About

FOOTBALL KIDS

Providing football coaching to children aged 4–10 years:

FOOTBALL KIDS was first established in 2003 by Chris Ward – having a background as a player at youth & senior level playing his 1st senior game at semi-pro level at the age of just 16 years of age for Kingsbury Town FC. In 2001, Chris was invited to run a new U’7’s side which his son had recently joined and from then on, became increasingly involved in football coaching, setting up FOOTBALL KIDS 2 years later.


WELCOME TO ‘FOOTBALL KIDS’…
Now in its 13th year, FOOTBALL KIDS has established itself as a recognised sports coaching provider delivering structured football development to children aged 3-8 years. FOOTBALL KIDS encourage sport and good nutrition from an early age. All activities for our youngest age groups follow key stages 1, 2 & 3 of The National Curriculum.

1-1 COACHING
Now the key focus at FOOTBALL KIDS – 1-1 coaching provides individual development for a more focused approach. 1-1 coaching sessions can be booked for Saturday & Sunday mornings as well as during mid-week after school. More info…

COACHING PROGRAMME
Current age range: Reception – Year 2. We cater both for boys & girls. Coaching activities are age appropriate and include discussion and explanation. Players will meet new friends whilst learning and developing their skills. More info…

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Our youngest players, learn & repeat simple skills and actions with increasing control, improved coordination and better understanding – progressing onto simple tactics for attacking and defending. Players are taught to observe, describe and copy what others have done. Agility, Speed & Balance routines are included in the coaching programme as these are key performance disciplines which form an important part of a child’s overall sports development.

SKILLS LADDER
The Academy “skills-ladder” will give players from Year 1, an opportunity to gain achievement Awards and Certificates as they progress through the different levels. “Skill Ladder” tasks include much of what is being taught in the weekly coaching routines.

TOURNAMENTS
YEAR 1 & 2 – In-house tournament are held during summer term – All players receive a winner medal & have lunch once the matches have finished. Tournament will be held on the outdoor 3G pitches at Barnet Football Ground, Edgware. Tournament days are great fun for the players, parents & coaching team.

THE COACHING TEAM
Are enthusiastic, patient and dedicated to sport-education where children can learn and progress at their own pace in a controlled and fun environment. Our coaches are FA qualified level 1 – 3 and have up to date CRB and First Aid certificates. We operate a Rooky coach scheme which introduces young future coaches into the coaching system. Coaching routines are set by FOOTBALL KIDS.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
FOOTBALL KIDS have operated over 40 parties and cater for groups of 25 – 50 children. Perfect for children in school year’s Reception – Year 5. Party info & bookings…

PARTNERSHIPS
Over the years we have developed close partner-relations with Watford FC Academy who regularly invite us to play in 4 v 4 matches.


FOOTBALL KIDS ACADEMY
Community Partnership
WATFORD FC

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