Soccer camps for children aged 5-14
9.30am-4.30pm with optional extended hours from 8.30am-5.30pm
Pro:Direct Academy Coaching Programme
The Pro:Direct Academy offers 5-14 year olds the chance to develop and build on various different skills that will help them to enjoy the fantastic sport of football.
This is done though a carefully planned week designed by top coaches and childcare professionals centred around game based learning. Game based learning allows players of all ages and abilities to play the game then work on improving areas of weakness and building areas of strength whist importantly understanding tactical decision making. Each of our programmes include activities to help develop:
- Coordination, speed, agility, footwork patterns and flexibility.
- Technical development of skills appropriate for the level of the player.
- Tactical understanding of options and positioning.
We understand what is required at every age and ability level to have fun and deliver a stimulating, challenging and exciting football coaching programme.
The Pro:Direct Academy is not just a skills development camp. We offer exciting and interesting sessions in core skill development that are useful not only in a sporting context but also in wider life and social environments.
We understand that to develop young children holistically they cannot just play football for 8 hours each day so the programme is enhanced with additional education in the following areas as part of the course
Communication and problem solving in teams
Basic diet and nutrition
Extra fun from our fabulous friends - UK FootPool and Crazy Catch UK
UK FootPool are the inventors of the game everyone across the world is wanting to play. FootPool is a combination of two very popular sports, football and pool.
The game is played on a 12ft by 8ft table using 10 footballs with the rules similar to traditional pool.
With clients including, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Soccer Am, Butlins, and the F.A to name but a few, we are really excited about having a table on camp for kids to show their skills and have some fun.
Crazy Catch - Each academy will have specifically designed football sessions from our friends at Crazy Catch. We’ll be using the Crazy Catch for drills every day including challenges and tricks and skills sessions to help develop coordination, control, reaction time, and more.
An example timetable of activities is shown below. Every day on the Academy is different and session structure and length may vary and change. Each group's curriculum is age/ability related and players may be moved to different groups to be challenged appropriately.
Example Pro:Direct Academy Day
|Pro Juniors (5-7 years)||Pro Academy 8-10 years||Pro First Team 11-14 years|
|8.30 - 9.30am||Extra Time Club (DVD/Arts & Crafts/BrainBox)||Extra Time Club (DVD/Arts & Crafts/BrainBox)||Extra Time Club (DVD/Arts & Crafts/BrainBox)|
|Session 1||Warm up & FUNdamentals||Passing & receiving technical session||Warm up & attacking technical session|
|Session 2||FUNdamentals dribbling games||Game Related Session||Crazy Catch Ball Skills|
|Session 3||Small Sided Games||Technical Session 2||Technical Session 2|
|Session 4||Junior Skills Challenge||Crazy Catch Ball Skills||Game Related Session|
|HALF TIME (Including beat the coach challenges & 10 Minute Shake Up)|
|Session 5||Warm up & turns FUNdamentals||Warm up & defending technical session||Warm up & defending technical session|
|Session 6||World Cup - matchplay||World Cup - matchplay||World Cup - matchplay|
|Full Time Analysis|
|4.30 - 5.30pm||Extra Time Club (DVD time/Arts & Crafts/BrainBox)|