Winter Toddler Football Classes with SoccerDays

Football is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the UK and the world, with children of all ages enjoying it. Local clubs, classes, and groups offer a variety of great football training programs that begin taking kids from the age of 2 years old. It gives your kid the chance to get involved in football at an early age so they can reap the benefits.

At SoccerDays, we host a range of classes for toddlers to enjoy and offer a different selection of venues to choose from. Still looking for a reason to get in touch? See our top benefits of getting your child into football this winter.

Fitness and Health

Some hot topics amongst parents nowadays are both childhood obesity and the amount of time children spend on electronic devices such as iPads. Giving kids the opportunity from a young age to be included in regular, challenging sporting activities lays a foundation to build on from which they make football and exercise part of their daily lives as they grow older.

Just some of the positive effects playing football regularly can have on the body include;

  • Increased muscle and bone strength
  • Reduction in body fat (when combined with a healthy diet)
  • Increased stamina and speed from cardiovascular fitness
  • Good for heart health and blood pressure

For some children socialising doesn’t come naturally and making friends can be difficult. Being part of a football class or team is a great opportunity for kids to speak to, engage with and become friends with children their own age. Kid’s football classes are also a great tool for building up confidence in young children. Whether it’s encouraging and praising them for their speed, ability to dribble the ball or simply how hard they tried – there are a lot of ways that football can help them.

Team Building Skills

Being part of a team is a great life lesson to teach children at a young age. Many activities that kids experience are based on solo effort, with success being gained by a lone individual rather than a team. The camaraderie kids get to experience when they are part of a football team is a positive and enjoyable practice that can help them understand and recognise the emotional needs of those around them.

Football challenges children to rely on their team mates and to think outside of just themselves and their needs or capabilities. Whether it’s learning when to pass the ball rather than take the shot, to encourage team mates not to give up or to console their fellow players after a defeat – there are so many ways in which football can help kids
grow and develop not just as players but as people.


Whether it’s mental discipline or physical discipline – football can be tough and challenging in a whole host of ways that young kids can benefit from.

Mentally as parents of course nobody wants their child to feel sad but playing football and accepting the loss of a match is a very good way of helping kids to develop mental toughness and acceptance that defeat is part of the game. It gives them the coping skills that with the help of their coach, team mates and parents will allow them to handle setbacks not only on the football pitch but in life and learn how to bounce back from them.

5 Top Tips to Help Your Child Improve their Football Skills Before Classes

Children should be encouraged to get involved with sport. Through our years of experience in running football classes for 1,000’s of toddlers, we know the skills that can be passed onto your child through football.

In order to help improve your child’s football skills, we have collated our top 5 tips to helping develop and improve your child’s football skills outside of our football classes to help them improve their skills further.

SoccerDays Top 5 Tips:

  1. Encouragement – We always want each child to feel encouraged to express themselves when playing football. As a parent, you can help them to become more confident by cheering them on at the side line (but keep it friendly!).
  2. Goal Size – A toddler will learn a lot by competing against other children on the same level as them. When they are finding their feet, it is important to set smaller goals for your child and reward them with praise when they achieve those milestones first.
  3. Practice – When your child attends one of SoccerDays football classes, he/she will learn new techniques that can be practiced at home or in a local park. Having fun and making friends should always be the most important factor in attending one of our classes because this will motivate children to attend more often and develop further.
  4. Healthy Diet – Although toddler football classes are not based around healthy eating, it is important that we encourage children to have healthy snacks where possible. If they have a healthy diet whilst attending toddler football classes, their body will be able to develop and recover quicker after training sessions or matches.
  5. Respect – Respecting other children is an important factor when attending toddler football classes. This will help your child to develop social skills and allow them to play with others of a similar age more easily.

At SoccerDays, we always strive to give your child the best and most fun experience within our toddler football classes. For more information, head to our find a class pages to find your nearest football class!

Why Children’s Football Classes are Good for Mental Health

Children are always told to make sure they exercise, eat well and get their rest. However, people often overlook mental health as a factor when it comes to taking care of children. Throughout COVID-19, football classes and sport in general was paused due to the spread of the virus. Now that the world has re-opened and we have seen life go back to somewhat normal, sport is available again for kids to help take care of themselves mentally by fostering team work and encouraging them to be positive about themselves.

