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Iowa Rush Soccer Club - South

Spring 2023

Little Kickers
In-House League (5U-8U)
Birth years 2018-2015

Season Dates- TBD

5U-6U Weekly during trainings
7U-8U Saturday Mornings

5U-6U- 1x per week
7U-8U- 2x per week

Our In-House program is run via festival style. Flexible groupings for trainings and games makes for a well rounded positive experience.

Volunteer coaches are needed! Please consider volunteering to assist or lead a group.

T-Shirt uniform is included in the price**

5U-6U will only practice/play 1 day each week (~30 mins. practice, ~30 mins. game/scrimmage)
Players have a choice of two nights that are determined by the volunteer coaching staff

Season will begin September TBD

  • 7U-8U Girls are targeted to have 7 games.
  • Targeted Game dates are Saturdays . Games are TBD.
  • Game field assignment will be emailed the day prior to play.

  • 7U-8U Boys (coed) are targeted to have 7 games
  • Targeted Game dates are Saturdays. Games are TBD
  • Game field assignment will be emailed the day prior to play

    Click HERE for the rules for 5U-8U

Little Kickers 5U-8U

Rush Little Kickers

  • In-House soccer program for 5U-8U age groups with all practices and games at Pella Soccer Complex

  • 5U stands for 5 and Under, 6U are 6 and Under, etc.

  • We offer two different seasons for Little Kickers - Fall season and Spring season.  You register and pay for each season separately.

  • No pressure to players - positive reinforcement - Professionally managed - Little Kickers learn soccer while having FUN!

  •  Volunteer Assistant Coaches are needed for each age groups to help with practices and games.  All selected volunteer coaches have a fill out a disclosure for a risk management check and then receive a COACH t-shirt.  To volunteer to coach simply click on the Register Now for Little Kickers Coaches after you register your Little Kicker.

  • ~Thank You to all volunteers ~

Little Kickers - Professionally Managed

Little Kickers are professionally managed by a dedicated Director of In-House, Katelin Gannon.  Katelin is a former Central College coach and Pella Premier coach and her focus is now our 5U-8U Little Kickers players, coaches, and parents.  Our Director of In-House organizes all practices and games and trains volunteer Assistant Coaches for how to help during those practices and games.  Learn from the best!
Questions?   Email [email protected]


  • Age Groups
    • 5U-6U Coed - play 4v4
    • 7U-8U Girls - play 4v4
    • 7U-8U Boys - play 4v4
  • Our goal is to schedule 5U-6U games and 7U-8U games at different time slots so families with children in both age groups can enjoy the entire games of both! 
  • As per US Soccer, recommended roster size of 6 is standard to play 4v4, which means 4 players vs. 4 players with no goalkeeper. 4v4 soccer is meant to be played in a less structured environment in order to maximize fun and participation; thus, players 8U and younger should play without formal teams and rosters.  Conducting play through in-house programs with flexible and fluid teams is the best approach.

Teams for Games

  • Players will be randomly assigned to new team every game day, ideally 5-6 players per team.
  • Parent volunteers will be needed to help with group practices and games.  The Director of In-House will help all coach volunteers learn how to help at practices and games.
  • No scores are kept for games - no pressure - lots of do-overs - lots of encouragement.
  • Ball size 3


  • Practices normally begin two weeks prior to the first game weekend.
  • 5U-6U Coed practice for 45 minutes once a week and parent/guardian has a choice of two nights determined by the volunteer coaching staff.
  • 7U-8U Boys and Girls practice separate groups, in one hour sessions, twice a week - usually Tuesday and Thursday,
  • Days and times for Fall 2021 practices will be listed at the top of the page once final. They are based on numbers within each age group who register.

Little Kickers Game Shirts

  • All Little Kickers for 5U-8U will wear the same t-shirt as their game shirt and pennies will be used to distinguish one team from another during games.  The same shirt will be worn from season to season and a uniform will not need to be purchased until your player is 9U.
  • Instructions will be posted in this section and emailed to those registered for how to order a Little Kickers shirt if needed. 
  • Ordering instructions for the NEW RUSH Little Kickers shirts will be on this webpage at a later date.

Little Kickers Games

  • Game times are 4x8 which means 4 periods of 8 minutes each
  • No scores are kept, no pressure, lots of do-overs, lots of encouragement
  • 5U-6U games are refereed by volunteer coaches; 7U-8U games are refereed by paid, certified officials.
  • Little Kicker shirts will be worn for games.
  • Ball Size - 3 

Little Kicker Fees

Little Kicker Spring 2023 Fees
Age GroupEarly BirdRegularLate Fee
 5U-6U $70 $90 $110
 7U-8U $80 $100 $120

Early Bird: November 8-December 31
Regular Fee: January 1- January 16
Late Fee: Begins January 17