Mini-Soccer

Introduction

ISA COACHING Mini-Soccer provides high-quality, stimulating, child-centred football training for players from Reception to Year 8. Children of all abilities are able to fulfil their potential through fun and creativity and without pressure. The aim of ISA COACHING is to inspire children to play football and to nurture in them a love of learning the game, developing new skills and improving their performance.



Approach

The training at ISA COACHING is led by a UEFA A Licensed coach. The entire coaching team are all FA and UEFA qualified trainers with up-to-date CRBs, insurance and first aid qualifications.


All the coaches are very open-minded to new training concepts and ideas, but the overall training approach is extremely influenced by Dutch and Brazilian football philosophies.

The training works with a child's natural instinct. Classes start in Reception and involve the players exploring the game through their senses. The sessions always start with ball-sensitivity exercises to develop real control and familiarity the ball.

Central to the approach is the role of play and imagination. The players relish learning new skills and socialising without realising that the training has been carefully composed. As they improve and get older they explore different football concepts - technical, tactical, physical and psychological - in an enjoyable and structured way.

The coaching environment is of over-riding importance. ISA COACHING provides a secure and stimulating space for children to learn. An atmosphere in which children can practice freely, make mistakes and find solutions is always encouraged. In this environment a child gains a feeling of identity and positive self image. 

ISA Coaches have been involved with the blossoming careers of Raheem Sterling (Liverpool FC, England), Joshua & Jacob Murphy (Norwich City, England U18s), Reece Mitchell (Chelsea FC, England U17), Tafari Moore (Arsenal, England U16s) Jordan Browne (West Ham United FC, England U16), amongst others. 


Parent Partnership
ISA COACHING believes in parents working in partnership with the coaches and thus giving their children the best chance to flourish. Regular communication between parents and coaches is encouraged. The coaches are always on hand to discuss any concerns, suggestions or queries.


Preparation For The Training Sessions
• Players must bring trainers and football boots
• Shin pads must be worn
• Each child should wear weather appropriate clothing (shorts, t-shirt, tracksuit, rain jacket, sun cap, etc.)
• Spare clothing for inclement weather, sun cream and hat for hot weather
• Plenty of water
• The Registration forms, Terms & Conditions,  Parents' Code Of Conduct, and Photograph & Video Consent forms should be returned along with the Fees. If attending for the first time, the £5 taster session fee must also be paid before session.
• Players should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the session begins.
• Players should not eat a big meal immediately before training.
• Players should not wear jewellery. If a child has jewellery that cannot be removed (e.g. a ring/earring) then it must be taped.
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