Saturday Soccer School is a 3 year BBC Children in Need Funded Football Project that will use sport to engage disadvantaged children age 6-18 years old from the Wolverhampton area in positive, healthy activities. The project will run for 38 weeks each year and deliver Football Coaching and competitions for participants aged 5 – 11 years.
The project will run for 38 weeks each year and deliver informal training and competitions for participants. The project will also deliver volunteering, training and mentoring for 16 – 18-year-olds, with the opportunity to gain entry-level coaching certification.
• Informal Coaching Styles – will provide opportunities for participants to work democratically. Learning to structure their own wants and goals and gaining confidence in putting their thoughts forward.
• Participant-led & Discovery Learning – combining with informal learning allows participants to review the training methods used and their input into the session.
• Mentoring – Coaches and volunteers will provide informal mentoring for all participants. Coaches will be mentors for volunteers taking training qualifications.
• Club Links – We will provide the opportunity for young people to play in a Football club environment.
In terms of delivery, 9 older young people from the area aged 16-18 will volunteer to support the football activities, and receive mentoring and undergo qualifications to assist them to do so. They will organise the children, lead exercises and drills, and referee games, so giving them an integral role in delivering the project and helping them develop skills and confidence which can help them progress in their own lives.
To Book a place on Saturday Soccer School, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07901730844. Alternatively, you can come to our coaching session and speak to our coaches