Lil’ Kickers Weekly Updates

Just a few REMINDERS!

– Jackrabbits, Big Feet, Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9, and Micro Advanced classes ALL MUST HAVE SHIN GUARDS!!!! They are all doing anywhere from 5-20 minutes of scrimmaging now and we don’t want any injuries!

– All parent/child classes should have only ONE parent per child on the field, to leave more space for the kids to run around and play!

– Get your missed classes made up ASAP, we are running out of weeks to get it done, use our online schedule to see what’s available and then email me what day and time you choose: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/spring-class-schedule/

We will NOT have classes Memorial weekend, 5/27, 5/28, 5/29, 5/30. Those were taken out of the price so you do NOT need to get those made up if you are a Friday, Saturday, or Monday customer.

– Lastly, DEADLINE for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT is this Saturday 5/14! Get signed up and paid no later than Saturday to get $30 off your child for next season!

Registration for Summer season of Lil Kickers at SoccerCity OKC NOW OPEN!

Lil Kickers is a nationally recognized child development program for kids ages 18 months to 9 years. We offer our 50 minute long age and skill based classes on weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and Saturday mornings. If you’ve never done a class, contact us for a FREE TRIAL before signing up!

Summer season will run 10 weeks from Monday, 6/6 through Saturday, 8/13. There will not be class on Monday, July 4th.

Class descriptions: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/class-descriptions/

Class schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

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

Current customers, see below:

– Customers that are currently signed up for Spring Lil Kickers get a 2 class Early Bird Discount for signing up and paying in full for Summer no later than Saturday 5/14. This CAN be coupled with other discounts such as military, sibling, referral, etc.

– If you want to sign up but don’t know what class to put your child in, go ahead and register and then next time you’re here ask your coach what they think. They will be passing out a Recommendation Card at the end of the season with a suggestion of what to choose based off your player’s age and performance, but ultimately it is up to you to decide what class to choose.

– To get the Early Bird Discount you MUST pay over the phone or in person, online registration is only useful for customers that are not currently enrolled and do not get a discount.

– Spring still has 5 weeks left of this season. No matter what day and time you sign up for Summer, you still should attend the same class, day, and time you’ve been doing the past 6 weeks.

Here’s what exciting stuff we’ve got going on at and coming up at the facility! I’m emailing about a lot, so if you read a section you are interested in, scroll to the bottom of this email to find the corresponding link.

– LIL KICKERS SUMMER REGISTRATION OPENS THIS SATURDAY 4/30! We are passing out paper schedules after class so you can see all classes we are offering, but I will also include a link to our online schedule as well in case you don’t get your paper version or misplace it. Summer Lil Kickers will run 10 weeks, from Monday 6/6 – Friday 8/13. There will only be 9 Mondays due to July 4th. We will have an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT offered for any CURRENT customers signing up in full over the phone or in person no later than 5/21. The discount will be $30 off your total price PER KID! This CAN be coupled with other discounts and credits, such as friend referral credits, military discounts, etc. ***I will send another email Friday night about registration with information on what class to sign up for, how to sign up, how to apply discounts, etc.***

– LEAGUE SUMMER REGISTRATION IS ALREADY OPEN! Have an adult or youth team or want to make one? Now is the time to put them in our Summer season of leagues! Will start the week of 5/23. We have adult divisions for men, women, coed, over 25, over 30, and even WALKING SOCCER! We also have youth leagues for boys and girls ages 4 – 18 years old, where they play actual games with referees against other teams!

– DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN TEAM? We offer “house teams”, teams we as a facility manage, schedule, coordinate, and coach. For all the youth ages listed above, plus a couple of adult divisions too! We also have a list of players if you want to make your own team and need some bodies! It’s $75.87 per player for the 8 game season, and depending on the age group may include optional practices! Game days differ depending on division you’re in!

