The Captain Kicks Story

Captain Kicks was born in 2021 when all great companies were born….In the middle of a Pandemic! With so much uncertainty in life for everyone and especially in children’s enrichment programs, we knew there was an opportunity and a need to return to some normalcy. We decided to take the leap and Captain Kicks hasn’t looked back since.

Captain Kicks was founded by industry veterans with a combined experience of over 30 years in the LA afterschool space and soccer arena. Captain Kicks focuses on creating a fun, non-competitive environment for kids aged 2-10 through the game of soccer.

Class in a Nutshell

Our programs start with fun games and warm-ups. And finish with stickers and a high five! All classes get kids moving, exercising, learning new skills, and building confidence with our awesome coaches.


- Lauren B.
"We LOVE Captain Kicks! My 2 year old daughter takes classes at Rancho Park on Sundays and it’s what we look forward to every weekend. The coaches are so kind and patient and make it so fun. We’ve been doing it since last Fall and we’ve definitely seen our daughter gain some soccer skills too! We’ve met other nice families on our team and Zach the owner couldn’t be nicer and more communicative. Best soccer program in Los Angeles!"
- Kirk O’The Valley director
"Just wanted to mention how great the soccer activity was yesterday. I think that's the same crew we use during the year. With the toddlers they were really really great. Those two guys kept the group engaged for about 40 minutes. That's a minor miracle. I told them that they were really really good with that age group and thanked them."
- Justin T.
"I just wanted to say thank you. My fiancé was outside of the school. And he was so happy you were so patient and understanding with Nelson. So I am just thanking you for all you do."
- Amy W.
"I just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU! My son has had some challenging behaviors in the past with other sport type classes he has taken. But the Coach has been amazing with him! My son comes home every Monday so excited about soccer. He even tries to sleep in his school t-shirt because he doesn’t want to take off the sticker he earned!"
- Greenwood Ave KinderCare director
"Our kiddos and families really are enjoying soccer! We are thrilled to have Captain Kicks be a part of our program!"
- Emma W.
"We have sent our kids to Captain Kicks soccer classes and used them to host a birthday party! They do a truly fantastic time engaging the kids in a collaborative, fun, and memorable way. Highly recommend both their classes and their birthday parties!"
- Alicia S.
"Thank you so much for being so amazing to Sedona! We will be moving and our last day is 9/23 with the school. Your program has been a game changer and has had such a positive impact on Sedona I’m forever grateful."

Our Soccer Coaches

Captain Kicks FAQ

We welcome all skill levels. There are no skill requirements to join, just a desire to learn soccer!

Your child will learn the fundamentals of soccer, with each class emphasizing a new move and fun games. Most importantly, your child will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and will have the best time!

Not at all. The amazing part about Captain Kicks is the coaches go to your school! The coaches will have a roster and will gather the children from their classroom and bring them back at the end of the session.

We always enjoy parents getting to see our program in action (check out our public park weekend programs). But for programs located at your child’s school, you will need to contact your school directly to see if parents can come in and watch.

No need to bring anything for soccer as our coaches supply all the equipment. Close-toed shoes are all you need. Cleats and shinguards are not required but are recommended for our Bigs program only at public parks (ages 6-8).

Our Public Park soccer programs all have the option to purchase a Captain Kicks jersey for an additional $25. Our school programs do not offer jerseys at this time, but if you are interested in purchasing one, contact us at

Unfortunately, our coaches are all hands on deck when with your child and never take out their cell phone to snap pics. Feel free to contact your child’s school directly as often there are teachers that can snap some pics for you. If you are interested in how your child is doing in soccer and want weekly or bi-weekly feedback, reach out to with your child’s name and school and we can get that information right over to you.

Yes, all of our coaches at Captain Kicks are fully vaccinated. Additionally, all Captain Kicks coaches have a current TB, T-Dap, MMR and full background checks prior to being hired.
Unfortunately, we do not prorate any costs for missed sessions during the season. Each class builds off the previous class and while it is okay if you miss sessions due to illness or vacation we do not prorate for any missed sessions during the season.
We always encourage you to enroll your child on the waitlist. This gives us an idea of the interest in the class. If we see a waitlist we can accommodate by adding an extra class or bringing on an extra coach, we’ll do that. If a spot opens up, you will receive an email letting you know a spot is open and you have 8 hours to secure that spot where no one else can enroll.

If a class does not have enough children to run, we will notify you a minimum of 3 days prior to the class and will issue a full refund if the class is not going to be run.