Where to find football training for kids
The question of where to find football training for kids is a big one. Football training academies for kids offer the much needed physical and social skills that will add positively to your child’s development. Your child will be able to live an active and healthy lifestyle. The academies use professional footballers and well-trained coaches to assist your child to achieve the most out of his/her talent.
One such academy is Mini Kicks limited (HELM), located in Doncaster, Bergamot Centre, Woodfield Park. It was created by ex-professional footballer now turned Ben Hunter. He created an academy that focuses on more than just football, they focus on creating a playful environment that encourages kids to develop a positive sense of themselves, respects for others, a positive interest in learning new skills and sense of pride in their abilities to master the skills.
Their sessions have been developed by trained coaches and professional footballers who use the best games, exercise, drills and materials for working with 2-10-year-olds. Their innovative curriculum emphasizes both the social and physical development of kids.
These classes offered by mini kicks are in remarkably safe and appropriate training areas. They ensure that the kid’s focus is more than just football. Their emphasis is mainly centred on creating a playful setting that encourages the kids to develop a positive intellect coupled with a positive concern for acquiring new skills. They help children to become proficient at their football skills; which is an additional achievement, not to mention their increased respect for others.
These training grounds have an amazing curriculum that has been developed by trained coaches and professional footballers who use the best training and resources for working with 2-10-year-olds.
This session is running as a parent-toddler group. This means that the parent is a key figure in the session. It perfectly fits 2-3 year old. It teaches the kids how to share things with others and how to wait for their turn. The programme is a convenient 8-week block booking.
This session promotes very important skills and behaviours that far outweigh football skills. Benefits of baby kicks include;
• The kids get to Improve their gross motor skills and coordination
• The kids get to Socialize with new friends in a new environment
• The key thing is to have fun, the kids will get to have a lot of fun
The curriculum is designed by teachers and coaches thus having a strong educational aspect to it.
The session targets kids between the ages of 3-6.
The session uses football to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices at a key development age. It helps kids develop self-confidence, motor skills, listening, socialization and life skills within football frameworks. Each child gets their own football during the whole session thus guaranteeing that each child’s skills will be developed in a unique and creative way. And also each child will get a chance to develop at their own pace.
They have devised innovative ways to keep the attention of the kids. They include;
• A well-designed curriculum that promotes skill development in a fun way.
• Highly qualified enthusiastic coaches.
• High energy fast-paced sessions.
The session targets kids between the ages of 6-8.
This session focuses on individual player development while still having fun in an amazing fantastic learning environment. The session is open to all abilities with a focus on delivery of their unique curriculum and in-house competition.
Nursery and primary school programmes
Mini kicks work with over 50 private nurseries and 30 primary schools in their region.
Their sessions are age appropriate and are led by trained instructors who are all enhanced CRB checked. Your child is guaranteed to have character development, physical development and a lot of fun.
They offer the following services to primary schools;
• Breakfast and after-school clubs
• Delivery of PPA cover/sports provision
• Comprehensive provision of KS1& Ks2 Curriculum
Using their knowledge of the National curriculum and EYFS they have their very own scheme of work that fits in very well with the latest national curriculum and also comes complete with CPD, lesson plans and differentiation.
Their scheme of work is aimed at getting the excitement back into physical education. Their key stage 1&2 curriculum is very professional and innovative and covers all the requirements set out in the national curriculum.
Every child will be provided with the various equipment needed during the sessions.
Mini Kicks Locations
Below are the areas where you can be able to find Mini Kicks for nursery and school clubs.
1. Doncaster – Buttons, Loversall Farm, Hill House School, Small World, Building Blocks, Day nursery, Sunny Bright, St Aidan, Tall Trees, Fledgings and Danum Daisies.
2. Mansfield/Nottingham – Cherubs Day Nursery and Long Dale.
3. Barnsley – Little Explorers, Chatterbox and Little Ducklings.
4. Harrogate –Happy Jays Killinghall, Kindercare Ripon, Penny Pot, Green Gables Montessori Day Nursery, Holy Trinity after school club, Willow Tree – Tuesday and Willow Tree – Friday.
5. Rotherham/Sheffield –Little Explorers Nursery, Pollywiggle@ the hall, Sunny Meadows Nursery and Todwick Early Years.
6. Hull – Smart Start Pre-school, Building Bricks Pre-school, Tillymints (Holderness road) and Play Time at Building Bricks.
