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  • Do you offer any discounts?
    Yes, we offer discounts. We offer sibling discount, to gain access to this please ring the office on 0330 2234 932. Saints Southwest also run various promotions throughout the year. We also have a Financial Support Programme in place for those in less fortunate situations, which can be applied for via our Financial support page. 😇#saintssw
  • What is the Saints Southwest financial support programme?
    A programme put in place to ensure young people can access Saints Southwest's sessions, programmes, events and activites without finance being a barrier. 😇
  • How long does the application decision take?
    Completing the application online, will mean it will reach us as soon as it has been submitted. Our administration team will then review your application, and aim to get a decision back to you with 5-10 working days. 😇
  • What services do you offer to schools?
    Here is a list of the main Education Services we provide: Physical Education (PE) Physical Education Planning, Resources and Assessments PPA Cover Breakfast Clubs Lunchtime Clubs Afterschool Clubs Continued Professional Development Support & Inset days (CPD) Physical, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Healthy Goal Programme (PSHE) School Team Training Sports Leadership Programmes (PSHE) Inter & Intra School Tournaments & Festival Fundraising & Event support For more information please visit our Education page 😇 #saintssw #education
  • Can my child have a taster session?
    We currently offer taster sessions on all our Education and Community sessions. Please click here to book. We offer FREE taster/trial session to ensure both child and parent are happy, with the environment/type of session being applicable to the child. 😇 #saintssw
  • Why do Saints Southwest offer financial support?
    Saints Southwest we believe in giving back to the communities we all live in, to ensure everyone can access our coaching and education provisions. Making sport, football and physical activities accessible is vitally important to our constitution. 😇 #saintssw
  • Personal Coaching
    Saints Southwest offer 4 types of Personal Football Coaching session: Beginner Intermediate Advanced Professional ​ ABOUT Benefit from expert football coaching for players of all ages, aiming to develop your strengths and improve the weak areas of your game. Ideal for isolating skill and technical weaknesses and following programmes to improve these areas in a positive environment, free from pressure or fear of failure. All sessions are 45-minute sessions with the player working 1 to 1 with a coach. This can be on a specific area or sessions on all-around technique and gameplay. ​ Confidence – regular positive feedback and signs of self-improvement Intensity – train harder than what is possible within group environments Control – first touch and ball mastery Shooting – varied techniques and the power behind a shot Dribbling – a combination of skill and speed Passing – including the movement before and after completing a pass Fitness – stamina, strength, speed and agility, strength & conditioning ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Co-Ordination) Ball mastery Awareness Body shape For more information, please visit our Personal Coaching Page 😇 #saintssw #personalcoaching
  • If successful, what will I be entitled to?
    Every application will be treated on a case by case basis. This means we can support you in the fairest way. We offer, percentage discounts on session fees, full scholarship, book now-pay later, holiday course scholarships and kit/equipment help. 😇 #saintssw
  • What should my child wear?
    We ask that all children are dressed ready for sport and appropriately for the weather. Shorts, t-shirts and football socks are recommended, but tracksuit bottoms and tops are also suitable. Shin pads are essential, your child may not be able to take part in some (or all) of the activities if they do not bring shin pads. In cold weather, we recommend layers, so that your child can take off/put on extra layers if they get too hot or cold. If your child would like to purchase a Saints Southwest kit, you can do so by clicking here. 😇 #saintssw
  • What is the ratio of coaches to children?
    Ratios differ depending on the type of session delivered but typically are 1 coach : 16 children. - Children aged (2-4) 1:12 (Parents & Guardians must stay with their children for every session) - Children aged (4-6) 1:12 - Children aged (7-11) 1:14 - Children aged (12-16) 1:16 - Children aged (16+) 1:16 😇 #saintssw
  • What is the financial support programme application process?
    1. Complete the online financial support application 2. Submit the application form, adding as much information as possible to support your application. 3. Wait for feedback. The team will review the application and reach out via the email provided in the form with feedback and outcome of the application. *Please note, we recommend that you upload proof of your financial position e.g. P60, P45, self assessment, payslips, bank statements. 😇 #saintssw
  • What footwear should my child bring?
    Please bring footwear suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. For sessions that take place on grass, we recommend football boots during the winter months, although Astroturf or moulded boots may be sufficient during the summer months. For sessions that take place in a sports hall please wear suitable trainers or Astroturfs. Football boots are not permitted for use indoors. Without correct footwear your child may be refused access to parts or all of the lesson. 😇 #saintssw
  • How do I Cancel, Amend or Pause my subscriptions/Monthly payment?
    Simply head over to the Policy's and Procedures page and complete the 'Cancellation & Payments Form'. You'll receive an email confirming receipt of your completed form. A member of the Saints Southwest finance will be in touch at the earliest to confirm the amendment process. 😇 #saintssw
  • Can I stay to watch my child's session?
    We do allow parents to stay and watch the sessions, should they wish and the school permits entry. Parents & Guardian must adhere to out Spectator Code of Conduct at all time. 😇 #saintssw
  • Who can qualify for the Saints Southwest financial support programme?
    he programme is open to those who have found themselves in financial hardship. 😇 #saintssw
  • What are Virtual Coaching Sessions?
