Little Kickers

Little Kickers

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About us

Little Kickers is an international football-based activity programme for children aged 18 months and 7 years, with a growing membership in the greater Cape Town area.  The organisation was started in the UK in the early 2000s, and has grown from strength to strength around the world, currently boasting a membership exceeding 30,000 children.  The focus is very much on fun - our motto is “Play not Push” - and, of course, a head start in sport is a fantastic investment in every child’s future.

Coached in the right way football training can stimulate imagination and aid early development skills such as learning colours and numbers, following instructions and playing as a team. Our approach to teaching football has bagged us numerous awards and helped us expand globally over the last 13 years.  And like all our Kickers, we never stop learning.  We’re continually improving and updating our classes, based on feedback and input from child health specialists as well as our network of over 1,500 football coaches worldwide.

Achievement Badges
We operate a very exciting system whereby our members collect achievement badges for the skills developed in our classes.  The badge collection consists of 24 uniquely designed badges across our 4 age groups, Little Kicks, Junior Kickers, Mighty Kickers and MEGA Kickers.  Every 3 months a new badge can be earned to iron onto our members Little Kickers kit. There is a list of skills associated with each badge which are split into three key categories: Cognitive, Physical & Football-specific.

Some of the badges included are Attention & Listening, Sharing, Kicking, Confidence, Imagination, Physical Literacy, Team Player, Leadership, All-rounder, Match Play, Problem Solver, Attacking, Defending, Tactician, Captain, Referee and many more.

Badge ceremony week is super exciting! The children are gathered together and reminded about the badge they’ve been working towards. We go through the skills children have been developing and then each child is awarded their badge.

A very level playing field
We strongly believe that children learn best in age-appropriate groups so we have classes at venues in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and elsewhere in South Africa (see our website) catering for 4 age groups, some open to all, and others specific to children enrolled in the school they are located at:

• Little Kicks: 18 months - 2.5 years
• Junior Kickers: 2.5 - 3.5 years
• Mighty Kickers: 3.5 - 5 years
• MEGA Kickers: 5 - 7 years
 
Classes run throughout the year, on both weekdays and weekends, so children of working parents are not excluded!

 

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Additional Information

Contact Person 1: Lynne Fitzmaurice

Cellphone 1: 082 727 6647