Keiki Kicks is a family-run keiki soccer program owned and operated by Alex and Yvonne Bennett. As a family, we dreamed up the idea of Keiki Kicks in the middle of the pandemic when we were searching for activities for our almost one-year-old daughter. In 2021 we decided to take the plunge into creating a high-quality and affordable soccer program for the families of young keiki in Hawai'i. Keiki Kicks is from our family to yours.
Keiki Kicks provides a unique experience for keiki to be introduced to the game of soccer. Ohana is the foundation of our program. The mission of our soccer program is to provide soccer experiences as an educational tool to help keiki learn life and social skills while creating a community of family and friends who are having fun together. Utilizing our education experience, we developed a program that engages keiki while developing soccer, social, and individual skills.
It has been an incredible journey sharing Keiki Kicks with ohana and keiki. Alex has a background in business and education. He is from England where soccer was part of life growing up and played in a men's league in Hawaii. Keiki Kicks combines his passions for entrepreneurialism, soccer, and working with children. Yvonne is a certificated Special Education teacher with a master's in Special Education Leadership and over 10 years teaching experience. With our combined backgrounds we strive to provide positive experiences for all children in Keiki Kicks.
Keiki Kicks is available for keiki from one year old. We want to provide an affordable soccer program to the families around Oahu to get keiki outside, moving, making friends, learning new skills, and having fun. Our program runs at various parks around the island and at a few schools. We offer three main course options:
Ohana Soccer Play is for 1 to 2 years olds and their parents or guardians, getting keiki acclimated to the game of soccer and teamwork.
Manini Soccer Class is for 3 to 4 years olds, learning to follow directions as well as basic skills such as dribbling and shooting.
Keiki Soccer Training is for 5 to 8 years olds, to learn more advanced skills and practice team play through scrimmages.
We love helping keiki and families have fun and make new friendships.
We invite you to explore our course schedule and look out for upcoming Keiki Kicks events!
We can't wait for you to join the Keiki Kicks ohana!