Many young Hammers will be looking forward to the summer school holidays and with this in mind the West Ham United Community Sports Trust are hosting a selection of exciting football courses to suit children of all abilities between three and 15 years old.

All morning sessions consist of warm-up drills, with and without a ball, with examples of SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness) drills and pre-match stretching techniques.

Sessions progress onto ball manipulation and first-touch drills, followed by training games with emphasis on the three A's - agility, acceleration and awareness. All these outcomes are achieved through passing receiving exercises, individual attacking and defending exercises, goalscoring and finishing drills and group combination play.

Afternoon sessions will be an opportunity for each individual to implement skills learnt from morning sessions into practice. All participants will take part in various matches and tournaments during the afternoons with the West Ham United coaches looking to improve game related awareness and natural ability.

All sessions are tailored to develop each individual's natural ability, awareness and decision making.

Five-day player development courses will be available at a variety of locations across east London and Essex at just £65 per child with every participant receiving a West Ham United Goodie Bag, medal, certificate and much more.

Development Courses dates and times

All Development Courses are 10.00am to 3.00pm and are five days unless stated.

Week 1: 16 July - 20 July:
1. BEC A WHU Community Training Ground, 60a Albatross Close, off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton E6 5NX

Week 2: 23 July - 27 July:
1. UPM A Gaynes School, Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, Essex RM14 3UX
2. BFC A Broomfield FC, Angel Meadow, Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7AH
3. ROY A Royal Liberty School, Upper Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, Essex RM2 6HJ
4. STJ A St John's School, Tower Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5EN

Week 3 30 July - 3 August:
1. HUL A Hullbridge Sports & Social Club, Hullbridge, Hockley, Essex SS5 6BJ
2. DAG A Eastbrook School, Comprehensive School, Dagenham Road, Essex RM10 7UB
3. BEC B WHU Community Training Ground, 60a Albatross Close, off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton E6 5NX
4. GAB A Gable Hall School, Southend Road, Corringham, Essex SS17 8JT

Week 4: 6 August - 10 August:
1. UPM B Gaynes School, Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, Essex RM14 3UX
2. TIL A Tilbury FC, Chadfields, Tilbury, Essex RM18 8NL
3. CHG A Chigwell Met Police Ground, High Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BD
4. SHE A Sherwood Park Primary, Sherwood Park Avenue, Sidcup Kent DA5 9JQ

Week 5: 13 August - 17 August:
1. PHX A Phoenix FC, Mayplace Road East, Bexleyheath Kent DA7 6JT
2. HUL B Hullbridge Sports & Social Club, Hullbridge, Hockley, Essex SS5 6BJ
3. BEC C WHU Community Training Ground, 60a Albatross Close, off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton E6 5NX
4. BFC B Broomfield FC, Angel Meadow, Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7AH

Week 6: 20 August - 24 August:
1. UPM C Gaynes School, Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, Essex RM14 3UX
2. GAT A Gateway Academy, Marshfoot Road, Chadwell St Mary, Essex RM16 4LU
3. DAG B Castle Green, Gale Street, Dagenham Essex RM9 4UN
4. BAS A Basildon Frypa Hall, Quilters Straight, Basildon, Essex SS14 2RS

Week 7: 28 August- 31 August (four-day course)
1. BEC D WHU Community Training Ground, 60a Albatross Close, off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton E6 5NX
2. SAN A Sandon School, Molrams Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7AQ
3. SHE B Sherwood Park Primary, Sherwood Park Avenue, Sidcup Kent DA5 9JQ
4. CHG B Chigwell Met Police Ground, High Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BD
5. STJ B St John's School, Tower Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5EN

Costs
5 days - £65
4 days - £54
3 days - £43
2 days - £33
1 day - £18

Alongside the Development Courses, West Ham are delivering Advanced Goalkeeping courses for ages 5-15 years and Mini Dribbler courses for 2-5 years. Please note, Mini Dribblers & Advanced Goalkeeping courses are only available at Gaynes and Beckton sites as above.

Mini-Dribblers times
Times: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Cost: £35 for five days or £8 per day

Advanced Goalkeeping times
12.00pm - 3.00pm
Cost: £60 for five days or £15 per day

To book your child's place click here to download an application form.

If you would like any further information please call 020 7473 7720 or email community@westhamunited.co.uk

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