Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for Pros program soccer training for kids 7–9 ($150 value)
- $75 for Pros program soccer training for kids 10–12 ($150 value)
Each program grants kids access to four Monday soccer sessions. Led by coaches Gonzalo Segares, Patrick Nyarko, Matt Watson, and Patrick Ianni, all current MLS pros playing in Chicago, classes first assess kids’ skills then break them into teams of no more than 10 peers. Sessions include technique drills, scrimmages, and one-on-one direction to help kids improve their game.
Sessions for boys and girls aged 7–9 run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and kids 10–12 gather from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program runs November 3, 10, 17, and 24 at the Rauner YMCA.
Kick It Right
Kick It Right founders Alejandro Blinder and Carlos Stremi grew up in Argentina, where soccer is ingrained into the national culture. "I was raised loving soccer," Stremi says. After those youthful years, both young men went on to play for world-renowned teams in Argentina, and both were later recruited by Joliet–area universities. After graduation, they decided to share their passion by launching Kick It Right. Since 2002, they've coached and mentored more than 5,000 players.
During soccer-camp sessions, children age 3-13 learn to kick, dribble, and pass the ball, developing techniques that'll help them star on the field or shock crowds at the bowling alley. Older kids and adults can enroll in programs tailored to their experience level. And in a nod to their own experiences in the collegiate world, Kick It Right's directors also offer a College Division program designed for students hoping to use soccer as a means of scoring scholarships.