Award-Winning Lil’ Kickers Youth Soccer Program Comes To New Danvers Indoor Sports In Wilmington

Below is a press release from Danvers Indoor Sports, which recently opened a location in Wilmington:

WILMINGTON, MA — Soccer just got more exciting for kids around the Wilmington area with Lil’ Kickers, an award-winning child development program that uses soccer to help kids ages 18 months to nine years old tackle important developmental milestones through age-appropriate, energetic and fun activities.

The 50-minute classes are led by highly trained, energetic coaches who engage kids and help maintain their enthusiasm by challenging and encouraging them to learn and accomplish new goals. Tailored to how kids learn at different ages, every aspect of the curriculum was created by child development experts.

“Lil’ Kickers was a great addition to our programming in Danvers and we are very excited to bring the program to the Wilmington area. Lil’ Kickers does an amazing job developing curriculum that inspires children to be active, strong and confident. Classes use soccer as a tool to teach children about how they move and interact with peers all while bringing smiles to their faces,” said Luke Padilla, Lil’ Kickers Coordinator.

Lil’ Kickers classes are organized by age starting with Bunnies, Thumpers and Cottontails for children ages 1½ to 3½ with parent participation. These classes focus on balance, coordination, cooperation and listening skills as well as developing a sense of independence. The Hoppers, Jackrabbits and Big Feet classes for ages three to six focusing on basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting as well as building teamwork and helping players grasp the fundamentals. Intermediate players ages four to nine can participate in Micro Classes where kids are introduced to more complex soccer skills and scrimmaging each week.

When kids graduate from Lil’ Kickers they can join our Skills Institute classes. Skills Institute is a developmental soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-12 years (we are currently only offering 5/6 & 7/8 classes). With a 8:1 player to coach ratio, players will receive plenty of one on one attention as they explore their potential in the target areas of soccer. Classes will be offered in groups by age and skill level.

For more information about Lil’ Kickers and Skills Institute at Danvers Indoor Sports Wilmington, please e-mail Luke Padilla at To view the Wilmington schedule and/ or sign up for a free trial class, please visit

Lil’ Kickers and Skills Institute classes will take place at Danvers Indoor Spots Wilmington located at 33 Upton Drive, Wilmington, MA.

About Lil’ Kickers

Founded by Arena Sports, Inc. in 1999, Lil’ Kickers was developed to help kids do three things: build a strong soccer foundation, tackle important developmental milestones and, above all, have enormous fun. Tailored to how kids learn at different ages, the program delivers fun and active classes for kids ages 18 months to 9 years. Lil’ Kickers inspires kids to be active, strong, confident and well-balanced in order to unleash their awesome both on and off the field.

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