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MINI KICKERS

3 to 6 years 

Children between 3 to 6 years are confident with boundless energy and this is catered for in the Mini Kickers Program at ESM Football Academy. Drills and games in our award-winning football program are fast-paced and increasingly football focused, with fun still at the heart, meaning that even new starters easily pick them up in a friendly, pressure-free environment.

Like to speak to someone? Connect with Coach Sonny from ESM Football Academy on +971 55 587 5986  

Program Membership Benefits
  • Award Winning Program: 2 Sessions Every Week
  • Trained by UEFA and FIFA licensed coaches
  • Weekend Fun Game Days every Saturday
  • ESMFA Kit Provided : T-Shirt, Cap, Backpack, Water Bottle
  • Analysis: Monthly Player Assessment Passport
  • Discount on Master Classes & Seasonal Football Camps
  • Discount at Holiday Camps from ESM Holiday Camps
  • Discount & Priority Bookings for International Tour Package

FUN: ENGAGEMENT AND IMAGINATION

The number one goal of the Mini Kickers Program is for every player to have as much fun as possible during every session. Our curriculum is designed to relate to players through fun & imaginative games. 

We train our staff coaches to use a caring, high energy and knowledgeable style of coaching to engage players at this age.

LEARNING: QUALITY & SUPPORT

While players and coaches are having fun, we’re also helping every player learn the physical and technical skills needed to grow with the game of football. 

Our curriculum is designed for players to have fun, but to also develop each player’s physical and football abilities.

LEARNING: QUALITY & SUPPORT

We are dedicated to providing all players, especially our younger ones, an atmosphere rich in personal development in Dubai. Therefore, we ensure we have the right people training our players at every level.

The program is run by professional & UEFA certified coaches with over 12 years’ experience with players in the 3 to 6 years group 

How your child will improve 
Physical
  • Self-control
  • Running
  • Balance
  • Surroundings
  • Coordination
  • Confidence
  • Agility
Cognitive
  • Discipline
  • Structure
  • Routines
  • Negative Concepts and Actions
  • Imagination
  • and Learning Skills
Emotional
  • Involves Interaction
  • Imitation
  • Expression
  • Experiences
  • Self-Recognition
  • Independence
  • and Empathy
Social
  • Relationship building
  • Social roles
  • Teamwork
  • Self-control

FAQs

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ESM FOOTBALL ACADEMY PROGRAMS?

‘Mini KIckers’ (3-6 years) is a basic introduction to the sport of football and encourages the development of skills such as balancing and coordination. The focus is more on developing motor skills used in the game, and less on the game itself. 

‘Academy Program’ (7-15) is an intermediate football program. Players will play more game related activities to help players transition from individual skills to team skills. Some small-sided, non-competitive scrimmages works on getting the kids used to the 7 v 7 format that is used in the local U8 & U10 tournaments and leagues.

Promising players from the ‘Academy Program’ are then promoted to the ‘Development Squads’ where the program is player and position specific. It’s aimed at giving up and coming players elite training, play at major youth tournaments in the UAE and provide support when they want to pursue their career at the collegiate level.

WHAT AREAS OF MY CHILDS GAME WILL THE PROGRAMS WORK ON?

For our Mini Kickers (3-6 Years) Players:

  • • Football Skills Development: Dribbling, Passing and receiving, Shooting, Turning & understanding the game
  • • Physical Development: Motor skills, Coordination, Balance & Fitness(Speed/Agility/Stamina)
  • • Social Skills: Self-confidence, Self-esteem & Respect

For our Academy Players (7-15)

  • • Technical: Dribbling/ball control, passing, receiving, shooting/striking and heading.
  • • Position-specific: Master the unique skill needed at different position of the field. Making runs, clearing space, sending players through, shutting down an opponent and using angles.
  • • Tactical: Understand the dynamics of play through numbers. 1v1, 2v2 and up to 11v11 drills including attacking, defending and ball movement.
  • • Performance: Maximize speed and agility, build power, increase endurance, aerobic capacity and reduce chance of injury.
  • • Competition: Speed of play, build ups, changing point of attack, team shape, applying pressure.
  • • Mindset: Pre-match routines, preparation, manage emotions and address adversity.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL PROGRAM SESSION LOOK LIKE?

  • • Warm Up
  • • Instructional Session:  Session ensuring a lot of touches for each kid
  • • One Technical Drill: Focusing on one of our core topics (Dribbling/Passing and Receiving/ Shooting/ Turning) Unopposed or with opposition
  • • Team Analysis or Tournament Preparation
  • • Game time: Small sided matches to implement session learnings

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO A SESSION?

  • • Full Football Kit - Provided by ESM Football
  • • Football shoes
  • • Shin pads
  • • Water bottle

HOW MANY PLAYERS ATTEND ACADEMY SESSIONS?

The number of players varies by venue and time of year. Whenever your child come or whatever sport you play, you will always receive small-group training from expert coaches with ultra-personalized instruction available through our support programs. Please contact us for more detail based on when you are considering attending a session.

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

Costs vary depending on the venue and what program you choose for your child! To book or know the prices for this program, please select the venue of choice by clicking here

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