KICK IT WITH US AT COPPERMINE!
Our littlest athletes start soccer with Lil’ Kickers to build self-esteem and confidence through a proven childhood development curriculum. Young athletes will benefit from Player Development, and Futsal. Elite athletes can compete in our leagues, high-level clinics, and within our Coppermine Soccer Club. Additional soccer programming is available for Birthday Parties (ages 3+), Private Lessons/Training (ages 6+), and the Coppermine Futures Academy (ages 4+).
Offered at the following locations
Ages 18 Months and Up
Ages 4 - 11
Clinics • Leagues • Tournaments
Ages 5 and Up
Soccer Youth Programs
Coppermine is thrilled to make learning soccer simple, safe, and fun with Lil’ Kickers. Our high-energy, coed youth soccer classes build self-esteem and confidence based on a proven child development curriculum.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING Please have your child wear comfortable athletic clothes, sneakers, and bring a labeled water bottle. (50-minute class) All balls and equipment are provided for a great class!
18 – 24 Months (Parent/Child)
Bunnies is a fun introduction to the Lil’ Kickers program but is not a required starting point. Together, toddlers and parents explore basic soccer and movement skills. Activities with bubbles, parachutes, cones and other sensory materials build skills for balance, coordination, running, kicking, and changing directions, all of which are building blocks needed for playing soccer!
25 – 35 Months (Parent/Child)
Kick it with us! Together, toddlers and parents play organized games to build self-esteem and confidence while developing listening skills. Thumpers further build core movements like balance, coordination, and timing, which are skills necessary for mastering a soccer ball. Thumpers is a perfect introduction to Lil’ Kickers for new players who are just barely three years old.
2½ – 3½ Years (Parent/Child)
This class is designed for children who are ready for more of a challenge, but who are not quite ready to be on the field without a parent/guardian. Cottontails offers a fun and engaging environment where children can build fundamental skills such as balance, coordination, and ball skills while having fun.
3 – 4 Years
Three and four year-olds are exposed to the most popular sport in the world in this fun and fast-paced class. Hoppers focuses on foot-eye coordination, dribbling, scoring, and balance. Creative storylines and animated coaches keep kids engaged, having fun, and creates teammates who are coachable and eager to learn.
Soccer Player Development
Coppermine offers a fun, high-energy environment where athletes can build confidence while they advance their interest and skills in soccer. Our Developmental Soccer opportunities are perfect for those looking for a more competitive soccer environment and small sided games to enhance their soccer skills. Training focuses on skill development while perfecting the fundamentals of proper passing, dribbling, and shooting techniques.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING Please have your child wear comfortable athletic clothes, sneakers, cleats or turf shoes, shin guards and please bring a labeled water bottle. (50-minute class) All balls and equipment are provided for a great class!
4 – 7 Years
Player Development is perfect for those looking for a more competitive soccer environment and small sided games to enhance their soccer skills. Training focuses on skill development while perfecting the fundamentals of proper passing, dribbling, and shooting techniques. Players are divided up based on skill level as we prepare them for Rec & Club Soccer.
8 – 11 Years
A recreational development league for future Coppermine players. Not ready for club soccer but want to play and train the Coppermine way? Coppermine Futures is a development-based program designed for players to learn the game, have fun, and prepare for entry into the club program.
Join our club coaches this winter for specialized training sessions that focus on key technical aspects of the goalkeeper position with emphasis on individual instruction and technique development for keepers to take their training to the next level. Sessions focus on detailed specifics of the position including ball handling, footwork and being able to comfortably work with the ball at one’s feet. Clinics are open to goalkeepers of all experiences. All keepers welcome to join us for these high-energy clinics to help broaden a player’s developmental skills.
Soccer Special Events
BALL MASTERY SESSIONS
WITH MIKE GRIFFITH
Ball Mastery Sessions are Back!
Want to get extra touches in? No better way to improve your technique and skills. Break-in all that new holiday soccer gear at our Ball Mastery Sessions. One of the best holiday gifts you can purchase for a soccer player.