– I’m attaching our current Spring season schedule… this is for two reasons: For you to use to get any missed classes made up, as they do not rollover to future seasons FOR ANY REASON, and must be made up no later than 6/4. Secondly, to see what classes are available to only you for HALF PRICE! Any class on the schedule listed in GREEN is half price for current customers for the remainder of the season. You can add that to your weekly schedule so your player gets twice the amount of playing time! ***Classes in RED are full and are not available for make up or additional weekly drop ins.***

– Just a reminder, parent-child classes need only ONE parent on the field per kid, so as to give more space to the kids to play! Cottontails should be attempting to transition parents out of the games if not off the field altogether. If your child isn’t ready for that you can absolutely stay out on the field. Big Feet and Jackrabbits are going to start increasing competitive drills and games and eventually scrimmage. If your child starts struggling or having issues, it may be because they are not interested in this kind of stuff yet. This is part of the process of learning the game, and we also use this to decide what class to recommend for next season!

– Lastly… PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not leave anything valuable in your car, at the very least not out in the open where things can be seen through the window. There were some cars broken into last Monday in one of our parking lots. They only chose cars that had something of value in the front seat that was easy to grab. I would hate for this to happen again! I am not sure I have ever known of this happening in a long time, so I like to think our facility and area is pretty safe. I would rather be safe than sorry in this instance.

Here are the links correlating to what I’ve mentioned above:

LIL KICKERS SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE: www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/summer-class-schedule/

LIL KICKERS SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE: www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/spring-class-schedule/

LEAGUE INFO FOR FULL TEAMS: www.soccercityokcity.com/leagues/house-teams/

HOUSE TEAM INFO FOR INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS WANTING ON A TEAM: www.soccercityokcity.com/leagues/league-info/

Hey parents, tons of stuff to update you on, please read carefully!

– BIG PARENT / CHILD CLASSES: Just a friendly reminder that parent / child classes with MORE than 6 kids in class should have only ONE parent on the field per kid at a time! Saturday all of our parent / child classes are full or very near to being full and I’m seeing multiple parents and even some granpdarents all there for one kid on the field. The kids have more space and room to run if we limit it to one guardian at a time, you are welcome to switch in and out as needed!

– BRING A FRIEND WEEK IS OVER… but it is NEVER too late to invite a new friend to try a class for free! Just shoot me an email if you have a friend that wasn’t able to come last week that wants to try sometime this week or in the remainder of the season!

– DID YOU KNOW? If you invite(d) a friend that signs up for the remainder of the season YOU get a 2 CLASS REFERRAL CREDIT towards a future season? They just have to sign up, and tell me you referred them upon registering (or email me to inform me) so that I can note the credit on your account!

– EASTER WEEKEND: Yes, the Lil Kickers mascot made an appearance on Saturday, and seeing as he is a large rabbit, we are okay calling him the Easter bunny 🙂 But if you have some good photos you don’t mind us using on our website or official social media please email those to me! We need more usable pictures for marketing purposes and Easter themed ones will be very helpful too!

– SUMMER SEASON OF LIL KICKERS… is coming up quick, the season will start 6/6 and run through 8/13. I will have the schedule posted on our website by Saturday. Coaches will pass out paper schedules next week, and registration will open next Saturday 4/30. There will be an early bird discount available which I will detail for you closer to time. If you have any requests about wanting a specific class at a certain time that it is not already offered (specifically for weekday mornings considering it will be Summer and kids will be out of school) please email me any preferences you have so I can possibly include that in the schedule. Again, any class NOT already offered at the time you want, specifically but not exclusively morning times, please email me and I will see what I can do about including it in the Summer schedule!

– HALF PRICED CLASSES: Are still available! Check out our schedule and look for the ones listed in GREEN! This is ONLY for customers already enrolled in a class wanting a second weekly class at a lower rate. http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/spring-class-schedule/

– GET YOUR MAKE UP CLASSES DONE ASAP! Here’s how: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/how-to-make-up-a-lil-kickers-class/

– WEEKLY UPDATES: I send an email to everyone enrolled every Monday with important information like this, if you missed any emails or want to go back and see what I said about a particular subject in the past, check it out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers-weekly-updates/

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 if you are interested in a second weekly class for HALF PRICE: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/spring-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 more classes and leagues, but also weekly CAMPS, check them out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/summer-camps/

FINALLY… we WILL have CLASS this SATURDAY 4/16 DESPITE it being EASTER WEEKEND! If you cannot make class Saturday for whatever reason, shoot me an email to set up a make up!

