Mini Soccer at the Dialstone Centre, Offerton
It does not matter whether children are fans of Stockport County or the Manchester club giants that lay just a short hop down the road, or have no specific football club, they are all still more than welcome to play at the Mini Soccer Centre in Offerton.
Little Sports Coaching operate children’s Mini Soccer football sessions in Greater Manchester and host weekly schools at the Dialstone Centre in Offerton, in Stockport.
The soccer sessions add to a varied programme of activities at the recreation centre and are perfect in an area with such strong footballing traditions as Stockport and Greater Manchester as a whole.
The fun sessions are aimed at boys and girls aged between five and 12, and enthusiasm is as important as ability – as is recognised by the handing out of the school’s Player of the Week awards at the end of each session.
Children of all levels of footballing ability are welcome to attend and be tutored by a qualified FA coaching team that has extensive experience of working with children and young people.
The sessions are ideal for all children, whether they are shy and would benefit from a confidence boost or have their sights set on a career with Manchester United or Manchester City.
The Mini Soccer Centre is the perfect environment for the coaching team to nurture much more than footballing talent.
Most youngsters benefit from a huge boost in their soccer skills but also from improvements in their social interactions and team-working abilities.
The sessions teach youngsters about the importance of dedication, commitment and routine but also allow them ample opportunity to simply have fun.
Each session lasts for one hour and starts and finishes with a small-sided soccer matches. The reduced numbers on each side will enable each youngster to be as involved as possible in the game rather than being confined to learning about a single position.
Skills and drills are also on the agenda at each session, along with a wide range of tailor-made fun activities to amuse, entertain and educate youngsters in a broad spectrum of personal, physical and social skills that they can take away from the football pitch and apply in their everyday lives.