Strikes Junior Soccer Academy offers group football soccer for boys and girls aged 4 to 13.
Children follow a 12 week programme called the Soccericulum, designed for children of all abilities.
Certificates and badges are available to buy as children work through the programme.
There are 24 levels of progression within the Soccericulum, 18 during Junior Strikes and 6 during Premier Strikes.
Children start the Soccericulum at non-league level and work through the levels until they reach the Champions league.
At this stage children should have mastered all basic skills and be able to perform complex drills and turns in pressurised situations. Parents can track their child's progress using the relevant assessment card. Assessment cards are issued on enrolment. When a child completes a level they can collect their certificate from reception.
Premiere Strikes classes are by invitation only. From these classes children may be invited to join Birmingham City FC's Academy or Walsall FC's School of Excellence.
First Strikes - 4 to 6 years
First Strikes classes are designed to introduce children to soccer.
Children learn basic skills, passing, shooting and dribbling. First Strikes helps children develop independence, balance, co-ordination and motor skills and also encourages them to become socially interactive and confident.
Junior Strikes - 6 years +
During Junior Strikes children work through the Soccericulum (Strikes Progression System).
Children enrolled on Junior Strikes learn more advanced skills, including heading, tackling and movement. Parents can track their childs progress using the assessment card given to them on enrolment.
Premier Strikes - by appointment only
The Premier Strikes coaching programme is run in partnership with Birmingham County Development Scheme, Walsall FC and Birmingham City FC.
Levels 19-24 of the Soccericulum have been designed especially for children who have excelled during Junior Strikes and would benefit from advanced coaching.
Children who show particular qualities while on Premier Strikes may be invited to join Birmingham City FC's Academy or Walsall FC's School of Excellence.
How to Join
Your child must be at least 4 years old to enrol. You can get an application form from your nearest leisure centre.
On enrolment, each child receives a personalised Strikes ID Card, which must be produced at reception before each lesson. The card ensures priority booking for subsequent courses.
Course prices are available from your nearest leisure centre.
During school holidays strikes offer one-week intensive holiday courses, combining the fundamentals of the longer Strikes courses with fun drills and small-sided games.
Strikes Disability Centre
Strikes works in partnership with the FA to provide disabled football provision within Birmingham.
Strikes Disability Centre
Stockland Green Community Leisure Centre
||5.00pm - 6.00pm
For more information contact:
Scot Leydon, Assistant Football Development Officer
Phone: 0121 464 0189
FA Girls & Womens Football Development Officer
Phone: 0121 357 4278
A 24 - 30 hour course aimed at managers and coaches involved in junior team football. Course content includes attitudes and ethics, emergency aid, practical delivery and awareness of related aspects including growth and development, overuse injuries and football fitness.
Who is the course for?
- Minimum age 16 years
- Managers and coaches of club teams aged 7-16 years
- Prospective candidates for the FA Coaching Certificate
- Youth leaders and prospective youth leaders
- Colleges of FE students
- CCPR CSLA students
The Strikes Junior Soccer Academy is endorsed by Birmingham County Football Asscoiation and Birmingham City Football Club.