Hope everyone enjoyed the first week of classes! For those of you that signed up after I sent my first email last week- I send these weekly updates out every Monday to remind you / keep you on top of what is going on in the program and at the facility. Watch for these emails to get important info you will need to know about what’s going on with Lil Kickers! 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. Check that out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/spring-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… Jennifer our house team coordinator still needs more players specifically for our U6 coed house team that plays Wednesday nights. This is for players that are 4, 5, or just turned 6 in 2022 that want to play real games in addition to Lil Kickers! We are now offering $20 off of the house team fee (originally $75.87) to any kid who is already enrolled and paid for in Lil Kickers for the season and wants to jump in U6 league starting this week. To take advantage of that deal please email Jennifer ASAP at houseteams@soccercityokcity.com and mention this email!

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!***

– LEAD COACHES GONE: I have a few lead coaches missing, including Coach Ryan, Coach Jennifer, Coach Presley, Coach Hannah and Coach Cayla. I will have the best possible replacements for them. They all should be back next Saturday and will be your main lead coach for the season, barring any reason for me to replace 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 Maddie)

Hoppers – 4Q (Coach Lauren)

Micro 4/5 – 2F (Coach Tati)

Micro 4/5 – 4P (Coach Bri)

Thumpers – 1B (Coach Anna)

Thumpers – 1D (Coach Ty)

10:30am

Hoppers – 4R (Coach Maddie)

Hoppers – 4Q (Coach Presley)

Big Feet – 4O (Coach Cayla)

Big Feet – 4P (Coach Bri)

Cottontails – 1A (Coach Lauren)

Cottontails – 1B (Coach Anna)

11:30am

Hoppers – 1A (Coach Lauren)

Hoppers – 4R (Coach Maddie)

 
Previous weekly email with basic information I sent out on Monday is listed below….

This week is the start of our new season of Lil Kickers here at SoccerCity OKC! This Spring session will run from this week (3/21) through 6/4. We will NOT have class Memorial Weekend Friday 5/27 through Monday 5/30. Monday, Friday and Saturday customers did not pay for that weekend, so no need to get those 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 maind 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 kids in 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 school functions or day job responsibilities. 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!

The Winter 2 Season spanning from Monday 12/31 all the way through this upcoming Saturday, 3/12, is coming to a close! That means a few things…

PARENT WEEK: The final week of every season we hold Parent Day for every class! This is where we invite parents on the field to play fun games with the kids! It’s a great chance for the players to show you what they’ve learned, for them to show you their favorite games, and for them to compete against you in some fun drills! Here are the guidelines:

1. Safety first. I have instructed all coaches to give a safety speech at the beginning of class. DON’T be at that parent that kicks balls way too hard and drills a child in the head. DON’T be that parent that isn’t paying attention and runs over a child. Please be careful!

2. Have fun, don’t take it too serious! In the scrimmaging classes, don’t be that parent that blocks every kid’s shot, steals the ball from them, scores a million goals, etc. This isn’t the World Cup! On the flip side, it’s way more fun for everybody if you’re not on your phone but actually engaged with what’s going on and giving the kids a little bit of a challenge!

3. This is our busiest season. Because of that, we only want 1 parent per child on the field at a time! If your coach tells you the class is small enough for more parents, then you can have more than one guardian on the field!

4. We prefer a parent/adult guardian on the field, but an older sibling (9 or older) is welcome to be the “parent” if you want. If the sibling is a distraction in anyway though, the coach may ask them to step off.

I suggest comfortable clothing and footwear, it’s a workout! ***Cottontails classes that have transitioned parents off the field successfully will not participate in Parent Week as we don’t want them to regress.***

LAST CHANCE FOR MAKE UPS: Use our Winter 2 updated schedule, then email me what time you want to make up any missed classes! http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-class-schedule/

LAST CHANCE FOR PICTURES! Make Up Picture Day will be this Saturday 3/12 from 9:30am-12:30pm approximately. This is for any customer, not just Saturday customers, who did not get their pic taken or got their proofs back and want a reshoot!

Don’t forget to get signed up for Spring Lil Kickers, Spring leagues if you want on a team, or Spring Break Camp which is next week! Email me if interested in any of those!

