Personalised, high-energy football training from professional coaches in Sydenham with one-to-one sessions tailored for your child.

We Make Footballers provide:

Flexible and competitive rates for football coaching near you

Coaches who have a minimum FA Level 2 qualification (now the UEFA C Licence) and who are We Make Footballers qualified.

All necessary equipment, including balls, goals, cones and bibs.

A yearly syllabus to tie in with the national curriculum

Who provides our 1-on-1 football coaching

We Make Footballers only allow Senior Coaches who have been awarded the We Make Footballers 1-on-1 Coaching Badge to provide these sessions. All of our Coaches work from the We Make Footballers syllabus and Methodology, however, each coach has their unique style and personality, and each training programme is tailored to the unique needs and abilities of the child.

At the Sydenham Academy, our 1-on-1 coaching is undertaken by Roberto Polizzotto.

Roberto Polizzotto carries out 1 on 1 training with a number of clients to help them improve their skills at an individual level, alongside their weekly training. Their high energy means your child is guaranteed a lot of fun, whilst receiving top-quality coaching from one of the best in our business, to really take their game to the next level.

How much do sessions cost?

Single session - £60 | Block of 4 - £200

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The WMF coaches are great, a good mix of skill work and matches. I have also paid for individual coaching (1:1 sessions with Sean), the boys loved it and the sessions noticeably developed their skills. I would highly recommend WMFs to all parents of boys and girls out there!

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Frequently asked questions

Who will coach my child and what are their qualifications?

We only allow our most senior football coaches to deliver private one to one training. Generally they will have their FA Level 3 qualification. However, there may be occasions where there are experienced talented football coaches who have not completed this qualification who we will also recommend.

Where will we do the one to one training?

One to one coaching can be done at the player’s home (providing there is enough room in the garden), at local parks, or local venues recommended by We Make Footballers or the Parent. Certain venues may have no cost, some may require an additional fee.

What will my child learn at one to one training?

The first session is an assessment that will work on a broad range of skills and movements. The coach will then develop a personal training programme for the player tailored to their specific needs. This can help a beginner player gain confidence to play in a group environment, or an advanced player to win that academy contract. The player will learn whatever the coach feels will best advance their footballing ability.

What is the best age to start football training for kids?

The youngest age a player can be trained at our weekly sessions is 4 years old, however players can begin football training at any age as weekly training is extremely beneficial to all age groups! With one to one coaching, we can offer coaching to children younger than 4 years if it is beneficial to the player.

How do I teach my 4 year old soccer?

Teaching football to a 4 year old can be a fun and engaging experience. First, introduce basic skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Keep the activities simple and age appropriate. For example, ask them to practise passing the ball back and forth with you and then to dribble in and out of household objects. Consider using smaller and lighter footballs to begin with. We use size 3 footballs for our players who are 4 years old. Using a suitbale sized ball will help to build confidence and coordination. Make football fun, interactive and playful by using games, imaginative play and creative activities to engage their interest. Encourage your child to be creative - allow your child to explore their creativity and express themselves during football play. Give them the freedom to experiment with different ways of moving the ball, try different techniques and invent their own games. Be patient and supportive, remember that your child is still young and developing. Celebrate their efforts and successes, giving lots of praise and avoid putting too much pressure on them to perform perfectly. If possible, encourage your child to play football with their friends, this provides opportunity for social interaction, teamwork and friendly competition. Remember that at this age, the focus should be on creating a positive and enjoyable experience for your child.

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