What Is Recreational And How Does It Work?
Our Recreational Programme is designed to challenge and better prepare players ages 6 to 12 years old for the next level of football. In effect, we are preparing these groups to train & play together as a team with the focus on developing players for the older age groups.
Our basic philosophy is that focusing on individual player development with fundamental ball skills, realistic and fair game time and developing players in all areas of the field should be the overriding factors at this age.
The developmental approach places the emphasis on the player and their individual development and not that of the team. The main focus is technical development without the pressure of short-term gain or results.
What We Aim To Do
For the U7’s group, we want to develop a pool of players in addition to the U6’s Mini-Kickers squad.
For the 8 to 10yr’s, we start to tier the pool of players into more of a team focus. However, all players in the pool are still being developed.
For the 11 to 14yr age group we focus on a more competitive element. Recreational players are still welcome to train with their squad at a cost of £3 per session but will not be considered for matches or tournaments.
The end goal will be to ensure that as we move forwards we have a big enough talent pool that have experienced a high level of training so that we can field at least one team in each age bracket.
The Recreational Programme is intended to enhance development by providing quality coaching to young players who have already shown signs of being ready for and are committed and dedicated to a higher level of play.
The programme is geared towards the individual player’s skill, ball mastery and technique. Team results are secondary and will not be considered a priority.
Individual ball oriented, technical training including dribbling, running with the ball, feints, escaping from defenders and ball striking.
The development of teaching roles/shape and not positions.
Teaching small groups to keep possession of the ball with the use of individual skill as well as passing and movement.
The introduction of passing and receiving with both feet leading to increase in speed of play.
Recreational Youth Programme
10-14 years – £90 per year
Required Equipment: Football boots & shin pads.
Kit: Club training kit provided
For more information please click on the link below