PICTURE WEEK: This week 2/28 – 3/5 we will be hosting Candid Photography Company in our facility, at the bottom of the main stairs to the left by where the arcade games are. All you have to do is fill out a quick form to take the pictures FOR FREE! Then the company will email you proofs and you can decide at that time if you want to purchase or not. I highly suggest all people do this so they can at least see the proofs and decide from there! In order to do this, please show up early for pics so you don’t miss any of your class, or plan to stay after your class is over. ***You need to know the title of your normal class and what day and time you originally come. If you are unsure what the title of your class is please email me. It definitely is not “Lil Kickers” as that is the title of the whole program.*** There will be a way to fill out the form here in person with the photographers, but if you want to make it quicker for yourself here is the link to pre-register so to speak: http://regis.viewyour.photos/direct/1904/27142922

There will be a make-up picture day on Saturday, 3/12, for anyone wanting to redo their pics or missed their chance to this week.

RECOMMENDATION CARDS: This week all lead coaches should be passing out Recommendation Cards. As I said in my last email, these are small notes specific to each child that suggest what class to move on to next season. Please shoot me an email if you go to your normal class at your normal time and do not receive a card. If you miss your normal class and go some other time you won’t get the card this week, but I will be telling them all to pass out any remaining cards next week. Again, this card is just a reminder, so if you disagree with your coaches’ suggestion, you can sign up for whatever class you want as long as it is age appropriate.

JERSEYS, THE OLD STYLE: I FINALLY got a huge shipment of the original Lil Kickers jerseys in. I have red, white, and blue tops of all sizes. If you have been waiting for one please stop by the desk ASAP and grab one, I have no idea how long they will last. If you already picked up a different top you are still more than welcome to buy an additional one in this style, it is $25 to update your annual membership for one kid, $40 for multiple kids, and $15 if you don’t want to renew your membership you just want an extra top.

REGISTER ASAP! Just a reminder on our website are links to register for the new Spring season of LK as well as Spring Break camp! You can register for those at any time but I would do it soon! Spring league registration is now open too, for full teams you can do it online. Individual players wanting on our house team can email Jennifer for more information, but have to sign up in person or over the phone to get signed up for that. Jennifer’s email is houseteams@soccercityokcity.com

LASTLY… MISSED CLASSES AND MAKE UPS: Reminder, you need to get all missed classes made up no later than next Saturday 3/12. They DO NOT ROLLOVER to future seasons! That being said, if you missed class due to our facility closing from bad weather (this past Wednesday 2/23 and Thursday 2/24, and the Wednesday night of 2/2, all Thursday classes 2/3, and Friday classes of 2/4) and you just absolutely cannot get them made up by the end of the season, shoot me an email and I can credit you towards next season. If you’ve already paid for next season I can hopefully refund you some of that back. Here is our online Winter 2 schedule so you can see what is available for make ups and then email me what time you decide: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-class-schedule/

RECOMMENDATION CARDS: At the end of every season, our lead coaches are expected to pass our Recommendation Cards to their classes. These are small notes specific to each child with a suggestion for what to do next season based off age, how many times the player has done the class they are currently in, and how well they’ve done in their class. The card is just a suggestion- ultimately it is your choice of what to put your child in for next season as long as your player is the correct age for whatever you choose! ***The coaches should be passing these out next week. Only your original coach in the class / day / time you are enrolled in will have your card. If you attend your normal class next week and do not receive a card please let me know.**

SPRING REGISTRATION STARTING TO FILL: I already have a few Saturday morning classes getting big! Make sure to sign up AND pay to secure your spot next time you are in the facility! If you decide to register and then receive your Recommendation Card and decide you want to move classes, it is super easy for me to move you! Reminder to get paid over the phone or in person if you have a Referral credit, Early Bird Discount (from registration period for Winter 2), or any other credits or discounts. If you do not have anything like that to be factored into your invoice, you can sign up online here: https://apps2.dashplatform.com/dash/index.php?action=Auth/start&cid=soccercity&company=soccercity

GET YOUR MAKEUPS IN ASAP! Last day of classes is 3/12. Missed classes do not rollover so get them in ASAP! Use our always-being-updated online schedule to find a time to come make up your class: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-class-schedule/

We are now in WEEK 8 of 11! Including this week, only 4 weeks remain! Time flies!

