HOLIDAY COURSES

Our Holiday Courses provide school holiday provision for hundreds of children every year and offer young players the opportunity to learn, develop and achieve in the holidays.

We have three different options for your child;

Soccer Schools

Our Soccer Schools program has grown to cater for children across the county, with each venue being carefully selected to provide adequate play and changing facilities regardless of adverse weather conditions, allowing youngsters to develop safe in their surroundings. Aimed at children aged four to 12 years old, Soccer Schools work in age-banded groups of no more than three years apart. This allows children to safely participate and the coach to accurately challenge and assess the needs of the player, under full supervision.

Our development team has carefully put together course itineraries that cover a wide range of football related topics including, control, passing, dribbling, shooting, heading and match play. Our coaches use a variety of activities to allow children to develop, coaching individually or in pairs to develop technique and working in small groups to encourage skill acquisition and decision making. Every day, children will have the chance to practice in small-sided games and every course will finish with a tournament for players to showcase their new skills.

Soccer Schools remain an affordable holiday activity; that provide the perfect solution for all young footballers and their parents.

Example Soccer School Week:

9.00 – 9.45 9.45 – 10:45   11.00 – 12.15   13:00 – 14.00   14.15 – 15:00
MONDAY Welcome Intro/Rules Short PassingTeam Games S Ball ControlTeam Games L FinishingGoalkeeping S Tournament
TUESDAY WelcomeWarm Up Games DribblingTeam Games N Running With The BallTeam Games U FinishingPenalty Shoot Out N Tournament
WEDNESDAY WelcomeWarm Up Games DefendingTeam Games A TacklingTeam Games N 1v1 FinishingLightning A Tournament
THURSDAY WelcomeWarm Up Games Individual PossessionTeam Games C Team PossessionTeam Games C 1v1 FinishingGoalkeeping C Tournament
FRIDAY WelcomeWarm Up Games Tournament Wembley K Tournament Matches H Team FinalsCompetition  K Team FinalsCLOSING PRESENTATION – CERTIFICATE AND PRIZE

Soccer School Checklist:

  • Drinks bottle (water fountain at the venue to top up)
  • Packed lunch
  • Indoor and outdoor clothing
  • Trainers

Venue – Accrington Academy School, Queens Road West, BB5 4BA

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or VIEW COURSE DATES

We accept all major credit and debit cards through our PayPal Gateway. We advise that you book online prior to the course starting by using the above link.

*There is also the option of paying on the day if you are unable to commit to booking online. We have unlimited places available for this type of course*


Activity Club

Our Activity Club provides school holiday provision for lots of children every year and offer the children fun and structured activities during the holidays.

Established in 2012, our Activity Club programme has grown to cater for children across the borough, with each venue being carefully selected to provide adequate play and changing facilities regardless of adverse weather conditions, allowing youngsters to develop safe in their surroundings.  Aimed at children aged four to 12 years old they allow children to safely participate in a wide range of activities from Performing Arts and Dance to Multi-Sports with lots in between!

Our Activity Club development team has carefully put together course itineraries that cover a wide range of different topics including, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Acting, Singing, Cinema Club, Multi-Sports, Games and much more. These allow children to develop, working individually or in pairs to develop and working in small groups to encourage skill acquisition and decision making. Every day, we have a different theme for example on a Friday we have a ‘Stanley Stars Talent Show’.

The Activity Club is an affordable holiday activity; that provides the perfect solution for all young children and their parents.

Example Activity Club Week:

9.00 – 9.45 9.45 – 10:45   11.00 – 12.15   13:00 – 14.00   14.15 – 15:00
MONDAY Morning Intro/Rules & children organised in house teams Build-a-project S Build-a-project L Golden Time (Free Play)  S Review of the day/House Points standings/ Goodbyes
TUESDAY Morning Welcome Arts & Crafts N Story Writing U Drawing  N Review of the day/House Points standings/ Goodbyes
WEDNESDAY Morning Welcome Film Club A Film Club N Film Reviews  A Review of the day/House Points standings/ Goodbyes
THURSDAY Morning Welcome Olympics (inside or outside) C Obstacle Course (inside or outside) C Golden Time (Free Play)  C Review of the day/House Points standings/ Goodbyes
FRIDAY Morning Welcome Games Morning K Talent Show Planning H Stanley Stars Talent Show  K Child of the week/House team winners
CLOSING PRESENTATION


Activity Club Check list:

  • Drinks bottle (water fountain at the venue to top up)
  • Packed lunch
  • Indoor and outdoor clothing
  • Trainers

Venue – Accrington Academy School, Queens Road West, BB5 4BA

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or VIEW COURSE DATES

We accept all major credit and debit cards through our PayPal Gateway. We advise that you book online prior to the course starting by using the above link.

