STAR Football Academy Booking Form
Star Football Academy Booking form useful information
Developed by Anees Makrous we have taken all of the developmental factors of this specific age group and merged them into our football coaching program that not only works with the current ability level of the children but even more so encourages further growth and development.
Equipment to bring
Footwear: Turf Boots / Indoor Soccer Shoes / Tackies The above is easier on the children’s ankles than studded footwear.
Sandals / flip flops / Open Shoes After playing football your Childs feet will be hot and in need of being aired.
Shin Guards: During football matches, shin guards will be a must to protect their shins
Water Bottle (Filled with Water): We will have intervals where we Rehydrate (water breaks) and have a team talk.
Player Bag: It is best to keep all of the football equipment in a small and easy to carry bag. It also makes it easier to then find and maintain the equipment.
Kids learn from their parents what’s good and fun while they’re growing up, that is why it is vitally important that parents come to the session prepared to have as much fun as we want their kids to have.
Besides all the skills, all the games and all the fun your child will be introduced to. Our football coaching programs focus will be in giving your child that social, mental and physical aspect that they need.
In each session all activities are done in groups where our main focus is ” trying is better than not trying at all”. An attempt is better than no attempt at all. We emphasize having a positive attitude in any situation.
After dealing with this age group for so long, we understand the needs that they have. That if given a strong foundation this early on in their life, will make a vital difference their future.
Fluid balance is probably the most important nutritional concern for athletes. Optimal bodily function and peak athletic performance cannot be achieved without proper fluid intake before, during and after exercise. Therefore at this young age, we encourage rehydration throughout our sessions. Not to mention that the UAE can reach temperature highs of 45 degrees Celsius which dehydrates players a lot quicker as well.
Football Practice at home and Positive Parenting
Parents will realize that by spending at least 5 minutes a day with their children practicing at home and reviewing what the coach has done with them in the session will benefit the child in the long run.
Not only will the child improve their skills exponentially but will have them use football as a bonding experience with their parents and make the child love the game even more.
Parents need to acknowledge their child’s every attempt and thereafter encourage their child to improve.
Introducing your Child to the Game
Instructions for Parents under 6 years old
- Before you begin playing, you will need to choose which football to use. An official football will be too big for the child to hold, and if it is thrown a little too hard, it could hurt or sting the child when they try to catch it. The best bet is to purchase a soft foam football, like a Nerf Ball or something like that.
- Start out by just passing the ball back and forth. A lot of times children are scared of the football, so before you even attempt to play, let them get used to the ball by tossing it around for a little bit.
- Once they have gotten used to the ball, you can have them start running with it a little bit. Set a goal line using some rope or just a marker like a pair of shoes. Throw them the ball then have them run it to the goal line a few times.
- After a couple of times of running with the football, it is time to give them a little defense. Block their path as they try to run, but ultimately let them pass by so they are not discouraged and do not want to play anymore.
- After they have played the offense for a little bit, reverse the roles and have them try to stop you. Keep the game to touch football and simply swerve out of the way a few times before they catch you. If you can, get past them a couple of times so they do not win all of the time.
- Start a small game consisting of a kickoff and a couple of downs for each player on offense. It will be mostly running, but if you can get a few extra people, you could implement passing and hiking.
- As your child becomes more comfortable with the game and understands it, start trying out plays and different strategies. This will really expand their minds and see the game as more than just running a ball back and forth