Start2Kick is Hudson United’s soccer readiness program for boys and girls ages 3-4 years old. This program includes age appropriate activities that emphasize the fundamental movement skills needed to play soccer. Our program was developed using several current youth soccer models including the US Youth Soccer Association model and the Ontario Soccer Association model. Our main goal for this age group is to have fun! Expect a high energy environment that includes lots of imagination and celebrations.
The Start2Kick program is based on a foundation of movement skills that will help the young player become ready to play the game of soccer. Here are the foundation skills we will work on during the Start2Kick training sessions:
Format: (30) minutes on Saturday mornings. Outdoor Soccer is available from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Indoor Soccer is also available from 9:00 AM-9:30 AM.
This is a little soccer player with a big soccer friend program. Each Start2Kick player needs to bring a big soccer friend to play with them each week. A big soccer friend can be any important adult in the little soccer player’s life- parent, grandparent, guardian, aunt, uncle etc. No soccer experience needed for our big soccer friends!
Coaching: All sessions are lead by our Start2Kick Director, Kristy Hunt. Coach Kristy has a BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and is presently a Head Start mentor/educational coach supporting preschool teachers. She has 16 years of recreational soccer coaching experience. She has been playing soccer for 25+ years.
Player Developmental Track: Start2Kick is the first level of our developmental track. Since all children develop at their own rate, most 3 year old children and some young 4 year old children will enjoy this program. Coach Kristy will determine if a player is ready to move to the next level, Learn2Play.
Calendar: There are three 9-week sessions for 2023/2024. Players may choose to participate in one or all 3 of the sessions. The fall outdoor session is played at Barlow Farm Park in Hudson. All Indoor games are played at NC Soccer in Hudson.
2023-2024 Fall Recreational Outdoor Soccer Session:
8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21
*No soccer on 9/2 due to Labor Day Weekend*
(Registration for this session is July 1, 2023-July 29, 2023)
2023-2024 Recreational Indoor Soccer Session #1:
11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13,1/20
*No soccer on 11/25 due to Thanksgiving Weekend*
*No soccer on 12/23 and 12/30 due to Hudson's Winter Break*
(Registration for this session is Sept. 9, 2023-Oct. 14, 2023)
2023-2024 Recreational Indoor Soccer Session #2:
2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20
* No Soccer on 3/9 for NC Tournament"*
* No Soccer on 3/23 and 3/29 for Hudson's Spring Break*
(Registration for this session is Dec. 2, 2023-Jan.1, 2024)
T-Shirt: All registered players receive a Hudson United t-shirt the first session that they play. This t-shirt will be used over the course of all 3 sessions.
Shin Guards: All players must wear shin guards to all games. Players are not permitted to play without shin guards. Shin pads need to be under soccer socks.
Shoes: Rubber cleated soccer shoes are desirable but not required for outdoor soccer. Tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes are required for indoor games. No cleated outdoor shoes are permitted indoors.
Mouth Guards: Parents should consider having their child wear a properly fitted mouth guard.
Water: We encourage all players to bring a filled water bottle to all games.
Soccer Balls: Will be provided each week but players may bring their own size 3 ball.
Jewelry: If possible, leave jewelry at home. Players will be required to remove bracelets, necklaces and earrings before playing.
Cost: $65 per session. Each player receives a t-shirt to keep (ONE t-shirt per year). Other expenses covered by the registration fee include coaching fees, outdoor field lining and usage, indoor field usage, insurance, administrative costs, and equipment usage including goals, nets, and training equipment.
Direct questions to Kristy Hunt, Start2Kick Director at email@example.com.