Tell me about it
Regular weekly sessions for children at various venues in Wolverhampton including Aldersley Leisure Village, Bert Williams Leisure Centre, Wednesfield High Academy and Wolverhampton Grammar School. Our coaches deliver high quality coaching sessions in a safe environment. The recommended ratio of players to coaches is not exceeded and children are coached within their own age bands. Strict rules of behaviour apply while, at the same time, children enjoy their skill work and small-sided games. Young players from different schools in their neighbourhood have the chance to meet each other and make new friends.
For the youngest boys and girls, the 4 to 7 year-olds, basic movement skills will be developed (Agility, Balance, Co-ordination and Speed) alongside basic dribbling, turning, passing, control, shooting, running with the ball and goalkeeping skills, using a range of fun games and challenges.
For older players, the 8 to 16 year-olds, there is a continuing development of movement skills and a progression in skill activities and games. Discovery learning is used to improve players' knowledge. FUTSAL (small-sided football recognised and supported by FIFA, UEFA and The FA) will also be introduced at this stage to encourage skilful and creative play.
Who is it for?
Girls and boys of all abilities who want to learn and practise football skills. Regular weekly coaching develops players, improves confidence and helps them to reach their potential. Children aged 4 to 16 years are able to register.
We also offer a Wildcats football centre for girls only aged 5 - 11. This provides the opportunity for girls to try football for the first time and play on a regular basis.
What is the cost?
£4.20 per session (£6.30 on Saturday morning, one and a half hours). SSE Wildcats is £3.00 per session. Registration is FREE. Pay as you play.
When do the coaching sessions take place?
Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings during term time.
Aldersley Leisure Centre
Monday & Friday - 5.00pm to 6.00pm for 4 to 12 year olds
Bert Williams Leisure Centre
Monday & Friday - 5:30pm to 6:30pm for 4 to 7 year olds & 6:30pm to 7:30pm for 8 to 12 year olds
Thursday - 5.00pm to 6.00pm for 13 to 16 year olds
Wednesfield High Academy
Tuesday & Friday - 6.00pm to 7.00pm for 4 to 12 year olds
Girls Centre (FA WildCats) - Wednesday 6.00pm to 7.00pm for 6 to 11 year
Wolverhampton Grammar School
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 6.00pm to 7.00pm & Saturday 9.00am to 10:30am for 4 to 12 year olds
Registration is free but coaches will ask you to complete a Parental/Guardians consent form for each child on the first visit, so please arrive a few minutes early. Sessions are indoors and children should wear trainers. Shin pads are essential and, for your convenience, can be purchased from coaches for £5.50 per pair. Football socks are also available if required at £3.50.