SATURDAY MORNINGS, 9.00-10.00am
- Eoin’s group: 2 to 3 year olds (indoors-sports hall);
- Alan Jnr’s group: 3 to 4 year olds (indoors-sports hall);
- Alex’s group: Year Foundation/Year 1’s (indoors-sports hall/outdoors-astro;
- Jordan’s group: Year 1’s & 2’s (outdoors-astro).
- Liam’s group: Year 2’s & 3’s (outdoors-astro).
Please ensure that your child wears appropriate clothing/football kit (Westpro Teamwear available), and brings a drinks bottle.
Please note that there are NO car parking fees at Marjons on Saturday mornings.
Mini-kicker’s 2018/2019 Programme:
- Term 1: 8 Sep-20 Oct 2018 (7 weeks)
- Term 2: 3 Nov-15 Dec 2018 (7 weeks)
- Term 3: 5 Jan-16 Feb 2019 (7 weeks)
- Term 4: 2 Mar-6 Apl 2019 (6 weeks)
- Term 5: 27 Apl-25 May 2019 (5 weeks)
- Term 6: 8 Jun-20 Jul 2019 (7 weeks)
THE PRICE IS £4.50 PER SESSION AS A BLOCK BOOKING OR
£5 ON A ‘PAY AS YOU PLAY‘ BASIS
AGE APPROPRIATE FOOTBALL COACHING GROUPS
THE 2-3 YEAR OLDS
The youngest group (2-3 year olds) will be coached by EOIN but we appreciate parental participation so your child can enjoy the session more with your involvement. We will guide the children (and parent) on what the game is and we’ll demonstrate with the help of one/two of the children. The coaches will then move around each of the children to assist and play with each child. You will find that we like to use ‘humour’ as our medium for teaching children, they love it and so do we!
If your child does not want to follow the game we demonstrate, don’t worry, let them breathe and see what game they want to play. I have in the past actually changed the game to what a child wanted to play because it was better. There’s lots of equipment around that can entertain your little one, just help yourself and have fun.
THE 3-4 YEAR OLDS
These slightly older ones will be coached by ALAN JNR. Again, fun games is key to teaching the children but with a hint of more structure towards skill development. Children in this group will not require parental participation, if they do then the younger group may be more suitable for the child. In the last 15 minutes of the session we will try and have a small sided football match where we introduce the game but we may need more than one ball in the match.
THE FOUNDATION / YEAR 1 GROUP
This group will be coached by LIAM. Football Coaching in this group will be strongly focused towards individual ball skill: receiving the ball, passing, dribbling, shooting and finding space. The last 20 minutes of the session will be a small sided football match where we will introduce teamwork. All our coaches are educated in understanding the how children learn, and that ‘FUN’ is a priority!
THE YEAR 1/2 & 2/3 GROUPs
These groups will be coached by MIKE & JORDAN. Football Coaching in this group will be evenly focused between individual ball skill and playing as a team. The last 25 minutes of the session will be a small sided football match where we will develop team-working . All our coaches are educated in understanding the how children learn, and that ‘FUN’ is a priority!
Football coaching will take place indoors for the younger groups. Please ensure that your child wears appropriate clothing/football kit (Westpro Teamwear available), and brings a drinks bottle.
The oldest group will be coached outdoors on the astro-turf. So please ensure that your child wears appropriate outdoor clothing/football kit (Westpro Teamwear available), and brings a drinks bottle. Football Trainers/Astro trainers/Football boots Moulded studs/blades are acceptable on the Astro-turf BUT NOT FOOTBALL BOOTS WITH SCREW-IN STUDS.
Please don’t forget shin-pads because it doesn’t half hurt when studs scrape down your shins, oooouch!!!!
All coaches used by WestCountry ProCoaching are qualified FA coaches and hold the Enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate which requires Police checks by the Criminal Records Bureau.
A full refund for the remaining weeks of the block will be returned if you choose to discontinue with the coaching.