, ask for whatever size and color (red, blue, or white) you want, but be prepared if we are out of what you want to decide if you want to either A. wait for our new shipment to come in, or B. grab a different color or size.

– LINES AT THE DESK: We are expecting a lot of customers coming to the front desk to check in, get jerseys, ask questions, etc. Please make sure you are here 5-10 minutes before class to get settled up with us at the desk, in case there is a line. We will try to help everyone as quickly as possible! ***Because we expect to be busy at the desk, please do not get upset if you call the facility and we can’t get to the phone!***

– NEW LEAD COACHES: I have a few lead coaches that have moved on to college, are taking the season off to play club sports, or are taking the season off to coach club sports. I have assigned the best possible coach for each class, hopefully you are satisfied with them!

– CLASSES THAT ARE SPLIT: Some class levels I have split in half to make 2 separate classes, allowing for more current space and future enrollment. If you see your class in this list, please double check with us at the desk or with your coach that are you sending your player on the field to the correct one! My coaches will have rosters and can help! If you are in one version of the class and have a friend or prefer the coach in the other version, please let me know and I can change it for you, do not just send your kid over without letting us know first! Here are the classes I split in half, so there are 2 of at the hour listed:

Class name – Field section (Coach name)

9:30am
Hoppers – 4R (Coach Caylie)
Hoppers – 4Q (Coach Lauren)
Thumpers – 1B (Coach Leiloni)
Thumpers – 1D (Coach Ty)

10:30am
Hoppers – 4R (Coach Caylie
Hoppers – 4Q (Coach KJ)
Thumpers – 1B (Coach Leiloni)
Thumpers – 1D (Coach Ty)

 

This week is the start of our new season of Lil Kickers here at SoccerCity OKC! This Fall session will run from this week (8/15) through 10/15. We will NOT have class Labor Day Weekend (9/2, 9/3, or 9/5). Monday, Friday, and Saturday customers did not pay for those days, so no need to get that made up. I will send an email at the beginning of each week with some basic information to know about what’s going on in the program and at the facility. In this first weekly email, I’m going to send stuff that will hopefully help you navigate your first week here if you are brand new, and will serve as a reminder to those of you who have been with us before!

– WHERE TO GO: Our facility is at 4520 Old Farm Road, OKC 73162, hidden inside Summerfield addition off of Meridian and NW 122nd. Once inside the facility, go to the bottom of our main stairs and check in at the bottom where we have our front desk. Weekday morning classes will almost always be right there in our front building at the bottom of the stairs, on Field 1. Evening classes will almost always be in our back building, on Field 4. And Saturday has so many classes that we use Field 1 and 2 in the main building AND Field 4 in the back.

– WHAT TO DO WHEN ARRIVING: When checking in at the front desk at the bottom of the stairs, we will check to see what class you are in, check if you have a jersey, and make sure you are all set to go. *Jerseys are given to brand new customers which should have all paid the annual membership, and to returning customers who have renewed their annual membership. You do not receive a new jersey if you are a returning customer that did NOT renew their annual membership. If unsure about your membership status, check with us when you arrive.* Our coaches are usually wearing our Lil Kickers blue coaches gear, if you have questions or are lost don’t hesitate to ask them for help or to point you in the right direction!

– WHAT TO BRING FOR CLASS: All class levels will have at least one water break midway through class. You can bring your own drink or use our water fountains. During the evening and on Saturdays our concession stand is open too if you’d like to purchase one from there. Kids in scrimmaging classes which are Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, and Micro 8/9 MUST have shin guards. Kids in non-scrimmaging classes such as Bunnies, Thumpers, Cottontails, and Hoppers do NOT need shin guards. Sneakers or cleats are both okay! Bunnies, Thumpers, and Cottontails are parent-child classes, meaning we expect you to participate, so I would wear comfortable clothing if you plan to be the parent on the field for that!

– THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE FIRST WEEK: The curriculum for all classes the first week is set on breaking the ice for the kids and may feature easier simpler games that help the kids get comfortable in their setting before progressing over the course of the season… Often, kids who show up after class has started get anxious and shy and don’t want to go out on the field, I would suggest trying to be here about 5-10 minutes early (especially if you need to check in at the front desk for any reason) so that your child has tons of time to get acclimated before class begins… All classes start at the 30 minute mark (930, 1030, 430, 530 etc.) and are 50 minutes long… All parent-child classes should have no more than 1 parent per child on the field, this is to reserve space for the kids to run around and play, parents are welcome to switch in and out… All classes max at 12-14 kids in class depending on the coach and class… There are blue inflatable tubes between each class which divides the field into sections, they are pretty beat up and some are leaking air, PLEASE do not let your child sit / lay / jump / bounce on them or hit / kick / be rough with them, same goes for parents too, please stay off the tubes.

We do have several coaches who miss due to extracurricular high school and college activities, other jobs, and as well as family vacations. Always know that when your lead coach is not available I will plug in the best available substitute coach. Other than the occasional sick day or conflict due to other jobs or school activities you should have the same coach every week.

This week is the FINAL WEEK of Summer Lil Kickers season! Crazy how time flies. The final week of each season we host something called Parent Week where we invite parents on the field for classes that usually do not have them! Here are some details:

– All classes (except Cottontails that have already transitioned parents off) we ask parents to come out for. ONE PARENT PER CHILD ON THE FIELD AT ONE TIME! We will play the kids’ favorite games, they love showing you what they’ve learned as well as competing against you in drills and scrimmage.

– Saftey is key so please do not be that parent who kicks a ball right at a kid’s face or runs over a kid because they aren’t looking where they are going. Every season we get parents who try way too hard in scrimmage, and parents who don’t look up from their phone for the whole class. The most fun parents are the ones somewhere in between- engaged in what is going on but not going so hard they are putting kids at risk.

– Older siblings can sub as the parent, but if they are a distraction or safety hazard we will ask them to sit out.

If you have any other questions about Parent Week please do not hesitate to send me an email.

Other stuff to know going into our FINAL WEEK OF SUMMER:

– This week is the last week to get any missed classes made up. Saturday is the last official day to do so, here is our schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

All you have to do is find your class listed IN BLACK at a time that works for you, shoot me an email to confirm, and then show up for your make up. I’ve been emailing about getting makeups done all season, they do not rollover to Fall for any reason whatsoever.

– MAKE UP PICTURE DAY IS THIS SATURDAY: On the final day of the season this Saturday we will offer a Make Up Picture Day. The photographers will be here between 9-1230 and can take reshoots for anyone who didn’t like their pictures or take photos of anyone who missed picture day last week. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about how to navigate their website or anything, so if you have questions you can email mike.reiff@candid.com and he can help!

– FALL SEASON STARTS NEXT WEEK!!! Get signed up asap if you haven’t yet! Here is the online registration link: https://apps.daysmartrecreation.com/dash/index.php?action=Auth/start&cid=soccercity&company=soccercity

Including this week there are only 3 weeks left of our Summer season! Here’s what to know for the final stretch:

– FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Season will run 9 weeks from 8/15 – 10/15. We will not have classes Labor Day Friday through Monday. If you sign up and pay in full by this Saturday at 12pm you get a $30 Early Bird Discount. Must be done in person or over the phone, you will not get it online. Here’s the class offering: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/

– PINK JERSEYS NOW AVAILABLE: I ordered some more pink jerseys in most sizes. These are $20 each. You do NOT get a pink jersey when renewing your membership. You can only get the pink jersey for a separate $20 fee. These usually fly off the shelf so please do not hesitate to come grab one.

– HALF PRICED CLASSES: We still have classes offered for half price for the remainder of the season for any of you wanting to add a second weekly class for half the cost. They are in GREEN on our Summer schedule. Let me know if you want to take advantage of those.

