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Age Groups

Toddler plus


Our introductory group for those born between September 2018 and August 2019 instils the foundation of core skills utilised by football players and more generally sports people. The group focuses on:

  • Running and changing direction

  • Developing balance and co-ordination

  • Identifying space and working on evasion

  • Moving around with a ball

  • Stopping a ball with control

Above all this group concentrates on fun activities that will help engage players in a life time of sports participation. We strive to ensure each player leaves this group with confidence and a solid grasp of the ABCs of the sport.

Parents/Carers will work with their children in this group to reiterate instructions when necessary and give guidance when appropriate. No coaching knowledge is required by parents/carers.



Players born between September 2017 and August 2018 tend to have a good grasp of running around and are confident in groups. Therefore this group focuses much more on:

  • Individual ball control on the floor

  • Dribbling in different directions, stopping and continuing

  • Passing and receiving the ball on the move

  • Shooting at targets

  • Small sided challenges

Developing further core skills and focusing on the ability to use movement while in control of the ball allows this group to start participating in football specific challenges that set them up for small sided matches. We strive to ensure each player leaves this group with the ability to dribble, pass and shoot.

Parents/carers will have less involvement with this group and are asked to only participate when instructed by the coaches. This helps players increase their independence.



Players born between September 2015 and August 2017 have the added enhancement of starting primary school and the development that bring. With this in mind to focus on:

  • Accuracy when passing and shooting

  • Dribbling and ball control with defenders

  • Individual ball control; bouncing & off ground

  • Identifying space and team work

  • Small sided matches

Introducing defenders while working on accuracy and teamwork means this group will be able to progress quickly into playing some small sided matches. The coaches will use terminology consistent with prior groups and ready for club football. We strive to ensure that each player will leave us feeling confident and prepared to start club football with the ability to start considering which position they’d like to play.

Parent/Carer involvement is unlikely to be required during players in this group although we appreciate new players may still be apprehensive.

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