First Flight

Program Overview

The focus of our First Flight program is to help develop children's gross motor skills through fun journey based games while providing an introduction to the basics of soccer. Children will be immersed in an environment of activities targeted to develop/strengthen their muscles, improve their balance and coordination through ball skills, and enjoying activities along with their friends.

There are ten (10) individual developmental sessions; five (5) in the Fall Season and five (5) in the Spring Season on each of the following Saturdays below. There are NO GAMES in this program as we direct our focus on FUNdemental activities for boys & girls in this birth-year. Any players born in 2020 are NOT allowed to 'play-up' in our Recreational League, no exceptions. The players will be split into small groups at the beginning of each session and we encourage parents to participate in all activities, where and when needed.

When registering in the Fall this automatically enrolls each participant for the Spring with no additional fee. Any registrations during the Spring will be for the number of sessions that are left in the program.

Event Dates

Session NumberFall Season (2024) DatesSpring Season (2025) Dates
Session #1Saturday, August 24thSaturday, February 15th
Session #2Saturday, September 7thSaturday, February 22nd
Session #3Saturday, September 21stSaturday, March 8th
Session #4Saturday, September 28thSaturday, March 15th
Session #5Saturday, October 12thSaturday, March 22nd
Rainout/Make-up #1*Saturday, October 19thSaturday, March 29th
Rainout/Make-up #2*Saturday, October 26thSaturday, April 5th

All sessions will start at 9am and finish no later than 10am

Uniforms & Equipment

First Flight Jerseys must be collected from Third Coast Soccer

Third Coast Soccer
8342 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 927-0171

All players to purchase one First Flight Jersey as part of the program. 

First Flight Jerseys can be collected at Third Coast Soccer. When Jerseys are collected, please inform the member of staff that you are part of the First Flight program and NOT the Recreational League.

All Jerseys must be Blue and have the ‘Bourgeois - Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab’ sponsorship on the front. Players are not required to get numbers on the back of their jersey as this program does not include games. Jersey will cost $22.00 & covers both Fall & Spring seasons.

Flight Academy Jersey Blue


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Boys & Girls born between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 are allowed to register. Unfortunately, we can not accept any other birth years at this time.

Sessions will take place at the Cajun Industries Soccer Complex located near the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, each session will start at 9am and finish no later than 10am on the dates provided. 

Please make sure that you bring

  • Size 3 Soccer Ball, fully inflated
  • Blue First Flight Jersey
  • Cleats (No Baseball or Football Cleats are Permitted)
  • Plenty of Water

Jerseys can be collected at Third Coast Soccer, there is a 1-Jersey limit per player. Please make sure you tell the Staff Member upon collection you are part of the ‘First Flight 4U Program’ and NOT in the Recreational League.

Costs & Fees

All fees include one (1) FREE First Flight Jersey

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Season)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $120
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $135
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of season | $160

Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $105
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 14th | $120
Late Fee: January 15th thru end of season | $145