– FINAL SUMMER CAMP: Next week (8/1-8/4) is our final camp of the summer. We have limited spots for this one and it is already filling up. Sign up online now to reserve your spot. The camp is for 4-16 year olds and we have a morning session of 9-12, afternoon session of 1-4, and an all day session of 9-4. Registration and info here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/summer-camps/

– HIRING: I am looking to possibly add some coaches going into Fall season, as several of mine will be coaching outdoor or playing their own high school or college sports. I have a ton of high school kids already working for me and would love to add some older coaches, but I will take whatever I can get- they just need to be reliable, energetic, and have a desire to work with children in a positive environment. Email me if you or someone you know is interested. I will have a hiring page on our website up soon.

– YET ANOTHER REMINDER.. MAKE UP YOUR CLASSES ASAP! Here is the schedule to make up your classes and also see half priced classes: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

Hey parents! Just a few reminders this week but they are BIG!

– FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Sign up no later than JULY 30th either in person or over the phone to receive a $30 Early Bird Discount off each child you register! This is only for current customers, so you can absolutely refer your friends but they must be in this season to get the discount! Fall runs 9 weeks, 8/15-10/15. If you don’t know what to sign up for, go ahead and register for whatever day, time, and class you want to secure your spot, and then we can find out from your coach or via your rec card when they are given out and if needed can switch you.

Fall class offering: www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/http://www.soccercityokcity.com/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholder

Registration link: https://apps.daysmartrecreation.com/dash/index.php?action=Auth/start&cid=soccercity&company=soccercity

– THIS WEEK IS CAMP WEEK: Camp week means we are busier than usual so a few things happen. First, we have so many kids that we are moving Lil Kickers morning classes on Monday through Thursday to Field 2. That’s the field to your left when entering, directly across from Field 1 where weekday morning classes are usually held. Second, it also means we are so busy that it can be difficult to get to the phone due to people at the desk, and I am a little slower at getting back to you via email. Just wanted you all to know what is going on this week!

REMINDER you need to make up all missed classes no later than SATURDAY 8/13. After Saturday 8/13, the season ends and all missed classes that were not made up are lost.

– LASTLY, I mentioned half priced classes for our smaller less popular classes for the remainder of the season. If you want to add any extra classes for that discount let me know!

Here is the Summer schedule, in GREEN are half priced classes that are small (0-3 kids) and in RED are classes that are closed and not able to be used for a make up:

www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

Fall registration opens this Saturday! Fall will begin 8/15 and run 9 weeks until 10/15. There are only 8 Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays due to Labor Day weekend. I am offering an Early Bird Discount for current customers only who sign up and pay in full for their children no later than Saturday 7/30. To get this discount you must register with us over the phone or in person, NOT online. Again, this will open this Saturday, 7/16. Do not forget if you qualify for a military discount or a credit referral for getting a friend to sign up to remind us of those upon sign ups. Here is the Fall schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/fall-class-schedule/

– We are now offering HALF PRICED classes for the remainder of the Summer season ONLY for you who are currently enrolled. This would be for those of you who want some extra classes but did not want to pay full price. It helps us out too as the only classes eligible for half price are our smaller ones that have 0-3 kids enrolled. Again, to get this you must register in person or over the phone, you cannot get the discount online. Here is our updated Summer schedule showing the GREEN half priced classes: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

– Here’s your weekly reminder that all missed classes must be made up by the final day of class, 8/13, or they are lost. Missed classes do NOT rollover to future seasons for ANY REASON! You can use the Summer schedule I just posted above to find a day and time we have a class that works for you and then email me to confirm that it works!

– I am seeing a lot of Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, and Micro 8/9 kids out there with no shin guards on. You MUST have shin guards! All those classes listed are scrimmaging and competing classes that have drills and games that may result in a child accidentally getting kicked in the shins and we don’t want anyone to get hurt because they did not have the proper equipment! You should be able to find these at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy, maybe Soccer USA, and we sell some here out of our concession stand.

