Little Sparks | About Our Programs

Little Sparks is the Chicago Fire's introduction to soccer program where children and parents can take their first steps in soccer together!

Specifically designed for children aged 2 to 5 years old and using the fun of play and imaginative stories, Little Sparks facilitates a child's physical, mental, social and emotional development through the game of soccer!

Little Sparks uses three key principles (experiential play, creative learning, holistic activity) to build an environment for children to learn and explore different outcomes associated with soccer and self-development.


Little Sparks is unique in that it incorporates mom and dad into the child’s learning experience.

With the support of mom and dad, children are able to truly be comfortable and express themselves in order to maximize each session. This experience will not only strengthen the parent-child bond, but also elevate each child’s enjoyment and development.       


  • Learn fundamental soccer skills (dribbling, passing, catching and throwing)
  • Develop fundamental movement skills (agility, balance, coordination and speed)
  • Experience key social and emotional attributes (listening, communication, self-esteem, awareness and teamwork)