24 – 36 Months • Parent & Child

Thumpers and their parents play organized games together to develop listening skills, balance, cooperation, sharing, ball skills and foot-eye coordination. Thumpers is the ideal next step for Bunnies veterans who are not yet old enough for the Hoppers level, and a perfect introduction to Lil’ Kickers for new players
  • Thumpers classes are 50 minutes long
  • Parent participation is required
  • The child/coach ratio for Thumpers classes is 12:1 w/parents on the field

Developmental Milestones

Social Emotional

  • Peer world is expanding and is more important to them
  • May compare themselves with others
  • May have a strong desire to do things well/right and be upset with failure
  • Find criticism difficult to handle
  • View things in very black and white terms (good or bad, right or wrong)
  • Continue to be self-centered
  • May be preoccupied with rules


  • Though children at these ages aren’t able to think and act as adults do, they do possess skills to understand and follow more complex instruction
  • Need concrete examples (detailed description or actual demonstrations) with instruction
  • Improved problem solving abilities
  • Increased attention span


  • Good sense of balance
  • Fine motor skills are improving
  • Can catch and throw balls (ability improves with age)
  • Enjoys testing muscle strength