I sent a mass email to everyone that Spring Registration opened on Saturday not only for Lil Kickers but also for youth and adult leagues! That email contained tons of links leading to different things on our website- Spring LK schedule, LK registration, league registration, Summer and Spring break camp info and registration, and current Winter 2 schedule for make up options. If you did not receive that let me know and I can forward it, or you can always go to our website and find those things yourself at www.soccercityokcity.com!

I also thought it might be helpful to you all that are planning on signing up for Spring Lil Kickers to get “penciled in” via email! Meaning, if you want to shoot me an email with your player’s name, what class, day, and time you want, I can go ahead and enroll you and you can pay the next time you are in the facility! That will help keep lines from being as long and make it quicker to sign up. You can always sign up online through our website as well, but reminder you will not get a discount or credit that way. So shoot me an email if you want me to place you in your class to make it quicker when you call in or come in and pay!

Speaking of credits and discounts, I thought I should reiterate and clarify the Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird Discount is $30 off each kid towards the upcoming Spring, ***BUT*** this was earned by signing up EARLY FOR WINTER 2 (the current season we are in). So if you remember, had you signed up for the current season we are in no later than Saturday, 12/11/21, you got a discount towards Spring 2022, which is now open for registration. Confusing I know, but this Summer we will probably do a normal Early Bird Discount of signing up early for Summer and getting the discount towards said Summer season. Email me if you still have questions on that!

Reminder that you only can get that EBD, or friend referral discount, or use any credits from other things, by signing up and paying in person or over the phone, NOT online!

SPRING LK REGISTRATION OPENS THIS SATURDAY, 2/12! Spring season will run 3/21 through 6/4. It’ll be 11 weeks long, but only 10 Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays due to no classes being held on Memorial Weekend. Those dates will be taken out of the price. ***REMINDER: Customers that signed up early for THIS CURRENT WINTER 2 SEASON get $30 off per kid towards SPRING!*** To get that discount, you must sign up and pay in person or over the phone. You CANNOT get the discount when registering online. If you did not sign up early for this season or joined late for a prorated price, then you unfortunately were not eligible for this discount. Here is the Spring class offering: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/spring-class-schedule/

WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED! SoccerCity OKC has been nominated by the Oklahoma City Mom blog for the “Best Summer Class, Camp, or Program” category and we need your help bringing the award home! Visit our website to find the link to vote for us! Voting concludes on Sunday, 2/13 so make sure to get on and vote asap! Check it out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/2022-mom-approved-awards-nomination-please-vote/

SPRING BREAK CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN: We will hold a 4 day camp from Monday, 3/14, through Thursday, 3/17. Each day will have a morning 9am – 12pm, and an afternoon 1pm – 4pm session. You can also elect to do all day camp 9am – 4pm! Get information and register here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/spring-break-camp/

REMINDER, GET CLASSES MADE UP! Especially our Wednesday night, Thursday, and Friday morning customers who had to miss class due to the facility closing! For any reason other than we closed, missed classes DO NOT ROLLOVER to future seasons! For those of you that had to miss due to us closing, if you just absolutely cannot fit a make up in your schedule, please let me know and we can try to figure something out towards next season. I will continue updating our schedule so you see what is too full for makeups and what only has 0-2 kids in it! Check it out here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-class-schedule/

WEEKLY UPDATES: Hope you enjoy these emails. Here are the past ones I’ve sent this season so you don’t miss anything! http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers-weekly-updates/

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram! @soccercityokc on instagram and @soccercityokcity or SoccerCity OKC on Facebook. We would also love any reviews you want to leave on Facebook or on our Google page!

LIL KICKERS IS NOW HIRING: Know somebody reliable, high energy, and loves working with kids? Send them our way! We need extra coaches, SPECIFICALLY for weekday mornings. This would be a great job for a stay at home parent, a college kid with free mornings, or anybody you know who can be here around those times! If you or someone you know may be interested in being a part of the Lil Kickers coaching family please shoot me an email or have them shoot me an email! Check out info here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/banner-pages/lil-kickers-now-hiring-coaches/

CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! SoccerCity offers a Spring Break camp, as well as FIVE different Summer camps! If you’re looking for something to keep your soccer player busy when school’s out, sign them up! Registration is open!

