QDo you run midweek classes?


At present, I don’t run midweek classes for Under 5s but this may be something I introduce in the future see http://www.soccerstartsfootballacademy.co.uk/new-classes/ for up to date class information on new classes.

Full class listing at present I run can be found @

The above link provides the most up to date listings for classes and age groups at our weekend venues which at present includes:
Saturdays @ Musselburgh Sports Centre (Sports Hall) in Musselburgh
Sundays @ Centre of Sport and Exercise (Sports Hall), Edinburgh College, Sighthill Campus in Edinburgh West.

Any other questions feel free to drop me an email on [email protected]

QHow much are sessions?


Please find up to date information on prices on http://www.soccerstartsfootballacademy.co.uk/prices 

QHow do I start? Can I just turn up on day?


Bookings must be made in advance to join our registers initially for a trial period before joining our registers as a regular member.

Click on the book now link on the home page which will provide link for our waiting list/ offers trial or join register functions or use the following link

If after the initial trial period you would like to commit to fully join our club as a regular then please follow guidance sent from our Head Coach Bryan Robertson on how to join registers as a member via our subscription system which will be sent via email during your trial period with us.

Email me on [email protected] if you wish to join any of the midweek classes I run in conjunction with other organisations.

(Home page is www.soccerstartsfootballacademy.co.uk and the icons for booking are at the top right hand side of the page)

QOnce you decide to join what is process.


After you have had a trial period you can then join as a regular member by communicating to us via a reply to any email or booking request via the system we send out and following the instructions and setting up your subscription.

We run an “on-going rolling programme” for our lessons. We value your custom so it is only right that you do not lose your space because you simply forgot to rebook.

We reserve all trialists a provisional space on our system to join as a regular member. We do this as its only right children who have attended as a trialist get the chance to join from the week that follows as a regular if they have enjoyed their initial trial period.

If after your trial period you want to continue you follow guidance sent out via Bryan Robertson our head coach via email our the class for kids booking system.

If you don’t want to continue after the trial period all you need to do is drop us an email on [email protected] and let us know.

If your a regular member and you have decided you no longer want your Childs regular space for future months and would like to “opt out” all you have to do is email and tell us of your decision, we shall email you back to acknowledge your decision and when your final payment runs out/ covers your child attending sessions on our registers.

All we ask is that you provide us 14 days notice as a minimum before the next date your due to pay (example emailing us 10th September with notice would mean we would not charge for Octobers fees due).

Children are able to attend any sessions covered by your last payment during any notice period. (example if paid on 1st September you would then be able to attend any sessions delivered in September even though you provided us notice during that month that you dont require the space in the future months)

To avoid dispute please note that we can only accept any request to opt out in writing via email. If this is not received then you will be charged every month as normal until notice is given to remove your child from the register.

If the classes are midweek classes I may be running these sessions in line with school term or in partnership with another organisation. If that is the case prices, how you pay and who you pay may differ and will be explained when you send an email to [email protected]. All our weekend classes are on all year round payment system via the book now function on the home page and class for kids system.

QDo parents take part in classes?


For the under 3s classes parents participate fully in the classes to support your children take part in the fun activities the coach is leading the group on.

For the 3 to 5 years classes children are encouraged to take part in some of the class on their own and for other parts of the classes they are encouraged to take part with their parent. Activities are designed to challenge the children when particpating with a parent to a more advanced level than the under 3s classes.

Children of primary age participate on their own but parents can stay and watch if they wish regardless of age (1 parent per child with facemasks on at present).

During the 4-6 class its recommended that you do stay until children are comfortable being left on their own, dont require to be taken to the toilet during sessions etc. Most parents stay at this age as love watching what the kids are working on during the sessions.

QDo you run classes for older children?


As an experienced coach of children from walking age to 18 years, I can provide classes for your group or organisation from walking to adult age email me on [email protected] if you can’t find what you are looking for on my website


Please find my present listing of classes for children of primary school age


QWhat venues and time slots do you cater for?


All information on primary age classes is on the page


All information on our classes for under 5s is on the page


QWhat is the best way to get in touch with Soccerstarts Football Academy?


Best way to contact Soccerstarts is via email, text or facebook message due to nature of the academy I am often unavailable to take a telephone call. However I am happy to chat over the phone if you have a more specific request. 99% of info will be available on website, facebook page or via above methods.

QCan I get a free taster?


A. one-off tasters are not available as children can take more than one week to settle into any type of new environment so I do not offer them. However, a trial period is available before you sign up as a regular.
http://www.soccerstartsfootballacademy.co.uk/prices on our up to date prices. 

QCan you tell me more about what you do in classes?

QDo you cater for one to one sessions and birthday parties?


We provide small group coaching for 2-6 kids and also birthday parties see below links.



We believe small group coaching works best in tandem with your child attending larger group training and match play environments as well so their football development is rounded.

We believe one to one training has its place but small group training brings more benefits than the one to one format where attacking and defending principles can be worked on along with practice against an opponent with lots of opportunities for practice within a small group.

We will take on players for 1 to 1 coaching but we believe that 1 to 1 coaching needs to be part of the bigger picture ie player should be already taking part in team training/ group training/ matches etc and this is in addition to sharpen skills and provide a different environment for practise.

Any questions please look at above links or email me on [email protected].

QCan you provide a coaching club based in my local primary school or nursery?


Hopefully, all the above information helps with any of your queries but if you have something more specific you want to ask me feel free to drop me an email on [email protected] contact me on facebook via the Soccerstarts Edinburgh Facebook page or text or call on 07544221045.