What To Expect

Fun, Physical, Musical, Parental participation, Educational aspects are just the beginning.

The Session

Each session throughout Little-Strikers, from stage 1 to stage 3 follows the same structure to ensure consistency for both the child and parent.

Circle time/Registration

We begin our sessions with circle time sitting on the floor and all parents and children (well most of the children) sit in a circle and each child / parent introduces themselves to the group.

Warm Up

The warm up is a slow paced physical activity that gradually increases in intensity warming the children’s bodies safely ready for the activities. We encourage the children to understand how the body changes by feeling increased heart rate and body temperature.

Activities

Use a range of equipment, skills and games to deliver the core focus of Little-Strikers sessions.

Cool Down

Cool down is a fast paced physical activity gradually decreasing in intensity cooling the children’s bodies safely. We encourage the children to understand how the body changes by feeling decreased heart rate and body temperature and some basic relaxation and stretches.

Class Sizes

Classes have a maximum of 1 instructor to 12 children with their parent/guardian to ensure all have a fantastic experience and the child’s progression is encouraged weekly.

Phases

As children progress through the programme you will see how the early phases (1-3) support the child’s physical, social & emotional, and speech and language development to ensure the child’s foundations are in place to successfully develop the child’s football skills while progressing through the next stages.

Parents / Guardians

Parents and Guardians are the most important coach for all children attending Little-Strikers.
The Little-Strikers programme encourages the use of Praise and Reward in sessions and at home. Your child will be looking for your encouragement during the sessions and following your lead to join in and have fun.
Please be patient as every child develops at different levels and speeds. Some children may not be able to concentrate for the full session, which Little-Strikers instructors fully understand. It may take your child a few sessions to feel comfortable but as soon as they do they will soon be burning up the sports hall floor!

The Curriculum

The Little-Strikers curriculum has been created to empower the parent to teach the child and for the child to develop their life skills through the medium of football.
Three phases of development have been created to celebrate the child’s small steps through the programme so that every football skill has been developed, FUNdamentals of movement , Speech and Language linking into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We believe in Play, Teach and Learn at Little-Strikers and it is vitally important the parents are able to teach their children through play ensuring the child learns through the development stages of the EYFS.

Playability

Little-Strikers allows parents and guardians the opportunity to learn development and football games to play with the child.

Teachability

At Little-Strikers we support the parent to teach the child and the child to be taught all aspects of football and child development throughout our programme.

Learnability

Children are given the environment to learn and at Little-Strikers we encourage the parent to learn about and be part of their child’s development and not just observe it has it happens.

Next Step

From the age of 5 to 16+ move on to the Tecnico football development programme with sessions after school, evening, weekends, school holidays, one to one coaching, academy, parties, and join our football team at Botley Village F.C..