This performance Academy will be based at K Sports Soccer Cobdown, Aylesford and will provide selected young players the opportunity to progress into representative football at the least with our key objective being progression into the Academy of a professional club.
Dates for our Elite Performance Academy and Goalkeeper Development Centre are as follows:
Sessions take place every Friday from:
5:30-7:00pm : U8s – U11s
Goalkeeper Development Sessions take place throughout, with players placed depending upon their ability.
These players will be self motivated individuals who match the desire and attitudes of both Darren and Andy with regards to training and games. We guarantee that we will do our utmost to help our young players fulfil their potential if they show the ability to work hard, accept that this is a journey, and make sacrifices outside of their training and games.
We will treat them as professional Academy players would expect to be treated and expect a high level of commitment in return, in order for us to help them achieve their goals. We have many, many contacts in the game but we will only recommend the very talented and most dedicated. That could be you!
Every Friday: 5-6pm.
Term dates: 8 September – 20 October and 3 November – 15 December
Along with elite performance strands Darren and Andy are developing, they recognise the importance of providing structured and enjoyable participation opportunities for children. K Sports Soccer aim to ensure that children get the best possible start to becoming involved in football.
Soccer Tots sessions are fun, based around ball familiarity / manipulation, small sided games and the fundamentals of movement. There is no pressure and we provide an environment where children can express themselves freely and grow in self-confidence. There may be the opportunity to progress to our Elite Performance Academy.
The sessions are available to any player irrespective of their club. The first session is free following which the cost will be £5.50 per session.
A Masterclass is exactly that. It will be enjoyable but hard work and only those who have a keen desire to focus on specific detail as a player in a particular position should apply. This will be academy level training for those aspiring to be academy players.
Be involved in exciting and functional practices which tease out the main ingredients of you as a player in your preferred position, and share experiences and knowledge with staff and our guests from the professional game.
The first part of the day will be in the classroom, where we will discuss the roles, responsibilities and competencies required to excel. We then proceed to the field where our UEFA A Licence coaches will put you through your paces.
Each Masterclass is £18.50 per player. If you play for K Sports FCor Aylesford FC, or are part of the K Sports Soccer Elite Performance Academy the price is reduced to £15.00. Bring your sibling along with you and gain a 10% discount.
New dates to follow in 2018.
Enjoy three days of technical coaching, fun games, practices and small side games with K Sports Soccer, all whilst benefiting from the guidance of two of the most experience coaches in football.
Our Holiday Courses promise to be an exciting opportunity for young players to have fun whilst learning new skills. Children will enjoy our relaxed learning environment and inclusive philosophy and with emphasis on participation and enjoyment.
Come along for three days for just £40.50.
Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 October – 10 am – 3 pm
Term dates: 8 September – 20 October and 3 November – 15 December
Have you been released from a professional football club Academy, or are you the one that has slipped through the net and not yet been noticed?
The Elite Player Scholarship Programme could well be for you!
Using our combined experience and expert knowledge of senior and young player development at professional level, Andy and Darren will create the standards of coaching, discipline and opportunity you would expect to see in a professional football club.
By providing a coaching programme that is both intensive and creative, we promise our players real opportunities to progress but they must match our ambition and show the necessary drive and sacrifice needed to be the best.
If you are good enough we will open up doors for you. In addition to that an extensive array of qualifications can be achieved.
K Sports Soccer plan to deliver a unique and brand new apprenticeship programme for those aged between 16 – 24 combining practical learning on becoming a teaching assistant along with football coaching.
Our Apprentices will enjoy placements in schools and working for K Sports Soccer in the evenings and during the holiday periods, whilst being exposed to the very best FA qualified tutors and mentors in the County.
Interacting with our apprenticeship scheme, we aim to deliver an after schools programme of coaching with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.
Get in touch if we could help support your school’s after class activities!
The K Sports Soccer apprenticeship scheme is a full time programme aimed at developing young coaches in the planning, delivery and evaluation of football coaching sessions. The course is managed by Darren Hare, an FA Coach Developer with over 20 years experience, and delivered by qualified FA Coach Developers.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone aged 16-24 with a love for, and knowledge of, football and a real desire to work with children. Experience is not necessary but those who have undertaken sports related courses or activities at, or after, school will have an advantage. An enthusiastic personality is essential.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Email Darren Hare on firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, listing referees and any previous experience in football as a player or sports leader. Darren will then arrange an interview with you in due course.
FRAMEWORK CONSISTS OF:
• Work based learning
• Technical certificate: NVQ in activity leadership (level2) BTEC National Diploma (level 3) – (2 years)
• National Governing Body awards: FA Level 1 and 2, FA Youth Award Modules 1 and 2
• First aid and safeguarding training, functional skills and employees rights and responsibilities.
• PESS qualification (AfPE course in teaching PE and sport Level 2)
Work experience opportunities in the following environments:
• K Sports Soccer participation phase activities
• Other coaching organisations including schools near to you
• Professional club community trust activities
The best apprentices can expect to work for K Sports Soccer on a regular basis with the goal of being chosen to coach in our Elite Player Development Academy.
At the end of the apprenticeship your options include:
• Working for K Sports Soccer
• Continuing coaching for local junior clubs, schools, or other organisations
• Working abroad (KSS has extensive links with Academies in the USA)
• Progressing onto a Teaching Assistant apprenticeship (incorporating employment in a primary school)
At K Sports Soccer we are passionate about creating new opportunities for young people to develop a career in coaching. The Traineeship in Sports Coaching for 16-19 years old includes expert advice and tuition in football coaching from Darren Hare, an established FA Tutor, together with the opportunity to take the prestigious Level 1 FA coaching qualification.
COURSE PARTICIPANTS WILL EXPERIENCE THE REAL LIFE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PROFESSIONAL COACH BY SHADOWING OUR QUALIFIED K SPORTS SOCCER COACHES IN THEIR ACTIVITIES WORKING WITH CHILDREN.
Additionally, there will be a focus on building strong employability skills, including: CV writing, interview preparation, job searching and inter-personal skills. There will also be a provision for English and Maths, as these are crucial to improving your employability.
IMPORTANTLY, WE WILL OFFER MEANINGFUL WORK EXPERIENCE THROUGH HIGH QUALITY WORK PLACEMENT WHICH WILL ENHANCE YOUR WORKPLACE SKILLS.
It is possible that committed and promising young people may be offered an apprenticeship placement at K Sports Soccer at the end of the Traineeship. The K Sports Traineeship in Sports Coaching is a unique programme, delivered by genuine experts and designed to help our participants stand out from the crowd.