For nearly 20 years the Mini-Soccer School at Southam United FC has played a crucial part in the development of young players, at the very start of their football careers.
The core of all of the club’s junior teams have at their beginnings time at the Mini-Soccer School, with many of the players across the club involved at this level. Some 250 children have been supported by the Mini-Soccer School and we’re extremely proud of these individuals, seeing how they’ve progressed through football.
The Mini-Soccer School currently run by Amanda and Tim Wignall supports players from the ages of 5-7 (reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and aims to provide a secure, nurturing and positive environment within which players can learn the basic skills of football, build confidence and resilience. It also aims to instil core values of respect and team work. Our ethos is to enable players to develop at their own pace, as we understand every child is different. It’s about what you can do, not what you can’t, so we aim to encourage all players, regardless of their ability, so they can strive to be the best they can be.
The Mini-Soccer School, as well as laying the foundations for young players, acts as the main feed to progression for Southam United’s junior teams. In the majority of cases it also acts as a first introduction to coaching for many of our club managers and volunteers.
Run by volunteers, all coaches are FA-trained and hold up to date advanced CRBs, as well as First Aid and Safeguarding Children qualifications.
Players are welcome throughout the season and anyone interesting in getting involved in coaching is also encouraged to get in touch.
For the coaches themselves, the Mini-Soccer School and its players are inspiring and time spent in this environment is immensely rewarding.
For any further information please contact Amanda Wignall (Club Secretary) by email firstname.lastname@example.org