Welcome to Just for Kicks 2023 – our special needs soccer program’s 11th season.
Players ages 5-99 with developmental disabilities can get active and have fun while learning soccer-related skills. Activities are tailored to suit the intellectual and physical abilities of each player. No athletic experience required. Watch from the sidelines while your child or family member makes friends and participates in a lively summer pastime. Smiling is an asset.
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This program runs entirely on volunteer power. Please spread the word to others who may be interested in lending a hand. We strive to give our players 1:1 support out on the field. There is no need to sign up in advance, simply show up as your schedule permits. Volunteers of any age or ability are welcome. High school students can receive volunteer hours toward their diploma (Grade 8 grads as well). Several of our players can benefit from strong athletic and/or experienced volunteers, so please consider donating your time if you fit the bill.
If you or someone you know would like to be involved in this worthwhile program, please contact Shannon Mallen to receive email updates.
Registration for Summer 2023 will open in late January. Register using the online Club system here.
2023 PROGRAM DETAILS:
When: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm, July and August
Season End Exhibition Game – TBC
Who: Mixed (boys & girls) – players are sorted according to age/ability/needs.
Where: Trend Arlington field (off Bellman near Greenbank & Hunt Club).
Fees: $35. Registration includes a uniform (jersey, socks & shorts).
- Due to the medical needs and sensitivities of our players, we do not play in the rain.
- Players need shin guards (mandatory) and proper footwear (running shoes are fine).
- A parent/guardian or acceptable older sibling must be present to participate in all activities with the child on the field if required by the coach.
Volunteers assist coaches by modifying soccer based activities to suit the intellectual and physical abilities of each participant. The soccer club strives to provide a 1:1 ratio of volunteers to children, however this is not guaranteed.
For More Information contact Shannon Mallen.
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2016 Just For Kicks players and volunteers at the YearEnd FunFest.