First Kicks (5th and 6th Grade) and Fun Football (7th grade)
First Kicks/Fun Football is a fun, family-based introduction to football. Children are put into small teams where they spend half an hour on skills and drills games, followed by a half hour match against another Waipuna First Kicks/Fun Football team.
Your child’s grade is determined by the age they are turning in the current year. For example, turning five this year means you are 5th grade. The 5th and 6th grade children play from 8.30am- 9.30am and the 7th grade children play from 9.30am-10.30am.
The Skills & Drills session ensures that all children have contact with the ball, while teaching basic ball skills that are age-appropriate. These sessions are based on ball exercises put together by WaiBop, following the Whole of Football plan, which is being implemented throughout New Zealand. The matches consist of small teams playing each other, ensuring that children learn to pass to each other, and all get time with the ball.
Children are encouraged to wear plain black shorts and socks and each team will have a playing shirt issued by the club. Shin pads are compulsory. Children can play in football boots or sandshoes, as long as there are no metal studs. The club also provides a team bag with first aid kit and a set of balls, one for each player.
First Kicks/Fun Football does not run without the support of parents, so please indicate your interest in coaching or helping out on the committee by emailing the club when you register your child: email@example.com