SPRING BREAK CAMP: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/spring-break-camp/

SUMMER CAMPS: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/camps/summer-camps/

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: I’ve heard the weather may be poor sometime this week. Just a reminder that our policy is that IF we decide to close, we will send a mass email out (such as this one), post on our Facebook, on our Instagram, and on our website. If we stay open, but you decide you still don’t want to get out of the house, no problem! Just shoot me an email to let me know and you can make it up any time this season.

WEEKLY REMINDER OF MAKEUPS: Speaking of making up a class for weather related issues, or any other reason. You have until the END OF THIS SEASON, SATURDAY 3/12, TO MAKE THEM UP! They DO NOT ROLLOVER to future seasons!!! Use our online schedule to find a time, and then email me to confirm, and you’re good to go! Here’s our forever being updated online schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-class-schedule/

LASTLY, A RECORD OF MY WEEKLY EMAILS: For any of you that joined the season late and have missed previous informational emails, or for those of you want to go back and see what was said in a previous one, we do post them for the whole season on our website. 

Bring-A-Friend Week was a blast. Thank you to those of you that actually followed my instructions and had your friend sign a waiver before class, it makes my job much easier! We are now in Week 5 (Week 4 of Saturdays) which means some progressions should be happening in your classes!

COTTONTAILS: Should be attempting to transition parents out of the games and hopefully off the field. Of course each child and class is different, so some parents may still need to stay out there, and some maybe able to move off the field. This is a process that may take all season, so no rush!

JACKRABBITS AND BIG FEET: Should be adding at least one competitive concept drill or game in to the class. This will be those classes first attempt at stealing a ball or trying to score on a teammate, and will start the journey towards teaching them scrimmaging at the end of the season. How many competitive drills and for how long depend entirely on how well your coach thinks your class is doing.

Other classes are progressing but in more subtle ways. Hoppers may play a repetitive game but add soccer balls to help teach dribbling, Micro 6/7 may try a new drill that is more complex than previous ones or works on a more specific skill than just dribbling and shooting and passing, etc.

ALSO, Bring-A-Friend Week is over BUT it’s never too late to invite a friend (who’s brand new to the program) if your class still has space! If you brought a friend / bring a friend, and they decide to sign up for the remainder of the season, have them email me your name and you will get a REFERRAL CREDIT towards a future season!!! We want to reward those of you that included your friends in our program!

As always, reminder to use our online schedule to make up classes.

This week is Bring-A-Friend Week! Here’s a few things to know:

Bring-A-Friend Week is where we invite you to bring a friend close in age to try out class for free. We handed out cards last week as a reminder, but they are NOT mandatory and you do not need to bring the cards back. Some coaches probably forgot to hand them out, that is okay they were just for reminder’s sake!

– All friends that are brought MUST sign a waiver at either the front desk or back Field 4 booth PRIOR to class. ***Only invite friends who have not done a season of Lil Kickers in the past 6 months or longer and have not already tried a class this season please.***

– If your friend is not close enough in age or size to do the same class as you who are bringing them, please know we will move them to a more age appropriate class.

– The classes listed in RED are full, if you are enrolled in a full class and still want to bring a friend please email me and I can let you know if I’m aware of anyone that won’t be there this week or give you options for another time to bring a friend. Here is the schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-class-schedule/

Reminder that WINTER 2 SEASON OF LEAGUES starts this week so the facility and parking lot will be packed, phone ringing off the hook, lines at concession and the front desk, so please plan accordingly and email me if you need assistance!

NEXT WEEK IS BRING A FRIEND WEEK: Coaches should be handing out cards this week that invite you to bring a friend to try your class out for free next week (1/17-1/22). If your coach forgets to pass out the card or you lose it- no worries- that is just to help you remember to invite someone! I’ll give more details about that in my email at the beginning of next week.

HOUSE TEAMS WILL BE EMAILED THIS WEEKEND: Some of you have signed up your child for our house teams in addition to the Lil Kickers classes. Coach Jennifer is the house team coordinator and will be emailing out team specific information this weekend. If you do not receive it the email may have gone to your spam. If by Monday 1/17 you don’t see an email from her about house teams, call us or email her at houseteams@soccercityokcity.com

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES: Please only have one parent per child in these classes, specifically if the class is really popular. That way we have more space for kids to have fun. Also, just a reminder not to sit on our blue tubes, they are very expensive!

