Welcome to our Academy Page (academy been running successfully since 1998 – blimey that’s nearly 22 years !!).
Manager : Paul McMahon mob: 07807 778494 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches : Kath Cookson and Jeni Warren
Saturday Academy sessions now indoors for the winter period at University of Chester Sports Hall (off Crab Lane, Fearnhead).
Saturday 5th October May be POSTPONED (would still be at Winwick IF on)
Saturday 12th October 10am to 11am
Saturday 19th October 10am to 11am
Saturday 26th October 10am to 11am
Saturday 2nd November 10am to 11am
Saturday 9th November 10am to 11am
Saturday 16th November 10am to 11am
Saturday 23rd November 10am to 11am
Saturday 30th November 10am to 11am
Saturday 7th December 10am to 11am
Saturday 14th December 10am to 11am
Christmas Break (No Academy 21st, 28th December, nor 4th January 2020)
Saturday 11th January 10am to 11am
Saturday 18th January 10am to 11am
Saturday 25th January 10am to 11am
Saturday 1st February 10am to 11am
Saturday 8th February 10am to 11am
Saturday 15th February 10am to 11am
Saturday 22nd February 10am to 11am
Saturday 29th February 10am to 11am
Saturday 7th March 10am to 11am
Saturday 14th March 10am to 11am
Saturday 21st March 10am to 11am
Saturday 28th March 10am to 11am
Saturday 4th April 10am to 11am
Easter Break (No Academy 11th April 2020)
On 18th April 2020 we will move back outside on the grass 10am to 11am at Winwick Leisure Centre, Myddleton Lane, Winwick
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