Using Football Classes to Help Your Children

Our children’s football classes give your child an opportunity to engage with their environment in ways that benefit them both physically and mentally. At any football class for children, young people can learn how teamwork benefits everyone so that they feel better supported once they return home after the football session has finished.

Getting Back into Sports After COVID-19

Sport is increasingly important, especially over the past year where we haven’t been able to get out with our children as much due to lockdown restrictions. There were reports of a decline in children’s well-being and mental health issues and we are determined to help push children’s mental health and physic forward. In fact, football clubs have been used in the past to improve mental health problems in adults. The football sessions can be a great way for kids to meet friends since they are often more open with one another about their feelings than adults are.

Getting Back into Sports After COVID-19

At our football classes , young players will not only learn the basics of football but also important skills that could help them find happiness within themselves. These classes can give your child an opportunity to foster self-esteem which is something that helps create resilience against negative thoughts later on in life.

Interested? Get in contact with us via phone or email and book your FREE trial today.

Top 10 Benefits For Toddler Football

Would you like to give football classes for children?

Because football is a great sport, it provides many benefits for your child. Our football classes are a great way of allowing your child to use their energy and have fun while teaching them many important life lessons. Our football can be booked for children aged 2 – 7.

When your child takes football lessons, they can reap the following benefits:

1) Develops Listening Skills – Football classes require your child to follow rules and directions from our experienced football coaches. If they don’t, the football team can suffer as a whole.

2) Concentration – During football classes, your child will be required to work with other football team members and understand their roles and traits.

3) Teaches Self-Discipline – Football is a great sport to teach children discipline, which will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

4) Increases Fitness – Playing football consistently will help towards building up your fitness through our sessions.

5) Increases Confidence – Football teaches children an important life lesson: you can achieve your goals if you put your mind to it.

6) Develops Self-Esteem – Football is a great way to give your child the opportunity to set goals and work towards them in each session.

7) Respect – Your child will learn respect for football team members and opponents, as well as football coaches and referees.

8) Teaches your child how to be a good sport – Football is a great way to teach your child how to lose gracefully and win with dignity.

9) Enhances Physical Coordination – Football requires a great deal of physical coordination.

10) Increases Stamina – Football is a physically demanding sport, so your child will be forced to push their physical boundaries.

Football classes for children can teach them many invaluable life lessons. These football lessons will help your child in everyday life, and football is a great way to get involved with your child and show them that you support their needs and ambitions. If you think football classes may be right for your child, contact us via email or phone to book a FREE trial today.

Why Choose SoccerDays for Toddler Football Classes

How Has COVID-19 Affected Young Children’s Activity?

We provide football classes for toddlers suitable for boys and girls as young as 2 years, with no previous experience of playing football before. All of our classes take place within a safe environment at local schools. You’ll find experienced coaches who can help your child to explore their full potential within football.

How Often Does My Child Have to Attend the Football Classes?

Your child can join one of our classes on a one-off basis or every week, the choice is yours! All sessions are tailored to suit both parents and children’s requirements as we understand due to commitments, parents and children may want to attend occasionally while others prefer regular weekly sessions.

Reasons to Try SoccerDays Football Classes

We have collated a list of reasons why you should give us a try and watch your child develop each week!

  • Our classes give your child an opportunity to interact with other children outside of their school.
  • We ensure children get a sense of belonging. The football coaching will teach them the basic skills that they need to play football as well as being active and making new friends.
  • Our classes are suitable for boys & girls aged between 2-7 years old. Our purpose is to promote physical activity in your child whilst building social skills, fitness and confidence.
  • We teach kids all kind of football skills in a very short time, and it can take as little as a few weeks to see real improvements made by your child.
  • We make sure that are classes are very safe for kids through fun activities that help develop a wide range of skills that your child with build on with each class.

How Can Your Classes Help Develop My Child?

The SoccerDay’s method has been developed by football coach professionals that know how to train kids aged between 2 & 7 through games specially designed to help your child learn in the easiest possible way whilst having fun! If you want more information about our range of football classes, you can visit our class descriptions page.

What’s the Recommended Amount of Football Classes Per Month?

At SoccerDays, we don’t apply any pressure to parent’s or kids to attend weekly classes. We recommend regular sessions each month to keep fitness, health and social skills improving. Our recommendation would be 2 classes per month to ensure consistency in the development of your child.

