SupaStrikers was started in Gloucestershire in 2005 by Andy and Carolyn Tucker, following the success of AT Soccercamps (football for school age children) since 1994. We have gained many years of experience in providing football fun for children aged 2-5 years, which takes the form of weekly indoor sessions. As well as learning core football and movement skills, children also develop their awareness of shapes, colours, simple numbers and social skills such as listening, sharing and teamwork.
Our approach will complement that of good playgroups and nurseries etc. In addition to football courses, all of our coaches complete specialist training courses to develop their expertise in working with these age groups.
Where possible, we usually work with a maximum ratio of 1 Coach: 6 Children* and most of our groups are a maximum of 12 children (Weekend sessions run at larger venues with higher numbers, although the coaching ratio is maintained).
We believe children learn best through having fun, therefore our sessions are lively and interactive. Stability within the group is also important, therefore, we operate on a membership basis to ensure that the children see familiar faces each time.
Parents/Carers are encouraged to join in, especially with the younger MiniStrikers. The programme and equipment are specifically designed for this age group, and there is no ‘heavy’ coaching. However, members will learn lots of skills that will really benefit their future physical and sporting development.