Ball Mastery camp is designed to master 1v1 skills, improve speed of play, maximize touches, and ultimately increase a players confidence handling the ball in all situations. Players should have some experience playing soccer and want to continue developing their first touch and 1v1 skills.
Session One – Fast Footwork, Mastering the Foundation
Session Two – 1v1 Movements, Winning the Space
Session Three – Change of Direction, Creative Influence
Session Four – Putting it all Together, Applying in Game Situations
About the Camp Director
Mike Griffith is a US Soccer Nationally licensed coach with over twenty years of coaching experience at the Club, High School, College, and Professional levels. Currently, Mike serves as the Director of Operations for Coppermine Soccer Club, Head Coach of the 2011 CSC Premier boys team ranked #1 in the Country and is entering his seventh season on the Varsity Soccer staff at MIAA power Archbishop Curley High School.
Prior to beginning his twenty-year Coaching career Mike had an outstanding prep career as a goalkeeper. In 1995 he was named the Baltimore County Coaches “Player of the Year”, 1st team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun, and selected to the MACS All State team. In College Mike patrolled the nets for NCAA Division One, UMBC where he captained the 1998 team and was a member of the record breaking 1999 team which made the NCAA tournament and finished the year Nationally ranked in the top 20.
WHEN: First Session Starts 11/11
TIME: Various Times
Coppermine Sports Center
5731 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
CANTON PREMIER CUP 2022
Indoor soccer returns to the mecca of Baltimore soccer during 90’s and 00’s! The Canton Premier Cup is a holiday indoor soccer tournament at the best indoor facility on the East Coast, and you don’t want to miss out!
• Four team groups – three guaranteed games and a championship match.
• Five team groups – four game guarantee, total points champion.
• Six team groups – three guaranteed games and a championship match.
• Eight team groups – three guaranteed games and a championship match.
• 2 x 13-minute halves 26 minutes total with one minute halftime.
• Medals for finalist and champions
• T-shirts for Champions
• Cash prize for Men’s open & Co-Ed Divisions ($500)
• 12/27 Boys U10 – U15 & Boys HS Open Division – All Day
• 12/28 Girls U10 – U15
• 12/29 Boys U8, Boys U9, Girls U8, Girls U9, Girls HS Open & Men’s Open
• Boys and Girls U8 to U15 – $450 (ref fee not included, paid on field)
• Boys & Girls HS Open – $ 475 (ref fee not included, paid on field)
• Men’s Open – $500 (ref fee not included)
• Ref Fee’s $15.00 per game paid on field
Coppermine Du Burns Arena
3100 Boston St
Baltimore, MD 21224
WINTER SOCCER LEAGUE 2022/2023
Join us for our annual outdoor winter soccer league this upcoming January! Last year over 50 teams from across the metro area participated in the Coppermine Winter Soccer League. The league welcomes multiple levels of play from local travel team divisions to showcase divisions featuring State Champions, ECNL, and National League squads.
CLUBS REPRESENTED IN OUR 2022 LEAGUE
Next Level Soccer Club ⚽ Baltimore Union SC
FC USA ⚽ LTSC ⚽ Coppermine SC
Towson United ⚽ Harford United ⚽ SYC
Alexandria MLS Next ⚽ Baltimore Bays
Hereford Soccer Club ⚽ Potomac Soccer Club
1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19
**All league games will be played on Sundays unless otherwise requested**
• Coppermine Norris Field (5602 Cottonworth Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209)
• Coppermine Bonvegna Field (3100 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224)
• Roland Park Country School (5204 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210)
• $650 | 7v7 (Ages 2016 – 2013) | 25-minute halves
• $800 | 9v9 (Ages 2012- 2011) | 30-minute halves
• $875 | 11v11 (Ages 2010 – 2014) | 35-minute halves
*Referee fees are not included in the entry fee and are paid on the field prior to the match.
• 7v7 – $25 per team
• 9v9 – $45 per team
• 11v11 – $ 55 per team