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Football Football is all about playing football and having fun and don't forget your shin pads, a waterproof jacket & a drink.
So what you can expect from your first Football, Football experience......
“My name is Jack and I am 9 years old. I was a little nervous walking into my first Football Football session but my coach came over smiling, shook hands and welcomed me to the session. The pitch is brilliant with proper goals and our coach, Joe explains briefly that today’s theme is dribbling which I love and then we are off and I have got a ball to myself doing something Joe calls the Gateway Game, It’s really good you have two cones each which you put down and do some little figure of eights around. Joe says to start slow and build up speed. I do it first with my right and then my left foot. There are ten of us and ten gates to dribble through. Were off again dribbling through the gates, I have to move to the right and left to avoid the other players with the ball and I keep the ball nice and close to my feet so I have control of the ball. “How many gates can you dribble through in 30 seconds” says coach Joe and I am off weaving in and out of both the players and gates. I manage 8 the first go and 10 the next.
We next play the Ronaldo Game. He is my favourite player. It’s like a match scoring into the goals and it’s about dribbling and there are two balls on the pitch. The teams line up 5v5. We are Portugal playing Spain and I get an early run down the wing, cut inside and my shot is well saved by Becky who I recognise from school. I score 3 goals, the last one was fab as I dribbled around the keeper to score. I then take my turn in goal and manage to push a pile driver from a boy called Sam onto the post and Claire who’s on my team said ‘well done and what a brilliant save’.
We had a short beak for a drink and coach Joe was really nice and complimented us on our dribbling skills.
Then we played a match and it’s the Champions League Final and we are Barcelona playing Inter Milan. Its brilliant fun and I think the score was 8-6 or 8-5 to Inter. I scored two goals, set one up and saved a penalty. Joe asks us a few questions about the session, He is so nice he never shouts and always encourages you and gives you little tips but doesn’t go on and on like my old coach used to.
I shake hands with Joe and all the other kids and can’t wait for next week when the skill is passing.’