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The Sparks program is the first step in the Michigan Fire Juniors soccer ladder. The program has been revamped for the upcoming 2018-2019 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)
2 Groups

  • 2013 & 2014

  • 2010-2012

2 Practices per week - Tuesday and Thursday

  • 5.30-6.30pm (2013 & 2014)

  • 6.30-7.30pm (2010-2012)

Games on a Saturday

  • 10.00-11.00 (2013 & 2014 )

  • 11.00-12.00 (2010-2012)


Spring 2019 Season
Start: April 9th
End: June 1st
**Memorial Day weekend there will be no games**

Fall 2019 Season
Start: September 4th
End: October 26th

Registration and cost

Full Year (Fall & Spring) - $215

Fall or Spring only - $130

Sparks Uniform

Sparks Jersey (Included in fee structure) 

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

Cleats & Shinguards are required



For SPARKS information/Questions

Chris Denham

Sparks Director