7. Lincoln – Angels Daycare, Greetwell Hollow Day nursery, Children 1st Wragby Road and Hearth Farm Day Nursery.
8. East Lindsey – Puddle Ducks
9. Chesterfield – Tree Tops Nursery Barlbrough and The Jungle Day Nursery.
You will also be able to find the following Mini Kicks academies in the regions listed below;
• Kirk Balk Academy – Located at Kirk Balk, West Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 9HX
• Greenacre Academy – Located at Greenacre school Keresforth Hill Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. S70 6RG.
• Netherwood Academy – Located at Netherwood Academy, Dove Valley Way, Wombwell, S73 8FE
• Dorothy Hyman Academy – Located at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Snydale Road Cudworth Barnsley S72 8LH
2. Gainsborough – academy coming soon
• Retford Oaks Academy – Located at Babworth Rd, Retford DN22 7NJ
• Worksop Leisure Centre Academy – Located at Worksop Leisure Centre Academy
• Bircotes Academy – Located at Bircotes Leisure Centre, White House Rd, Bircotes, Doncaster DN11 8EF
• Gringley Academy – Located at Gringley On The Hill Community Centre, DN10 4QY
• Newbold Academy – Located at Outwood Academy Newbold, Highfield Ln, Chesterfield S41 8BA
• Queen’s Park Academy – Located at Queen’s park Leisure Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield S40 2ND
• Rossington Academy – Wayne Johnson, Located at Rossington Community Sports Village, Bond St, Rossington, Doncaster DN110BZ
• The Dome Academy – Geraldine Bricklebank, Located at The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7PD
• Bawtry New Hall Academy – Located Station Road, Bawtry, DN10 6PU
• Keepmoat Stadium Academy – Located at Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster, DN4 5JW
• MKGirlsCan – Girls only session, located at Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster, DN4 5JW
• Scawsby Academy – Andrew Bosman/ Lesly, Located at Scawsby Community Centre, Barnsley Rd, Doncaster DN5 8QQ
• Tickhill Academy – Don Banham, Located at Tickhill Methodist Church, 8 Buttercross Ct, Tickhill, Doncaster DN11 9JX
• Adwick Academy – Steve Bailey, located at Adwick Leisure Centre, Welfare Rd, Woodlands, Doncaster DN6 7QF
• Hayfield Academy – Martin Goodwin, Located at Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3HG
• Goals Academy – Simon O’ Reily, Located at Goals Doncaster, Worcester Avenue, Wheatley DN2 4NB
• Dearne Valley College Academy – Located at Dearne Valley College , Manvers Park, Wath upon Dearne, Swinton, Rotherham S63 7EW
• Rossington Academy – Located at Rossington Community Sports Village, Bond St, Rossington, Doncaster DN110BZ
• Thorne Academy – Adel Mullis, Located at Thorne Leisure Centre, Haynes Rd, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 5HX
6. East Lindsey
• Meridian Academy – Located at Meridian Leisure Centre, Sports Hall, Wood Lane, Louth, LN11 8RS
• East Lindsey – Location COMING SOON
• Gainsborough – Location COMING SOON
• Oasis Wintringham Academy – Located at Oasis Wintringham Academy, Weelsby Ave, Grimsby DN32 0AZ
• Rossett Academy – Located at Rossett Sports Centre, Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9JP
• Knaresborough Academy – Located at Knaresborough Community Centre 79 Stockwell Avenue HG5 0LG
• Ripon Academy – Located at Harrogate Road Methodist Church Hall, Harewood Road, Ripon, HG4 1TG
• Elim Academy – Located at Elim Pentecostal Church Harrogate, Park View, Harrogate HG1 5LZ
• Ripon GIRLS Academy – Located at College Lawns Football Pitches, Kersley Road, Ripon HG4 2RN
• Stafflex Arena Academy – Located at Stafflex Arena AstroTurf, Shelley FC, Storthes Hall Park off Storthes Hall Lane, Kirkburton, HD8 0WA
• Soccer City Academy – Located Soccer City, Tandem Industrial Estate, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 0AL
• Huddersfield – Location COMING SOON
• Wolfreton Academy – Located at Wolfreton High School, Well lane, Willerby, HU10 6HB
• Beverley Academy – Located at Beverley Leisure centre, Flemingate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0LT
• Hessle Academy – Located at Hessle Town Hall, South Lane, Hessle, HU13 0RR
• South Holderness Academy – Located at South Holderness Technology College, Station Rd, Preston, Hull HU12 8UZ
• Haltemprice Academy – Located at Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Springfield way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ
