U6 Academy

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: thedoc1959@yahoo.co.uk 

Coaches : Adham Jaidy, Anthony Noonan, Paul Connah and Jez Thackery (supported occasionally by Kath Cookson and Jeni Warren)

Saturday Academy sessions now indoors 10am to 11am at Sports Hall, University of Chester, Crab Lane, Fearnhead, Warrington, WA2 0DB

Saturday 2nd Feb 10am to 11am
Saturday 9th Feb 10am to 11am
Saturday 16th Feb 10am to 11am
Saturday 23rd Feb – Hall Unavailable
Saturday 2nd March 10am to 11am
Saturday 9th March 10am to 11am
Saturday 16th March 10am to 11am – indoors until at least 16/3/19
Saturday 23rd March 10am to 11am
Saturday 30th March 10am to 11am
Saturday 6th April 10am to 11am
Saturday 13th April 10am to 11am
Saturday 20th April CANCELLED << Easter Weekend

When we get to the better weather we will move back to grass. That could be as early as 23rd March, or we will stay indoors for longer if we need.

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 (1st July every year, with organised league matches from September of the Year 2 school year).

Winwick Athletic FC Player Registration and Health Form 2018/19

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.

Full details are included in our Academy Brochure

2018-19 Academy Brochure v1.0 19august2018

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