MAKE UP CLASSES: I’ll say this probably in every email I send this season, just to hopefully get through to everyone the importance of making up your missed classes. Any class you miss does NOT roll over to the future season, and we want you to get your money’s worth of classes, so if you missed a class check our always changing online schedule for the most up-to-date class offering, and then shoot me an email about which time slot you would like to make up at! Schedule here: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-class-schedule/

NEXT WEEK WILL BE PACKED: The new season of LEAGUES we offer will start a week from today and will cause the facility to be packed at night and on the weekends. Just wanted you all to know so you can plan ahead in regards to parking, expecting lines at the front desk or concession, and in case you attempt to call us and can’t get through. Don’t want you to get caught off guard and end up being late to the class because you can’t find parking!

Thanks for reading, I hope you all are finding these weekly emails helpful and that you are having a great experience with the program. Email me (hayden@soccercityokcity.com) if you have any questions or concerns!

– First, for brand new customers OR for returning customers that have moved class levels or time slots, I would highly suggest stopping by the front desk at the bottom of the stairs about 5-10 minutes before class to find out exactly where you are supposed to go. Some of you may have noticed when registering that a class location was listed on your receipt- that is not always accurate and should not be followed without double checking with us. The front desk is also where you can pay if you haven’t yet, and grab a jersey if you purchased / renewed your annual membership.

– Some of our most popular classes were so big we split them into two separate classes with different coaches. For instance, Saturday 9:30am Hoppers was so big I split it into two separate classes, one coached by Lauren and the other by Liz. It is extremely important to make sure you go to the correct class. If we have 7 Hoppers in both classes and all 14 go to the same one, we won’t have space for more kids to join in the future! The coaches will have rosters and can help direct you to the right field section and class. ***If you see a friend of the same age in a different class, please let me know and I can see if it would be possible to move you to be with your friend***

– Lastly, and possibly most important… some of you have siblings enrolled in classes that are located on different ends of the facility. If you as a parent are by yourself, please let your coaches know that you will be in the other part of the facility with the other sibling. This way, the coaches know to watch your child during water break, walk them to the bathroom (or all the way to you) if needed, and to hold the child on the field after class until you come and pick them up. I just don’t want any child left unattended or walking aimlessly around the facility because my coaches were unaware the parent wasn’t in the bleachers watching!

We are so excited to see everyone in class tomorrow and meet our new soccer players! Please don’t hesitate to email me or stop me in person if you have any questions or concerns.

Hope everyone enjoyed the first week of classes and had a good holiday weekend. For those of you that signed up after I sent my first email last week- I send these weekly updates out every Monday to remind you / keep you on top of what is going on in the program and at the facility. Watch for these emails to get important info you will need to know about what’s going on with Lil Kickers! Here’s what to know for this week moving forward:

– I saw several of our classes were very low in numbers last week. This is due to many customers still being out of town. Please do not worry as your class will get bigger! If by after this week your class is still not having enough kids show up where you are satisfied with your experience, please email me and I can let you know the reason it is so low or move you if needed!

– 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. I will have the online schedule updated over the next few days and you will be able to use that to find a class to make up your missed classes. Reminder that missed classes do NOT rollover to a future season as a credit for any reason. Until the updated schedule is posted, please email for any make up classes you need. Here is the current online schedule: http://www.soccercityokcity.com/lil-kickers/lil-kickers-winter-2-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!

This week is the start of our new season of Lil Kickers here at SoccerCity OKC! This Winter 2 session will run from this week (12/27) through the week right before most schools have Spring Break (3/12). We will NOT have class this Saturday 1/1 due to New Year’s Day. Saturday customers did not pay for this week, so no need to get it 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 maind 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 kids in 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 are currently not feeling well or still out of town for holidays. 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 me back or stop me in person at one of the desks at the facility!

Just a friendly reminder we do NOT have Lil Kickers classes, New Year’s Day, Saturday 1/1/2022. New Year’s Day was not included in the price for Saturday customers who have signed up, so no need to get it made up. SoccerCity will still be open as a facility, just no classes. Have a great NYE and see you all next week!

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

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