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Ashford Surrey Academy

Professional footballers start here

When it comes to playing football, practice makes permanent. Our weekly football coaching sessions are a great foundation for boys and girls wanting to move into local grassroots clubs or professional academies. We’ve had over 200 players signed professionally so far.

The weather won’t stop us

We have indoor and outdoor spaces so your child is always comfortable. We focus on football skills and technique in small spaces during winter, so our players can experiment on larger fields in summer.

Sign up for a block - not the whole year

We plan a thorough one year syllabus, but that doesn’t mean you need to commit to the whole year at once. We keep our weekly football coaching flexible with block session arrangements too.

Each week is different. A typical block booking includes this:

Age Appropriate Training

Training is tailored to each child's age and ability level. We want to inspire children to love the game. We want them to push their parents to bring them to football! For our older players and more talented players, we aim to challenge them without harming their confidence.

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4 skills your child will learn:

Technical

While we focus on teaching the basics, such as passing and shooting, we don’t stop there. These skills are reinforced through 1-on-1 practice against other players of similar skill and ability. This all-round approach means that our players learn the fundamental skills and techniques of the game, but also develop additional skills such as confidence and decision-making.

Social

We keep our weekly training session groups small - just 10 children per coach. This means that players not only get the attention and coaching they need, but also that they can build strong, everlasting friendships without the pressure of a large group.

Physical

We’re all about getting kids moving. Our sessions not only help teach and build basic football skills, but also physical skills that can be applied to other sports or situations as your child grows older. They’ll improve their physical fitness, as well as speed, strength and agility.

Psychological

Our unique weekly training sessions also help your child’s cognitive development. You’ll be able to see your child’s progress in areas such as listening, concentration, confidence and decision making.

Why WMF is the perfect place for your child

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My 7 year old son Ray has really enjoyed his classes with Frazer and the team. Good skills, good fun and plenty of learning taking place.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the youngest age you can start training from?

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.

 

Do you give any nutritional advice to children?

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.

Does your training only run during term time?

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.

How does my child get a trial with a professional club?

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.

How does my child join a football team?

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.

Are your coaches DBS checked?

Yes all of our coaches are fully DBS checked and at least one member of staff on-site will be first aid trained.

Do you offer anything other than weekly training?

Yes absolutely! We hold regular holiday camps – so when your child doesn’t have weekly training during the school holidays, they can come along to our all-day football camps for hours of fun and activities. We also host amazing football birthday parties with a Zorb Ball option available. And if you think your child could do with that bit of extra help to get them to the next level with their football, we offer 1-2-1 sessions where your child can get personal training with one of our experienced coaches.