– We have another camp next week, July 18th-July 21st. Here is the information and registration link if anyone who has children 4-16 are interested: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/summer-camps/

– Lastly, you may be receiving emails stating today is the deadline for registration for the league starting next week. Please do not be confused, that is for the LEAGUES and not LIL KICKERS! If you are interested in getting a 4 year old – 19 year old on a youth team or even yourself on an adult team, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer about what kind of teams that play actual games in leagues we have. Although the deadline for teams is today she can still help you for the rest of the week through about Friday if you are interested. Here is her email: houseteams@soccercityokcity.com

This week is Bring A Friend Week for Lil Kickers! This is a week where we allow you to invite friends to come to class to try it for free! Here are the details and guidelines for that:

– All classes are eligible for Bring A Friend Week. Just please follow the rules below to ensure we have a fun week!

– You can only invite friends who have never done the program or have not been enrolled in the past 6 months. If the friend has done a free trial in the past 6 months that is fine, but being actually registered for a class recently means they are not eligible to come try a class for FREE, but they can definitely REGISTER and PAY if they want!

– All friends need to be close in age. Kids that are too far in age, maturity level, or skill level, might be moved to a more appropriate level. For example, if your child is a 3 year old in the Hoppers with no parents on the field, and the friend is 5 and big for their age, we may move that 5 year old to a more age appropriate class. If a friend is the same age but cannot behave without a parent on the field, they may be moved to a class with parents on the field, etc.! We are pretty laid back about it, but we don’t want anyone having a negative experience due to a free trial child misplaced in the wrong level class, etc.!

ALL FRIENDS MUST SIGN A WAIVER AT THE DESK OR FIELD 4 BOOTH BEFORE CLASS!!!! HELP US OUT WITH THIS BY TELLING YOUR FRIENDS BEFOREHAND!

– Please make sure the friends you bring have fun play clothes on, we hate seeing a friend come to a class level that requires shin guards without the proper equipment! It’s a safety hazard!

– Last week we passed out Bring A Friend cards to most classes (I know my coaches forgot for some classes and some customers left before we had a chance to give them one). These are not mandatory and were just a tangible reminder for you to use to invite someone. You do not need to turn these back in, and even if you never received one you can still invite someone!

– Lastly, if your friend cannot make it this week, just shoot me an email and I can let you know if another week works for them to come try it out!

Here is the constantly-being-updated online schedule for you to use for make up classes as well as see what’s been closed: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

Here are my weekly email updates in case you missed any and want to see what information has already been sent out this season: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers-weekly-updates/

Another reminder that this Summer we will have another league (registration open now, email Jennifer at houseteams@soccercityokcity.com if interested) and more camps, check them out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/summer-camps/

FINALLY… we WILL have CLASS this FRIDAY 7/1 and SATURDAY 7/2 BUT NO CLASS NEXT MONDAY 7/4! If you cannot make class Friday or Saturday for whatever reason, shoot me an email to set up a make up!

Here’s what to know for this week moving forward:

– Just a reminder that any time your normal lead coach is gone I will have a cover coach there that is the best possible replacement at that time slot! I do preach to coaches that being there as much as possible is key to forming a relationship with their kids, so your lead coach should be there 90% of the time, but if they are not they may be replaced full time.

– If you MISS your normal class we do offer MAKE UP CLASSES. Do NOT use the paper schedule, as it is already out of date. Always use the continuously updated online schedule that shows classes filled and has classes no longer offered removed. When setting up a make up class, use this online schedule and then shoot me an email to confirm with whatever time you choose. ALL classes must be made up by the end of the season 8/13. Any classes not made up DO NOT ROLLOVER! Check the schedule out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

– Some of you know this but some of you may not… we do have a ground-level entrance that is perfect for customers needing handicap entrance or stroller access and want to avoid the stairs! There is an entrance in our breezeway, available from the southwest side of our facility. I unlock it every morning, but you can stop me in person and ask if you would like me to show you where it is at!

– Also, because we always have parents that do not know…. Bunnies, Thumpers, Cottontails all must have one parent on the field. For our popular classes please only have one parent on the field with each child at a time. You can switch in and out. Cottontails will eventually attempt to transition parents off. Hoppers and older do NOT have parents on the field. If you find yourself on the field with your Hopper this week and moving forward, they should probably be in Cottontails instead. Jackrabbits, Big Feet, and all Micro class kids MUST have shin guards on. Some kids complain shin guards are uncomfortable their first time wearing them, they still need to wear them as a safety precaution and if they continue with soccer in the future they need to go ahead and get used to them now!