• St Marys Academy – Located at St Marys Sports College Academy Cranbrook Avenue HU6 7TN
• Andrew Marvell Academy – Located at Andrew Marvell Business & Enterprise College, Barham Road, Hull, HU9 4EE
• Beverley Academy – Located at Beverley Leisure centre, Flemingate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0LT
• Dunswell Academy – Located at Dunswell Sports Hall, Beverley Road, Dunswell, HU6 0AD
• Yarborough Academy – Located atYarborough Leisure Centre, Riseholme Road, Lincoln LN1 3SP
• North Hykeham Baby Kicks Academy – Located at North Hykeham Youth Centre, Middle Street, North Hykeham LN6 9QX
• Witham Academy – Located at Witham St Hugh’s Village Hall, LN6 9XG
• Cherry Willingham Academy – Located at Cherry Willingham Community School, Croft lane, Cherry Willingham, LN3 4JP
• ONE NK Academy – Located at Moor Ln, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX
• Sincil Academy – Located at Sincil Stadium, AstroTurf Pitch, Lincoln LN5 8LD
• Branston Academy – Located at Branston Astro Court, Moor Lane, Branston, LN4 1UF
• North Kesteven Academy – Located at North Kesteven School, Moor Lane, North Hykeham LN6 9AG
• Christ’s Hospital Academy – Located at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, Wragby Rd, Lincoln LN2 4PN
• Manor Sport Academy – Located at Manor Sport and Recreation Centre, Kingsley Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield NG19 8JY
• River Maun Academy – Located at River Maun Recreation Centre, Barringer Road, Mansfield NG18 2DF
• Ravenshead Academy – Located at Ravenshead Leisure Centre, Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 9AJ
• Ashfield Academy – Located at Ashfield Leisure Centre (Ashfield School), Sutton Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8HP
• Joseph Whitaker Academy – Located at Joseph Whitaker Sports College, Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Mansfield NG21 0AG
• River Maun Girls Academy with Mansfield Town Ladies – Located at Girls Only Group, River Maun Recreation Centre, Barringer Road, Mansfield NG18 2DF
• West Nottinghamshire Academy – Located at West Nottinghamshire College Sports Hall, Derby Road, Mansfield NG18 5BH
• Garibaldi Academy – Located at Garibaldi Sports College, Garibaldi Road, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0JX
• Southwell Academy – Located at Southwell Leisure Centre, Nottingham Rd, Southwell NG25 0LG
• Selston Academy – Located at Selston Leisure Centre, Chapel Road, Selston NG16 6BW
14. For Newark
• Newark School Academy – Located at The Newark Academy, London Rd, New Balderton, Newark-on-Trent, Newark NG24 3AL
• Dukeries Academy – Located at The Dukeries leisure centre Main road, Boughton New Ollerton NG22 9JJ
15. For Nottingham
• Southglade Academy – Located at Southglade Leisure Centre, Southglade Road, Nottingham NG5 5GU
• Hucknall Academy – Located at Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Road, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7TX
• Whiston Academy – Located at Whiston Parish Hall, Well Lane, Whiston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 4HX
• Thomas Rotherham College Academy – Located at Thomas Rotherham College, Moorgate Road S60 2BE
• Handsworth Grange Academy – Located at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, 3G Pitch, Handsworth Grange Rd, Sheffield S13 9HJ
• Clifton Community School Academy – Located at Clifton Community School, Cranworth Road Rotherham S65 1LN
• Rotherham LC Academy – Located at Rotherham Leisure Complex, Effingham Street, Rotherham S65 1BL
• St Thomas Community Hall Academy – Located at High Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S61 2BH
• Brumby Hall Academy – Located at Brumby Hall Sports and social club. Ashby Road DN16 1AA
• South Axholme Academy – Located at Burnham Road, Epworth, Doncaster DN9 1BY
• Barton Academy – Located at The Hub , Maltby Lane, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5PY
If you want your child to grow in confidence while learning new skills, enroll him/her to Mini Kicks football academy available in many regions. They have the best equipment and trainers who’ll assist your child achieve much more than they could ever imagine. They have academies and have partnered with schools and nurseries all over the region making them conveniently reachable to parents and their kids. Take a look at our facebook page and if you’d like to go ahead and book a session. Click here to find one near you.