Classes for Lanarkshire take place every:
Tuesday 7.45pm - 9pm for under 9s
Wed 7.45pm - 9pm for 9-13year olds
Fri 7.45pm - 9pm for 13 - 17year olds all at Ravenscraig, O'Donnal way, Motherwell, ML1 1AD.
Edinburgh Football Academy runs on a Friday night 8.30pm - 9.30pm at Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.We have 3 pitches booked for all age groups from 5years old to 17 years old with 5 qualified SFA Coaches.
Every week we have approximately 80/90 children from the ages of 4 years to 15 years old and around 8-10 coaches onsite looking after the classes. All of our coaches have completed SFA badges, first aid training and have full disclosures.
The sessions are split between training exercises and game time and the children are placed into groups depending on their age and ability level. Groups as follows:
- 4-6 year old beginners - Basic skills and fun games to familiarise children with team activity. Children must be able to go to toilet themselves or parents need to be there to accompany them in this group.
- 6-8 Beginner - Children who are new to football but show a keen interest, taught basic drills for ball control, passing and shooting. Fun games to encourage participation and progression into the next stage of their football education.
- 6-8 Advanced - Children in this group who have an aptitude for football are shown more advanced drills, movement, positioning, skills and set plays. A slightly more competitive level for those involved.
- 9-13 Years old - The next stage up from the 6-8 advanced group. We have a small league of 6 teams who play agaist each other for 30mins after training, help give the children confidence when playing other teams.
- 13-17 - Under 17s Friday night 5s league at Ravenscraig, We have 4 teams who train & play against each other, the players who develop from this league move into the Adults 7aside league.
Fees are £3 per child, to cover costs of hiring pitch & paying some coaches (NL Leisure). Any surplus money is used to buy equipment and reinvesting into our sports academy. Get your child involved with the sports club, we are sure they will love it.
Register at: http://www.wellfoundation.org.uk/well-foundation-sports-academy/
Our 7aside League for adults runs on a Friday night 9pm - 10pm indoors at Ravenscraig, we have 8 teams who play each other twice a season and a end of season cup.
The teams are made from a draft system, each team is balanced out and changed each season.
We have a team who play in the Airdrie & Coatbridge amatur league, all games are played in Coatbridge at St Ambroise High School pitches, We currently have around 25 players registered for the team.