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The KICS Way

The Chicago KICS Foundation’s mission is to promote sports as an opportunity to build community and empower youth-- that is why we do what we do. “The KICS way” is how we do it. The KICS Way is about living our mission and we use soccer as our vehicle to help our youth progress and develop at their own pace. KICS identifies seven key principles that assist in developing and engaging with youth and our communities. 

  • Safety First - The KICS Way is doing all that we can to prevent injury and create a safe environment for our youth.

  • Character Development - The KICS Way is understanding cognitive, behavioral, and physical developmental differences for ages 2-18. It is teaching sport, promoting health and fitness, offering enrichment opportunities, and sharing our values (Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Trust) with our youth in age-appropriate settings using relatable curriculum. 

  • The Education Edge – The KICS Way is about instilling the importance of education to ensure the access to knowledge, skills and opportunities for our entire KICS family.

  • Family Involvement - The KICS Way works best if we have our families’ participation. We encourage our families to engage and learn the curriculum and integrate our shared values at home. 

  • Sport For All - The KICS Way is about establishing inclusive environments and embracing diversity. By exposing our entire KICS family to diverse communities and providing opportunities for cultural exchange, we learn to celebrate our differences.

  • Everyone Has A Place To Play - The KICS Way is about encouraging our stakeholders and families to use all available resources to provide facilities and opportunities for our youth to develop, participate, and play. 

  • Fun Competition - The KICS Way is about creating a fun and enjoyable experience for all involved in our programs and making decisions that put the best interests of our youth before winning.

 

CHICAGO KICS PROMOTES SPORTS AS AN OPPORTUNITY
TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND EMPOWER YOUTH.

KICS Yearly Programming Overview

Program
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Chicago Private League

Chicago Private League

April to Mid-June

8 week season

CPL Spring Page

Chicago Private League

Winter Season

8 week season

CPL Winter Page

Chicago Community League

Chicago Community League

Spring Season

April & May

8 week season

Recreational Team Play

CCL Spring Page

Chicago Community League

Summer Season

Coming 2020

Recreational Team Play

Chicago Community League

Fall Season

September & October

8 week season

Recreational Team Play

CCL Fall Page

Soccer For Success

Soccer For Success

Spring Season

Dates Vary By School

After School Programming

SFS Info Page

Soccer For Success

Fall Season

Dates Vary By School

After School Programming

SFS Info Page

Toddlers

Toddlers

Spring Season

April & May

Child Development Classes

Toddlers Summer Page

Toddlers

Summer Season

July & August

Child Development Classes

Toddlers Spring Page

Toddlers

Fall Season

September & October

Child Development Classes

Toddlers Fall Page

Toddlers

Winter Season

January & February

Child Development Classes

Toddlers Winter Page

International Showcase

KICS International Showcase

2020 Dates: June 25-28th

International Competitive Tournament

Showcase Website

Program Ages Location Season About Registration
Toddlers Program 18 months to 4 years Various Year Round More Info Register Online
Chicago Community League 4 years to 14 years Dunbar Spring & Fall More Info Register Online
Chicago Private League 1st to 8th grade UIC Spring More Info Register Through School
Soccer For Success Kindergarten to 5th Grade Various Spring & Fall More Info Register Through School
Teen Work Initiative Ages 12+ Various Year Round More Info Coming Soon!