About Soccerstarts

What is Soccerstarts?
Soccerstarts is a football coaching programme split into Soccerstarts and the Brazilian Futebol Academy Programmes.

The Soccerstarts programme is split into age 2 main categories Walking- 5 years and 4.5 to 12 years.

Soccerstarts Walking- 3 years.
Session duration: 40 minutes

The first Soccerstarts stages encourage parents to 100% fully participate alongside their child which has massive benefits for your child’s skill development as well as for your relationship with your child as these classes are encouraging play and an active lifestyle as well as coaching your child basics of football. These classes use various pieces of equipment and small footballs to help engage your child in the session. The sessions aims are to introduce your child to football related activity and start working on loads of fun practise on football related skills. As well as improving co-ordination, footballing and social skills these sessions will help your child’s number’s and language skills as they will be talking to their parent throughout the session and after the session about activities they are partaking in. These sessions will also help improve your child’s confidence being in an environment with other children.

Children who are socially ready to move up to stage 2 will be encouraged to move up at approximately 3 years old but as children develop socially and enjoy play differently the top end of the stage 2 classes are open ended age wise to suit your child.

Most of the activities involve the child being partnered by their adult within stages 1 so that quality of repetitions is quick and quality of feed to child is off top quality as it’s from an adult rather than a child so results in your child receiving more practise within a session.

Advanced Soccerstarts- 3 years- 5 years (minimum parent participation)

Session duration 40 minutes
These classes are minimum parent participation, parents main role to be avid supporters on the side lines for their children and to partner their child during more advanced excerises if required. Parents are expected to stay as children are still very young and this also helps with the quick pace and fast moving nature of classes that a few parents at any time can help alongside the coach as and when assistance requested for more advanced excerises and game situations.

These classes start to develop your child’s social skills in a different manner as they are taking part in these football classes in a minimum parent participation fashion. These classes also start to introduce your child to working in 2’s in a football environment with other children and introduced to 1 v 1 football and football related fun games.

Stage 2 classes also use a wide range of football and play equipment.

4.5 to 9.5 years. classes
All classes are non-parent participation and parents are free to watch classes or take a well-deserved break.

Dependent on venue availability the sessions will be split into the following groupings for the Brazilian Futebol Academy.
Session duration- 40 minutes- 1 hour
Sessions are less play related than the Pre School age classes and more in the format of a traditional football session however the session will still involve use of non traditional ball sizes to enhance co-ordination and decision making and problem solving abilities.
Sessions will be set up to encourage loads of touches of the ball for every child in the class as practise makes a skill permanent.

Classes will be structured and fun and repetition of skills an important part of classes but loads of different activities will be used to encourage use of all parts of both feet for control, passing, dribbling and shooting. Ball Mastery and moves to beat players also introduced from Primary 1 age classes onwards.

Again all small sided games and skills work will use a mix of traditional football’s and various other balls will be used to encourage development of skill and creative thought. Soccerstarts sessions  will use a mix of SFA and his Brazilian Soccer School coach education during these classes pulling for head coach Bryan Robertson’s experience and coach education within the session plans as well as any coaching research Bryan has cpnducted that fits with the Soccerstarts ethos.

As children move from early primary school years Sessions will start to become more advanced with the introduction of more moves to beat players and ball mastery as an increased theme during sessions.

Again all small sided games and skills work will use a mix of traditional football’s and various other balls will be used to encourage development of skill and creative thought.

Classes will use a mixture of SFA, Brazilian Soccer Schools, Futebol De Salao methods within with Soccerstarts training programme pulling from Bryan’s experience in football coaching and also from Bryan’s coaching research.

As children head towards their last years in primary school sessions will again increase in difficulty and will mainly concentrate on moves to beat players and ball mastery and providing opportunities to put moves to beat players into practise within sessions.

Again various ball sizes will be used to encourage development of skill. Children will be encouraged to practise out with sessions on moves learned in classes, ball mastery etc

Classes will use a mixture of SFA, Brazilian Soccer Schools, Futebol De Salao, coerver methods to design the Soccerstarts programme selected from Bryan’s experiences in football coaching and also from Bryan’s coaching research.

Grouping of children will be specific to the venue demand but age groups will be tailored to ensure vast majority of group are at a similar learning stage to support maximium learning within classes.

All Soccerstarts and Brazilian Futebol Academy sessions aim to give children the ability to improve football skills and give all children much needed skills development time whether they are new to football or a naturally gifted player who already plays with school or club team. All players need to practise no matter what skill level or age they are so contact Soccerstarts today for more details on call – 07544221045 and email [email protected]