UEFA B – ACADEMY STANDARD TRAINING
UNDER 5-12’s HOLMFIRTH FOOTBALL
What and Why?
Let’s give the Under 5-12’s of Holmfirth and the Holme Valley the perfect ‘football’ start to life, using the FA (Football Association) ‘four corner’ coaching model:
As well as football skills we want to develop our children’s motor skills: agility, balance and coordination. These skills, which are fully formed by the age of 10, are vital in all walks of life and 90% of English pre-school children have been found deficient (Loughborough University) .
We teach: ball skills, exciting 1v1 attacking and defending principles; 2v1, 2v2 and 3v3––small sided games to learn the game as a whole.
Your child will have multiple touches of the ball; attacking/defending opportunities; and be encouraged to be creative and develop their own unique style.
All sessions are designed around our motto of fun, excitement and creativity.
We further develop your children’s motor skills through regular, and additional, basketball sessions – basketball is the sport most complimentary to football with its short/sharp/left/right/leaping movements.
We also encourage a multi sports activity programme through our partners Holmfirth and Cartworth Moor Cricket Clubs; U Can Shine Soccer Schools and Project Sports multi sports programmes.
The U5-7 sessions are taken by Holmfirth Town chairman Andrew Watson, a former professional footballer, who formed Holmfirth Town Football Club in 2010 and the junior section, with Ian Wadsworth, also an ex-professional footballer, in 2011. During 2017 Andrew will have achieved the UEFA ‘B’ coaching licence, as well as the full FA Youth Award.
The U8-12 sessions are taken by Shaun Weatherhead, also an ex professional footballer.
Sessions and mini soccer matches are carried out on the finest mini soccer surfaces in Huddersfield (using the outfields of our cricket club partners) and the finest indoor soccer centre in West Yorkshire-Shoot 5.
To find out more about us or to register please email holmfirthtownjfc@hotmail co.uk or call 07931371169. To complete the necessary paperwork allow at least 48 hours before your first session. You are required to stay with your child for the whole session.
You have the option to join Holmfirth Town Under 5-12 teams and progress through the ranks which will cover all ages from U5 to U18 by 2023.
Our coaching model works!
The first ever Holmfirth Town U5 team were Huddersfield U9 junior cup winners by 2016; and three age groups reached the cup quarter finals/semi-finals in 2017! We have boys at several professional academies right up to Premier League Manchester City! All are Holmfirth children!
Please see the testimonials of current Under 5/6 parents overleaf.