Paladin Sports has opened registration for the Lil’ Pals Soccer Academy, offering a six-week recreational sports experience for East Valley children ages 3 to 7.
Participation involves one practice per week and a six-game season. Volunteer coaches help children learn the basics of the sport, adhering to the US Youth Soccer format. Kids are encouraged to have fun while meeting new friends in the community.
Divisions are offered for 3-year-olds (U4), 4-year-olds (U5), 5-year-olds (U6) and 6- to 7-year olds (U7). Seven-year olds must have one year or less experience in soccer and not be turning 8 before March 1, 2012.
Games will be held on Saturday mornings — Nov. 5, 12 & 19 and Dec. 3, 10 & 17 — at JO Combs Traditional Academy, 37327 N. Gantzel Rd. in San Tan Valley.
Practices are held in a variety of communities, depending on your location and coach. Shin guards are required; cleats are encouraged, but optional. Shin guards will be available for those children who do not have any.
Registration is $20 per child and includes a program T-shirt, soccer ball and a trophy. Registration for the fall academy ends Friday, Oct. 7. Find more information here.