Parent participation not required but parents/guardian are required to stay with their children.
Mini Kickers builds on the foundation skills and football basics. Using a familiar structure, children are challenged both physically and mentally. When your child first joins, you may need to stay close-by for a few weeks, but the ultimate goal is for children to be able to participate on their own. The format remains learning through play and because children are allowed to work to their own ability, it is suitable for complete beginners.
# Children are encouraged to play independently of the parent/guardian
# 45-minute sessions
# Weekly classes
# FA qualified coaches
# Each new starter receives a football kit
Disguised Learning Through Play
Play and games are at the heart of everything we do. Our games cleverly disguise the learning aspect so the children just think they are playing. The more the children enjoy the games, the more they participate. This enjoyment leads to greater confidence, which in turn leads to self-initiated participation and independent play.
Mini Kickers teaches the fundamentals of football in a fun learning environment through a series of games using our tried and tested structure. The stages of development below outline our expectations for this age group:
Social, Emotional & Cognitive
# Comprehension of activities and attention increases.
# Confidence improves leading to independent participation.
# Awareness of surroundings is still poor and will require strong direction from coaches.
# Improved body control.
# Stamina and speed improves.
# Coaches implement more complicated movements at varying heights and speeds.
# Starts to develop a range of kicking.
# Competent directional kicking.
# Slow directional dribbling.
# Is able to hold the stop position, unaided, for a short period of time.
The primary goal is for children to love their classes and further develop their skills. This passion builds enough confidence for children to participate independently.