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As a player and a coach I feel I have gained many positive experiences from football and now to have been giving the opportunity to provide this service to young children is a dream come true.

Having played the game at numerous different levels from amateur weekend football to North West county standard I believe I can pass on my knowledge to the younger generation of players looking to play the most popular sport in the world.

I have now coached for just over 8 years, 3 of which were at university where I gained a degree in Coach Education and Participation Development, I have found the most enjoyable thing about been a football coach is watching children enjoy the game and learn new things and becoming more confident with not only the game but within themselves.

Active Soccer West Cheshire can also offer coaching in multi-skills as I am also a qualified coach in this area.

At Active Soccer West Cheshire we also feel we have the responsibility to educate young children in how important it is to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle. Active Soccer West Cheshire will provide information on what it takes to have a healthy balanced nutritional diet whilst playing football.

Through football and Active Soccer West Cheshire coaching staff children can not only learn new skills and techniques but they can meet new friends and be part of a fantastic experience.

Schools

We are currently Active in various schools across the Frodsham, Helsby, and Chester area delivering PPA, after school sessions, lunch times sessions, and breakfast clubs.

Coaching

The Active Soccer OneToOne coaching programme was designed in early 2012 after my time spent coaching football in the U.S.A where it was extremely popular with both players, parents, and coaches.
This type of Programme has had huge amounts of success for young individual players in the Cheshire area.
The aims of these types of sessions are to help improve technique and most of all a players confidence.
Active Soccer OneToOne sessions incorporate into their programme Speed, Agility, Power, and overall Fitness.
Within these sessions children will receive feedback sheets that will record the players strengths and weaknesses which will allow both player and coach to see what changes can be made to improve the individual player.
To book onto this programme please call 0844 822 3950/07974 505823 or email [email protected]

Special Events

May Half Term Soccer School

Tuesday 31st May- Friday 3rd June 2016

Brookvale Leisure Centre (Runcorn)

£12.50 per day or £40.00 for full 4 days

To book your child's/children's place please contact Craig Jones on 07974 505823 or email [email protected]

Active Soccer Head Coach Craig Jones has been providing both Football and Multi skill sessions at Alderman Bolton Primary Schhol since 2011. I have been very impressed with both the high standard of coaching from Craig and the coaches but also their interaction with all of our children. The childrens skills have improved greatly and also pupils behavior has improved since going on the courses with Active Soccer. I would have no hesitation in reccomending Active Soccer to any school in the Cheshire area as the standards that they set are very high.


 

Lyndsey Glass, Headteacher at Alderman Bolton Primary School

The coaching from Active Soccer within the school has been brilliant; Craig is always reliable and brilliant with the children. Since starting the club at Alderman Bolton Craig has gained the trust from all of the children and they really look forward to seeing him. If ever they see me around the school they ask “is Coach Craig coming today?”

The children listen to him and are always well behaved when Craig is working with them.

At Alerman Bolton we have a child with Cerebral Palsy and Craig always includes him in all of the sessions and treats him the same as the other children. Because of this the child really enjoys playing football in Craig’s sessions and gets so much fun and enjoyment out of it.
 

Karen Reynolds, Teacher at Alderman Bolton Primary School

We were first introduced to Craig and Active Soccer when our son had a football party 2 years ago. Craig interacted really well with all 20 boys aged between 8 and 10. The party was a hugh success and we have subsequently used Active Soccer for all his parties since.

Our son responded so well to Craig that we arranged to have some individual coaching sessions, these session have improved not only his skills and technical understanding but have also seen him gain in confidence and self belief, but most importantly he thoroughly enjoys every session and is the highlight of his week.

Our son and his friends have also attend Active Soccer Holiday clubs which has enabled them to meet and play with other children in a fun and safe environment.

We cannot thank Craig and the Active soccer team enough for the way they relate to, encourage and have developed our sons passion for football.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Active Soccer

Mike and Jackie Rawcliffe, Parents of a booked Birthday Party and their son Johnny went through the OneToOne programme

As Chairman of Lymm Rovers JFC I was involved with bringing Active Soccer into our club to take on the training of a variety of different age ranges from u8's to u18's to raise the delivery and standard of coaching to the players.

One year later I know it was a great decision, The coaches are always well prepared and sessions are based on what the managers would like to work on and their feedback.

