All Saturday clubs will be closed after 15th December until 5th January 2019 

SKILLS ACADEMY SATURDAY CLUBS - No booking necessary for weekend sessions. For general information call 01689 828385

VenueTimeStatusAgePrice
Warren Road School, Cloonmore Ave, Orpington, BR6 9LF 10am - 11:30am Restarts 5th January 5-12 £5.50
Harris Sports Centre (formerly Priory), Tintagel Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LG.  10am - 11:00am Restarts 5th January 5-10 £5.00
Harris Sports Centre (formerly Priory), Tintagel Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LG - FUTSAL SESSION 10am - 11:00am Restarts 5th January 11-15 £5.00
Darwin Sports Centre, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, Westerham, TN16 3AU 10 am - 11:30 am Restarts 5th January 5-11 £5.50
Darrick Sports Centre, Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8EW.    10am - 11:30am Restarts 5th January 6-11 £5.50
Darrick Sports Centre, Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8EW - KEEPERSBALL GOALKEEPER    9 am - 10:30 am Restarts 5th January
6-11 £7.50
Darrick Sports Centre, Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8EW - KEEPERSBALL GOALKEEPER    10:30am - 12:00pm Restarts 5th January 11+ £7.50
Walnuts Leisure Centre, Lych Gate Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0TJ. - 'MATCHES ONLY' SESSION
12:30pm - 2:00pm Restarts 5th January 8-12 £5.15 mem/£6.20 non mem

Soccer Saturday

 

The Soccer Saturday sessions are for boys and girls of all ages and abilities aged 5-12 years and are especially useful for parents who like to pay weekly rather than booking onto block courses. Most sessions run from 10 – 11.30am and are usually priced at £5.50. 

The focus of these sessions is more fun and gameplay activities. The slightly slower rate of technique progression allows children to drop in and out of sessions without missing so large a chunk of their development structure. It also caters for children’s taste, for example, match play and goal scoring techniques are allotted more time, thus making these sessions more Child centred.

These sessions still incorporate a number of core technique drills before matches, to ensure that children are having the regular practice of essential skills relating to match play.

A noticeable difference between the Saturday and After School programmes are that drills are often followed by a game, which involves the technique practised together with a shooting drill. For example, heading in pairs would progress into heading towards a goal to score. Without question, all children want to score and all parents want to see their child do the same.

After small-sided matches take place, a Penalty Shoot Out competition is held (this applies to all venues except for Harris & Walnuts). This nurtures the child’s ability to deal with some minimal pressure whilst maintaining accurate technique. The winners of these competitions keep trophies for a week.

"The Skills Academy has been responsible for coaching both my 8 and 10 year old sons for a number of years in both the Saturday open sessions and the various holiday courses, which not only provides hours of fun, but also endows the kids with skills and techniques I had only seen previously in the professional game.

It is also wonderful to see the constant improvement and the occasions in competitive matches where the coaching really shines through. I am really impressed by all the coaches Jack and James have trained with. I have found them all to be extremely enthusiastic, caring, friendly, knowledgeable and above all professional. Keep up the excellent work!" - Mr Barker, Parent, Bromley FC