Welcome to our Academy Page (academy in our club been running successfully since 1998 – blimey that’s 21 years !!).
Manager : Paul McMahon mob: 07807 778494 email: email@example.com
Coaches : Adham Jaidy, Anthony Noonan, Paul Connah and Jez Thackery (supported occasionally by Kath Cookson and Jeni Warren)
Saturday Academy sessions now outside on the grass 10am to 11am at Winwick Leisure Centre, Myddleton Lane, Winwick
Saturday 20th April 10am to 11am << Is ON as normal Easter Saturday
Saturday 27th April 10am to 11am
Saturday 4th May 10am to 11am
Saturday 11th May 10am to 11am
Saturday 18th May 10am to 11am
Saturday 25th March 10am to 11am
Saturday 1st June 10am to 11am
Saturday 8th June 10am to 11
Saturday 15th June 10am to 11am (followed by Annual Club Presentation at Winwick Leisure Centre – time to be confirmed – 12noon likely)
Saturday 22nd June 10am to 11am
When we get to October 2019 we will move back to an indoor venue.
Parents very welcome to help and the Club supports all if they wish to become a fully qualified coach too. In fact we need parents to help, give it a go, its pretty enjoyable and I can assure you from first hand experience that the smiling faces on the kids when they learn something new is worth its weight in gold !!
All Year 1 players complete a Registration and Health Form in readiness for the start of the new season (the FA deem the new season to be from 1st July every year, with organised league matches from September of the Year 2 school year).
SUMMARY: We train outdoors on grass every Saturday morning 10am to 11am from approximately March until mid- to late- October but then move to an indoor winter training venue. When indoors clothing worn should protect knees and elbows from tumbles on the indoor hard wood surfacing, when outdoors football boots prevent slipping on wet grass. Shin pads should be worn to protect the children whether indoors or outdoors.
All children welcome once they are old enough to enjoy the sessions we put on. We cater for Pre-Reception, Reception and Year 1 Children, so bring your child down, either a girl or a boy, and see how they get on. No cost the first week, thereafter £3 per session attended.
We adopt an ‘age appropriate’ coaching approach and the sessions might look to a new parent a little ‘cluttered’ at times and often resembling very little what adults usually recognise as ‘football’. However this is all by design to provide the children with the essential agility, balance, ball-to-eye coordination, movement, awareness and other skills necessary to play football. This approach, along with creating a safe fun environment for the kids to learn by ‘playing’, sets the platform for every player to develop in a deliberate way that is fully recognised by the FA as enabling the children to become independent decision makers in the best way possible. As a Charter Standard Community Level Club we are totally committed to this age appropriate approach.
We form new U7s Teams from 1st July every year but start to arrange the players into ‘squads’ of perhaps 5 or 6 from April / May, and can form anything between 2 and 4 teams usually. The FA allow 5v5 matches at U7s and U8s on a 40m x 30m size pitch. It then becomes 7v7 at U9s and U10s; 9v9 at U11s and U12s and then 11v11 from U13s.
Full details are included in our Academy Brochure