Do your Kids want to play football (Age 5-9) Southport September 27th, 2014 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Sports Latest Whats On Shares Comments Sunday morning training sessions will be taking place at Meols Park with Professional Coach Ian Smith Age group 5-9 USA You can just turn up Cost, it’s £3 per week (there’s no need to commit to e.g 10 sessions, just pay weekly if you come). 10-11am For more information follow the link: FUNdamental Football (Birkdale) Tel: 07788281438 About I established FUNdamental Football in 2010 because I felt there was a need for a locally based, non-franchised, independent coaching organisation to offer quality structured and, most importantly, FUN coaching sessions to local children. General information I established FUNdamental Football (Birkdale) in 2010 because I thought there was a need for a locally based, non-franchised independent coaching organisation to offer quality, structured and, most importantly, fun coaching sessions to local children. Since I started out on my own coaching pathway 25 years ago whilst studying for a degree in Sport Studies, I have formed a very firm view that, above all, children play football to have fun. Coaches have a duty, not only to help a child become the best player they can be, but to ensure that the child retains the same enthusiasm for the game, the same adrenaline rush, he or she experiences when first kicking a ball past a keeper and seeing the net bulge! The fall off in participation as children get into their teenage years is a cause for concern for not only the game in this country, but for the country itself. We, as coaches, have a duty to educate and enthuse, passing on our love for the game to those who follow. Bobby Charlton, at his pioneering soccer schools in the ’70s, used to hold a ball in the air in front of the children and declare it “The greatest toy ever invented!” Who are we to disagree? Ian Smith January 2011 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581 350 321 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!