FUN, CHALLENGING, PROGRESSIVE
(6-7 yr olds)
Mighty Kicks begins to look in more focus at the dynamic interplay between the coaching variables. A small amount of tactical information will now be introduced, however is still behind social, technical, physical & psychological learning objectives at this stage. The environment is determined by the development characteristics of the players and modifications can be made to suit the levels of player engagement & performance. At this stage we look to introduce children to club football, prioritising fun & individual player development along the way.
- Children play independently of their parent/guardian
- 60-minute sessions
- Weekly sessions (option of twice weekly)
- Group size up to 16 children (max)
CONSOLIDATE - FUNDAMENTAL & INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENT SKILLS
Mighty Kicks children will be confident & competent in the areas of dribbling, turns, running with the ball, shooting & 1v1 situations. Passing & receiving will slowly be introduced as a theme as a child moves through this stage. For aspiring goalkeepers, we offer goalkeeper specific coaching with an expert coach.
MiGHTY Kicks Development Focus
1) Social / Technical
2) Technical / Social
Mighty Kicks teaches the fundamentals of football in a fun learning environment through a series of games using our tried and tested structure. The stages of development below outline our expectations for this age group:
Stages of Development
Basic understanding of coach, player, parent relationship & interaction.
Development of self-concept.
A basic understanding of team cohesion.
Increased skill acquisition.
Good level of ball mastery for developmental stage.
Beginning to understand the importance of teamwork.
Developing in confidence.
Increased concentration levels.
Competes well in pressurised (1v1) situations.
Increased speed & agility
Increased reaction skills
Increased movement skills
Basic understanding of defending & attacking principles
Basic understanding of movement on & off the ball
Mighty Kicks aims to prepare children for a transition into a club environment. Fundamental movement & ball mastery skills are still emphasisied. We encourage children to take up a wide variety of sports. This way, children will start to demonstrate a strong sense of fairness, which is reinforced through our program with introduction to simple rules & ethics of the game. Simple tactics are introduced (basic defending & attacking principles). The beginning of independence from family begins in line with such events as starting school. Friendships begin to come to the fore - Physical, social & mental skills begin to rapidly develop & it's a critical time for a child to develop confidence. Mighty Kicks aims to play a big part in these very important early developmental years.
MIGHTY KICKS COACHING SESSIONS
What Can My Child Expect?
The very best possible introduction into football
When Will We Play?
Where Will We Play?
Kingsway Sports Centre, Turf Hill Road, Rochdale, OL16 4XA
What Does It Cost?
Our Mighty Kicks classes are limited to 16 children & are expected to
fill quickly. Admission can only be guaranteed to members who have committed to a four week program at a cost of £20*
(*Refundable if not wishing to continue after a first session)