Q & A

Thanks again for registering for the Elementary After School Soccer Program. We look forward to teaching and playing soccer with your children. Here below is a list of Questions & Answers that will help you get ready for the program. If you have any additional questions, please email gionatan@kickssocceracademy.com

What is my player going to learn? During the 8 weeks program you can expect your player to learn about running and dribbling with the ball, ball mastery, beating and defending an opponent t in 1vs1, 2vs2, and 3vs3 situations, basic shooting, and passing, and to learn the basic tactical principle of attacking, defending and transition playing in small-sided games at the beginning and at the end of the session.  members of the United Soccer Coaches and we have adopted the "Complete Coaching Curriculum for children age 3-18" as a framework for all the Academy programs. The program has a "Skill Development Chart" that allows parents to see what area and what skills are going to be addressed by the KSA activities. 

Lou City Youth Academy affiliation The KSA Elementary After School Soccer Program is affiliated with Lou City Football club. While the two organizations use different curricula and activities, the focus on the technical area of intervention is the same. Coach Gionatan is currently on staff with the LC Junior Academy and coaches the U9 and U11 boys. 

Who are the Kicks Soccer coaches? The coaches are all players/coaches/ trainers from the local Louisville soccer community and have experience in competitive and recreational soccer coaching. They all are background checked, and have signed the KSA “Youth Coach and Parent Volunteer Code of Conduct ”, and they follow the KSA curruclum. 

What does my child need for practice? Cleats or tennis shoes and sheen guards (we like the ones that can be inserted in a long pair of soccer socks because they are child friendly), sports pants and/or shorts, and a water bottle. The KSA coaches will bring all the necessary equipment, including the soccer balls.

What is the parent coach volunteer program? We welcome parents to volunteer coaching during the training session at the school.  The parent volunteer will work under Coach Gionatan's guidance and supervision and with another KSA and eventually on his/her own. A 50% of the player's fee will be refunded to the household at the end of the session if the parent volunteer has attended all 8 training sessions. 


K-2nd graders and 3rd/5th graders. Comfortable and warm sports clothes and tennis shoes or cleats will work. Shin guards are not mandatory. Hats, gloves, and warm jackets are necessary for the winter months and during the month of March.   

FUTSAL- INDOOR  (in case the program in your school is inside the gym in the Spring or Fall) 

K-2nd graders. For this age group, the less changing of clothing after dismissal the better. Comfortable sports clothes and tennis shoes, or indoor futsal shoes will work. Shin guards are not mandatory. 

3rd/5th graders. They are more independent and it's easier for them to change into soccer clothing after dismissal.  Comfortable sports clothes and tennis shoes or indoor futsal shoes will work. Shin guards are not mandatory. 

How does KSA communicate with me? Each week, on the same day of the session, you will receive an email reminder. We will notify schedule changes such as cancellation and rescheduling no later than 12:30 pm. The email contains the calendar, the name and cell number of the KSA coach that will be at your school, and other relevant information. 

What happens when children are dismissed from school at 3:30/3:40? At the time of dismissal, the KSA coach will meet the children inside the school in a designated area and take attendance. The school administration has the roster and the classroom teachers will remind players about soccer practice during the morning and where to go at 3:40. We do not start the class until everybody is accounted for. 


We strive to create the safest environment and the most creative atmosphere for learning and enjoyment. We want to offer our coaches, parent volunteer, and participants the following behavioral guidelines. Listed below are the rules that participants and families will agree upon when signing the Terms and Conditions on the website at the time of registration. 

  • A child might not hit, kick, bite or push, and adult coach or parent volunteer
  • A child may not bully physically or verbally anyone, for any reason. 
  • A child might not intentionally cause harm to another child. 
  • A child has to follow the KSA verbal instructions in order to be allowed to participate and stay in the program.

The occurrence of this behavior will result in first a "verbal warning" to the child, then a "warning in writing" to the child's family, and in extreme cases dismissal from the program. We allow only one "warning in writing". There will be no refund in case your child is dismissed from the program. 

How does pick-up work? Pick-up and sign-out are in the gym/backyard at 5:00 pm. Please, be ready to show your ID to the coach.  

What if I am late? right at 5:00, the KSA coach will call the number you have given at the time of registration and wait with your child until you arrive and sign him/her out. When you arrive, the coach will sign you out writing your time of arrival. If you know already that pick-up at 5:00 might be challenging for you, please consider registering your child to the YMCA CEP enrichment program. Late Fee: please, note that $ 1 will be charged for each minute after 5:00 pm and a debit will be generated on your household, and you will be notified via email. 

Where do I find the program calendar? the program's calendar is on the website, on the flyer you have received at your school, and in the weekly email that we send out to each school group. Please, note that make-up dates that are not listed on the website and in the flyer can be added to the program. 

How does the waitlist work?  When you register for one of our programs and are placed on a WAITLIST, the system takes the payment for the full amount, and you are placed on the waitlist roster.  After we run the first session in your school we will know if we can add you to the active roster and we will notify you via email. If we are able to add you, you will start the following week and we will refund the class/es that you have missed. If we can't add you, we will refund the full amount to the card you used to register. The refund process might take up to two business weeks. 

What is the KSA Weather policy? We follow the JCPS and Spencer County Public school System Weather Policies and Procedures. In case of heavy rain or snow, the session that is going to be canceled will be rescheduled using the calendar makeup dates. We will alert the school administration and parents no later than 12:30 pm the day of the practice session.

Who is the program manager? Gionatan Surrenti, Owner and Academy Director, is the After School Soccer Program manager. It is his responsibility to ensure that the program is delivered to the highest standard from an administrative and educational standpoint and to ensure to create a supportive, safe and joyful environment for your children to learn and play soccer. Please, get in touch with him at gionatan@kickssocceracademy.com should you have any questions, concerns, or complaints.




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