Under 5s / 6s

U5 / U6 football will start for the 2019 / 2020 season at Bennett Memorial School 3G Pitch on Saturday 7th September at 9.30am.

You're very welcome to bring your son or daughter along for a couple of trial sessions to see if they like it first.

For more information, please contact Chris Allen or Phil Teague...

Chris Allen: 07708 739915 / cma_5963@yahoo.co.uk

Phil Teague: 07877 832224 / phill_teague@hotmail.co.uk

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"Football is great fun and I love it, I just can’t wait for next week..."

We really hope that children enjoy their first experience of football at our club. It is all about having fun while training and participating in this wonderful team sport.

On Saturday mornings we provide football coaching sessions for boys and girls of 4, 5 and 6 years of age and of all abilities. These sessions are run by experienced coaches. For the 2019 - 2020 season, they will be held on the Bennett Memorial School 3G pitch, as Langton Green Rec. is undergoing renovation of the pitches to improve drainage.

The Under 5’s (Reception class at school) and Under 6’s (Year 1) start with a warm-up session together where listening skills and the ability to follow simple instructions is important. We then separate them into their appropriate age groups for skills training, where balance and co-ordination is developed using stages in ball control, dribbling, trapping and shooting. Then after a short break the children take part in some small-sided matches with an emphasis on sportsmanship, playing in a team and introducing the basic rules of the game.

At this age group we ask that a parent/guardian for each child stays for the whole session. Any parents / guardians who would like to help are positively encouraged to join in. The club is run entirely by volunteers and the active participation of parents and guardians is critical to its continued success. We are very pleased that many of the children who start at this age group stay with the club and progress through different age levels and teams with the same core group of players.

Please make sure that the children come with appropriate boots for a 3G surface (astro boots or plastic moulded studs only - no metal studs or "blades" are allowed), kit, shin pads, a drink and bags of energy!

Don’t forget to dress them in track-suit bottoms and warmer / waterproof tops in the colder weather.

No food or drinks other than water is to be consumed on the 3G pitch. No dogs allowed in the school grounds either.