The S4K mission is to revolutionise children’s sport and build confidence in every child. The S4K Way differentiates us from all our competitors and allows us to provide our families with a world-class sports education. We prepare our children for a lifetime of competitive sport by building confidence through skills and entertainment to promote a healthy mind, body, and active lifestyle. From fun, we can develop engagement and from engagement, our children will develop a passion. We want to help each child to become the very best that they can be one smile, one moment, and one class at a time.
Our S4K Football program is based on the Dutch Coerver, Spanish Tiki-Taka and Brazilian Futsal coaching techniques. We develop our children's mini and micro motor skills, using the Montessori teaching method and the best practices from child psychology and children's learning. Each class has a dedicated curriculum and Practice@Home book so that you can help your child to develop their skill level outside of the class.
Tots (18 months to 3 years)-
S4K Toddlers is for babies and younger children beginning their activity sporting life and usually ranges from 18 months to 3 years (although we do have some children who join us at 16 months). Based on the Montessori child learning method and the Dutch Coever, Spanish Tiki-Taka and Brazilian Fustal coaching techniques, S4K Toddlers provides toddlers with the perfect introduction to the beautiful game. Toddlers are able to join in almost as soon as they can walk, run and listen to instructions and have fun in a collective group setting. Parents take part in the class at all times with their child, as our S4K Coaches get to know all of the toddlers and help them learn new skills and activities. Over time, our Tots become more independent and take part in the class with less assistance from mum and dad. Toddlers are encouraged to learn the basics of listening and toddle around with footballs and play with their new friends.
Kickers (3 to 5 years)-
S4K Kickers is the second stage of development where we build on the mini and micro motor skills that have be learned at toddler football age and evolve these into more complex football skills. The Kickers age group still focuses on individual skill development, maximising the amount of time that each child spends with the football to reach the maximum comfort and confidence level with the ball. Kickers’ talent is harnessed via dribbling drills and the striking of the ball. In addition, child interaction and cooperation is actively encouraged as our coaches seek to stimulate greater social skills.
In our S4K Strikers, we experience rapid development in the skills and maturity of the children as sports players and team members. They get to combine and hone their skills in exciting games and activities that help them to develop their touch, sense of space, movement, and their positions on the pitch. They learn to defend, to attack, pass and move in small-sided games. Dribbling skills with the injection of the Dutch Coever method for emulating football superstars and the moves that have made them great are introduced. The drag backs, back heels, and Cruyff turns are all actively encouraged as kids continue the fun games while participating in high-skill development sessions. Children are actively encouraged to run with the ball, while also receiving coaching on close passing movements via our Tiki-Taka drills. The team sense of bonding and working together is emphasized at this stage as we emulate the philosophies of the Spanish, Dutch and Brazilian methods. All of our games with S4K Strikers are framed in a way that develops confidence by beginning with zero pressure learning – where Strikers are encouraged to learn at their own pace before stress is gradually introduced across a period of four weeks. The games are fun for the Strikers, but teach basic footballing principles such as control of the ball as well as the “Look, Pass & Move” mantra. All of our games at this age are “non-tackling” and thus skill-enhancing – allowing the development of vision and spatial awareness that other football clubs do not teach.