We recognise that coaching children under the age of eight presents its own unique set of challenges primarily due to their developmental immaturity, short attention span, and less developed muscles.
In combination with Val Sabins internationally-renowned early years sports training, our classes have been designed to cater for these different skill levels so every child can get the most out of their session. Our drills are tailored to their age-specific abilities and promote the development of individual skill rather than team skills, which will come later.
Each session is geared around touching the ball as many times as possible. Basic motor skills such as running, skipping and hopping are emphasised, improving ball control and general movement. But above all the emphasis is on fun for your child!
All our coaches have been highly vetted and approved. As a matter of course we adhere to all Child Protection laws and guidelines, as well as Health & Safety. All our coaches also have a first aid qualification and have successfully passed through advanced checks with the Criminal Records Bureau.
If you have any concerns or would like to see certificates and documentation you are always welcome to do so.
Kids love learning new skills, and through football training, we introduce your child to new skills all the time which means they experience a huge sense of achievement and raised self-esteem, through praise and a sense of worth!
If you would like this for your child simply register your details with us by going to our online enrolment form
We know that each player’s journey to his/her goal is not always an easy one, so we are committed to ensuring all members of our clubs have a positive and successful experience. We therefore have the following core beliefs:
We believe that our football clubs should be part of our local communities and that all members and sectors of our communities should be able to participate in our clubs.
We believe that our clubs should be inclusive clubs which means that they are open to all abilities. We want everyone to be able to participate in football whatever their ability. We believe in creating an open and friendly environment in all our clubs so that all our players, their parents and siblings can feel that they belong and can contribute.
We want our players to play to the best of their abilities. We believe in focusing on all aspects of the game from skills training, tactical awareness, physical fitness as well as playing competitive games.
We believe in promoting the highest coaching standards and attracting the best coaches so we provide our coaches with the best continuous training and sports education. Our coaches are role models so we encourage them to have high standards of personal conduct and to be leaders.
We believe in promoting good standards of personal conduct, for our players, coaches, members of staff and mums and dads too! We believe football training and involvement in sport is important for developing our children’s sense of personal responsibility, self-discipline and pride in who they are.