    A unique opportunity to utilise modern and web-based technology. Following an initial consultation, our coaches can design and tailor a specific 1 to 1 training via an online regime which will enable the player to develop and improve under professional guidance. ​ Key areas; -Skill Development e.g. Ball Mastery -Social & Psychological Confidence -Fitness; Strength and Conditioning/Endurance, Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) -Position specific, e.g. Goalkeeping -Match Analysis (to develop knowledge and understanding) 😇 #saintssw
  • What happens if it rains?
    Saints Southwest will endeavour to keep the children playing Sport for as long as possible during all of our sessions. If our coaches or school deem the weather too wet or dangerous to play sport safely then contingencies are put in place to ensure all sessions continue to take place. If the school does not have a suitable indoor venue for sporting activity to take place, then classroom based activities will be delivered which may include fitness sessions, quizzes, competitions or other such football-themed games. 😇 #saintssw
  • Community Football Sessions
    The Community is at the heart of everything we do at Saints Southwest. From Community Football sessions, Multi-Sport camps, and school fetes to fundraising. ​ Here is a list of our Community provisions: Soccer Tots (2-4 years) Mini Soccer Saints (4-6 years) Saints Soccer Centre (7-11 years) Wildcats Girls Only Football (5-11 years) School Holiday Courses Multi-Sport Holiday Camps HAF Programmes (Health & Fitness Programme) Community Event Support For more information - Please visit our Community Page 😇 #saintssw #community
  • Do I have to pay for the full term?
    Depending on which session your child is attending. ... if this is termly course the yes. This secures your place for the term, you will have to book on for a new term once the term has ended. If your child is attending a subscription based session, there will be a monthly fee set up via Direct Debit. Every parent/guardian will receive a full Parental Induction pack. 😇 #saintssw
  • How do we sign in the children?
    Each school setting differs, however we generally meet children to supervise their changing in a specified location within the school. Students are registered before the session commences. 😇 #saintssw
  • What happens if my child is not on the register?
    If your child is not on our register they will not be permitted access to the session. Unfortunately without prior registration we do not have the required consent to allow your child access to our club. Children will be sent to the schools office whose staff will be asked to contact their named parent(s)/guardian(s) for collection. 😇
  • How does payment work?
    All payments within the Football Development programme are paid monthly via Direct Debit. A signing on fee is required also which is payable via our shop. All player costs are done via our dedicated player development app. 😇
  • Do you have a Strength & Conditioning Programme?
    Yes. We understand the importance of being able to control your body in various ways to ensure we maximise physical development appropriately. Our Development Centre player will receive age appropriate Strength & Conditioning from their coach throughout the Development Centre training programme. We have qualifed Strength & Conditioning coaches who work with our Academy U7-U18 Squads throught the training programme. More information surrounding our Strength & Conditioning programme can be found in our Player Induction Document. 😇
  • Do players have a seasonal photoshoot?
    Yes. All Regional players recieve a professional individual and squad photos, which are all branded. Players also receive personalised trophies and year books. 😇
  • How do you communicate with parents?
    Saints Southwest have a unqie digital web and mobile based team communication application. You will be invited to all training and events, while you will also receive important updates via this platform. All Football Development players also use a interactive digital platform, where players are set home practice and general football development tasks. All systems are managed by adults only. 😇 #saintssw
  • What are the Saints Southwest Commandments?
    1. Shirts tucked in/ Socks up 2. Shake hands policy 3. Open doors 4. Greet visitors 5. Clean boots 6. On time, never late 7. 24 hour professional 8. Welcome newcomers 9. Ambassador role1 10. Be honest, tell the truth 😇
  • Is there specific Goalkeeping training?
    Goalkeeping Development Centres - offer a chance for all goalkeepers wanting to take the goalkeeping knowledge and ability to the next level. Goalkeepers will work through the structure Goalkeeping specific syllabus each term. These sessions are based around individual needs of the players and demands of the game, ensuring all areas we regard as important - technical, physical, social and psychological are focused on With the Academy U7-U11, U12-U16 & U18-U20 Football Programme, we have specifc Goalkeeping coahces who build a unique relationship with each goalkeeper, developing their game through a Goalkeeping training programme and analysis. 😇
  • Do player train in the school holidays?
    Yes. Both Development and Academy Players train during the day in the school holiday, usually 10am - 3pm within thier retrospective regions. Teams at times play tournaments and fixtures too. 😇 #saintssw
  • How do you monitor development?
    Progress is monitored during each session, while players during the season will receive written progress reports and face to face reviews from their Head Coach. Player receive ongoing feedback and digitally recorded assessments via our dedicated player development app. The app also promotes self-reflection which doubles up as a two way process between child/parent and coaching staff. 😇
  • How do trials work?
    Trials can last between 1-4 weeks and are free of charge. During a trial, the child will be given feedback from their specific coach, while in conclusion will be offered to attend the most suitable Saints Southwest programme for their development. 😇 #saintssw
  • What are the associated costs?
