Football

Football

children in football shirts staring into distance

About Football

Football (also known as soccer) is a game in which two teams of 11 players, using any part of their bodies except their hands and arms, try to maneouver the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Only the goalkeeper is permitted to handle the ball and may do so only within the penalty area surrounding the goal. The team that scores more goals wins.

Football is the world’s most popular ball game in numbers of participants and spectators. Simple in its principal rules and essential equipment, the sport can be played almost anywhere, from official football playing fields (pitches) to gymnasiums, streets, school playgrounds, parks, or beaches. Football’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), estimated that at the turn of the 21st century there were approximately 250 million football players and over 1.3 billion people “interested” in football; in 2010 a combined television audience of more than 26 billion watched football’s premier tournament, the quadrennial month-long World Cup finals.

image of boy with football

What do training sessions involve?

Training sessions consist of a dynamic warm up, a drill and a match that implements the drill that we are working on and a cool down. Depending on time constraints we will work accordingly and adjust where necessary.

There will be rewards for certain children who I feel have been the best behaved, most improved and the player that I feel merits a coach’s award in that particular session. The child will be able to take home the award and must return the award back for the next session as it spoils the chance for another child to receive these awards, if it is not returned.

What I hope to achieve with your children

Each child will be assessed individually (this may take a while) and given key points and guidance in a professional but positive and fun environment.
Children have amazing ability to change their mind set and focus given the right stimulation and setting. I’ve seen it with my own eyes where the lightbulb switches on in their brains and it’s great to see.
I don’t expect miracles – just effort, behaviour and the fact that they enjoy coming to the sessions and are having fun!