Academy

We have managed to produce 22 graduates who have gone on to sign professional contracts. This is something we pride ourselves on but our main emphasis is on improving the educational attainment and employability of the young people who use our services.

Not necessarily – although all of our sessions run in and around Croydon.
There are excellent transport links into the borough and many young people travel from outside the immediate vicinity in order to benefit from Kinetic’s work.

Invitation to be involved with the part and full-time programmesis based on a trial, therefore some degree of football playing ability is required although our coaches are always keen to support and nurture developing players.

If you think you might be good enough to be involved you probably are so come down to a trial to find out more.

We do not offer any female-only sessions but you are welcome to attend any of the community sessions or camps.

We are in the early stages of developing a female-only community programme.

Please check back to the website for updates.

We are based in and around Croydon.

Our part-time sessions run at Coloma Convent Girls school and our full-time programme is run at Woodcote High School and Royal Russell Independent School.

We have links with universities in England and America which are a popular choice with Kinetic graduates.

We also have links with various organisations offering routes into full-time employment, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities.

If a young person is focused on playing professional football, then we can arrange trials with professional clubs.

The part-time programme will provide assistance with your GCSE studies and involvement has been shown to boost grades.

Through our full-time scholarship programme, we provide a Level 3 BTEC in Sport andthe chance to obtain a free FA Level 1 coaching qualification.

Our part-time programme is for young people aged 9-16 and the full-time programme runs for people aged 16-18.

All age groups are welcome to attend our community sessions but most are aged between 13 and 18.

Younger age groups should attend sessions on a Thursday or Saturday

Yes Kinetic Part time currently run teams at U16, U14 and U10 age groups. During 2017/2018 we will be adding new age group squads to include U15 and U11

Kinetic community sessions provide regular, free opportunities for young people to play football, socialise with their friends and meet new people, all in a safe environment overseen by qualified coaches.

The community sessions act as a diversionary tactic, offering young people an alternative to hanging around on the streets and discouraging them from engaging in anti-social behavior.

The sessions also develop the soft skills of the young people, such as teamwork, time-keeping and self-motivation.

The full-time programme is ascholarship for talented young footballers to attend one of two local schools.

Scholars study for a BTEC in Sport as well as receiving high-quality football training, tailored conditioning, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and playing in the Croydon and ISFA leagues, all of which is delivered by highly trained specialized Kinetic staff.

We also facilitate trials with professional clubs for the most talented scholars, as well as providing various exit routes for graduates such as university application support, volunteering opportunities and careers advice.

An hour of professional tutor-led GCSE support, focusing on whatever help a young person may be needing with their work, followed by an hour of high-quality football training on state-of-the-art facilities delivered by UEFA Level B qualified coaches each week.

The young people play at least six showcase gamesper year against selected opposition and also play in the Gothia Cup – an international youth tournament in Sweden.

The programme also delivers intensive half-term training courses, free coaching qualifications, educational day trips, employability services and sign-posting into the full-time academy.

Birthday Parties

Kinetic coaches are all FA qualified and DBS checked.

Kinetic coaches hold current safeguarding and first aid certificates.

Kinetic have the standard insurance for working with children and are fully covered in the case of injury.

Cancellations :

Parties – notice must be given ASAP ( minimum 1 week) the £50 deposit is non refundable however this can be used to book a party at another time

Refunds will only be granted due to serious illness or goodwill due to a serious incident.

To secure your chosen date and time Kinetic require a £50 deposit. Final payment is due by the last Friday prior to the party taking place.

Kinetic can provide the following, allowing 3 weeks for ordering items:

Kinetic medals £1.50

Kinetic Foundation T shirts £4

Kinetic Academy personalized kit: visit http://www.directsoccer.co.uk/search/kinetic-academy

Kinetic will bring and provide all sports equipment and the party fun, Parents should provide the refreshments, birthday “tea”, drinks and any treat bags for children to take home

When you book a Kinetic party you must provide a suitable sized location, this can be outside or inside but must suit the chosen activity and the number of children invited. We can suggest locations within your area that have been previously used.

