To instill a life long love for the beautiful game of soccer.
We are committed to:
- Creating an inspiring and child-centered Junior Soccer Academy to allow children and families to become knowledgeable in the game of soccer and develop game understanding, intelligence, creativity, and skills in order to enjoy playing soccer at a recreational or competitive level.
- Developing each young player to his/her full creative potential in a supportive, age-appropriate, inclusive environment.
- Support physical and kinesthetic awareness and development to foster player's creative thinking and decision making.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY & CURRICULUM
Kicks Soccer Academy is a member of UNITED SOCCER COACHES
CURRICULUM - We have adopted the "Complete Coaching Curriculum for children Age 3-18" as a framework for all the Academy programs from "Beginners" at age 3-4 up to 10 years old.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY - We have designed the PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY in order to guide players through a process that starts at the age of 3 with the "Beginners" instructional program and ends with the Futsal and Club competitive programs at age 10.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT CARD - We have created the " Skill Development Card" in order to share with parents and Schools Administrators the skills addressed in each program.
PROGRAM GRADUATION - A Certificate of Graduation will be issued to the players at the end of each program.
- US YOUTH SOCCER "F" and "E" license
- On going internal training
- CPR certified
- Background checked
Gionatan Surrenti Coach Gionatan is the kicks Soccer Academy Owner and Director. He is mostly known by the young Louisvillian soccer population (Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary) as “Coach Trashcan” for his fun and humor-dense approach to teaching and playing soccer. Coach Gionatan - born and bred in Italy - has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching, soccer and movement being the most meaningful experiences along with his life/career path. His purpose with KSA is to inspire, train and prepare children and families for recreational and competitive soccer and instill a life-lasting love for the Game. Kicks Soccer Academy is a member of the United Soccer Coaches; Coach Gionatan holds a Master Degree in Literature and Philosophy and a US Youth Soccer F and E coaching license. He loves to play soccer at Seneca Park with family and friends and he plans to do so until the age of 100 and pass the Love down to his grandchildren.