Schools Educational Programmes

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Our passion for school sport

At SKILLSCOACH, we firmly believe that the benefits of physical activity extend beyond health and positively impact the classroom environment. We understand that supporting active, healthy children through sports helps them concentrate better, learn more effectively, and achieve greater academic success.

SKILLSCOACH was established by teachers and specialist sports coaches who have been delivering programs in schools, both in the classroom and on the field, for over a decade. Our school sports services are designed to align with the National Curriculum and the London School Games Mark, assisting your school in achieving its goals. We are committed to delivering inclusive, impactful, and measurable initiatives that promote active participation in school sports.

All our programmes are developed in line with Ofsted and ISA/IAPS requirements, and we offer comprehensive support for your school’s PE and sports needs. This includes Breakfast, Lunch and After School clubs, PPA cover, teacher training and wrap around care.

What we do:

  • PE/PPA Teaching
  • Extra Curricular Clubs
  • Wrap Around Care
  • PE Teacher Training Programme – designed for classroom teachers
  • PE schemes of work
  • Full assessment/attainment targets for all children
  • Increase Activity Initiatives for all pupils
  • Inter-School Competitions
  • Sports Days





  • My sons (7 and 10) have both loved Skills Coach Football sessions. For my eldest his skills have hugely improved and for my youngest it’s been about his confidence. Previously he didn’t have the confidence but now he’s had a real boost, he loves getting involved. 

    Natasha – Mum

  • My sons (7 and 10) have both loved Skills Coach Football sessions. For my eldest his skills have hugely improved and for my youngest it’s been about his confidence. Previously he didn’t have the confidence but now he’s had a real boost, he loves getting involved. 

    Ben – Dad

  • My two sons (6 and 8) attended the football camp run by SkillsCoach & Barnes Eagles at Barn Elms Sports Trust. Very easy to book. Early drop off options. And most importantly, the boys absolutely loved it!

    Jane – Mum

  • Both my children (9 & 7) have really enjoyed Wednesday night sessions, holiday camps, Saturday mornings and 1:1s. They love football and they have loved developing their skills with Matt and the team. Both boys have been supported so wonderfully by the coaches. I would highly recommend.

    Laura – Mum


Your child will enhance their ball manipulation, technique, game understanding, and movement in a safe, structured, and enjoyable setting. Guided by our experienced coaches, each session has a specific topic designed with fun, age-specific drills and games, ensuring that every player is challenged and supported. Our ultimate goal is to help every child reach their potential.

Children can start our weekly football training sessions as young as 5 years old (although some begin at 4). However, we recommend parents have their child try a free class first. It needs to be the right environment and challenge so they build confidence and feel competent – we want them to love the game!



Yes, our football training runs parallel to the state school term time in your area. To confirm session dates, check out our booking page where we detail all details including days, dates and times.

For activities during the holidays, visit our Holiday Camp page to explore the action packed holiday camps available in your area.

A child can train as often as they like! The more they practice, the more they’ll improve. SkillsCoach training is typically just one component of various football activities, like with friends at school, in their local team or in the park. Even if SkillsCoach training is their sole football training, it will still provide significant benefits over the months of training. As emphasised, we encourage children to play as much as they want and crucially, as much as parents can organise. It’s not easy being a full time parent!

Starting your child’s football journey is simple: encourage them to just start playing. Whether it’s in the garden, at the nearby park, during school breaks, or at a structured SkillsCoach session, the key is to get them involved. To kick things off, consider booking a structured training session at one of our weekly training sessions. Visit our booking page and get started! The time is now!

Other Programmes

Boy playing football

Weekly Training

Join our weekly group football training sessions for boys and girls aged 5-12yrs. Learn the fundamentals, skills and tricks to play like a pro.

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Girls playing football

Girls Only Sessions

Join our Girls Only football training and coaching sessions for 5- 14 year olds. Fun and friendly training designed for all skill levels.

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Holiday Camps

Action-packed football & multi sports, girls only and football performance camps where football & fun collide! Ideal for boys and girls aged 5-14 years old.

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Kids Birthday Party

Birthday Party Packages

Birthday parties for kids, give your child a football or sports birthday they’ll never forget!

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1-2-1 Private Skills Sessions

Sign up for a 1-2-1 session with our top coaches to help children develop fundamental skills, techniques and build confidence.

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