LITTLE KICKS (5-6 years)

Little Kicks is our awesome Completely FREE introductory program for the youngest players, proudly sponsored by Grey Ghost Ltd.

Focusing on learning the FUNdamentals, this program is specifically for players turning 5 years and is held at Pearson Park in Oxford.

NOTE:

Children under 5: Under NZ Football rules, we cannot accept registrations for children below the age of 5, unless they are turning 5 during the course of the season, regardless of the physical size of the child or their development. Below this age, children have generally not developed sufficient cognative abilities to understand the skills components of the program, which then can impact on the enjoyment of other children in the group. 

Children turning 6: Our recommendation is that players turning 6, and who have completed a year in Little Kicks could move on to Fun Football. New players to football aged 6 and below should always complete a season in Little Kicks.

COST: 

2024 season - $ FREE (Donations are welcomed)

LOCATION: Pearson Park Fields, Oxford 

WHEN: Saturday mornings. Sessions run from 10am to 11am

Winter Season starts Saturday 27th April 2023 with the final weekend for the season in early September. There are no sessions on Kings Birthday, or the 13th July.

INFORMATION:

  • Sessions consist of skills stations, then a short game.
  • The club provides a team shirt which is numbered and allocated to players.
  • If the correct uniform is not returned (in reasonable condition) at the end of the season then the player WILL NOT be able to register for another football season with any New Zealand Club until it is returned, or purchased from Oxford FC. 
  • Players provide their own black shorts, shin pads and socks, which are all available through the club online store. CLICK HERE to go to the store.
  • Shin pads are COMPULSORY
  • ​​​​​​​Boots are optional, but recommended for grip on the wet grass. Boots must not have metal studs. A selection of used boots are available to borrow for the season on a first come/first served basis. 
  • Please remember to take a named drink bottle to sessions.
  • There is no requirement for a mouthguard for football.
  • Little Kicks may be cancelled due to ground conditions if it is deemed unsafe due to heavy rain or cold conditions. Cancellations will be listed on the Club Facebook page, on our Sporty App and through coaches/ team managers.