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Testimonials

  • Dylan is having a great time since joining S4K a few months ago – so glad we moved him from... View More..
    Mark, father of Dylan & Luke - S4K Kickers, Farnborough

  • We had a taster class a few weeks ago with S4K and I was a bit...well surprised. It was not what I... View More..
    Christine, mother of Tristan - S4K Tots, Camberley

  • Sport4Kids is better than anything else that we have encountered before. We were with previously... View More..
    Emma, mother of Jessica - S4K Kickers, Old Windsor

  • Really good structured classes for age related needs. My two boys love it! Thank you to coach Adam... View More..
    Sarah, mother of Daniel and Harvey - S4K Strikers, Egham

  • Coaches always welcoming and friendly towards both children and parents. A family orientated club,... View More..
    Patrick, father of Tommy - S4K Strikers, Windsor

  • Professional, friendly and always full of smiles - my daughter absolutely loves Sport4Kids. The... View More..
    Paul, father of Lilly - S4K Kickers, Kingston

  • The highlight of our little one's week! Coach Mark and Coach Charisse are always enthusiastic and... View More..
    Emma, Karen & Jessica - mothers of Maddox, Ciara & Sebastian - S4K Kickers, Old Windsor

  • A great fun class, where all of the children are entertained and have a fun time. Coach Marie and... View More..
    Ian, father of Robert - S4K Kickers - Egham

  • We have been extremely impressed with your set up. The kids have
    absolutely loved going to the... View More..
    Rachael - mother of Claudia and Joshua - S4K Kickers, Guildford

S4K Strikers

UNDER 7s FOOTBALL CLUB

Children's FootballIn our S4K Strikers (5 to 7 years) we experience a rapid development in skills and maturity of the children as sports players and team members. They get to combine and hone their skills in exciting games and activities that help them to develop their touch, sense of space, movement and their positions on the pitch. They learn to defend, to attack, pass and move.
 
Dribbling skills with the injection of the Dutch Coever methods for emulating football superstars and the moves that have made them great are introduced. The roll backs, back heals and drag backs are all actively encouraged as kids continue the fun games while participating in high skill development sessions. Children are actively encouraged to run with the ball, while also receiving coaching on close passing movements. The team sense of bonding and working together is emphasized at this stage as we emulate the philosophies of the Spanish, Dutch and Brazilian methods.

All of our games with S4K Strikers are framed in a way that develops confidence by beginning with zero stress learning – where Strikers are encouraged to learn at their own pace before stress is gradually introduced across a period of four weeks.  The games are fun for the Strikers, but teach basic footballing principles such as control of the ball as well as the “Look, Pass & Move” mantra of the successful Liverpool teams of the 70s and 80s.  All of our games at this age are “non-tackling” and thus skill enhancing – allowing the development of vision and spatial awareness that other football clubs do not teach.

StrikersPlaying constantly with the ball accelerates the young players touch and feel for the ball helping them to master close control in smaller spaces and enhance their togetherness and teamwork.

Within Strikers classes, our coaches focus not only on teaching children how to perform a skill, but also to put that into the context of small sided games where they get lots of touches, involvement, running and competing with each other and in teams. The use of small sided games has been shown to allow children of all abilities to increase their confidence and develop their skills through a greater number of touches of the ball. Everything is done with the ball and always fun, while we hold skill development and dreams of the agenda.

Strikers enjoy a series of exercises’ and other activities that use creative play, familiar games to build comfort and confidence, visual skill and team participation to engage the interest of the child and develop maximum enjoyment from being part of the group.  Our Strikers are able to participate in not only our S4K Skills Classes, but also GameTime and our S4K Football Tournament.  After our children have progressed through our S4K Strikers, we move them onto our S4K Academy group and our S4K Football Club.

Developed by Francis Doody