The sessions from inparticular Craig and Simon have been well received and have shown a great level of improvement in the players technical skills and match practice.

Gavin Laidlaw, Lymm Rovers JFC Chairman

I'd highly recommend 121 football coaching with active soccer for 3 reasons.

1) I contacted Craig as I was struggling to get my son to midweek training every week because of work commitments, a challenge I'm sure most working parents face.Craig is flexible when I need to change days and times, plus he comes to the house which means Cameron is able to train every week, even if he doesn't make midweek training with his club.

2) Since starting 121 coaching his football skills have sharpened and visibly improved. He was always a bit nervous of headers and after just one session with Craig he went to his next match and scored from a header!, He plays up front and his shots on target saw him score a hat- trick in the next game. I can really see the difference in his performance through the 121 attention and structure Craig brings to the sessions.

3) Cameron LOVES it !
 

Kay Woodburn, Parent from our OneToOne programme

Craig has been leading Active Soccer football coaching in our school for the last three years. He works with children aged 4 – 7 years at present but has also coached older juniors.

Craig’s clubs are always very well attended and often over subscribed. This is largely due to his coaching. The children love being with Craig. He is firm but fair and they thoroughly enjoy all the different activities Active Soccer organise.  Discipline is excellent with every child showing a high level of respect for him. Parents who often stay to watch their child training speak highly of him.

Active Soccer is a well run organisation in my opinion. Coaches visit assembly to tell children what is to be offered and then visit at the end of the block of training to award certificates and trophies to those who have taken part. The children love to have this recognition of their achievement in school. All paperwork is dealt with efficiently meaning the school office has the minimum of involvement and nothing is too much trouble if we have to make changes to training session locations etc.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Active Soccer to anyone looking for high quality yet fun coaching for your children.

Janet Mcdonald, HeadTeacher at Moore Primary School

Craig is a fantastic coach.  The children, who are aged between 3 and 4 years old, have learnt some valuable physical skills including hand-eye co-ordination and balance, and also listening to instructions.

The training is excellent value for money, and the children really enjoyed the sessions.

We would highly recommend Craig at Active Soccer as a coach for any children of this age.
 

Sue Huntbach – Manager / E.Y.P., Horns Mill Pre-school, Helsby.

The children look forward to these classes each week and gain a variety of skills as the course progresses. The activities are adapted to suit the age of our preschool children and the children have formed lovely relationships with coach Craig

Tracey L. Manager/ E.Y.P, Little Overtons Pre School, Frodsham

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News from Active Soccer West Cheshire

September 05 2014

Active Tots is a fun and safe learning environment for 2-4 year olds to come and enjoy physical activity. Active Tots will give young nursery children a fantastic insight into physical activity and it will give them a great start in learning new physical and mental skills. Active Tots sessions are all about the children leaning basic Fundamental skills such as Agility, Balance, and Co-ordination skills that are needed and most importantly they learn to play physical activities with a smile on their face. We have found a massive improvement in children’s motor skills and also confidence since starting this programme in 2013. To book your nursery/Pre School free taster session please call 0844 822 3950/07974 505823 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

September 21 2012

Active Soccer Head Coach Craig Jones has been providing both Football and Multi skill sessions at Alderman Bolton Primary Schhol since 2011. I have been very impressed with both the high standard of coaching from Craig and the coaches but also their interaction with all of our children. The childrens skills have improved greatly and also pupils behavior has improved since going on the courses with Active Soccer. I would have no hesitation in reccomending Active Soccer to any school in the Cheshire area as the standards that they set are very high.

Lyndsey Glass Headteacher Alderman Bolton Primary

June 06 2012

The coaching from Active Soccer within the school has been brilliant; Craig is always reliable and brilliant with the children. Since starting the club at Alderman Bolton Craig has gained the trust from all of the children and they really look forward to seeing him. If ever they see me around the school they ask “is Coach Craig coming today?”

The children listen to him and are always well behaved when Craig is working with them.

At Alerman Bolton we have a child with Cerebral Palsy and Craig always includes him in all of the sessions and treats him the same as the other children. Because of this the child really enjoys playing football in Craig’s sessions and gets so much fun and enjoyment out of it.

Karen Reynolds

Teacher at Alderman Bolton Primary School, Warrington
 


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