Foundation launches specialist football Skills Centres..

The Leeds United Foundation has launched a new project that is aimed at focusing on developing skills for young players aged 5-15.

The programme, led by fully qualified Foundation coaches, will be based around four modules – ball control, moves, passing and receiving and group play. The overall aim of the programme is to develop confidence and promote creativity to the players whilst teaching essential social skills including sportsmanship and respect.

During the specialist programme, players will be challenged to become a master of each of the four modules to improve their overall ability and understanding of the sessions.

With a structured but fun programme, the Foundation aim to make the sessions as engaging, professional and beneficial as possible for the young players.

Henry and Charlie Parker attend the sessions and their Dad said: “Charlie and Henry love the sessions and love the variety every week. Their improvement since attending is clearly visible and we love to know they are enjoying each session and getting something out of each one." 

Gary Waddington, Development Manger at the Foundation, said: “The programme is an exceptional way for young players to have clear directions in their football coaching and it is important to instil the not only physical skills but also the social skills around football including sportsmanship.

“We have all of our players improve vast amounts since starting on the Skills Centres and we look forward to helping more players in their development.”

The Skills Centres will continue in the new year at the following times and venues:

Monday 8th January - 12th February - Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield - 6-7pm 

Tuesday 2nd January - 6th February - West Riding FA - Fleet Lane, Woodlesford.  - 5-6pm
Wednesday 3rd January - 7th February - Leeds Grammar School - 6-7pm
Thursday 4th January - 8th February - West Riding FA - Fleet Lane, Woodlesford - 5-6pm

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