The youngest age you can start our weekly sessions from is 4 (although some children start at 3 and a half). However we tend to advise parents to try a class first, as it can be more challenging than other classes aimed at children between 2-3 years old.
Although we don’t give personalised nutritional advice to each individual player per se, we are looking into the possibilities of implementing this in the future. We do offer general healthy lifestyle and nutritional tips on our Instagram page for young players to have a look at.
Yes, our training runs parallel to the school term time in your area. To be sure about when the sessions are running, log into your Parent Area and view your child’s bookings to view the training dates they are to attend.
If you want something to do during the holidays, visit our Holiday Camp page to see what camps are available in your area.
We Make Footballers have strong links with professional academies, putting forward children who have been excelling in their sessions with us. If your child has been attending our weekly training, holiday camps and taking part in regular 1-2-1 sessions for a while they will likely have reached a level where they are able to trial at a professional club. Your child’s academy manager will be the best person to speak to with regard to their progress and how far they are from an academy trial.
We Make Footballers is partnered with many local clubs and have agreements in place to provide players and teams starting from Under 7 all the way up to Under 13. Local grassroots teams start looking for children at the Under 6 age group (School Year 1). For this reason we hold trials for Under 6 players who attend our weekly training for scouts from local teams to have a look at. From there they select the children they would like for their teams in the new season. If your child has been training with us for a while, is developing well and registers an interest in playing competitive football, we will help them to join a team.
Yes all of our coaches are fully DBS checked and at least one member of staff on-site will be first aid trained.
Generally the training will be outdoors during the Spring and Summer Terms and indoors during the Autumn and Winter Terms. However we all know what the British weather is like and so this is subject to change. If you are unsure, speak to your academy manager and bring both indoor and outdoor footwear so your child is ready to train whatever the weather. Your child will need a full sports kit including a t-shirt, shorts and socks as well as some warm and waterproof clothing. Also don’t forget to bring plenty of water-based drinks!
Your child will learn to develop their ball manipulation, technique, game understanding and movement in a safe, structured and fun environment under the watchful eye of our experienced coaches. Our sessions, drills and games are tailored to each age group so players will always get the most out of their training. Ultimately we aim to make every child that attends our sessions the best footballer they can be.
Toddler Football Classes: 2-4 Year Old Pre-School Sessions
At some of our football training centres we offer introductory fun football sessions for toddlers. Children that are of pre-school/nursery age (2-4 years old) need lessons that focus on games, fun and freedom to play to introduce them to football. Our toddler football training has been curated to educate younger children the fun-damentals of the sport, which involves a concentration on players' ABCs (Agility, Balance & Coordination).
We welcome players of all abilities to join us. Our skilled and enthusiastic coaching team will endeavour to fill our toddler football classes with fun all whilst helping players to develop both socially and technically. If you are interested in 2-4 year old football training sessions please enquire with your local academy.
To get your child started playing football, the best advice we can give is get them to just start playing. You can play in the garden, at the local park, at their school or at a football training centre like We Make Footballers. To get the ball rolling (pun very much intended), you can book your child in for a free session at one of our weekly sessions. Use our website to find the centre which is closest to you.
Many health experts, including the NHS, concur that football is excellent for 4 year old child's physical and mental health. They are encouraged to make new friends and have fun whilst developing their football skills.
A child should train as many times a week as they wish to. The more they practise, the better they will become. We Make Footballers is usually just part of a mix of different footballing activity, such as playing football at the park, or with friends at school. If We Make Footballers training under our coaches guidance is the only football training they do, this will still be a huge accumulative benefit for them over the months they train. As mentioned, we recommend that a child plays as much as they wish to as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle.