The Buddy Program:
Just4kixs will pair your child up with a teenager buddy to help them learn the ins and outs of basic soccer skills, one on one. It’s a wonderful opportunity for teens to have an enriching experience while helping their community. Buddies will receive all the training they need before the season begins.
Click this link to view and print a Buddy Flyer for your school or organization: J4K fall BUDDY flyer 2017
Become a Buddy
J4K is looking for responsible teens to be a buddy to a child with special needs for the just4kixs special needs soccer league. If you are between the ages of 12- 19 you can be a buddy and friend to a special child.
You do not need any soccer experience to be a buddy. All you need is patience, enthusiasm, and a friendly smile. You will work alongside a child with special needs for one hour each Saturday for 10 weeks. Buddies will assist their special child in basic soccer skills, kicking, passing, running, dribbling, games and more. You will work one on one and guide them on the field under the direction of the head coach.
You will receive 15 hours of community service for completing the program and a lifetime of memories for sharing your time. We need about 200 buddies each season, bring your friends to sign up as well. We can assure you it will be one of the best and most rewarding experiences you will ever have.
Training to be a buddy: All buddies will be offered a short training class prior to the start of the season. This training class is informal and will be done on the same night as the uniform night. Buddies will receive community service for attending this 1 hour training class on uniform night. Buddies will learn the ins and outs of working with children with special needs. This informative class will help prepare our buddies for the season. It will give them some insight as to what to expect and what is expected of them on the field. We strongly urge all buddies to attend this 1 hour class when buddies pick up their buddy shirt on uniform night.
Sign up is easy: Visit the website to enroll your teenager in the program. Click this Registration link, log in, create a profile for your teenager and enroll online. For questions, email Linda Giasullo, Buddy Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.