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MINI KICKERS

Suitable for children between 3 to 6 years 

Introducing football to young children in UAE who are new to the game and who show an interest in playing football. Drills and games in our award-winning football program are fast-paced and increasingly football-focused, with fun still at the heart, in a friendly and pressure-free environment. 

Like to speak to someone? Connect with our representative from ESM Football Academy on +971 55 587 4867

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
  • 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 Mini Kickers Program is designed to relate to players through fun & imaginative games. We lay emphasis on team play and enjoyment ensuring your child fulfils their potential.

LEARNING: QUALITY AND SUPPORT

Our curriculum is designed for players to have fun while developing each player’s physical and football abilities delivered by UEFA certified coaches.

How your child will improve 
Physical
Cognitive
  • Discipline
  • Structure
  • Routines
  • Negative Concepts & Actions
  • Imagination
  • Learning Skills
Emotional
  • Involves Interaction
  • Imitation
  • Expression
  • Experiences
  • Self-Recognition
  • Independence
  • 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 a 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 the 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 - To be provided
  • 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?

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