U4-U8 FUNdamental Stage


The FUNdamental Stage is focused on players 4 year olds through 7 year olds; pre-Kindergarten to 2nd grade.  This stage features our KinderKicker U4-U6, MiniMaroons U7, and Maroons U8.

These programs are FUN-based and introduce our young players to the game of soccer through fun activities and simplified games.  The KinderKicker U4-U6 and MiniMaroons U7 programs are open to ALL players of ALL abilities and allow children to develop their motor skills, develop an understanding and ability in soccer, build self-confidence, and ignite an interest in soccer as they look toward formally joining the Maroons Soccer Club with Maroons U8.

Maroons U8 sees the formalization of the Club, including a tryout process, player selection to teams of varying ability, training 2x week, and competitive league play.  The program continues to be a FUN-based program and works to include as many players as possible and minimizing player cuts.  Maroons U8 includes league matches of 8 players vs. 8 players on a smaller field.

Specific FUNdamental Programs:

KinderKicker U4

KinderKicker U5

KinderKicker U6

MiniMaroons U7

Maroons U8  (Click Here to See Current Teams)

Supplemental FUNdamental Programs:

Ball Manipulation to Mastery


Futsal, Winter


Free-Play Football Fridays, Fall


Juggling Elite




Learning Objective:

Ignite an interest in soccer in a FUN and enjoyable environment; build confidence, develop motor skills, and develop comfort with a soccer ball.


Program Description:

A fun, simplified games-based program for the youngest player designed to have fun with a soccer ball.  The players learn basic motor skills and individual soccer skills while playing child’s games. The program is specifically designed so that each child is constantly kicking a soccer ball (their toy), “maximizing touches”, and maximizing fun.


Program Participants:

Players who are turning 4, 5 & 6 years old after August 1st, typically pre-school and kindergarten.  There are NO tryouts and ALL players are accepted.


Program Details:

Eight (8) one hour sessions, 1 per week for 8 weeks; Plus one weather make-up


Fall:  Program runs early Sept to mid Nov (Managed by RSA)

Spring:  Program runs mid-March to mid-June (Managed by Maroons Soccer Club)


Players will need to wear shin guards and sneakers or soccer boots (cleats).


Groups split by age; Boys & girls together by age groups.


Program Instructors:

Taught by the Professional Coach Trainers of Sports Domain Academy (SDA) (link to their page on MSC web)


Program Cost:

$100, includes KinderKicker jersey and soccer ball


To Register: 

KinderKickers is offered by RSA every fall (visit www.ridgewoodsoccer.com for more details) and Maroons Soccer Club runs the spring program.

Fall: Go to www.ridgewoodsports.org, Log In, Select “Ridgewood Soccer Association” then select KinderKickers

Spring: Go to www.ridgewoodsports.org, Log In, Select “Maroons Soccer Club” then select KinderKickers


Fall Program, email registrar@ridgewoodsoccer.org

Spring Program, email CarolynMuccio1@yahoo.com


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