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Session Information

Whilst attending a Footstars session, players need to wear suitable footwear, shinpads, Footstars Kit and bring plenty to drink. Please contact in advance about joining Footstars, as some sessions are currently full.

First session is FREE! Sessions run term time only paid in block bookings with a seasons registration fee £25 paid once for the season which includes a Footstars kit (shirt, shorts and socks) and end of season trophy.

For session enquires please email Sarah.Hyam@Footstars.org.uk


Skills Centre 

The Skills Centre develops player's technical, tactical, physical and social attributes. Sessions will develop player's ball manipulation at the start of every session. 


Talented players from our skills centre training sessions can be offered a 2 week trial period with our Centre of Excellence.

All our sessions are pre planned to a level to suit all abilities within that particular session, sessions are structured to advance players into a small sided game to finish.

Monday
 at Footstars Training Centre, Ipswich Wanderers Football Club. Sessions on grass - boots are advised.
Open to children in years 3-5 at 5:00-6:00pm and years 5-7 at 6:00-7:00pm.
Session costs £4 paid in block bookings.


Goalkeeper Development Centre 

Goalkeeper specific coaching delivered by FA qualified goal keeper coach.
Sessions are high tempo, challenging and developing keepers tecand physical attributies. Selected goalkeepers from the centre will be given an opportunity to play in CoE matches against local and professional football.

Monday at Footstars Training Centre, Ipswich Wanderers Football Club. Sessions on grass - boots are advised.
Open to under 8-10s at 5:00-6:00pm and under 11-15s at 6:00-7:00pm
Session costs £5 paid in block bookings.



Kesgrave Minis

Kesgrave Minis are affiliated to AFC Kesgrave Football Club where boys and girls attend weekly training in preparation to form the next Under 8s team for the club.

The sessions are for 5-7 year old boys and girls which are focused on fun and enthusiastic coaching sessions. 
Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm at Kesgrave Community Centre.
Open to children in Years Reception - Year 2.
Sessions costs £5 paid in block bookings.




SSE Wildcats

SSE Wildcats is a nationwide initiative by The FA to provide an entry level platform for girls football. An SSE Wildcats Centre is an opportunity for girls aged 5-11 to have fun, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and lay the foundations for a livelong love of football.

Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm at Footstars Training Centre, Ipswich Wanderers Football Club. Sessions on grass.
Open to girls 5-11 years old.
Session costs £3 paid on arrival each week.  



Footstars Satellite Club 

Satellite Clubs are local sport and physical activity clubs that provide young people with enjoyable, appealing and convenient opportunities that make it easy for them to become active or develop regular physical activity habits. Satellite Clubs are part of Sport England's strategy 'Towards an Active Nation' and have helped thousands of young people to get active. We work with Active Suffolk and Chantry Academy to engage 14-16 year olds through weekly sport sessions.

Wednesday 3:15-4:15pm exclusive to Chantry Academy students. Please contact Guy.Hayes@Footstars.org.uk for further details. 




Holbrook Minis

Footstars Thursdays Mini's are afiiliated to Holbrook Hornets Football Club where boys and girls attend 
weekly training sessions in preparation to move up to form the next Under 8s team for the club. The sessions are focused on fun and enthuasiastic coaching sessions.

Thursday 
5:00-6:00pm indoors at Holbrook Peninsular Sports Centre.
Open to children in Reception - Year 2.
Session costs £4 paid in block bookings.





Chantry Minis 

Chantry Minis are affiliated to Chantry Grasshoppers Football Club where boys and girls 
attend weekly training sessions in preparation to form the next Under 8s team for the club.

The sessions are for 5-7 year old boys and girls which are focused on fun and enthusiastic coaching sessions, split into two groups based on age and experience levels.
Friday 5:00-6:00pm at Chantry Academy.
Open to children in Reception-Year 2.
Session costs £5 paid in block bookings.



Centre of Excellence
Footstars Centre of Excellence is delivered by our highly qualified coaches whose knowledge and expertise ensures all CoE players continue to improve their technical attributes in a high standard environment. Players will also enhance their understanding of their roles and responsibilities both as an individual and as the CoE team. 

Games Programme
Matches in half term against high level opposition.

Player Pathway
Footstars has supported players gain academy trials at professional football clubs, many of whom have been signed.

Coaching

Our qualified full time coaches ensure player development is at the forefront of every session. Two player progress reports per season are available to every CoE player.

Futsal

Futsal coaching will be included in the training programme for a 2 month period, providing a variety of training and challenges throughout the season. 

Friday at Footstars Training Centre, Ipswich Wanderers Football Club. Sessions on grass - boots are advised. Futsal venue TBC
5:00-6:00pm for Under 8s + Under 9s
6:00-7:00pm for Under 10s + Under 11s
7:00-8:00pm for Under 12 + Under 13s*

*Footsars FC Team players only

For a trial please contact Josh.Dowsing@Footstars.org.uk
Session costs £5 paid in block bookings.




Footstars Sunday Toddler Football

Open to children 2.5 years old up to the age of 5 beginning their first 
steps into a sporting environment. Children will develop their Fundamental Motor Skills (such as throwing, jumping, catching, kicking) aswell as developing Fundamental Movement Skills ABC'S (Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Speed). When children reach their 5th birthday they are able to move up to our Minis sessions.

Sunday 8:30am at Chantry Academy. Open to children 2.5 - 4 years old.
Sunday 9:15am at Chantry Academy. Open to children 4-5 years old (Reception).

Session costs £5 paid in block bookings.





Ipswich Minis 

Ipswich Mini's are affiliated to Ipswich Athletic Football Club where the boys and girls attend weekly training sessions in preparation to move up to form the next Under 8s team for the club. The sessions are for 5-7 year olds focused on fun and enthusiastic coaching sessions, split into two groups based on age and experience levels. 

Sunday 10:00-11:00am at Chantry Academy. 
Open to children in Year 1 at school.
Sunday 11:00-12:00pm at Chantry Academy. Open to children in Year 2 at school.

Session costs £5 paid in block bookings.


 



 
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