Premier League Primary Stars Lead Coach Mark Lynk says he’s ‘Delighted’ at the progression of youngsters who’ve been attending Football in the Community’s Stags’ Little Kickers sessions, following the conclusion of the summer program yesterday.
Running throughout the Summer Holiday’s every Wednesday, the project has been an introduction into Football for youngsters ages three and four, with each session designed to develop youngsters’ skills, abilities and confidence, through fun and engaging games.
Speaking after the final session yesterday [28th August], the long serving coach said “I’m absolutely delighted to see how the youngsters have progressed over the past six weeks – the transition of something simple such as ball control from week one to week six, shows that every participant has taken on board what we’ve asked of them and as coaches that’s the most important thing.
“Myself and Macca [Community Coach, Macauley Short] have worked hard to design sessions which teach the skills and help the youngsters develop, but in a fun and engaging way – we’ve tried to incorporate as many games and challenges as possible – always ensuring we finish each session with a game
“A lot of these youngsters will be starting new chapters in their lives attending nursery, reception or primary for the first time, so as well as the footballing side of things, they’ll have learned new live skills through these sessions in terms of meeting other youngsters and making friends with them – those skills are equally important.
“Over the past six week’s all we as coaches can hope for is that the youngsters enjoy themselves, take on board the skills and leave with a massive smile on their face which we see each week – I’m proud of all of those who’ve attended and look forward to seeing them again, either on other activities as they get older or on the next Little Kickers”