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Shaytots Start This Week

Posted by Steve Nichol
Posted on Sat 6 Jan 2018
Posted in Community

Following a successful introduction the second block of Shaytots sessions are due to start this month.

Funded by FC Halifax Town, The National League Trust and Community Sponsors RSA; 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.

ShaytotsOn graduating from Shaytots players will possess a good understanding of fundamental football skills such as; dribbling, passing, control and players will be able to continue their longer-term development in the FC Halifax Town Player Development Centres.

Sessions are split into three stages of development:

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

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.

The second block full block of sessions will start on Thursday 11th January at St Thomas’ Parish Hall, Rochdale Road, Greetland.  To find out further information or to book a place contact

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