Coastal Kicks Soccer sessions are age appropriate and led by trained and certified adult soccer coaches and trainers. Programs are organized into age groups to maximize player development, safety & fun!
MINNOWS PROGRAM - AGES 3-4
Children learn basic soccer skills, develop greater motor coordination, agility and learn through play. Every child has a ball to maximize touches and time on the ball. Soccer is adapted to fun kids games like Red Light Green Light, Sharks & Minnows, Simon says & more.
Minnows Program Philosophy
The Coastal Kicks Soccer (CKS) Minnows Program is designed for our youngest players – three and four year olds -- to build their love affair with the soccer ball through productive age-appropriate physical activities. It is based on a large body of research on education, child development, and play, and years of refining by Coastal Kicks.
The program is NOT specifically designed to teach kids how to play competitive soccer at this young age. Rather, all activities use fun games to build agility, balance, and coordination skills using a soccer ball. Through these games, players will begin to develop the ability to control and strike the ball, which will form the foundation of their soccer skills.
The CKS Minnows Program approach contains the following critical elements –
RECREATIONAL PROGRAM - AGES 5-12
Dolphins - Players work on ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting with fun activities & small-sided games. Focus on individual player development.
Games are 4v4
Marlins - Continuation of 5's with more specific skill sets of ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting activities & small-sided games. Focus on individual player development. Games are 4v4 & 5v5
Barracudas -Further development of individual technical skills & an introduction to team concepts and tactics. Age progression from individual player to understanding as a team player. Games are 5V5
Sharks - Players are trained on technical skills in the areas of ball control, dribbling, passing and receiving, tackling, shooting, heading and ball manipulation. Players are also introduced to tactical and combination play. Sessions are available to both team and individual training. Games are 7v7 or 9v9
PROGRAMS FOR OLDER PLAYERS with INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP TRAINING SESSIONS
U13 - U15 year olds - In addition to technical skills training players focus on tactical awareness, overall fitness, and principles of attack and defense. Players gain greater ball control skills, individual skill and an overall understanding of the game. Sessions are available to both team and individual training.
U16 - U18 year olds - Designed for the serious player looking to reach their potential and play at the highest level. Players are taught the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of the game to help foster the 'total' player. Player strengths and weaknesses are identified and addressed. Emphasis is placed on 1 v 1 individual skill in both the attack and defense as well as 2 v 2 and 3 v 3 tactical situations. In addition, unbalanced 3 v 2 and 4 v 2 scenarios are worked on in the attack as well as defense. Sessions are available to both team and individual training.
* Coastal Kicks Soccer utilizes the 5 v 5 system of play for sessions with small groups or teams with the intent of training players for the 11 v 11 match. Our objective is to identify talented players in the area and provide them the highest level training.
COMPETITIVE PROGRAM U8-U17
The Coastal Kicks Soccer competitive program is designed for competitive and advanced level players, between U8 and U18, who demonstrate the desire and ability to learn and play soccer at the next level. This competitive program is designed to develop each individual player to their fullest potential while at the same time inspiring responsibility and commitment to a team.
At Coastal Kicks - United Soccer Alliance we pride ourselves in creating and nurturing technically gifted players. We are committed to teaching valuable life lessons, helping all players become the best people they can become through the principles of sport.
CKS offers two divisions to its competitive program.
U8 Developmental Program - acts as a competitive transition program for U8 players working towards playing competitive and travel soccer. Players in the developmental program will play both in-house games as well as games, festivals with area clubs such as Clay County, Prime Sports, CH4, .... U8 Developmental program also receives additional futsal and technical training in addition to standard team training.
U9-U18 Competitive - CKS comp teams play in the EDP North Florida competitive league, a FYSA affiliate in Local, Metro and Regional Divisions. In addition to competing in the EDP league each team will attend a minimum of one tournament per fall and spring season.
What is the training schedule for Competitive / Travel Teams?
Coastal Kicks Soccer Competitive teams train twice a week with supplemental goalkeeper, skills and futsal training. Teams train August - May with a winter break in late November and limited winter training before full time training begins again in February.
* All Competitive Teams will participate in pre-season team camps last week of July or First week of August
* All teams compete in at least one tournament in fall & spring
* Supplemental Futsal, Goalkeeping and Skills Training in addition to regular team training
* Professional Club Coaches
* Proper balance between training & games
* Limited travel with younger teams
* Lower cost and Scholarships available!