In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:
- Section I – Background information on the Lil’ Kickers franchise opportunity, including relevant news updates
- Section II – Estimated initial investment for a Lil’ Kickers franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDD
- Section III – Presentation and analysis of Lil’ Kickers financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:
- 2014 actual gross sales and enrollment figures for all Lil’ Kickers franchisees running “traditional” Lil’ Kickers Programs and all Arena Sports’ licensees, provided that the location was in business and operating for all or most of the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014
Section I – Background Information
More Than Soccer
Lil’ Kickers is about way more than soccer. They’ve come up with a model for coaching that has a positive impact on kids way beyond the fields. They started by getting deep into solid child development theories, consulting with child development experts and experienced coaches to come up with a curriculum that combines strong physical skills with overall life balance and confidence. This is a program that addresses social, emotional, and cognitive skills along with team-based physical skills.
A Winning Philosophy
Rather than a philosophy of winning, Lil’ Kickers has the following winning philosophy as stated on its website: “We believe childhood is a magical time full of possibilities; We believe in approaching everything from a developmental perspective; We believe learning should be fun; We believe in creating space for all children whether they are on the road to all-star soccer or simply just want to play.”
When you visit a Lil’ Kickers field, you’ll see well-trained coaches leading 50 minutes of highly creative, high energy and age-appropriate activities that serve as a great introduction to soccer while helping children master developmental milestones appropriate for their age. You won’t see kids forced to do adult-like skill drills.
Kids as young as 18 months and as old as 9 years can participate in programs by age groups. New-to-soccer groups include Bunnies (18-24 months), Thumpers (2-3 years), Cottontails (2.5-3.5 years), Hoppers (3-4 years), Jackrabbits (3-4 years), and Big Feet (5-6 years), while kids who have played lots of soccer already break out into Micro 4/5, Micro 6/7, Micro 8/9, and Micro Advanced (6-9 years).
Section II – Estimated Costs
- Please click here for detailed estimates of Lil’ Kickers franchise costs, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDD (updated).