San Ramon Sports in East Bay is Expanding their Lil’ Kickers Child Development Soccer Program to a New Walnut Creek Location

San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — Good weather is coming up soon and San Ramon Sports is taking advantage of this summer as a great time to introduce its very successful Lil' Kickers Child Development Program to Walnut Creek.

Lil’ Kickers is more than just a great soccer program for kids. Their balanced and creative approach to coaching will have a positive impact on the child that goes far beyond the soccer field. Their high-energy soccer classes are carefully designed to enhance the child’s overall growth and well-being.

Lil' Kickers classes are 50 minutes long and are filled with lots of high energy games. The games are designed to help kids develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills while still being fun. Lil' Kickers specializes in catering specifically to each child's needs.

Lil' Kickers offers 11 different classes tailored to every skill and maturity level and is the perfect program to introduce a son or daughter to soccer or any other team activity.

The Lil’ Kickers classes are as follows:

Bunnies (18-24 months, parent/child): Bunnies classes introduce toddlers to soccer with games that allow them to run, play as a group and kick a ball.

Thumpers (2-3 years, parent/child): Parents and kids, led by one of our instructors, play organized games together to develop listening skills, balance, ball skills and foot-eye coordination.

Cottontails (2.5-3.5 years, parent/child): Cottontails is a class designed for children who are ready for more of a challenge than a Thumpers class, but not quite ready to be on the field without a parent or caregiver.

Hoppers (3-4 years, beginners): Hoppers classes are designed to be fun and fast paced. Classes focus on increasing balancing skills, coordination and fundamental soccer skills.

Jackrabbits (3-4 years, intermediate): Jackrabbits classes are designed to help transition children into non-competitive team play.

Big Feet (5-6 years, beginners): Big Feet classes are for five and six year olds who have not played soccer before, or who respond better to a low-key environment.

Micro 4/5 (4-5 years): Micro 4/5 classes are for four and five year olds with previous soccer experience who are ready for more of a challenge.

Micro 5/6 (5-6 years): Micro 5/6 classes are for five and six year olds with previous soccer experience who are ready for more of a challenge.

Micro 6/7 (6-7 years): Micro 6/7 classes are for six and seven year olds with previous soccer experience who are ready for more of a challenge. Classes balance the use of fun games and technical drills with non-competitive scrimmaging to teach new skills each week.

Micro 8/9 (8-9 years): Micro 8/9 classes are designed for eight and nine year olds who have little or moderate experience playing soccer. Players will learn a new fundamental soccer skill each week and have the opportunity to practice those skills in non-competitive scrimmages.

Micro advanced (6-9 years): Designed to meet the needs of the more advanced players, Micro Advanced classes combine a small child-to-coach ratio with a challenging curriculum to create a rewarding soccer experience that is more clinical in nature.

Since 1994, San Ramon Sports has been providing great family fun and exercise with their year-round East Bay indoor leagues soccer programs for youth and adults. In addition to their world class indoor soccer facilities, they have batting cages available for training and parties. San Ramon Sports is available as a team party, practice, field rental, special event and birthday party venue.

“Your coaches are terrific! They are really great with the kids. You can tell they love their jobs and the kids. I have never seen them be anything less than enthusiastic. I highly recommend this program.” said Tanya Salmi, a parent at San Ramon.

For more information about Lil' Kickers classes and San Ramon Sports, please call 925-263-1846, or visit them online at They are located at 2411 Old Crow Canyon Road Suite G in San Ramon.

About San Ramon Sports

San Ramon Sports offers year round indoor soccer leagues for players of all ages and abilities. Youth, men, women and coed divisions provide players, from beginners to the most advanced, the right environment for recreational or competitive soccer. San Ramon Sports also rents its fields for practice and can be a great birthday venue or be utilized for team parties and business meetings or celebrations. In addition to two indoor soccer fields, they offer batting cages, video games and snacks.


Chris Penna