Kinetic provide both sports specific parties, including football, dodgeball, hockey, cricket, netball, rounders together with multi sports. Our coaches can tailor make the party to suit the birthday child’s favorite activities.

Our coaches will provide activities for two hours which will include a drinks break. We advise that birthday “tea” is taken at the end of all activities.

We provide coaches on a 1:8 / 1:10 ratio dependent on age, therefore 2 coaches as a minimum will attend all parties.

The package affords 16 children including the birthday child however additional children can be added at a cost of £5 per child

Booking

All our facilities provide indoor and outdoor facilities, however we will continue in all weathers so it is essential that your child brings suitable clothing and waterproofs with them.

Kinetic coaches are all FA qualified and DBS checked.

Kinetic coaches hold current safeguarding and first aid certificates.

Kinetic have the standard insurance for working with children and are fully covered in the case of injury.

Camps – pre bookable only due to restricted numbers.

Termly sessions – pre bookable only due to restricted numbers

Trials – please note that these are publicized through our website and social media pages and require registration prior to the trial date.

From time to time Kinetic will release discount vouchers against certain courses or parties, these will be available to view via our website or through our social media activity.

Sibling discount is available when booking camps or termly sessions.

Employment

We look to take on coaches on a paid and voluntary basis so with the sufficient qualifications and experience we would welcome you to the Kinetic team.
Please contact us if this is something that interests you.

Foundation

As a charity, we are heavily reliant on funding therefore we greatly appreciate any form of donations.
If you feel you may be able to help us in another way, please get in touch.

Holiday Camps

All our facilities provide indoor and outdoor facilities, however we will continue in all weathers so it is essential that your child brings suitable clothing and waterproofs with them.

Kinetic coaches are all FA qualified and DBS checked.

Kinetic coaches hold current safeguarding and first aid certificates.

Kinetic have the standard insurance for working with children and are fully covered in the case of injury.

Camps – pre bookable only due to restricted numbers.

Termly sessions – pre bookable only due to restricted numbers

Trials – please note that these are publicized through our website and social media pages and require registration prior to the trial date.

From time to time Kinetic will release discount vouchers against certain courses or parties, these will be available to view via our website or through our social media activity.

Sibling discount is available when booking camps or termly sessions.

Refunds will only be granted due to serious illness or goodwill due to a serious incident.

If your child requires to carry an inhaler or an epi pen, please inform the coaches on arrival and ensure that your child is aware of where the item is and is easily accessible.

Please ensure that all relevant medical history is completed at point of booking and an emergency number is provide at registration on the day of attendance.

Water in a named refillable drinks bottle

Morning drink and snack – fruit, energy bar

Packed lunch

NO NUTS – including peanut butter, bars containing nuts

NO FIZZY DRINKS

Sports clothing or football kit

A warm layer

A waterproof layer

Refunds & Cancellations

From time to time Kinetic will release discount vouchers against certain courses or parties, these will be available to view via our website or through our social media activity.

Sibling discount is available when booking camps or termly sessions.

Cancellations :

Parties – notice must be given ASAP ( minimum 1 week) the £50 deposit is non refundable however this can be used to book a party at another time

Refunds will only be granted due to serious illness or goodwill due to a serious incident.

Trials

All our facilities provide indoor and outdoor facilities, however we will continue in all weathers so it is essential that your child brings suitable clothing and waterproofs with them.

Kinetic coaches are all FA qualified and DBS checked.

Kinetic coaches hold current safeguarding and first aid certificates.

Kinetic have the standard insurance for working with children and are fully covered in the case of injury.

Camps – pre bookable only due to restricted numbers.

Termly sessions – pre bookable only due to restricted numbers

Trials – please note that these are publicized through our website and social media pages and require registration prior to the trial date.