U6 Academy

Welcome to our Academy Page (academy been running successfully since 1998 – this is our 25th year !!).

Manager : Paul McMahon mob: 07807 778494 email: thedoc1959@yahoo.co.uk 

Coach : Tony Brown mob: 07968 709765 email: email: tony@brown.org

Support Coaches : Johnny Crockett, Sam Liddiard, Lee Morley

Saturday Academy sessions on grass during the drier summer months at Myddleton Lane from April to October 9am to 10am at Winwick Leisure Centre, Myddleton Lane, Winwick. During the winter months at Rainhill High School Sports Hall from October to April 9am to 10am too.

Saturday 26th Nov – ON GRASS at Winwick
Saturday 3rd Dec 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 10th Dec 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 17th Dec 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)

Christmas Break

Saturday 7th Jan 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 14th Jan 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 21st Jan 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 28th Jan 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 4th Feb 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 11th Feb 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 18th Feb 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 25th Feb 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 4th March 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 11th March 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 18th March 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)
Saturday 25th March 9am to 10am – Rainhill High School Sports Hall (indoors)

Players wishing to train please email Paul McMahon using: thedoc1959@yahoo.co.uk 

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) although it is possible that an U6 Development League may be starting run by the Warrington Junior Football League.

Winwick Athletic FC Player Registration and Health Form 2022/23

SUMMARY: We train outdoors on grass every Saturday morning 9am to 10am from approximately March until mid- to late- October but then move to an indoor winter training venue for the winter (Rainhill High School Sports Hall). When indoors, clothing worn by players 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 form 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 (click the link below)

2020-21 Academy Brochure v1.0 26th August 2020

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