Lil' Kickers West Michigan

Lil’ Kickers classes are available for children 18 months to 9 years old.  The Lil’ Kickers program was developed using renowned child development theory, so classes are tailored to specific ages and abilities, and can accommodate most children.  And while we are always true to our theoretical roots we are continually working to develop new ways to enhance the program.

Lil’ Kickers coaches are trained in child development theory, so they incorporate a developmental perspective when approaching children – always mindful of what children are capable of accomplishing at each age.

Chris Buitenhuis is the Head Coach and owner of Lil’ Kickers West Michigan, You can reach him at or 616-502-3289


Skills Institute Soccer League

SISL— U6 to U8 (birth years 2013-2016)

Designed for girls and boys ages five to seven, SISL provides kids with the opportunity to develop as players in an age-appropriate game environment. Each week teams play small- sided games that are coached by parent volunteers and guided by an instructional coach. No scores are kept or standings posted. The focus is on building soccer skills, applying those skills to team play, learning about sportsmanship and teamwork and, above all, having fun.

SISL will also help your child to become a strategic thinker, a collaborative teammate, and develop a respect for the game and all those involved.

These new SISL leagues will consist of one game every Saturday morning for seven weeks. Our goal is to give anyone playing outdoor rec soccer the opportunity to continue playing throughout the winter months. Please go to the Lil’ Kickers link at for more information.

Westside LAX

A Shoreline Soccer Club Partner

West Side is West Michigan’s most experienced and trusted lacrosse company. Family owned and operated for over a decade, we are heavily involved in the lacrosse community along the Lakeshore. West Side believes developing as a lacrosse player is more than passing, catching and shooting.

It’s about understanding and respecting the game, preparing mentally and physically for
the challenges of elite competition and being a great team player. We offer fun, knowledgeable safe lacrosse instruction from beginner to college prep. Our programs include boys travel teams in summer & fall, girls travel teams in summer, fall and winter, box lacrosse travel teams and leagues, camps and clinics, tournaments, private lessons and small group instruction.

Please contact Murle Greer, 616-834-2823, anytime if you have any questions about our programs or if there is anything West Side can do for you, your player or your team.

House Teams

New to the area, no team to play on?

We offer house teams for all age groups and leagues. If you don’t have a team to play with we will put you on a team with other players that are also looking. House teams give kids and adults to get a chance to play that they might not have otherwise. They are not always the most competeive teams but if you’re looking for an opportunity to play and to make some new soccer friends, maybe a house team is a good fit for you!

 Field Rentals

Field rental is available for practice and other approved activities.  We also have 4 newly turfed training areas available.

Would you like a little help with your practices? Have a Shoreline Soccer instructor design a program suitable for your team’s practice and help you implement it on the field.

Field rental subject to availability.