    Costs vary from programme to programme and age to age. Please submit the Football Development Contact form for more information. 😇
  • Do you analyse games?
    Saints Southwest currently has 3 Veo Cameras with analytical software. Games are recorded and are watched back in either video analysis sessions, and/or players are asked to watch games back in their own time to support reflection tasks set. 😇
  • What will I wear ?
    All Development Centre players must wear the official Saints Southwest training kit which can be purchased by clicking here. Academy Squad players are issued with a bespoke training and match kit as part of their signing on fee. Additional teamwear and apparel can be purchased from our online shop 😇
  • Do you offer trials?
    Yes, we have application windows throughout the year, while you may also apply via our application form via our Football Development page. 😇 #saintssw
  • What are they key areas covered in Personal Fitness Session?
    Key areas covered; Weight Loss Strength Gain Power Training Mobility & Flexibility Conditioning and Toning Speed Training Endurance Training 😇 #saintssw
  • Do you provide food for the Birthday Parties?
    This isn't something Saints Southwest can priovide at the moment. Usually parents/guardians organise their own birthday party catering. We are able to hire additional space so the chidren can enjoy some party food! Feel free to conatct us and we can offer some advice and tips if needed. Please note; Saints Southwest can provide a party bag for each attendee, giving you one less thing to think about! 😇
  • Do you offer just Football Birthday Parties?
    Saints Southwest understand that all children have different interests, hobbies and enjoy doing different activities. Which is why we are able to host and facilitate various types of party...! from Football, Multi-sports, Multi-skills, or fun games. We have qualified staff to deliver all types of Saints Southwest parties. 😇
  • How will I know what I or my child needs to work on in a Personal Coaching session?
    Following an initial consultation, our coaches can design and tailor a specific 1 to 1 training regime which will enable the player to develop and improve under professional guidance. Benefit from expert football coaching for players of all ages, aiming to develop your strengths and improve the weak areas of your game. Ideal for isolating skill and technical weaknesses and following programmes to improve these areas in a positive environment, free from pressure or fear of failure. 😇
  • Who are the Saints Southwest Birthday Parties for?
    Our Birthday Parties are for all chidlren aged 2-14 years old. All parties are catered for all abilities too. For more information and Birthday party bookings please click here. We are pleased to be able to offer all children the chance to celebrate their special day with Saints Southwest. Our Birthday Parties are tailored to suit the needs and requirements of the host. We know how important your little one’s big day is! 😇
  • Where do the parties take place?
    We come to you or you can come to us... ​ Saints Southwest birthday parties can be based and delivered literally anywhere in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. If it is a facility where Saints Southwest does not currently operate from, we will complete a full risk assessment to ensure it is fully safe and fit for purpose. ​ Saints Southwest have access to many facilities across the South West, which we will able to book and organise to make your life easier... 😇
  • What ages do you cater for?
    All 1 to 1 coaching session cater for all people from aged 5 years old to adults wanting to improve and develop their game. 😇
  • What are the key areas you tend to focus on in a Personal Coaching session?
    After a individualised consulation we will ensure we plan each session around the players developmental aspirations. Here are some of the most frequent areas. Key areas; - Skill Development e.g. Ball Mastery - Social & Psychological Confidence - Fitness; Strength and Conditioning/Endurance, Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) - Position specific, e.g. Goalkeeping - Match Analysis (to develop knowledge and understanding)
  • Can I choose a Saints Southwest Coach?
    es, of course you can. It's a great pleasure to be able to deliver birthday parties we are fortunate to work with. Please note; coach requests depend on availablity on the coach. You can request a Saints Southwest coach via the booking system too. 😇
  • What are 1 to 1fitness sessions?
    A unique opportunity to develop all areas of fitness on a 1 to 1 level. You will be delegated or you can request a qualified Saints Southwest Coach. *Available on a virtual platform also. 😇
  • Who delivers the Birthday Parties?
    All parties are delivered by official Saints Southwest coaches who are FA/UEFA qualified, licensed, hold a First Aid Certificate and have been enhanced DBS/CRC checked. All staff regularly attend FA, Saints Southwest (CPD) Continued Professional Development. 😇
  • What is a Personal Coaching session?
    A Personal Coaching session is 1 to 1 football coaching allows the player and coach to form a unique understanding of what is needed to progress to the next level within the players' development. 😇 #saintssw
  • How old do you have to be to take part in the 1 to 1 Fitness sessions?
    Everyone over the age of 9 years old can access our 1 to 1 fitness session. All sessions and training programmes are age appropriate. 😇 #saintssw
  • How many children can attend a Birthday Party?
    16 attendees are included in the initial fee. Additional children can attend at £4.00 per person. Please note; additional children may increase our coach to child ratio, which may result in having to deloy an extra coach. This will add an additional cost. 😇

Parents and Guardians want assurances that their children are being taught to the highest level. The Saints Southwest programme evolves through shared knowledge amongst qualified coaches and teaching professionals.


Our provision is split across 3 primary areas; COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, and FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT.  


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