Sessions from from Sept – July Every year.
Saturdays 11-am – 12pm at Jubilee fields.
Sessions £5 pay on the day – Free taster for first session.
Girls sessions refer to Sunday sessions at Gresham.
Ruddington Village Colts FC Soccer School, Jubilee Fields NG11 6NX
WHEN DOES THE 2021-22 SEASON RUN FROM?
our season runs from sept 11 / 12 to sunday july 9 / 10
(please note no sessions planned on the following weekends: dec 18 & 19, 25 & 26; jan 1 & 2; april 16 & 17)
saturdays 10.30-11.30am – u6s (school year one)
sundays 9.00-10.00 – u5s (school reception year)
please contact us for more info or if you wish to try a taster session
WHEN CAN YOU JOIN RUDDINGTON SOCCER SCHOOL?
Our usual entry point for children coincides with when children start school, ie in the majority of cases the September after they have turned 4. These children will form our u5s group. we do give 4 year old pre-schoolers the opportunity to do taster sessions, and if at the end of these the parents & coaches agree the sessions are suitable for the child and s/he is responding well to instruction and likes the environment, then they can join the u5s group (please note they then stay in the u5s when starting school).
WHAT GEAR DOES MY CHILD NEED?
We ask that parents take responsibility for their child arriving in clothing that is appropriate for both the weather conditions; and for taking part in sporting activity.
in colder weather, it is better for a child to come layered up and remove layers as they get warmed up, rather than in too few layers. Waterproof coats are recommended during the winter months; gloves / hats when it is especially cold; equally sun screen is recommended on very sunny days.
Trainers, boots with rubber / moulded or metal studs can all be worn at Jubilee Fields. Trainers are fine when the ground is relatively hard, but are not recommended if slippy / heavy / muddy. We ask that all players wear shinpads at every session.
(girls sessions at Nottingham Football Centre are on 3g pitches – no metal studs please)
HOW CAN I HELP?
Whilst score coaching runs the u5/6 soccer school, as well as coaching the children, part of our brief is to encourage parental volunteers to help with both coaching and admin duties. From u7 onwards and the start of regular weekend matches / week night training, RCFC teams are all volunteer run. Thus whilst the children are with the soccer school, we actively encourage parental help, and provide ongoing mentoring for potential parental coaches / administrators. If you are potentially interested in helping on either the coaching or admin side, please don’t be shy, let us know by emailing us, or speak to one of our coaches at a session. Both the club and score coaching are there to mentor you and help every step of the way – no one is thrown in the deep end. The earlier we can get you involved, the better.
HOW MUCH DO THE SESSIONS COST?
Sessions are £4 ‘pay on the day’, all new players are entitled to a free taster session.
CAN WE JUST TURN UP? WAITING LIST?
As a rule, both u5 & u6 groups remain open and we take on new players throughout the season. You can contact us for more info. On your first visit, please help ensure we have your contact details.
WHEN DO MATCHES START?
Under national FA guidelines, most children start playing matches at u7 (school year 2). These are friendly matches, and to encourage the importance of player development being prioritised over results, matches remain predominantly friendlies or small one off competitions at u8 / 9 / 10, with a slightly increased level of competition at u11/12.
RCFC supports this approach. The rules do allow year one children to play matches when they have turned 6. We do very occasionally consider this if we genuinely feel it will benefit the player. From Xmas onwards during the u6 season, we start preparing for the start of matches the following season.
We are continually taking on board both general government advice and more football-specific FA guidelines to ensure all sessions we run remain Covid-compliant. See here for our latest guidance.