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Sport4Kids Football Coaching, Child Development & Girls Football Blog!

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David Joy is the S4K Network Partner for Beaconsfield & Buckinghamshire. David joined the S4K Family in Spring 2018 and has a passion for children's sport and golf.


There's A Toddler or Kids Sport Class to For Every Child

There's A Toddler or Kids Sport Class to For Every Child
Parents often take their children to a toddler or kids sports class and they don't quite get it or feel comfortable and don't settle. This may be any kids class, whether they be a rugby class, a football class or a dance class. It may be the coach, the activity, the environment or even the type of sport it is, that just doesn't suit certain children. I often hear children say..."I am no good at sport"…"I don't enjoy exercise"...I have heard it so many times My reply is "You haven't tried the right sports class yet" That's why at S4K we offer classes in so many sports from such a young age. From tots to teens. We need to give the full range of experience for our children. Not everyone can enjoy playing the same sport, we believe that exposure to many sports allows the child to find their niche. To find something they feel at home with, suits their physique and their temperament. Each child has their own natural movement style and footprint, which is often suited to certain sports and specific classes. The S4K Way and child development philosophy is embedded in the Montessori method of the prepared child and the prepared environment. The prepared environment is crucial as the emphasis is on creating a fun entertaining environment which engages the children. Whilst having fun, laughter and encouragement children are developing core and natural movement skills whilst playing. This builds skills whilst having a great time, they almost develop and progress without knowing. This gives them the skills to grow in confidence and gain transferable skills that will allow them to feel comfortable and even thrive in multiple sporting disciplines. There is considerable evidence that shows many sportsmen and women at the very top of their game played multiple sports in their teens before narrowing their field of expertise. Exposure to many sports gave them a well-rounded development, both physically and mentally, giving them an advantage over thei...
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Changing The Face of Children's Sport in Beaconsfield Buckinghamshire

Changing The Face of Children's Sport in Beaconsfield Buckinghamshire
As the new Network Partner for Sport4Kids Beaconsfield Bucks Territory, I would like to introduce myself, tell you a bit about my background and passion for encouraging children to take part in Exercise and Sport.  I would also like to welcome you to a free taster in one of our wonderful toddler and kids football and rugby classes. I have run a successful sports coaching business for more than 10 years, working mostly in Primary Schools in and around High Wycombe. My team of coaches currently work together to instil a love of sport in more than one thousand 4-11 year olds a week. Our focus is of course skill development but we are driven to make PE inclusive and fun for all abilities. It is so important to leave Primary School with a positive attitude towards Physical Exercise and to set the ground stone for the teenage and adult years. It is my belief that sport not only benefits children physically but also in their mental well being. The World Health Organisation is clear on the value of sports and physical activity; "...... participation in physical activity can assist in the social development of young people by providing opportunities for self-expression, building self-confidence, social interaction and integration. It has also been suggested that physically active young people more readily adopt other healthy behaviours (e.g. avoidance of tobacco, alcohol and drug use) and demonstrate higher academic performance at school".We advocate introducing children to sport as young as possible, that's why we have toddler football and toddler rugby classes to help them feel at home in a sporting context as they journey through their childhood years and embed good, healthy habits from the start. These classes help them to grow in all sorts of ways whilst having fun. They develop core motor skills and build confidence - being in a sporty environment with their parents and a fun and caring S4K coach is just the best start to their s...
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