• delivering EXCELLENCE
  • generating HOPE
  • providing DIGNITY
  • fuelling AMBITION

Street Soccer

Street Soccer is generally delivered through our community-based regional centres. Each centre offers up to 20 service users weekly access to the progressive route described in the ‘Programme Levels’ section at the foot of this page. Sessions are supervised by FA qualified coaches but are very much ‘hands-on’ for service users who are expected to assist in the delivery of sessions as part of their development. To assist service users with a clear pathway of development a structured programme (Levels System) has been implemented. With clear exit strategies and defined development opportunities combined with an ongoing appraisal system, all service users have a clear understanding of their status with us and increased motivation to progress through the different levels on offer.

The Street Soccer programme is based around the delivery of FA Charter Standard coaching sessions, based on 11-a-side principals. Our sessions provide service users with a broad experience, which leads to qualifications, work experience and voluntary work opportunities. Sessions are ‘peer led’, with users responsible for planning, delivery and evaluation of weekly sessions. Individuals take responsibility each week for warm-up and cool-down exercises, delivering appropriate technical skill sessions and organising match play.

Learning Outcomes:
• Leadership skills development
• Increased self-confidence and esteem
• Improved team-based involvement
• Importance of self-evaluation
• Improved ability to receive and provide constructive feedback
• Improved listening and communication skills
• Promotion of health lifestyles
• Improved action planning and preparation

Programme Levels

To assist service users on Streetsoccer and Streetfit programmes with a clear pathway of development with Street Soccer Academy a structured programme has been implemented. With clear exit strategies and defined development opportunities combined with an ongoing appraisal system, all service users have a clear understanding of their status with us and increased motivation to progress through different levels on offer.

Weekly access to local Street Soccer Academy Regional Centre

Learning Programme Includes:

  • Coach Education participation (football and fitness based)
  • Personal and social development programme
  • Fitness programme
  • Access to wrap-around support package

Access to multiple Street Soccer Academy Regional Centres

Experience includes:

  • Practical duties during regional centre sessions
  • Shadowing warm-ups, cool downs and session delivery
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Risk assessment management

Skills Development includes:

  • Planning, delivering and evaluating coaching sessions
  • Peer mentoring of service users

Benefits:

  • Access to industry-recognised qualifications
  • Enrolment onto industries programme
  • Official Street Soccer Academy Scout Status
  • External Placement opportunities

Ambassadors have officially completed the programme.

Exit status involves:

  • Routes into further training or employment
  • Access to Street Soccer Academy Community Coaches Programme
  • Voluntary work opportunities
  • Invitations to Street Soccer Academy events
  • Ongoing community based floating support

Each level is certificated on successful completion.

Street Soccer Academy is an AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance) Accredited Centre. This means that participants completing our accredited programmes receive detailed certification of their achievements. Accredited programmes are delivered at various points throughout the year for specific groups. Get in touch for further details of accredited programmes and locations.