The Impact Coronavirus Has Had on Young Children

How has COVID-19 Affected Young Children’s Activity?

Football and sport in general, are very positive activities for children to take part in and there is much more than fitness that sport provides. Football is seen to have a positive impact on children’s mental health and well-being and children who play football regularly tend become more sociable and confident as a result as they’re required to work as a team. There are many skills within football that can be extremely valuable for children’s education.

Lockdown has been a very stressful and challenging time for a lot of families. A decrease in energy, health, fitness has led to a decline in activities. But, at SoccerDays, we are determined to get more and more children back playing and enjoying sports once again with our highly regarded football classes.

Getting your Child Back into Sports

If your child had to stay at home during the Lockdown period, we understand it may have been difficult for them to play football. However, there are lots of good reasons why they should get back into football as soon as possible. Toddler football classes (link to homepage) are a brilliant way for children to learn and develop new skills outside of school and football also helps with their health and wellbeing too. Here are some great reasons why your child should be getting back playing football.

Social Skills

Football is a very social sport in that its interactive nature involves working together as a team; this enables children to communicate better with others or work on solving problems within the group environment. Playing football gives children an opportunity to meet new people from different backgrounds and gain experience in getting along with a range of personalities.

Happiness and Self-Esteem

Football is an enjoyable sport that provides children with more than just fitness but happiness too as football helps build confidence in their abilities and learn to take on new challenges. As football offers an opportunity for your child to improve at something every day and see the benefits of their hard work on the pitch!

Health Benefits

It has been proven that football can help improve your health as footballers are known to have lower body fat percentage’s and increased upper body strength than non-footballers. Football tends to require less equipment such as boots or shin pads which means the cost of playing football is very low and sustainable for families.

Our toddler football classes are a great way to get your child back into football, we provide classes for kids aged 2-7 year olds.


Children have a wonderful imagination! Their minds are full of creative concepts and ideas. If this is the case then surely it means having imaginative methods are the best way to teach children in whatever they learn.

Within our toddler football classes we include many imaginative games in order to engage young children, our games ensure children fully participate, and concentrate on their practice, all whilst having plenty of fun!                       

For example here is one of the games:

The cones in the middle of the exercise drills may just be normal obstacles to parents, however for children these cones are eruptive volcanoes that are not allowed to be touched! Once this concept is introduced, children immediately ask questions “why are we not allowed to touch these?”, ‘’what will happen to you if you touch these volcanos’’, “you will burn your hand”, but you will get a child who has a wider imagination and will confidently give you a quick briefing in front of all the other children and parents. This is a prime example of imagination providing the children with an opportunity to develop their social skills amongst the class. It also helps boost the children’s development of problem solving in their own way.

At the same time importantly when playing the game, children are practicing their dribbling skills whilst trying not to bump into the volcanoes!

We always incorporate imaginative games into our classes to ensure children have fun, learn football skills and build confidence too!

My First Club

For some children starting their first ever club can be quite daunting! entering a totally different environment, meeting new friends and coaches for the first time can be a challenge to overcome, even for adults starting a club or new working environment can feel a touch awkward. Our staff are aware children all take their own time to find their feet, the coaches always give that extra helping hand and plenty of encouragement to ensure children attending their first time and weeks are happy and settle in comfortably!

After participating in our fun games and interacting with new friends of a similar age all of a sudden the shyness disappears and the confidence gained is very much apparent, children are soon speaking to their parents excitedly throughout the week looking forward to their next weekend football class!

At our toddler football classes we find children’s confidence improves immensely, even just after a few weeks of attending. The classes give children an early and positive introduction to sport and encourages them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, joining a toddler football club also benefits children’s confidence for playing sport when they start School, starting School clubs or just running around and having the confidence to participate and play games with friends in the playground!

10 Football Gift Ideas for Kids

If you are still looking for some inspiration for last minute Christmas present ideas the SoccerDays Team have put together 10 football themed gifts for all the football mad children out there, we hope you enjoy the selection we found below!

Smart Ball Speed Ball Football

Smart Ball Kick Up Football

Football Rebounder

Football Stars Top Trumps

Football Table

Hover Soccer Ball

Footgolf Mini Game Set