Lil’ Kickers, a strong foundation…for life

In 1999, Arena Sports (Seattle, WA) started Lil’ Kickers with the goal of building a kids’ program that was fundamentally sound and outrageously fun. Using world-renowned child development theories, child development professionals, experienced coaches and the expertise that comes along with thousands of hours of working with children, Lil’ Kickers created a curriculum that introduces kids to soccer and so much more. A program was created that helps develop a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills while providing physical exercise and developing players who are good sports and good teammates — on and off the soccer field.

The Arena Sports Lil’ Kickers program has now grown into a national franchise with more than 130 locations in 32 states and now in Canada with an annual enrollment of over 400,000 kids and growing!

In 2005, Lil’ Kickers-LKSOCCER.COM arrived in the Chicago suburbs at SportsZone (Melrose Park). With incredible growth and support from the community, LKSOCCER.COM expanded to other surrounding suburb locations. In 2008, LKSOCCER.COM began hosting classes at Trevian Soccer Park (Niles) and in 2014 found a new home in the North Shore area at the Athletico Center (Northbrook). In Winter 2015, LKSOCCER.COM began running classes at Quad Indoor Sports (Evanston). LKSOCCER.COM continued to broaden its reach and in the Winter of 2016 started running classes at T’s Training Academy (Lombard). As the suburb locations of LKSOCCER.COM blossomed, a partner franchise, Lil’ Kickers Chicago was experiencing tremendous growth within the city.