Our programme has been created to include and develop the following prime skills;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development (Soccer skills)

These skills are delivered through a fun and exciting programme that uses soccer and games to practice the following aspects of development;

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Each 40 – 55 minute weekly session is delivered through structured and free play in a safe and fun packed environment. All Soccer Lions sessions use specialist equipment and are managed by staff who are educated and trained to give your child every chance to have the best start in the game. The programme is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child"s development.

  • Cubs Award 1

    Children in stage 1 will play, explore, investigate and learn using their senses and their newly found movements such as walking, running, kicking and throwing.

    It is through this type of play that children begin to make sense of their world.

    Children will be stimulated and their curiosity encouraged and nurtured through activities and fun games involving colours, numbers and lots of movements.

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  • Cubs Award 2 & 3

    In stage 2 children will continue to learn through play, taking responsibility for themselves by tidying away and collecting their own equipment, this helps them to understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally.

    Early sharing and group activities such as the parachute will encourage children to socialise with their peers whilst games involving stationary equipment, targets and ball manipulation will develop those early soccer skills.

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  • Cheetah Award 1 & 2

    In stage 3 the fun and safe environment provided by our sessions will provide the structure and freedom needed to further develop personalities, co-ordinate ever growing physical skills and encourage and support the development of speech and language.

    Independence will be encouraged throughout this stage, as children will help to set up their activities and use language describing colours, numbers and shapes.

    Skills with the ball now include stopping, passing and directional kicks, whilst learning to evaluate the area for obstacles and other players!

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  • Leopard Award 1, 2 & 3

    Children in stage 4 will engage in exciting and challenging activities, which support and extend their all round development and learning. Children will be given choices, chance to investigate, make decisions, solve problems, explore, initiate and evaluate play. They will be introduced to early literacy and numeracy through fun activities that challenge their expectations.

    Children will be happy and confident in their abilities and will be keen to progress to the next stage. Soccer skills will now begin to include kicking at different speeds, in different directions, from various distances and to different sized targets and players.

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  • Tiger Award 1, 2 & 3

    Your child will communicate, have self confidence, be able to kick and push a football in different directions with different parts of both feet.

    At this level the focus is on technique and skill development in static situations, encouraging individual touches on a repetitive basis to ensure early technical development.

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  • Lion Award 1, 2 & 3

    Children's development at this stage will flourish. Physical skills will be vast including complex moves such as hopping and balancing, which will be carried out safely and independently. Children will be socially and emotionally mature and they will be keen learners and explorers. Numeracy and literacy skills will increase and spoken language will be used to question, reason and explain.

    After completing basic static skills in Stage 5, we move on to more complex static skills as well as progressing onto basic combinations of movement and skills. We continue to focus on repetition through the programme and skill development.

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