As you may (or may not) be aware Barking FC can offer pre-match coaching, team penalty competitions, holiday skills coaching, life skills, tackling obesity and football education.
We are expanding our offering into mini-soccer for the ages Under 7's to Under 11's and we hope that this bring a new generation of players to the club.
We run coaching sessions at the club for all 4-14 years every Monday 4 to 5.30pm, Thursday 4 to 5.30pm and Saturday mornings 10 to 11.30am.
Our hope is bring enjoyment like that these two players are experiencing to as many young people as possible
During the school holidays we run football skills and games sessions which last approximately 4.5 hours per day to provide learning and enjoyment for any child.
Pre-match skills training/penalty competitions
We will be holding pre-match FA Skills training for youth teams at home first team games. All youth teams for both girls and boys are very welcome to apply for one of the events. At each event the teams will be received by a coach a couple of hours before kick-off. Training on the pitch will be technical and tactical fun sessions, that we hope will improve team and individual performance. Match practice will be a major part of the session. Teams will be on the pitch for one hour, prior to kick-off with a rest off the pitch until half time where they will all participate in a penalty competition.
We look to engage and support the local community through our football programmes and initiatives. Our qualified coaches team aim to deliver a wide range of football topics using a variety of methods to allow the young players to learn, develop and improve at their own pace within a group environment. They will focus on such areas as developing balance, coordination, speed and ball control. This will allow children to experience their first footballing steps in a controlled environment with the emphasis placed on participation and enjoyment.
All of the above are arranged by our Chairman and UEFA qualified coach Rob O'Brien - for further details contact Rob on 07961 323320.