We give your children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. It’s the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life.
We have four different football classes each tailored to a different age group. However, we have two core beliefs that we take into every session.
Firstly, we believe in something we call “Play not Push”. It means teaching football in a fun, pressure-free environment. We want to give children a positive introduction to sport as a whole, not just football, so they’re more likely to stay healthy and active throughout their lives.
Secondly, we believe football can be educational. Coached in the right way it can stimulate imagination and aid early development skills such as learning colours and numbers, following instructions and playing as a team.
It’s an approach that has bagged us numerous awards and helped us expand globally over the last 12 years. And like all our Kickers, we never stop learning. We’re continually improving and updating our classes, based on feedback and input from child health specialists as well as our network of over 1,500 football coaches worldwide.
Age group information:
- Little Kicks – 18mths – 2.5yrs – Introduces the basics of football in a play orientated environment. Our games cleverly disguise the learning aspect so the children just think they are playing. A fantastic opportunity to assist in your child’s early education, helping them develop physically and improve cognitive and social skills in a pressure-free environment. Classes focus on early learning goals such as colours and counting, sharing and attention and listening.
- Junior Kickers – 2.5yrs – 3.5yrs – Junior Kickers builds on the foundation skills learnt in Little Kicks teaching children the fundamentals of football such as dribbling, striking and goal scoring in a more structured and engaging group environment. The format remains learning through play and because children are allowed to work to their own ability, is suitable for beginners. Skills badges such as kicking, physical literacy, imagination and team work are rewarded through this stage of the program.
- Mighty Kickers – 3.5yrs – 5th Birthday – Mighty Kickers are confident with boundless energy and this is catered for in our classes. Our games are fast-paced and increasingly football focused, with fun still at the heart, meaning that even new starters easily pick them up. Children begin to understand the importance of team play and matches are gradually introduced. Mighty Kickers classes not only focus on physical development but personal, social and emotional development too. Children work towards 6 skills badges in this age group.
- Mega Kickers – 5 – 7th Birthday – Mega Kickers brings together all the skills learnt through the program and introduces them into real football matches. Children continue to develop the social and cognitive skills as well as honing their football skills, putting them to use at the end of each session during the 20-minute match. There is a focus on fair play, as well as a focus on knowledge, understanding and practical application of the rules of play. More touches on the ball lead to faster and greater skill gain. Every child has their own ball throughout the session and our games are specifically designed for maximum touches of the ball. The games are progressively challenging enabling new skills to be learnt each lesson, however children are able to work within their ability. Children become more competitive at this age and are taught to challenge themselves and one another. The match becomes the climax of the session and is the perfect outlet for channelling children’s competitive energy as well as transferring their skills into a real world situation.