What is Kidz 'n' Kicks?
Kidz 'n' Kicks Soccer is an in-school program designed for kids between 2-8. Soccer is the tool that we use to teach responsibility, character development, balance, coordination, respect, caring for others and teamwork.
Our innovative curriculum helps your child be physically active while learning about the global sport of soccer. Most scheduled sessions are during normal school hours, and Kidz 'n' Kicks brings the game to you, making it very convenient for parents as well as learning centers.
We have also recently launched our "Neighborhood Soccer Program". These sessions are at various locations and on the weekend. Our youngest class of age 2's is a "Parent/Child Participation Class". Parents get a chance to join in the the fun games and drills we offer their kids.
Quality is definitely our main ingredient and we are NOT interested on being average. Our coaches are professional soccer players, as well as high level college players, who are very enthusiatic and passionate about working with your kids.
Our goal is to make a difference in your child's life! Your kids will fall in love with our program because it is all about having fun while learning basic skills!!!
Meet Our Coaches
Being 2008 Major League Soccer (MLS) champion with Columbus Crew, as well 2008 United Soccer League (USL) rookie of the year is testament of Stanley's dedication to excellence.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, soccer has been a part of Stanley's life since age 3. He moved to the United States in 2003 to play college soccer on a scholarship. Countless number of people mentored Stanley to be successful in soccer, thus he understands the role that influence played in his life.
Stanley developed a love for coaching and for over 10 years he has touched the lives of countless youths of various ages through the beautiful game of soccer. He founded Kidz 'n' Kicks Soccer as a way to help youth in the US develop a love for sports, as well as encourage an active lifestyle from a very young age. He is also a former assistant coach for the University of Oglethorpe's women's team and also former Head Coach of Georgia Tech's Women's club team.
Stanley also cherishes working with a number of kids on a one on one private basis level. One kid he coached is a part of the U17 and U20 US national team. Also a 16 year old girl he has been working with currently accepted a scholarship to Vanderbilt (along with 55+ offers)
Born and raised just outside Atlanta, Aaron played club soccer at United Quest, now known as NASA (North Atlanta Soccer Association). He had a successful college career at Division III Oglethorpe University, where he was a four-year starter. He was named to the All-Conference 2nd team in his junior year, and in his senior year he was named All-Conference 1st team as well as All South-Atlantic Region 1st team.
After college, Aaron has several years of playing experience for semi-professional team Georgia Revolution, and is still continuing trials and try outs for other professional teams. He has also coached at all levels of club teams (U6 all the way to U18), and holds a USSF D coaching license. He loves coaching kids and having an impact in their early education.
Born in Florida, but raised in Illinois, Caitlin began playing competitive soccer at age 11. She played club soccer for Team Chicago Santos and was a varsity player at Plainfield North High School. After moving to Georgia, she played club soccer for Chiefs FC in the Region III Premier League and was on the varsity team for Milton High School. She currently plays at the Division III Oglethorpe University women's soccer team and is a starter on the team. She enjoys coaching children in soccer, because soccer has influenced her life in a positive way and she hopes she can change other kids' lives through the beautiful game of soccer by teaching the youth the importance of teamwork and having a healthy and active lifestyle.
Stephane was born and raised in France. He began playing soccer at age 8 and the biggest highlight of his youth soccer career was when his dad took him to watch a game at Stade de France. This is the same stadium where France beat Brazil, to win the World Cup in 1998. In high school, Stephan was a part of the academy programs for soccer, tennis and golf. In soccer, he was a solid midfielder and captain of his team because of his leadership and understanding of the game. Since moving to Atlanta, Stephane has been involved in coaching soccer and tennis. He loves the “beautiful game” and also working with the kids, as well as making a difference in the community through sports.
Anthony Matekenya was born in Zimbabwean born and has been playing soccer for over 20 years. As a teenager he excelled in a youth level club team playing as a forward. He then moved to the US, to attend Bethel University on a soccer scholarship. In his junior year, Tony transferred to Milligan College in East Tennessee. For both schools, he excelled playing on the Varsity team. After graduating, Tony developed a passion for youth soccer coaching. He has 2+ years of experience coaching little leagues soccer and has been a part of Kidz 'n' Kicks for about a year.
Taona was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe and moved to the United States on a soccer scholarship to play in college in Montgomery Alabama. Taona started playing soccer at a young age and has loved the game since. He loves the opportunity that it gave him and knows the effect the game has and would love to share the joy and excitement the game has with the kids and help them nurture their talents while having fun. I love coaching kids and seeing the joy the game of soccer brings as you can see the big smiles on the kids faces.
Abdul Bangura was born in Sierra Leone before moving to Atlanta with his family as a refugee. He attended Cross Keys High School, and played college soccer at Montreat College in North Carolina. After completing a successful college career, Abdul signed a professional contract with Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL), He is currently playing for the Sierra Leone National Team. Whilst attending high school, Abdul bangura began coaching kids and this became a great passion of his. Making kids laugh and watching them having fun is something close to his heart.
Calvin was born in Harare Zimbabwe and moved to USA on a soccer scholarship at Goshen College, in Indiana. He played for 2 seasons there and was 2nd team conference honorable mention as well as Vice Captain. Calvin started playing soccer at 4 years old after he got inspired watching his dad play for a professional team in Zimbabwe. He loves working with the kids and growing their love for the game, as well as watching them smile when they are having fun. That makes coaching all worthwhile for him.