– Lastly… next week (6/27) is BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK! We will be passing out Bring-A-Friend Invitations after class this week that serve as a reminder to bring someone to play for free next week! I will give more details and guidelines about that in my weekly update next week.

This week is the start of our new season of Lil Kickers here at SoccerCity OKC! This Summer session will run from this week (6/6) through 8/13. We will NOT have class July 4th Monday. Monday customers did not pay for that day, so no need to get that made up. I will send an email at the beginning of each week with some basic information to know about what’s going on in the program and at the facility. In this first weekly email, I’m going to send stuff that will hopefully help you navigate your first week here if you are brand new, and will serve as a reminder to those of you who have been with us before!

– WHERE TO GO: Our facility is at 4520 Old Farm Road, OKC 73162, hidden inside Summerfield addition off of Meridian and NW 122nd. Once inside the facility, go to the bottom of our main stairs and check in at the bottom where we have our front desk. Weekday morning classes will almost always be right there in our front building at the bottom of the stairs, on Field 1. Evening classes will almost always be in our back building, on Field 4. And Saturday has so many classes that we use Field 1 and 2 in the main building AND Field 4 in the back.

– WHAT TO DO WHEN ARRIVING: When checking in at the front desk at the bottom of the stairs, we will check to see what class you are in, check if you have a jersey, and make sure you are all set to go. *Jerseys are given to brand new customers which should have all paid the annual membership, and to returning customers who have renewed their annual membership. You do not receive a new jersey if you are a returning customer that did NOT renew their annual membership. If unsure about your membership status, check with us when you arrive.* Our coaches are usually wearing our Lil Kickers blue coaches gear, if you have questions or are lost don’t hesitate to ask them for help or to point you in the right direction!

– WHAT TO BRING FOR CLASS: All class levels will have at least one water break midway through class. You can bring your own drink or use our water fountains. During the evening and on Saturdays our concession stand is open too if you’d like to purchase one from there. Kids in scrimmaging classes which are Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, and Micro 8/9 MUST have shin guards. Kids in non-scrimmaging classes such as Bunnies, Thumpers, Cottontails, and Hoppers do NOT need shin guards. Sneakers or cleats are okay! Bunnies, Thumpers, and Cottontails are parent-child classes, meaning we expect you to participate, so I would wear comfortable clothing if you plan to be the parent on the field for that!

– THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE FIRST WEEK: The curriculum for all classes the first week is set on breaking the ice for the kids and may feature easier simpler games that help the kids get comfortable in their setting before progressing over the course of the season… Often, kids who show up after class has started get anxious and shy and don’t want to go out on the field, I would suggest trying to be here about 5-10 minutes early (especially if you need to check in at the front desk for any reason) so that your child has tons of time to get acclimated before class begins… All classes start at the 30 minute mark (930, 1030, 430, 530 etc.) and are 50 minutes long… All parent-child classes should have no more than 1 parent per child on the field, this is to reserve space for the kids to run around and play, parents are welcome to switch in and out… All classes max at 12-14 kids in class depending on the coach and class… There are blue inflatable tubes between each class which divides the field into sections, they are pretty beat up and some are leaking air, PLEASE do not let your child sit / lay / jump / bounce on them or hit / kick / be rough with them, same goes for parents too, please stay off the tubes.

We do have several coaches who miss due to extracurricular high school and college activities, other jobs, and as well as family vacations. Always know that when your lead coach is not available I will plug in the best available substitute coach. Other than the occasional sick day or conflict due to other jobs or school activities you should have the same coach every week.

If you have any questions, concerns, issues, please do not hesitate to email or stop by the desks at the facility!

Questions or concerns regarding Lil’ Kickers? Contact Hayden at hayden@soccercityokcity.com.

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