First Kicks Player Information
First Kicks is for players aged 4 – 6 years (turning 4-6 in this calendar year). We also accept 7 year olds who are new to playing or have younger siblings (for child care purposes) as long as they don’t have a major influence on other players or the games.
First Kicks is part of the New Zealand Football Whole of Football Framework. It is designed to assist school-age players to develop the basic football skills through direct coaching, fun, practice and games.
Children are placed in to teams of up to 10 players. The first half of each session is spent learning skills/drills, with the second half playing 4/5-a-side games in a round-robin format. At the end of each session there are Player of the Day presentations, and lollipops 🙂
Due to the large number of players, First Kicks is split into two identical sessions on Saturday mornings:
- 10.15am to 11.15am
- 11.30am to 12.30pm
All sessions are held at Foster Park (opposite the Selwyn Aquatic Centre) in Broadlands Drive, Rolleston.
Shinpads covered by long socks is compulsory. SUFC provides team T-shirts for each player. Players are encouraged to wear football boots for protection from injury and avoid slipping on wet grass.
The 2017 Winter season starts on Saturday 1st April. Registrations are now open – click here to register
Once registered, further details will be provided prior to the start of the season. If you have any queries prior to registering, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org