CGA Kid Star is a high-quality soccer league with a focus
on personal improvement while having fun!
Cost: $125 (includes t-shirt)
Boys and Girls
Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 – 6:00 pm
April 9 – May 30, 2019
Indian Hills Soccer Fields
Boys and Girls
7U-9U age group
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
April 9 – May 30, 2019
LDS Church Field behind the elementary school
IDAHO FALLS, ID
Boys and Girls
7U-8U age group
Monday & Wednesday
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
April 8 – May 29
Soccer Complex Field #10
Each 1 Hour Training Includes:
Soccer skill development
General athletic development (speed, coordination, agility)
Small group scrimmages against other CGA Kid Star teams
Training Sessions set up in an age-appropriate way
Lots of fun!
What makes up the CGA Kid Star program and sets it apart from other soccer leagues?
- The pre-designed and carefully crafted training sessions that every CGA Kid Star coach uses for practice has been created by an experienced player and coach, Karissa Fisher, and follows guidelines outlined by major youth soccer organizations. Karissa played college soccer, has earned several coaching licenses (including the Youth coaching license) and has coached hundreds of soccer sessions for kids ages 9 and under. She knows what this age group needs most today and what will help them for years to come.
- We want to power-pack every minute we spend on training your child. Soccer practices start with soccer and athletic skill training and end with games/scrimmages against other CGA Kid Star teams (the last 15-20 minutes of each practice). These scrimmages allow players to immediately implement what was covered in training. With all of the teams running the same training session, it will enhance learning in scrimmages as everyone will be focusing on the same technical skills.
- The CGA Kid Star program is set up with three types of coaches to ensure success for every individual player. The types of coaches who serve in the CGA Kid Star Program are as follows:
On-Site Coordinator. There will be one coordinator on-site during each training session.
The coordinator is a CGA coach or director that has experience and training. They are a resource to all coaches and teams during training sessions and oversee the team training sessions to ensure high quality.
Trained Parent Coaches. Each team will have a trained parent coach. Training parents to be coaches will increase the quality of soccer coaches and soccer parents as this training will help parents have a better understanding of the game and what their child should be learning now. Research shows that even a little bit of training can go a long way¹. Players who have a trained coach have higher satisfaction rates and are less likely to drop out. Want to be a trained to be a coach and make a difference in the lives of these amazing youth? Parents who get trained and coach a team have their child’s tuition covered!
CGA Player Coaches. Each team will have a youth coach who is currently a competitive player for CGA. They can be the expert on good technique and form as they demonstration skills and share their love for the game. These competitive players have the ability to inspire the younger players and possibly in a greater way than a pro player because the young Kid Star players can emulate and look up to the youth coaches in a way that is doable and personal. And as an added bonus, the youth coaches will become better players from the opportunity to teach others. They will be able to give back to the game as they learn life-long skills.
We hope to see you this spring and look forward to the opportunity to serve your child!
Become a Trained Parent Coach!
- Research shows that even a little bit of training can go a long way. Players who have a trained coach have higher satisfaction rates and are less likely to drop out¹. CGA Kid Star parent coaches will be trained on how to teach their specific age group and will use the high-quality practice plans to determine what and when to coach. Want to be trained to be a coach and make a difference in the lives of these amazing youth? Parents who get trained and coach a team have their child’s tuition covered!
- We are so grateful for parent volunteers and want to maximize your time! By having practice plans already created, you don’t have to spend time trying to find (hopefully) successful activities to do in practice and can use your time becoming a better coach.
Pre-Requisites: The desire to work with CGA Kid Star players and help them! We welcome parents who have experience with soccer and those who are just starting out!
- Before Season: One short workshop (1-2 hours) held before the season starts.
- Before Each Training: Read through the practice plan and note any questions on activities you have. Arrive 15 minutes early to touch base with the on-site coordinator (can ask questions on the practice plan), set up the field, and welcome players as they arrive.
- During Each Training: Be present, use the CGA Kid Star curriculum, and have fun!
Fill out an application today to become a parent coach!
For questions, email Karissa at email@example.com.
1 Barnett, N. P., Smoll, F. L., & Smith, R. E. (1992). Effects of enhancing coach-athlete relationships on youth sports attrition. Sports Psychologist, 6, 111–127.