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FirstKick ‣ Program Overview

FirstKick is not only a child's first introduction to soccer but often their first introduction to sports. The Valor Soccer Technical Leadership Team has carefully crafted the FirstKick program to offer young players the very best first soccer experience possible.

FirstKick utilizes a small-sided format with fewer players competing on a smaller sized "modified or mod" field. This format optimizes player engagement and involvement at this age level. The number of players on the field is developmentally crucial for children to experience and develop the necessary motor skills for soccer, allowing the player to make appropriate tactical decisions on the field while meeting the needs of their social development. 

PLAYING CYCLE & SEASONS
The 2019/2020 Playing Cycle is comprised of two FirstKick seasons - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. For the 2019/2020 Playing Cycle (
click here to view the Age Group Chart), FirstKick is available to the following age groups/birth years:

  • U8 - 2012
  • U7 - 2013
  • U6 - 2014
  • U5 - 2015

PLAYER GEAR
Players may reuse their FirstKick jersey if they played the Fall 2019 FirstKick season and additionally receive a $15 registration discount as a returning player. If a player does not yet have a jersey, they will receive a FirstKick jersey for Spring 2020 and pay the normal registration fee. Parents will also need to ensure their child has soccer cleats, shin guards, and a soccer ball. 


Mark your calendar for the Valor Soccer Cleat Exchange that occurs before that start of each Fall and Spring season. Whether you need new cleats or are looking to donate an old pair, the Cleat Exchange is a great opportunity for everyone!  

TEAM FORMATION

BIRTH YEAR AGE GROUP FORMAT
2014-2015 U4-U5 COED TEAMS
2012-2013 U6-U7 BOYS OR GIRLS TEAMS

 

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!


NEW CHANGES FOR THE SPRING 2020 FIRSTKICK SEASON

► Valor Soccer is officially aligning with US Soccer's Player Development Initiatives (click here to learn more)

► All birth years will play 4v4 format matches without goalkeepers

► Academy-style training will be replaced by individual team practices (as determined by the coach and Valor Soccer)

► Coaches will first pre-register for the Spring season 

► In the pre-registration, coaches will be able to request practice day, time, and location, and Valor Soccer will accommodate requests as best as possible 

► Coaches will also pre-register their child(ren) on their team

► Players will register to play with the coach of their choice on a first come, first served basis

► Players who are not able to register with a pre-registered coach will be placed on a waitlist

SPRING 2020 KEY DATES

Pre-registration for FirstKick Coaches 
Opens: January 8
Closes: January 18

Early Registration for FirstKick Players → OPEN NOW!
Opens: January 25
Closes: February 14

Late Registration for FirstKick Players
Opens: February 15
Closes: March 1

Spring Season Schedule
Cleat Exchange: March 14
Player-Parent Clinic: March 14
Coaches Meeting: March 14
First practice with teammates and coach: Week of March 15
Game #1: March 21
Game #2: March 28
Game #3: April 4
Game #4: April 11
Game #5: April 18
Game #6: April 25
FirstKick Jamboree: May 2

REGISTRATION DATES & FEES

SEASON

EARLY REGISTRATION PERIOD

FEE

LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD

FEE

Fall
2019

June 15 - July 15

$80

July 15 - August 1

$90

Spring
2020

January 25 - February 14

$80*

February 14 - March 1

$90*


*Players returning from the Fall 2019 FirstKick season may reuse their FirstKick jersey and receive a $15 registration discount for the Spring 2020 FirstKick season. 


QUESTIONS?

Valor Soccer FirstKick

firstkick@valorsoccer.com

Phone: (888) 579-4625