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Little Sparks

2020 Little Sparks Update

Based on the updated guidelines from the State of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and youth sports governing bodies, we will not be hosting the 2020 Little Sparks Camp. While we wish we could host all of our usual camps and clinics, we have to balance the field scheduling, coach availability and the updated guidelines for the safety of our players and coaches. Rather than deleting the pages, we wanted to keep them active to educate families and players about the types of programming that we plan to have in the future.  

Little Sparks Soccer Program

This program is for ages 3-5

Illinois Fire Juniors is an official Juniors club of Major League Soccer’s professional club Chicago Fire.  We are excited to continue to offer the Little Sparks program to Bloomington/Normal this summer.

Little Sparks is an introduction to soccer, where children and parents can take their first steps in soccer together!

Specifically designed for children aged 3 to 5 years old and using the fun of play and imaginative stories, Little Sparks facilitates a child's physical, mental, social and emotional development through the game of soccer!

Little Sparks uses three key principles (experiential play, creative learning, and holistic activity) to build an environment for children to learn and explore different outcomes associated with soccer and self-development.

Players will have an opportunity to play an age appropriate scrimmage at each session.

Questions

Club Administrator Sarah Parola

children will explore their capabilities to

  • Learn fundamental soccer skills (kicking, controlling, catching and throwing) 
  • Develop fundamental movement skills (agility, balance, coordination and speed) 
  • Experience key social and emotional attributes (self-esteem, self-awareness and teamwork)

Please bring a size 3 soccer ball to each practice.

We look forward to seeing you this summer.


2020 Illinois Fire Juniors Dates

Day of the Week Time Session Dates
Tuesday $30PP 9:15-10:15am 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
Tuesday $30PP 5:00-6:00pm 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
Thursday $30PP 9:15-10:15am 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16
Thursday $30PP 5:00-6:00pm 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16
Saturday $30PP 9:15-10:15am 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25
Saturday $30PP 5:00-6:00pm 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

2020 Normal Parks and Recs Dates

Day of the Week Time Session Dates
Monday $38PP 9:15-10:15am 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13
Monday $38PP 5:00-6:00pm 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13
Tuesday $38 PP 9:15-10:15am 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
Tuesday $38PP 5:00-6:00pm 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
Wednesday $38PP 9:15-10:15am 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15
Wednesday $38PP
5:00-6:00pm  
6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15
Thursday $38PP
9:15-10:15am  
6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16
Friday $38PP
9:15-10:15am  
6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17
Saturday $38PP 9:15-10:15am 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25
Saturday $38PP 12:30-1:30pm 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

Town of Normal Parks and Rec

Visit this link to register for our programs conducted through Normal Parks & Rec

2020 Bloomington Parks & Rec Dates

Day of the Week Time Session Dates
Friday $38PP 9:15-10:15am 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17

Bloomington Parks and Rec

Visit this link to register for our programs conducted through Bloomington Parks & Rec