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“Safe Streets, Healthy Kids”: The Milwaukee Kickers MiKro Soccer

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Listen: Growing up, I played soccer with the Milwaukee Kickers. I started my career with the indomitable Blue Gills and eventually graduated to the mighty Manta Rays. And, as things go, soccer has been a part of my life ever since. I played through the end of high school, continued intramurally in college, and since kept the sport up with a pickup game here or there (also, especially on a day like today, I’m an avid fan of the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team!). It’s been a wonderful and positive part of my life, but as I take a moment to reflect, I can’t quite remember my first connections with soccer.

Proud father Mark pointing to his son.

And that’s where the Milwaukee Kickers MiKro Soccer Program comes in. They give 3-6 year olds their first exposure to soccer, which in itself imparts upon the kids countless other lessons besides dribbling, passing, and shooting. Listen to the sounds of a MiKro Soccer session in Shorewood (scroll to the bottom for the audio piece).

Want to learn more about MiKro Soccer? Maybe get your kids involved? Check out the general Milwaukee Kickers homepage, and then head over to the Mikro Soccer micro-site.

Produced by: Adam Carr