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  FirstKick

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All players

placed on teams

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8-week

season

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4 program

location options

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1 game

on Saturday

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1 training

session per week

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Jersey

included

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Register with team 

or as free agent

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Volunteer

coaches

  FirstKick offers young players the very best first soccer experience possible!

  Program Eligibility & Registration Fees

  Spring 2022 Program Details

Registration Setup


Valor Soccer is on Sports Connect! Sports Connect accounts are family accounts. This means everyone's profile lives under one account, including players, parents/guardians, and any additional account holders you invite to join your account. Step 1: Navigate to Valor Soccer's Sports Connect homepage. Step 2: Select "Login" if you already have a Sports Connect account or "Register" to create your new account. Step 3: Follow the step-by-step guide to set up your account and everyone's profiles. Once everyone's profiles are set up, you'll be able to see what programs are available for players under the "My Account." Please note that programs will not be shown as "available" until registration is open.




Games & Leagues


FirstKick teams will play in an intra-club league with three divisions - Coed, Boys, and Girls. Games are played on a small-sized "modified or mod" field to optimize player engagement and involvement at this age. Games will be played on Saturdays.




Player & Team Development


FirstKick teams will participate in one weekly team practice with their coach and teammates. Your practice day will depend on your coach as we do our best to accommodate their schedule as a volunteer. Practices are one (1) hour long, typically take place Monday through Thursday, and start between 5:00-6:30PM. Coaches will be provided with proven curriculum that is age-appropriate for players as they continue to develop their physical literacy and love for the game of soccer.




Player Gear


Game jersey included in registration fee! Kids grow fast - be sure to order an accurate size for the new season! Parents will also need to ensure their child has:

  • Soccer cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer ball (Size 3)
Need new cleats? Mark your calendar for the Cleat Exchange before the start of each season! Whether you need new cleats or are looking to donate an old pair, the Cleat Exchange is a great opportunity for everyone!




Financial Aid


Financial aid is available thanks to our sponsor Valley Harvest International Market! Visit valorsoccer.com/financial-aid for more information. Valley Harvest International Market Thank you Valley Harvest!




Registration Process


Register with your returning coach & team or as a free agent!

  • Coach-Team Registration - Coaches will register first! Once the coach is registered, they have two methods of inviting players to join their team:
    • Team Code
    • Player Invite Email
    • *Players who plan to register with a Team Code/Player Invite Email must register by Feb. 4 After this date, we will begin filling in rosters with players who have registered as free agents. This deadline is important because we need to be able to identify new teams and potential new coaches from the pool of players who have registered as free agents as early as possible.
  • Free Agent Registration - If you're new to Valor Soccer, you will most likely be registering as a free agent.
    • Registering as a free agent means you are not yet placed on a team.
    • Don't panic! As registrations roll in, we place free agents on partially filled rosters as well as form new teams.
    • What if I am not placed on team? We do our best to give as many players the ability to play as possible, but unfortunately, there may be instances where your child will be turned away. Such instances include, but are not limited to, the inability to create enough teams due to lack of players, inability to find a coach, late registrations, and unsuccessful payments. If we cannot place you on a team, you will be refunded in full.




Program Locations


Valor Soccer continues to expand! Choose from four program location options during registration.

  • Auburn
    • Practice site: North Green River Park
    • Game site: North Green River Park
  • Kent Fairwood
    • Practice sites: Meridian Middle School, Northwood Middle School
    • Game site: North Green River Park
  • Kent Valley
    • Practice site: North Green River Park
    • Game site: North Green River Park
  • Maple Valley
    • Practice site: Summit Trail Middle School, Cedar Valley Elementary School
    • Game site: Summit Trail Middle School
*Locations subject to change based on field availability and enrollment.




Key Dates


  • Registration OPENS. . . . Jan. 12 at 10:00AM
  • Registration CLOSES. . . . Feb 25 at 11:59PM
    • SAVE $10! Register by Feb. 4 to take advantage of early bird pricing!
    • Registrations after the closing deadline will be accepted based on availability and will incur an additional cost of $25 for the late-add process.
  • Cleat Exchange. . . . March 20
  • Practice Begins. . . . Week of March 28
  • Games Begin. . . . April 16
  • Season Ends. . . . May 21




Playing Up Policy


Upon parent request, players may play up one (1) age group. Parents must contact firstkick@valorsoccer.com to make this request. An administrator will have to manually transfer the player to the older age group.
When registering, Sports Connect will require you to register your player for their correct program eligibility (see Age Group-Birth Year Matrix). Proceed with registration for your player's correct program eligibility.
*If you have a Team Code/Player Invite Email to join a team that is in an older age group than your player is eligible for, they will NOT work.*
After completing registration, you must email firstkick@valorsoccer.com right away to notify an administrator that you would like to be placed on an older team (and what team that is if you had a Team Code/Player Invite Email).





Questions? Contact firstkick@valorsoccer.com.