School Programs


Kings Hammer Little Lions is a program offered for new and beginner players to introduce kids to the game of soccer. Led by KH Staff, each session is held at your child’s pre-school or elementary school over six or eight weeks. Using soccer as a tool to help kids reach various physical and cognitive development milestones, the program also promotes self-confidence and fosters the love of the game.

Pre-School & Elementary School Program

Kings Hammer provides all equipment. If children want to practice at home, consider purchasing a size 1 skills ball or a size 3 soccer ball for these ages.

For more information or to get Little Lions at your pre-school or elementary school provider please contact:

Pre-School Program

Offered for kids, ages 3-5, who have not started kindergarten. The program includes gross motor skill development and ball mastery.

Elementary School Programs

Offered for elementary school kids, ages 5-7. The program includes ball mastery, passing and receiving, ball striking, speed and agility with and without the ball, and 1v1 play.


What can I expect from Little Lions?
Each seasonal program consists of six-to-eight sessions run by our professional staff. We will provide all equipment, and each child will receive a Little Lions t-shirt upon completion of the program. We will also communicate with families throughout each program (e.g., what are we learning, schedule changes, etc.) so you don’t have to.

What are the benefits of Little Lions?
We are passionate about soccer and the impact it can have on young lives. Soccer, like other sports or forms of physical activity, can have numerous life-long benefits to health and wellness. For children, soccer can be used as a tool to develop physical skills (e.g., gross motor skills like running, jumping, balance; perceptual-motor skills like eye-foot coordination, eye tracking; soccer-specific skills like dribbling, passing, ball striking), cognitive skills (e.g., language, executive functioning skills like working memory, planning, attention), and social-emotional skills (e.g., self-confidence, sharing and playing with others, understanding rules).

How do families provide feedback about the program?
Your feedback is important to us as it helps us provide a positive experience and better serve your school community! Please communicate all feedback to Michael (Kentucky) or Jon (Ohio).

Facility Directors

Little Lions is an enrichment program that works with preschools and elementary school programs to provide children with an opportunity to develop physical, mental, and social-emotional skills in a fun and safe environment – your own facility!

Interested in taking the next step?
Contact Michael (Kentucky) or Jon (Ohio) to schedule your free introductory session and schedule one or more seasonal program(s) (e.g., spring, summer, fall, winter).

How do children register for Little Lions?
Schools have the option to utilize Kings Hammer’s registration platform or a registration platform of their choosing.

For the 2024/2025 season, Kings Hammer will follow US Youth Soccer guidelines and will organize its teams by birth year. Interested players must register based on their birth year. 


Costs vary by location

What to Bring

Kings Hammer provides all equipment. If children want to practice at home, consider purchasing a size 1 skills ball or a size 3 soccer ball for these ages.

Questions About the Program?

Michael Ratliff | General Manager - Kentucky
Jon Pickup | General Manager - Ohio