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Shaytots Sessions

Posted by Steve Nichol
Posted on Tue 7 Nov 2017
Posted in Community

Following a number of successful taster session, we are pleased to be able to confirm the first block of Shaytots sessions.

Shaytots is an innovative way for children aged 6-months to 4 years to learn and enjoy sport.  Sessions are focused on fun and structured play and include full parental participation.

Using the FC Halifax Town coaching syllabus and specially selected equipment the programme uses football as a medium to introduce toddlers to a variety of exercises to help develop physical skills of agility, balance and coordination, children will also be helped with their first steps in reading and numeracy.

On graduating from Shaytots players will possess a good understanding of fundamental football skills such as; dribbling, passing, control and able to continue their development in the FC Halifax Town Community and Academy programme.

Sessions are roughly split into three stages of development allowing children to move through the phases as required:

  • Stage 1: non-walking to walking (6-months upwards)
  • Stage 2: walking to 3 years
  • Stage 3: 3-4 years

Initially we shall run with phase 2 and phase 3 sessions as follows at St Thomas’ Parish Hall, Rochdale Road, Greetland:

Phase 2: Thursdays 10.20-11.00am

Phase 3: Thursdays 11.15-12.00pm

The first block of sessions will run on November; 9, 16, 23, 30 and December; 7, 14.

Employees of our community sponsor RSA can receive a 10% discount when enrolling a child on the scheme.  We will also provide sibling discount; please let us know if you wish to enrol more than one sibling.

We do plan to launch a phase 1 session soon.  If you are interested in this session please let us know and we will keep you informed.

We are committed to provide the best and safest coaching environment possible, our staff are all first aid qualified and have been CRB checked.  Our coach delivering this programme is a Mum of four, fully trained in delivery of the programme and an experienced coach educator.

Should you require any further information or to reserve a place please contact Steve Nichol on 07572 154 200 or


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