Programme

Our programme has been created to include and develop the following prime skills;

    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Communication and Language
    • Physical Development (Soccer skills)

These skills are delivered through a fun and exciting programme that uses soccer and games to practice the following aspects of development;

    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding of the World
    • Expressive Arts & Design

Each 40 – 45 and 60 minute weekly session is delivered through structured and free play in a safe and fun packed environment. All Little-Strikers sessions use specialist equipment and are managed by staff who are educated and trained to give your child every chance to have the best start in the game. The programme is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development.

Phase 1:

Aged 18 Months to 3 years

This class is designed for children who can walk confidently. The children will start building the framework of basic attention, listening skills ,interaction and ready to learn footballing basics such as passing and stopping, turning and balancing and enhances the core Little-Strikers themes of development in mathematics, personal and social skills, physical and creative development as well as improving children’s abilities with communication, language and literacy.

In the phase 1 classes children learn to move in a range of ways with pleasure, confidence and control, they also begin to develop an awareness of space and group work and the idea of sharing is encouraged with activities such as the parachute, Improving balance and co-ordination, exercises and skills are introduced for both the upper and lower limbs that include specific actions and movements, children gain greater bodily control whilst simultaneously enhancing their blossoming balance, co-ordination and gross motor skills.

Our Pupils are now at a point where they will be encouraged to participate in structured games and imaginative free-play, developing their basic ball mastery into multi-directional dribbling and striking. With these, developing skills paves the way for our pupils to move on to the next phase.

Full Parental participation is a must as you are most important to your child’s development and we will support you to ensure they are given every chance.

Phase 2:

Aged 3 years to 4

Children who have come through Phase: 1 will be demonstrating all the hallmarks of a well-rounded individual, confident with the ball using both feet  whilst developing  Agility, Balance and Co-ordination skills (ABCs) With parental participation, children will practice individual touches on a repetitive basis to ensure technical development in passing, stopping, dribbling, turning, balancing and follows on from the Phase: 1 that enhances the core  themes of development in mathematics, personal and social skills, physical and creative development as well as improving children’s abilities with communication, language and literacy.

Children learn to move in a range of ways with pleasure, confidence and control, they also begin to develop an awareness of space and group work and the idea of sharing is encouraged. Improving balance and co-ordination, as in all 3 classes is an important aspect of any session and more complex exercises and skills are introduced for both the upper and lower limbs.

Full Parental participation is a must as you are most important to your child’s development and we will support you to ensure they are given every chance.

Phase 3:

Aged 4 Years to 5

Our ‘Football for 4 – 5s’ programme has been designed to introduce children to the exciting world of football through structured yet FUN SESSIONS! and to continue to build up their skills.

Sessions include FUN warm-ups, FUN practices, FUN games and small sided football matches when appropriate. All our coaches follow our specially designed session plans which have been structured to ensure all children will have a ball each for the majority of the session, learning skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and more. Sessions also aim to improve balance, co-ordination, communication and social skills. The more practice they do the better they become.

Parental participation is not required at the foundation sessions but guidance may be required.

We ask the grown-ups to ensure their children are wearing our uniform, comfortable footwear and bring a drink for every session.

Sessions for phase: 3 last 60 minutes.

Reaching aged 5+

The next step

There’s no need to leave at 5! Tecnico Coaching provide players who want to continue to build their skills a seamless transition into our football development programme. We recognise that with our professional and knowledgeable coaches alongside the enthusiasm our young players they will have a great foundation of future development on their football journey.

Our philosophy at this young age is to make the game fun to practice and play as we work on all areas of technical drills and prowess as well as teaching the players to control their bodies as well as starting the process by providing a ‘how to phase at a basic level then challenging of ‘When and Why’ to do the skills and further more ‘What’ they could do in certain situations.