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Soccer Stars Football Holiday Camps in Stafford and Biddulph

Our Soccer Stars football holiday camps provide a great opportunity for children to play football in a fun and safe environment during the school holidays. 

Our football coaches make sure the holiday camps are great fun, which makes them ideal for children of all abilities.

The good news is that they run every day over February half term, Easter holidays, May half term, the summer holidays and October half term. 

Our Football Holiday Camps are 5 star rated by parents

Both of my boys are only in the 2nd week of holidays and they are already on their 2nd camp with Active Lives, they are loving every minute whilst learning great football and life skills, keep up the good work folks. A happy child = a happy parent.

(Dan Lymer, Parent)

My son went to the football coaching in the main holidays, he totally loved it and was gutted when it ended! The staff were lovely, very professional, would certainly recommend! 

(Julie Baker, Parent)

Took my 5yrs old for the half term camp. Wasn't sure whether he will like it with being the youngest in the class. But must say...he loves it! He keeps talking about it and really enjoy the variety of excercises they do at every session! I would recommend to everybody!!!! Great fun!

(Aggie Cox, Parent)

What do you need to know?

Where do you run your Football Holiday Clubs?

We run the football holiday camps at the following locations: - Sir Graham Balfour High School, North Avenue, Stafford, ST16 1NR ( http://www.sirgrahambalfour.co.uk ) - Biddulph High School, Conway Rd, Knypersley, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7AR ( https://biddulphhigh.co.uk )

Which holiday periods do the Football Holiday Camps run?

Our football holiday camps run - February Half Term - Easter Holidays - Summer Holidays - October Half Term

What qualifications do the football coaches hold, and are the DBS checked?

All our football coaches are skilled practitioners. Our lead football coaches for our Soccer Stars Holiday Camps are FA Youth Award and UEFA B (Level 3) Qualified football coaches. Other support coaches hold FA Level 2 football coaching certificates. All our football coaches are DBS checked. They have been first aid trained and have also recieved safeguarding children training. All our coaches have a lot of experience working in a variety of different settings and have a great understanding of child development to support their tactical and technical understading of football. They also have a very good understanding of the ages and stages of development within football coaching and player development. Most importantly our football coaches are fun and will do they utmost to ensure that your child has a fantastic time on our football holiday camps.

What will my child need to bring to the Football Holiday Camps?

Children should bring clothing suitable for indoor and outdoor weather. They should also bring shin guards and sun cream for days with hotter weather. Children will also need to bring a packed lunch with plenty of snacks for throughout the day. We do ask that packed lunches are nut free even if your child doesn't have a nut allergy. They will also need to bring plenty of drinks to make sure that they are hydrated throughout the day.

How much do the Football Holiday Camps cost?

We try to keep the costs as low as possible with the aim of making them as accessible as possible. Parents can book individual days that run from 8:30am to 3:30pm for £13. We also run extended days which run till 5:30pm to help fit around working parents, which cost £17.

Here's an outline of what the typical day looks like

 

8:30am-9am

Registration and arrival activities-

On arrival parents will sign in their children and there will be 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 pitches set up to make sure the children have something to do the moment they register.

9am-10:15am

Activity 1-

Once registration is complete and all children have arrived they will be given an overview of what the day will include. At this point the children will be given the opportunity to request any games that they want to play or mention any particular skills or techniques that they would like to work on.

After the overview the children will move onto activity 1 which will introduce the football skill for the day. The coaches will show that children the skill and give them an opportunity to have a go at it. The skill chosen will be something that can be broken down and simplified and also something that can be made more complex which means, no matter the ability of the child they coach will ensure that they have success.

10:15am-10:30am

Break-

After activity 1 the children will be given a 15 minute break. This will be for them to get a little bit of rest and reflect on the football skill of the day and  games they have just played.

10:30am-11:45am

Activity 2-

After the break activity 2 will start and this will involve a range of games that create plenty of opportunities to work in teams, problem solve and score plenty of goals. Children will have opportunities to work towards individual, group or team challenges.

11:45am- 12:15pm

Lunch-

At around 12pm the children will break for lunch. The children will be taken over to the dining hall in the main building and will have lunch with children from our other activities that are running on site that day. This is great if you have a child on each of our different camps as they will be able to come together at lunch time and catch up on the fun the have had.

12:15-1245pm

Free Play-

After lunch the children will have an opportunity for some supervised free play. They will be allowed to play with all of the equipment and just play. If they are not sure what to do our coaches will help them and give them some ideas. During this time children generally play head tennis, american penalties, penalties, mini match's, football cricket and many more games...

12:45pm-2pm

Activity 3

After free-play children will focus on individual techniques and developing them in opposed and unopposed situations, this will include mastering 1v1 situations, finishing, passing, attacking and defending. These activities will give children a chance to improve their decision making and a chance to practice different techniques in a fun, challenging environment no matter their ability.

2pm-2:15pm

Break-

After activity 3 there will be another 15 minute break where children will get a chance to look over some of the filming we have been doing throughout the day and play back some of the goals they have scored and skills they have used.

2:15pm-3:25pm

Activity 4-

After the break the children will move onto activity 4 which is the final activity. Activity 4 will be mini-matches, so 3v3's, 4v4's and 5v5s . This will give them the chance to apply everything they have learnt throughout the day, work as a team applying some tactics when defneding and attacking, and hopefully score lots of goals.

3:25pm - 3:30pm

Parent Pick up-

This will bring us to the end of the day when we will do player of the day awards and then final signout with the parents.

3:30pm - 5:30pmFor children who want to stay till 5:30pm there will be a range of games and and additional coaching provided.

 

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