Kick it up a notch

Lil’ Kickers — a year-round children’s soccer program focused on child development — has come to the Twin Cities.

Founded in Seattle in 1999, Lil’ Kickers has grown into national franchise with more than 100 locations in 28 states.

It’s been popular in Chicago for more than 10 years and is now expanding north with two Minneapolis locations — Twin Cities Indoor Sports at 900 Sixth Ave. S.E., and Sabes JCC at 4330 Cedar Lake Road S. 

Geared toward ages 18 months to 12 years, the program helps children reach physical, intellectual and emotional developmental milestones while they learn the fundamentals of the game.

Classes last about 50 minutes and cost about $15 each.

Participants are encouraged to wear their uniforms to class each week. Winter sessions start Nov. 29. 

See lilkickerstwincities.com for more details.