Training takes place at Leyton Sixth Form College, London, every Saturday between 10.00am and 12.00pm. Below is a guide to the programme, as well as some key information on age groups, including the oldest and youngest dates of birth for those players qualifying to take part.
Age Group Youngest D.O.B Oldest D.O.B Time
3 – 5 01/09/2017 – 31/08/2015 10am – 12pm
6 – 10 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2010 10am – 12pm
11 – 15 01/09/2009 – 31/08/2005 10am – 12pm
The aim of Skills Club is to develop player’s ability both as an individual and part of a structured team. Players will develop their all round game following the multi-focus approach adopted by our successful and highly-regarded Academy. Within this model players will develop in four key areas:
Technically – Improved ability to perform skills with control and poise
Tactically – Improved understanding of the game and the decisions they make within it
Physically – Improve players ability to move with control, focussing on better balance, agility and coordination
Personally – Improve players values and approach towards sport and challenges
Skills Club will take place at Leyton Sixth Form College and is tailored for children between the ages of 3 and 15. Teams will be formed based on player ages and these teams will have a maximum age band of two years, to ensure that coaching is specific and relevant to each and every child that takes part.
These sessions last for 2 hours between 10am and 12pm.
Beginners is designed for young boys and girls aged 3 to 5 years old. At this stage, the focus on young players is on individual skills and using a variety of fun games will encourage the children to have control of the ball. Also, for this age group we aim at developing basic fundamentals i.e agility, balance, stability and co-ordination in a footballing environment.
Please bring along a small snack and a drink as well as appropriate clothing for all weather conditions and shin pads.
Player Development (6-10Yrs)
Player development is aimed at developing the levels of ability of both boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.
We recognise that young footballers develop at different speeds therefore, players will be split both by ages and ability levels to ensure that their football experience is relevant to their developmental stages. Within this framework, we follow the follow the FA guidelines, ensuring that no player is playing with other participants more than two years above or below their current age.
Our player progression course is designed for young players between the ages of 11-15 years old. It is designed for players that require more challenging training sessions. In addition, It also incorporate other relevant areas of focus including, tactical training, nutrition, conditioning and technical training.
This course is predominantly designed for players who train or play regularly.