Football is a great way to get your kids up and moving, away from the television preferably. According to an article by Livestrong, football aids in a child’s physical and social development and hence is a great fitness addition to their lifestyle. If you’re looking for classes for your kids, here are a few suggestions in the Klang Valley.
1. Protech Soccer Malaysia
Coached by Mr. Andy, a semi-pro player in the Australian League, be rest assured that your kids are under good guidance. Introductory training courses are for both boys and girls and comprise a 30-minute fitness and agility exercise, a 45-minute technique and tactics training, and a 45-minute small-sided game.
2. Erika Peres Soccer Academy
The Erika Peres Soccer Academy offers 3 levels of training depending on the age of your child: Level 1 for toddlers aged 2-3 years old, Level 2 (4-6 years old), and Level 3 (7-12 years old). As for children who show potential and commitment to the sport, they can then opt for competitive training where they are able to compete in city tournaments and leagues.
Age: 2-12 years old
Locations: Garden International School, Desapark @Park City Club House, Tropicana Golf Club, The Club Bandar Utama, BSKL, ISP, ISKL.
3. Little League Soccer Malaysia
Focusing on the quality of their teaching, appropriate coaching methods are offered at Little League. An instructional video analysis to analyze the child’s performance is also provided, so that there would be further improvement of their routine.
4. Little Kickers Malaysia
As part of an international football/soccer/futsal academy originating from the UK specialising in teaching preschoolers, Little Kickers football method includes designing games that help develop basic football skills in the most creative, fun and motivating way possible. Besides teaching technical skills such as passing, kicking, defending and goalkeeping, these games incorporate cartoon characters, movies, fairy tales, colours and math too.
Contact: 017-9400 015 (Kalvinder Singh)
Age: 18 months – 7 years old
Location: Bangsar Sports Complex, Central Park Dataran Sunway, Sports Barn PJ and Sports Planet Ampang.
5. Kuala Lumpur Youth Soccer
For up to three times a week, kids will train and play in matches/tournaments to build their football skills, strategies and fitness. They will also practice team spirit and good sportsmanship in a competitive environment. For the past seven years, KLYS has consistently sent teams to compete in numerous local, regional and even to the largest youth international football tournament, Gothia Cup.
6. City Youth Academy
As the largest futsal academy in Malaysia, City Youth Academy offers football, futsal, street soccer, beach soccer & freestyle football according to AFC/FAM qualified coaches training modules & sessions. Aside from the twice weekly sessions (Saturday and Sunday), kids can even join their school holidays coaching clinic and camp programs.
Contact: 016-2939 495 (Mohd Sulaiman Gerard Abdullah)
Age: 5-13 years old
Location: Ampang, Cheras, USJ, Kota Damansara, Bangsar, Cheras, Kajang, Serdang, Bangi, Semenyih, OUG, Kota Kilas, Kota Kinabalu, Penang & Malacca.
7. El ROI Football Academy
Let your kids learn coordination, team work, balancing, techniques and tactics in football trainings happening on every Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. If you’re keen, you can contact them for a free trial session too!
Contact: 012-3372565 (Karen Lim)
Age: 5 onwards
Location: Extreme park, Jalan Tasik Selatan, Sunway South Quay, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya (Weekdays) and Sports Barn, Lot 5, Lorong 19/1 A, 47300 Petaling Jaya (Weekend)
Text Credit: Anna Lee & Sian Marie Low.
Image Credit: Ensogo & Little Kickers Malaysia.