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ClubFootball's 3-stage Soccer Coaching & Development Programme offers boys and girls aged 3 to 16 of all levels the perfect platform to enjoy their football and develop their game.
Everyone is welcome, from beginners to advanced players, and classes are held in an English-language environment, with Chinese translation provided where required. Sessions are held after school and at weekends at venues across Beijing and Tianjin, including Chaoyang Park, Olympic Forest Park, ISB, BSB Shunyi, BSB Sanlitun, BCIS, Yew Chung International School, MSB, Canadian International School, Zhongguancun, Wangjing, and many more.
All sessions are coached by ClubFootball's full-time qualified coaches from the UK / Europe; all coaches have a minimum of the FA Level 2 certificate or equivalent, and several years’ experience in coaching youngsters both in the UK and in other countries.
The programme is aimed at developing the whole child as well as the junior footballer in a structured but friendly and fun environment. In addition to building a passion for football and developing on-the-pitch skills and knowledge, the principles of teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership are emphasized throughout.
Beginners start off on our Skills Courses (Level 1); these run after school and at weekends at venues across the city and give students the opportunity to acquire the fundamental skills through fun games, drill and small-sided matches. Skills courses run for players aged 4.5 and up, with MiniSkills sessions running for students aged 3 to 4.5. Sessions are generally 50-75 mins long depending on the age of the players.
Once students have the basic skills, they may be invited to progress to the ClubFootball Skills League (Level 2). The Skills League runs at selected venues and gives students a unique combination of technical training and matchplay, furthering their understanding of the game while continuing to develop their skills and technique. Sessions are 1.5-2 hrs long, with the first half dedicated to technical training, and the second half to coached small-sided league matches where the kids stay in the same teams each week.
Armed with skills and developing their tactical awareness and matchplay strategies, students who are ready for competitive matchplay against other clubs and organisations are invited to try out for ClubFootball League Teams (Level 3). Teams train midweek and play in competitive league (which ClubFootball administer) at the weekends, and also compete in competitions around China as well as in neighbouring Asian countries. In 2015, ClubFootball had 21 teams, and was successful both in Beijing in the Beijing International Junior Football League, and also abroad in tournaments such as the CUKI Cup in Bangkok.
In addition to the term-time programmes, intensive camps run in the various holidays, and girls-only classes run at selected venues.
Once each term, all groups come together to measure their skills against the best around in the inter-academy Nike ClubFootball Junior Cup, a weekend festival of football!
16 students per group ensures players receive individual attention, and our 'ball-per-child' policy guarantees maximum engagement.
Please click on the links above for maps, links to current programmes, coaches' profiles, and for details of free tester sessions to let new students try out ClubFootball Coaching before they decide to sign up.