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About Little Grasshoppers

Plainfield United Little Grasshoppers

What is Little Grasshoppers

The Little Grasshoppers is a training program run by Plainfield United Soccer Club for its recreational soccer partner PSA during PSA's fall and spring seasons. 

This training sessions takes place 1 time per week and is designed to supplement PSA players training with skill building sessions. This training is designed and coached by a member of the Plainfield United professional coaching staff. This is not designed to replace PSA training. The PSA player will attend their regular training and games with their PSA team and coach, but attend an additional session with the Plainfield United coaching staff.



Dates - April 12th, 19th, 26th & May 3rd (May 10th make up)
Time - 5pm-5.45pm
Ages - 2017 - 2015 Boys and Girls 
Cost - $55 (includes free t-shirt)
Location - Legends but Van Horn on May 3rd
*12 Kids only


Dates - May 17th, 24th, 31st & June 7th (June 14th make up)
Time - 5pm-5.45pm
Ages - 2017 - 2015 Boys and Girls 
Cost - $55 (includes free t-shirt)
Location - Van Horn 
*12 Kids only

What will my child gain from this experience? 

Little Grasshoppers is a program for 4 - 6 year olds.  It supports the development of our youngest players through coordination and basic ball mastery.

These sessions will progress each training session and over the course of the season to build players' confidence, technical skills, and game understanding.  

The program will focus on improving players abilities in the following areas of the game:
  • Ball control with different parts of each foot
  • Striking the ball techniques for goal scoring and passing
  • 1-V-1 skill moves such as "scissors", step-overs, and body feints
  • Turning skills to evade defenders and find space
  • Shooting and finishing 
  • Proprioception and coordination of the body 

Who should register?

We recommend players who enjoy the game and are enthusiastic about learning about soccer.

What should we bring? 

Bring a ball and water. Please wear soccer cleats or gym shoes, athletic clothing and shin-guards covered by soccer socks.