Accrington Stanley Community Trust have been delivering football development sessions for several years for children aged 4 to 11 in Hyndburn and the local areas.
The centres are a great next step for those that have completed our Stanley Kickers sessions or for those wanting to develop and grow their passion for football.
The weekly session is split in to two age groups those aged 4 to 6 and then ages 8 to 11 year olds. The coaches provide a fun but challenging session so children of different abilities grow their skill set and understanding of the game week on week. Each week the progress of each player is built on with the coaches ensuring every individual reaches their full potential.
Once they have practiced the chosen skill for the week they will then put them into practice in small sided matches. (They work on different themes bringing everything they have learnt together at the end of the term in matches giving them real practice of playing traditional matches.)
Paul Yates son attended the centres commented, “My son took part in one of the football development sessions, he loved every minute of it – the coaches were friendly and extremely helpful and the COVID precautions were well managed. Overall the experience was brilliant and highly recommend to a first-timer or even a usual team player”
Lauren Turner, one of the centres coaches, said “Our FDC sessions are perfect for young people of any ability, if you’re starting out in football or if it is just an extra training session we cover all aspects of the game and strive to develop each player individually. During the session specific skills are covered and then developed through fun games. The kids always have a smile on their faces and have fun during this session, it’s one of my favourite sessions to coach.
As well as the physical aspects of the session, the mental and social side of it is a great benefit to the children as they are able to socialise, meet new people their age with similar interests and a love for football.
Every Monday (term time) at 6pm, Stanley Sports Hub, Thorneyholme road, Accrington, BB5 6BD.
The next course starts after the 1/2 term break on 7th June and there is a discount for booking the full course online here https://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/product/football-development-centre-course-4/
Alternatively sessions are £4 a week.
For more information please call the office on 01254 475013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.