Below is a press release from Danvers Indoor Sports, which has a location in Wilmington:
DANVERS, MA — Luke Padilla has been selected by Lil’ Kickers Headquarters to be part of their elite “Pacesetters” group. Lil’ Kickers is a national child development program that teaches soccer fundamentals to kids. The Pacesetters group is composed of the top 7 Lil’ Kickers employees in North America who have successfully led their team to deliver an exceptional on-field customer experience while embodying the program’s mission. Lil’ Kickers Pacesetters from across North America meet throughout the year for professional development opportunities and sharing of best practices in a continual effort to improve the Lil’ Kickers’ experience.
“We are delighted to learn of Luke Padilla’s appointment to the Pacesetters. This a true reflection of his efforts and accomplishments. He truly loves working with the Lil Kickers & Skills Institute programs, supported by his strong convictions in the curriculums. We will be intently following Luke’s growth when he takes his place among the nation’s finest,” said Kelly Cragg, Owner, Danvers Indoor Sports.
“Luke has proven that he can grow a program to record heights in the face of many difficult
challenges. His ability to lead his team through those challenges and come out on the other side better than ever speaks volumes about the culture and team he has been able to build around him,” added Josh Cleveland, Pacesetter Support Representative at Lil’ Kickers Headquarters.
Danvers Indoors Sports launched the Lil’ Kickers program in 2017. Luke was promoted to Lil’
Kickers Coordinator in 2019 and he has been instrumental in growing the program to 800 kids per week across three locations (Danvers Indoor Sports, DIS – Wilmington, and Lil’ Kickers
About Lil’ Kickers
Lil’ Kickers is a nationwide soccer program for kids ages 18 months to 12 years old that is rooted in child development theory. With more than 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada, the program has been a source of fun and individual growth for more than 1,000,000 Lil’ Kickers participants over the past 20 years. The mission of Lil’ Kickers is to inspire — equipping children with essential life skills to succeed both on and off the pitch. In addition to Lil’ Kickers Classes, Danvers Indoor Sports also offers Skills Institute soccer classes for kids ages 5-12 and Lil’ Kickers birthday parties. For more information, visit www.lilkickers.com.