About Kinder Kickz Soccer

Help your child off to a healthy start with Kinder Kickz Soccer Program!  Kinder Kickz is a non-competitive, activity-based program for children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Kinder Kickz uses soccer as a vehicle to develop and educate young children about the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.  The curriculum focuses on improving motor, social and soccer skills in a fun and positive environment.

Kinder Kickz Soccer Program is the perfect introduction into sports and group play.  It will help your child to build a great athletic foundation and also teach them the importance of teamwork and individual improvement in a non-competitive atmosphere. No child is too young to be active and healthy!

We are Sonoma County’s only mobile soccer program where we travel to a city near you in Sonoma County.  Our classes, camps, parties etc. are held at various indoor gyms and outdoor parks located in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Windsor.

The Kinder Kickz Soccer curriculum was developed by Renee Ziemer.  Renee combined her soccer experience as a player with her higher education (Bachelors degree in Physical Education and Masters degree in Education) as well as her extensive experience working with children of all ages in a variety of soccer programs to develop the curriculum.  In addition, as Renee developed the curriculum, she worked with her two toddler girls to ensure the curriculum was age appropriate, fun and engaging. “Coach Renee” is a favorite teacher and coach for many of the young children in the North Bay and she is excited to be sharing her expertise with the families in the Kinder Kickz Soccer Program!

Meet the Owners Renee and Christopher Ziemer

Renee and Christopher

Renee and Christopher

Kinder Kickz Soccer Program was founded in 2007 by Renee and Christopher Ziemer.  They reside with their two daughters and son in Santa Rosa, CA.

Renee grew up in Pleasanton, CA and is the youngest of four children.  She began playing soccer at age 3 and was often used a “goal post” by her older siblings while they were scoring goals.  After growing up and graduating from high school in Pleasanton, she moved to Sonoma County to pursue a college education at Sonoma State University (SSU). At SSU she met her husband Christopher Ziemer on the soccer field where Renee played on the women’s team and Christopher played on the men’s team.

After playing on the SSU Women’s Soccer team for four years and winning a NCAA National Championship while receiving her B.S. in Physical Education, Renee earned her Masters Degree in Education and Athletic Administration and has been a leader in directing soccer

and child development programs in the North Bay for over 20 years.   Renee has played, coached and taught soccer at every level from children as young as 18 months to athletes at the collegiate level. These experiences have helped her gain valuable insights concerning the benefits of an active lifestyle. Renee uses both her experience and expertise to encourage children to be active from an early age which is instrumental in developing healthy habits for the future.

Christopher Ziemer grew up in Sebastopol, CA and is the youngest of five children.  Christopher’s father, Herb Ziemer started the Sebastopol Youth Soccer League and he and his brothers Marcus, Andrew and Benjamin began a lifelong passion for the game of soccer.  As young boys, the Ziemer brothers built a soccer field at their Sebastopol home and spent countless hours playing “Backyard Soccer”.  In addition to playing, they developed the popular Ziemer Brothers Soccer Camps, which helped spread the game of soccer to communities throughout Sonoma County, Northern California and the US.

As a player, Christopher was a two time All-American at SSU, while earning his Bachelors degree in Communications.   He was also named the SSU Athlete of the Year, the CCAA Athlete of the Year and was inducted into the SSU Athletic Hall of Fame.  He played three seasons in Germany as well as in the U.S.I.S.L with the Chico Rooks and North Bay Breakers.  After his playing career finished, he established himself as one of the top coaches in the community and he currently serves as the Athletic Director and girls soccer coach at Sonoma Academy.  At the high school level, he has led 8 NCS championship game appearances, capturing four NCS titles.  At the club level, he has held leadership roles in both the Santa Rosa United Soccer Club and Sonoma County Alliance Soccer club, coached numerous teams to State Cup Championships and worked with over 300 athletes who have gone on to play collegiate sports.  Christopher was named Press Democrat Empire Soccer Coach of the Year numerous times and recently was awarded The Best Youth Sports Coach by a Press Democrat Poll in 2012 & 2014.

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