Our Football clubs are fuelled by a passion for Football and a drive from our expert coaches to deliver quality first football skills to children of all ages. Our experienced coaching teams ensure that every session will be taught in a fun, safe and active learning environment.Also, we believe that every club should be an inclusive club which means that they are open to all abilities. We want every child to be able to participate in football whatever their ability.
Our dedicated coaching develops sessions based on four main components. We deliver these skills in an integrated way and consistently challenge and extend our children. The four skills are:
- Technical skills (passing, dribbling and manipulating the ball)
- Tactical skills (defending, attacking, decision making, game awareness)
- Physical skills (co-ordination, balance, speed, agility)
- Mental skills (mindset, perserverance, focus, discipline)
Based on these skills we use our knowledge of children to broaden their skill set within sessions. Plus as we know that children love learning new skills, through football training, we introduce children to a variety of new skills all the time meaning they experience a huge sense of achievement.
Why choose a football club?
When it comes to sports in schools, nothing quite compares to football. There’s something special about those after school games, allowing children to compete with their classmates while the whole community watches and cheers. Plus there are so many other benefits to each and every child, here are just some of the many reasons why your school should choose a football club:
Training session will push children in a variety of different ways. They will be running, jumping, stretching and helping them to become physically fit.
You often hear the word “discipline” associated with football. But what does it mean? Discipline means working hard, knowing your role, and staying committed. Discipline is a trait that will help the children in every area of their life, including their continuing studies, possible future job and social relationships.
One of the best parts about playing football is the camaraderie the children build with their teammates. Win or lose, they will learn to form an unbreakable bond from having survived the grind of the season.
It doesn’t matter how good of a player a child is, they can’t win a football game by themselves. Football requires all 11 players on the field to know their role, do their job and give it their all; epitome of winning football. Through the clubs, the children will quickly learn to embrace the teamwork aspects of football, making them a more successful team.
Children participate in sports for the fun and through an Icanwin Football club they will make lots of positive football focus memories.
Top tips for excellent Dribbling:
- Make gentle contact with the ball.Every time you contact the ball in soccer, it’s called a “touch.” By using gentle touches, you contact the ball more often, which will slow you down initially, but as you get used to making more contact with the ball, it will actually give you more control over it.
- Keep the ball close to your feet.Keep your knees bent as you pass the ball back and forth between the insides of your feet. Your body should be between the defender and the ball.You'll also be able to change direction faster. When you keep the ball close to your feet, defenders have a more difficult time intercepting the ball. This is also called shielding the ball.
- Use the leading edge of your foot to dribble.To dribble, or move the ball downfield, you'll need to pass the ball back and forth between the insides of your feet. At the same time, gallop, don't just run, downfield. Galloping will let you keep the ball close to your foot at all times. The hip and foot placement that comes from galloping will also help propel you downfield.Keep the leading edge of your foot forward as you’re galloping. This keeps contact between the ball and the leading edge of your foot, giving you the most speed and balance.
- Keep the ball in the lower edge of your peripheral vision.Beginners especially tend to focus their entire field of vision on the ball as they develop dribbling skills. Instead, you should practice keeping the ball at the bottom of your peripheral vision as soon as possible.
- Change the pace.Proceeding in an easily predictable manner is the easiest way to get hung up by a defender. Practice changes in your dribbling pace. This way, you can more fluidly change pace in confusing ways on the field to throw defenders off balance.
- Use your body to protect the ball.Shield the ball with your body when a defender gets close. You can use your whole body to protect the ball. Use your arms, legs, and shoulders to keep the defender away from the ball. Just don't push or kick your opponent. You can also try to keep the ball on the foot that is furthest from the defender.
7 reasons why your child should stay active with ICanWin Sports
- 01.Healthy body Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints along with helping kids achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
- 02.Better Academic and social skills Research shows that exercise promotes improved school attendance and enhances academic performance also aids in the development of important interpersonal skills.
- 03.Healthy Mind Exercise helps improve motor coordination and enhances the development of various motor performance skills.
- 04.Disease prevention Participating in regular physical activity prevents or delays the development of many chronic diseases and promotes health.
- 05.Better sleep Exersice improves the quantity and quality of sleep.
- 06.Happier children Kids who exercise have greater self-esteem and better self-image. Children who are active report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression and a better overall mood.
- 07.Fun, Fun, Fun Ikanwin staff work very hard to ensure that kids are learning and having the best time possiable. Staying active is important and should be as much fun as possiable