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 2019 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 (2022) DatesSpring Season (2023) Dates
Session #1Saturday, August 27thSaturday, February 25th
Session #2Saturday, September 10thSaturday, March 11th
Session #3Saturday, September 24th Saturday, March 18th
Session #4Saturday, October 1stSaturday, March 25th
Session #5Saturday, October 8thSaturday, April 1st
Rainout/Make-up #1*Saturday, October 15thSaturday, April 15th
Rainout/Make-up #2*Saturday, October 22ndSaturday, April 22nd

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 receive one (1) FREE 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.

Flight Academy Jersey Blue

JERSEYS NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION!!

FAQs

Boys & Girls born between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 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 | $110
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $125
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of season | $150

Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - January 1st | $95
Regular Fee: January 2nd - January 15th | $110
Late Fee: January 16th thru end of season | $135

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROGRAM THEN PLEASE EMAIL ADAM_SHAW@ASCENSIONFLIGHT.ORG