What inspires us at Lil' Kickers? Kids! Plain and simple: we are a family business. When we started Lil’ Kickers in 1999 we wanted to build a kids’ program that was fundamentally sound and outrageously fun. What we started in our three Arena Sports indoor soccer facilities in Seattle, Washington, has now grown into a national franchise with more than 100 locations in 27 states and provinces, with a total enrollment of 900,000 kids and growing!
How did we do it? By starting with the experts. Using world renowned child development theories, child development professionals, experienced coaches and the expertise that comes along with thousands of hours of working with children, we created a curriculum that introduces kids to soccer and so much more. Our program helps develop a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills while providing physical exercise and developing players who are good sports and good teammates — on and off the soccer field.
What do we believe?
- We believe childhood is a magical time full of possibilities.
- We believe in approaching everything from a developmental perspective.
- We believe learning should be fun.
- We believe in creating space for all children whether they are on the road to all-star soccer or simply just want to play.
Each facility operating a Lil’ Kickers program has gone through rigorous training to make sure your child is getting the best instruction possible. We also continually evaluate our program to ensure that our curriculum is of the highest quality. Meet some of our key players:
Don Crowe, CEO
Ty Redinger, President
Karen Crowe, Director of Child Development
Gene Hogan, Director of Franchise Operations
Josh Cleveland, Franchise Operations Consultant
Lil' Kickers LLC
9040 Willows Road, Bldg 102
Redmond, WA 98052