Just for Kicks (TV series)

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Just for Kicks
The main characters (clockwise from left to right), Vida, Freddie, Alexa and Lauren.
Created by Alana Sanko
Written by Bernie Ancheta
Matt Dearborn
Dawn DeKeyser
Steve Leff
Sean McNamara
Jim Patterson
Alana Sanko
Hilary Winston
Directed by David Brookwell
KC Lynn De Stefano
Gregory Hobson
Paul Hoen
Sean McNamara
Starring Francesca Catalano
Mallory Low
Katija Pevec
Jessica Williams
Jerad Anderson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Matt Dearborn
Whoopi Goldberg
Tom Leonardis
David Brookwell
Sean McNamara
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Brookwell McNamara Productions
Lil' Whoop Productions, Inc.
Nickelodeon Productions
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release April 9 (2006-04-09) – August 13, 2006 (2006-08-13)

Just for Kicks is an American comedy-drama series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network as a part of the channel's TEENick television lineup. The series is about a group of girls on a soccer team set in New York City.

This series is first titled Head to Toe, and then The Power Strikers, but its title was finally changed in 2005 to Just for Kicks. Just for Kicks premiered in January 2006 on Nickelodeon UK, and in April 2006 on Nickelodeon in the United States. The series is produced by Brookwell McNamara Entertainment.


Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


  • Alexa D'Amico (Francesca Catalano) – She is a typical popular high school girl. She was a former cheerleader and she is fond of boys. She has an older brother, Chris. Towards the end of the series, her father gets laid off of his job, which causes some stress for her. Since Alexa started being a soccer player and she had to stop cheerleading her old, popular friends don't understand why she would rather run around on a muddy field than go shopping. She lives in Brooklyn.
  • Winifred "Freddie" Costello (Mallory Low) – She is a tough girl in high school who is not good friends with Alexa because she and her friends are snobs to Freddie at their private school. Her father is always with the military, and she lives with her grandmother. She is also known for having severe cases of "bacne", or acne on her back. Freddie lives in Manhattan on the Upper East Side.
  • Lauren Zelmer (Katija Pevec) – Lauren is a shy, timid serious girl who is a good athlete. She is a typical schoolgirl who plays the violin and is on the soccer team, among other activities. Lauren is very intelligent, and is very busy with extra curricular activities, which causes her much stress. She has a big crush on Alexa's older brother Chris, and at the end of the season they start to date, much to Alexa's disbelief. Her overprotective mother works at a local private school, in which Lauren attends. Lauren lives in Harlem, Manhattan.
  • Vida Atwood (Jessica Williams) – Vida is a sporty athletic serious girl, who has a lot in common with her soccer mate Lauren Zelmer. She has been playing soccer the longest, and is sort of the unofficial best at the game. She lives at home with her younger brother, older sister, and parents. Vida is self-conscious of her towering height, and it is known that she once beat up a boy back in first or second grade. She lives in Queens.


No. Title Original air date Prod.
1 "Meet The Power Strikers (Part 1)" April 9, 2006 (2006-04-09) 101
2 "Meet The Power Strikers (Part 2)" April 9, 2006 (2006-04-09) 102
3 "Boys Do Cry" April 16, 2006 (2006-04-16) 105
4 "The Right Size" April 23, 2006 (2006-04-23) 103
5 "I'll Cry If I Want To" May 7, 2006 (2006-05-07) 110
6 "I Love Lucy" May 14, 2006 (2006-05-14) 106
7 "Freudian Kicks" May 21, 2006 (2006-05-21) 104
8 "Sisters Before Misters" June 11, 2006 (2006-06-11) 107
9 "Out Of Time" June 18, 2006 (2006-06-18) 108
10 "We Aren't Family" July 9, 2006 (2006-07-09) 109
11 "Alexa in Charge" July 16, 2006 (2006-07-16) 111
12 "Waiting For Fleishman" July 23, 2006 (2006-07-23) 112
13 "The Longest Yarn" August 13, 2006 (2006-08-13) 113

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