Foundation Phase - Mini's
Welcome to Game Sense United, a football club committed to the Holistic Development of each and every player. Our Foundation Phase (Mini's) Coaching Sessions currently run every week during Term Time for pupils in Reception through to School Year 5.
Our qualified team put together a training programme aimed to improve the abilities of each participant, but also to provide fun filled football experience.
The program uses the latest coaching techniques and set itself apart from any other provision for young players in the island. The program focuses its teaching on the "holistic" player using fundamental techniques that improve co-ordination and that builds a strong foundation for future development, giving your child the best opportunity they can receive to become the best player and person they can be.
We have a limit to each practice session of just 20 participants ensuring each player receives the quality interaction required
from our coaches to help our young pupils progress.
Young players who are finding there feet in the game will be supporting in developing their fundamental movements through carefully crafted chasing and tag games as part of the session.
These games will increase motivation and interest which will in turn "groove" the movement patterns required for later use in their development of the game.
Our focus during the Foundation stage is on 'Ball Mastery' followed by encouraging young players to 'enjoy the challenge' of controlling the ball under pressure from opponents.
HIDE - to recognise when to hide and protect the ball from opponents (shield)
MANOEUVRE - To manoeuvre the ball into a better position whilst under pressure (turning/twisting)
REVEAL - Show the ball if the opponent is far enough away; if the space is big enough to run into; if there is an opportunity to dribble; if there is a chance to play forward (to hurt the opposition)
Each Group receives one hour of coaching including ball related warm up, huge benefits from our FUNdamentals based sessions improving their Agility, Balance, Co-Ordination and Speed, finishing with specific small sided games.
Our football programme is designed to improve players of all ages and abilities at every stage of their progression. Football is a great character building sport for both boys and girls, who as a result will hopefully gain greater self-confidence from an early age.
Our vision to develop players on and off the field of play, and guide young players to become the best they can be is promoted by the recruitment of some of the best local coaches within the island.
We aim to provide this vision by keeping costs as low as possible. A season fee of £225 (or pro-rata if joining through out the season)supports our cover Club and team affiliation fees with the Jersey FA, venue hire, entrance fees fo festivals & competitions and the purchasing of equipment.