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Shaytots Taster Session

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 18 Aug 2017
Posted in Community

We can confirm the next FC Halifax Town Shaytots taster session will take place on Sunday 20th August.

Supported with funding from 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.


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

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

We are running our next FREE taster session on Sunday 20th August at All Saints Parish Hall, (Skircoat Green).  To reserve a place to experience the programme contact Steve Nichol on 07572 154 200 or (to help allocate groups please provide your child’s name, age, date of birth and whether they are confident walking/running).

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