Kid-First, Fun-First, Always!

Visit Our Plushie Partners on Etsy!


Sisters Emily and Ally have been crocheting since age 7, and make these fantastic, Little Lions inspired plushies right here on the Peninsula! Check them out today to purchase your very own Lil Mane, Young Yak, Cool Chick, and more! Their proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald Foundation to help kids in need! Isn't that the coolest thing of all?

The Perks of The Club


Our Lions play as a pack, have fun every session, and LEARN as a team. The game of life is best played together!


Regular outdoor playtime leads to healthy bodies and healthy minds. Just ask your pediatrician!


There are no tryouts here, just big smiles and belly laughs. As we like to say: "I hope your kids are having fun, because we sure are!"

What We Do: The Little Lions Program

  Onsite Preschool Programs

  Out-of-School Local Sessions

  Early Developmental Soccer Classes

  Elementary-Aged Skills Academies

  Birthday Parties and Special Events

Kids dribble soccer boals near a small goal. Some kids are being silly by laying down in the goal.

Built in Virginia, for Virginia

Coach PJ and Coach Chris are Williamsburg locals (and Virginia natives) who designed and built the Little Lions Club to serve families across Virginia. We saw a great need for levity in the soccer world, especially in youth and early developmental soccer, and decided to bring our brand of fun play-based training to the scene...

Virginia with a lion head over Williamsburg.


Coach PJ Johnston is one of the best coaches in the Williamsburg area. My 4-year-old started with Coach PJ when he was 2. My son learned so much but also had fun! He was shy at first, but PJ's patient and enthusiastic personality quickly broke him out of his shell! The skills he learned through having fun will help him now as he starts rec soccer!    

-        Nikki M, Williamsburg Co-Op Preschool Parent

For the past 3 years I have gotten the pleasure of watching Coach PJ coach kids of all ages. No matter the age group, Coach PJ is caring and compassionate. He is a great problem solver, especially with little ones. He makes them feel important and smart. Coach PJ is a wonderful asset to anything that has to do with children, families, and soccer.  

-        Julie K

[PJ] has the ability to retain the attention of children as young as 2 years old and make every class fun. In two years I would estimate that he facilitated at least 200 classes and brought the same level of enthusiasm and passion to each and every one of them. This, of course, is only a fraction of the total time that he has been involved with the program. His personality naturally makes the parent and child feel welcomed to the program.  

-        Brian

I wish they took it easier on me!!

-The Soccer Ball