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Classes for 2 to 5-year-olds

It’s about more than football

Our 2 to 5-year-old classes are open for girls and boys. The classes are designed for both parent/adult and toddler to participate, with all M.R.F.A. staff are FA licensed and UEFA qualified coaches with senior staff undertaking age-specific courses.

We give your children a positive introduction to football by teaching fundamental skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. It’s the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life.

Play and games are at the heart of everything we do. Our games cleverly disguise the learning aspect so the children just think they are playing. The more the children enjoy the games, the more they participate. This enjoyment leads to greater confidence, which in turn leads to self-initiated participation and independent play.

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Develop, whilst learning the fundamentals

M.R.F.A. teaches the fundamentals of football in a fun learning environment through a series of storytelling games. The stages of development below outline our expectations for this age group:

Social, Emotional & Cognitive

  • Short attention span, erratic participation.
  • Needs assistance throughout session.
  • At times will be frustrated at lack of comprehension of sessions.
  • Lacks awareness of others.

Physical Capabilities

  • Coaches implement more complicated movements at varying heights and speeds.
  • Introduced to different types of movement (running, jumping etc)
  • Improved body control.

Football Specific

  • Capable of basic, one paced kicking.
  • Can maintain the stop position with help.
  • Quickly learns to enjoy scoring goals.


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