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The Sparks program is the first step in the Michigan Fire Juniors soccer ladder. Sparks is intended for children, ages 5-10, of all skill levels and abilities. The program has been revamped for the upcoming 2020-2021 season with a new curriculum designed to enhance player development and enjoyment. There are two main objectives for the sparks program:

  • On the field - To develop intelligent players who can eventually progress into our MFJ select program with the correct tools and skills to perform.
  • Off the field - To create a fun and safe environment that allows kids to have fun, make friends and want to continue to play soccer.

Program Outline
The MFJ Sparks curriculum is tailored towards each individual player and comprises of different weekly topics, different progressions for more advanced players to thrive, different game environments within training sessions and in-house scrimmages.

8-weeks - (16 sessions)

  • Program is designed for children between 5-10 years old 

2 Practices per week - Tuesday and Thursday

  • 5.30-6.30 PM

Games on a Saturday

  • 10.00-11.00 AM


Fall 2020 Season
Start: Septemer 8th
End: October 31st

Spring 2021 Season
Start: April 5th
End: May 29th

Registration and cost

Full Year Discount (Fall & Spring Seasons) - $215

Fall or Spring Season only - $130

Sparks Uniform

Sparks Jersey (Included in fee structure) 

Players are encouraged to bring their own athletic shorts and soccer socks to training and games.

Cleats & Shinguards are required



For SPARKS information/Questions

Chris Denham

Chris Denham

Sparks Director