Online Training Sessions
For us all, like many clubs, parents and players, it’s been a huge sense of frustration that we’ve not been able to continue playing football during this period but we hope that we will be able to get back to playing as soon as Lockdown 2.0 finishes on the 2nd December.
In the meantime we have been working on plans to provide some form of football training and we are pleased to be able to share more details including a mix of live and recorded training sessions. We recognise that many of the players will still be participating in sport at school so we have focussed more on ball skills and technique sessions rather than fitness work.
The sessions, run by Steve McHugh and the coaching staff, are intended to be able to be run in small space environments, whether that is inside or outside, but in the interest of avoiding unnecessary accidents in the house with a football, we’d encourage players to participate outside where space, weather and wifi permits.
We will be running live training sessions on a Saturday morning in age group clusters and then release recorded training videos during the week. Below are more details on what is happening and how to sign up.
Online pre-recorded session
Each week we will upload a couple of pre-recorded training session to our YouTube channel for players to practise in their own time. This will be a combination of outfield and goalkeeping drills to practise, with the goalkeeping sessions provided by our partners, GK Icon. Details will be shared on our social channels each week when a new video has been uploaded. These will start from next week (w/c 23rd November)
Live online coaching
Our coaching staff, led by Steve McHugh, will be holding live coaching sessions over zoom on a Saturday morning for the children, starting this Saturday 21st November and continuing whilst we are in lockdown.
So that we can manage capacity we are asking parents to sign up for the sessions via signup genius. We will then send out a zoom link to all those who sign up.
Live training schedule:
- U7, U8, Boys and Girls – Saturdays 09:00 – 09:45
- U9, U10, Boys and Girls – Saturdays 10:00 – 10:45
- U11, U12, Boys and Girls – Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45
- U13, U14 Boys and Girls – Saturdays 12:00 – 12:45
- U15, U16, U17, U18 Boys and Girls – Saturdays 12:00 – 12:45
** The time for U15-U18 has been changed to 12pm to combine with U13-U14 session due to demand and capacity.
We will also be recording these sessions and adding them to YouTube after the sessions have run.
If you have any questions about any of the above please don’t hesitate to get in touch –firstname.lastname@example.org