It’s a skill thing...
The Striker 9 awards are a fun based 10 week awards programme aimed at encouraging children to not only develop their football skills, but also leadership and team skills.
Striker 9 is for boys and girls of any ability aged 5 to 15 year olds.
All you need is a desire to play football…
The programme helps young people:
- Develop football, leadership and team skills
- Learn about rules, fitness, conduct and nutrition
- Become healthier and more active
Each letter of Striker represents a football skill, which you will work though at each level of the award scheme:
S – Shooting
T – Turning
R – Running with the ball
I – In and out dribbling
K – Keep up/control
E – ‘Ed the ball’
R – Right and left foot passing
Once each skill has been mastered members then progress onto the next award level. Levels go from 1 to 6 then bronze, silver and gold, with the ultimate aim of achieving the gold award.
Each child will be given a Striker 9 portfolio which includes lots of information about code of conduct, training and nutrition alongside the programme of training levels and evidence of progression sheets. There’s also a section to keep copies of their certificates and medals which mark the end of each level.
Coaches will get to know child’s strengths and weakness and work on them over the course programme.
The cost of the programme is £35. This includes a £5 enrolment fee which must be paid when booking. You can pay the remaining £30 either in full at the beginning of the programme, or, pay as you play at each session, which is £3 per week.
For Passport to Leisure holders the cost of the programme is £26. This includes the enrolment fee of £3 which must be paid when booking, and £23, which can either be paid in full at the beginning of the programme, £2.30 pay as you play, each week.
Included in the cost is your individual portfolio, and expert coaching by an FA qualified coach.
Striker 9 courses are offered at the following Leisure Centres:
- Marley Activities & Coaching Centre
- Manningham Sports Centre
- Nab Wood Sports Centre
- Richard Dunn Sports Centre
- The Leisure Centre, Keighley
- Thornton Recreation Centre