An introduction into our Football Munchkin Classes
Our Football Munchkins classes introduce children to their first taste of our national sport, football! The children will learn the most basic football skills to help prepare them for down the park with jumpers for goal posts, playing with friends and the school football team. As well as learning and developing their football skills, we also aim to encourage development of social interaction to build confidence and well-being.
At every stage fun is the first and foremost element of every class. Through the use of fun themed games, we bring something different to our football classes that aren’t used elsewhere. All our Football Munchkins classes are built combining a learning aspect together with physical skills and are suitable for both boys and girls.
Our classes are split in to three age groups so as not to make any child feel vulnerable. These classes are purely a guideline, but each lead coach will help assess each munchkin to make sure that they are in the correct class, so that they get the most from each session. The classes are split up in 2-3yr olds and 4-7yr olds.
2-4yr olds – Class Length 45 minutes: The youngest Football Munchkins class introduces the children to the most basic skills like kicking the ball without picking it up, developing balance, co-ordination and agility. Teamwork and social skills are two of life’s key skills so we try to emphasise and practice this as much as possible through lots of fun team games using coloured footballs to promote safety and learning. We also offer fun pod like games such as passing and receiving, dribbling the footballs and scoring a goal! We encourage parent participation for this age group.
4-7yr olds – Class length 60 minutes: The Munchkins are now close to making the big step up to full on football matches and with this in mind, we look to develop their core skills even further. All the games we play are great fun but all have specific football relevant themes. We look to finesse their skills, but also add some new skill sets in to their class which they wouldn’t be getting elsewhere. We do at this level introduce football matches which are excellent for them to identify space and opportunities as well as hone their communication skills.
Parents are always welcome to interact but by now they can take their well-earned break with a coffee and the newspaper!