*There is also the option of paying on the day if you are unable to commit to booking online. We have unlimited places available for this type of course*


Elite Coaching Soccer School

Elite, advanced and innovative football coaching during school holidays for children aged 4 to 12.

The Accrington Stanley Elite Coaching Soccer Schools are open to children who would like advanced training from Academy standard coaches to develop them as individuals.

Our Elite Coaching Soccer Schools take place on state of the art 3G AstroTurf and all sessions are led by Accrington Stanley coaches working on behalf of the Community Trust with minimum UEFA ‘B’ coaching qualifications who work to a specifically designed technical program which is age related with the main emphasis on development and ball mastery. The coaching is structured around the FC Barcelona philosophy of Tiki-Taka football and every day will consist of technical and high tempo football sessions.

The number of places on the courses will be restricted to ensure the coach to player ratio is always kept at an optimal level. The children who will attend the course will be a mixture of the Accrington Stanley Football Club Academy players and local grass roots players who will all be keen to come and develop as footballers over the course of the programme.

All courses run from 9am to 3pm or 9am-5pm every day and are held at Accrington Academy, Queens Road West, Accrington, BB5 4BA.

The Elite Coaching Soccer Schools aim to:

  • Provide an enjoyable, safe and secure learning environment;
  • Improve the players technical ability;
  • Compliment the player’s current football provision.
  • Provide high quality coaching sessions through a developed technical program;
  • Increase the standard of football they may play at later in life;
  • Show patience and understanding towards the players learning style and physical developments.
  • Use the FA Four Corner Player Development Model to develop participants Physically, Socially, Technically and Psychologically
  • Have innovative and fun sessions including analysis to help players enhance their skills
  • Not add any pressure onto young players by fear of failure and have no players being released
  • Split the group in terms of technical ability and development rather than physiological characteristic

Children who would like to play football purely for fun are asked to book and attend the Soccer School which will be running at the same time.

Please see below for an example plan of the Elite Soccer School week.

  9.00 – 9.30 9.45 – 10.45   11.00 – 12.00   12.45 – 1.30 1.45 – 2.45
MONDAY WELCOME MEETING & COURSE INTRO SESSION 1
DOMINATE THE 1v1
S SESSION 2DOMINATE THE 1v1 L WORKSHOP 1
NUTRITION & HYDRATION
DRIBBLING SKILLS CHALLENGE & SSG’s
TUESDAY MORNING TEAM MEETING & VIDEO SESSION 3COMBINE TO ATTACK N SESSION 4COMBINE TO ATTACK U WORKSHOP 2
WHAT MAKES A GREAT PLAYER?
SHORT PASSING SKILLS CHALLENGE & SSG’s
WEDNESDAY MORNING TEAM MEETING & VIDEO SESSION 5EXPLOSIVE PLAY A SESSION 6EXPLOSIVE PLAY N WORKSHOP 3
EVERYONE’S A WINNER
EXPLOSIVE TESTS & SSG’s
THURSDAY MORNING TEAM MEETING & VIDEO SESSION 7WIN THE BATTLE C SESSION 8 WIN THE BATTLE C WORKSHOP 4
YOU’RE THE BOSS
JUGGLING SKILLS CHALLENGE & SSG’s
FRIDAY MORNING TEAM MEETING & VIDEO SESSION 9
MAKE IT COUNT
K SESSION 10MAKE IT COUNT H STANLEY STARS TOURNAMENT 
 
CLOSING PRESENTATION

Elite Coaching Soccer School Checklist:

  • Drinks bottle (water fountain at the venue to top up)
  • Packed lunch
  • Indoor and outdoor clothing
  • Trainers suitable for football

Venue – Accrington Academy School, Queens Road West, BB5 4BA

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or VIEW COURSE DATES

We accept all major credit and debit cards through our PayPal Gateway. We advise that you book online prior to the course starting by using the above link.

*There is also the option of paying on the day if you are unable to commit to booking online. We have unlimited places available for this type of course*

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