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Summer Recreational Soccer

The Brainerd BLAST summer rec program is for 4 to 10 year old and is all about development and fun.  The program is run in coordination with the Brainerd Lakes YMCA.

There are sites in both Brainerd and Baxter, and the program runs for four weeks in June.

Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Baxter Southdale Fields, or Wednesday evenings at Jaycees Park in Brainerd.  All sessions begin with interactive activities that improve individual soccer skills.  Each session will conclude with small-sided games.  

The registration price of $60 includes a t-shirt that your child can keep.   

This program is led by Grant Gmeinder, the Brainerd Warrior High School Girls Varsity Head Coach, and assisted by coaches from our competitive program as well as high school players.  

**All players will need to wear shin guards, soccer cleats (no toe spike like on football or baseball cleats) and bring a water bottle or sports drink to practices. If you want to get them a soccer ball to practice at home with, we recommend a size 3 ball.

 

Dates and Times

DATES AND TIMES AND FIELDS 

BRAINERD-Jaycees Park - Wednesdays, starting June 8th and ending July 27th       

Mini Kickers

  •      Ages 5 – 6  (birth years of 2018 or 2017)
  •      Cost: $60
  •      Times 5:30 – 6:15 PM at Jaycees Park

Kickers

  •      Ages 7 – 8  (birth year 2016 & 2015)
  •      Cost: $60
  •      Times 6:30 – 7:15 PM at Jaycees Park

Strikers

  •      Ages  9 -10  (birth years 2014, 2013, & 2012)
  •      Cost: $60
  •      Times 7:30 – 8:30 PM at Jaycees Park

 

BAXTER-Southdale Park     Tuesday & Thursday - starting June 8th and ending June 30th

Mini Kickers

  • Ages 5 – 6  (birth years of 2018 or 2017)
  • Cost: $60
  • Times 4:00 – 4:45 PM at Southdale Park

Kickers

  • Ages 7 – 8  (birth year 2016 & 2015)
  • Cost: $60
  • Times 5:00 – 5:45 PM at Southdale Park

Strikers

  • Ages  9 -10  (birth years 2014, 2013, & 2012)
  • Cost: $60
  • Times 5:00 – 6:00 PM at Southdale Park

Location

Baxter Southdale Park and Soccer Fields - Click here for directions/map

Brainerd Jaycees Park - Click here for directions/map

What age group?

The birth year of your player is used to determine what age group they fall into.  The table below is for 2022.

Birth Year Age Team
2012 U10 Strikers
2013 U9 Strikers
2014 U8 Strikers
2015 U7 Kickers
2016 U6 Kickers
2017 U5 Mini Kickers
2018* U4 Mini Kickers

* Your child must be 4 years old by May 31, 2022 in order to register for Mini Kickers.