About us

What makes us tick? Kids! Plain and simple: we are a family business. When we started Lil’ Strikers in 1999 we wanted to build a kids’ program that was fundamentally sound and outrageously fun. What we started in our three Arena Sports indoor soccer facilities in Seattle, Washington, has now grown into a national franchise with more than 100 locations in 28 states and an enrolment of 237,000 kids and growing!

How did we do it? By starting with the experts. Using world renowned child development theories, child development professionals, experienced coaches and the expertise that comes along with thousands of hours of working with children. We created a curriculum that introduces kids to soccer and so much more. Our program helps develop a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills while providing physical exercise and developing players who are good sports and good team-mates — on and off the soccer field.

What do we believe?

    • We believe childhood is a magical time full of possibilities.
    • We believe in approaching everything from a developmental perspective.
    • We believe learning should be fun.
    • We believe in creating space for all children whether they are on the road to all-star soccer or simply just want to play.

Each facility operating a Lil’ Strikers program has gone through rigorous training to make sure your child is getting the best instruction possible. We also continually evaluate our program to ensure that our curriculum is of the highest quality.