Unfortunately our Mini Rangers programme is currently full.
WHAT IS MINI RANGERS?
Leighton Park Rangers F.C’s Mini Football program, ‘Mini Rangers’, is a great way to introduce children to football in a fun and safe learning environment. Boys and Girls participate in fun sessions ran by experienced FA Qualified, Emergency First Aid Training and CBS Checked coaches.
WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?
Mini Rangers 2021 will be starting on Wednesday August 4th from 17:30-18:30 at The Vynes playing fields in Leighton Buzzard – to book your free session please see below.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Beginning involvement in youth sports at an early age is a great way to start healthy participation in outdoor activity.
Kids who play sports have lower body fat, stronger muscles and bones, and increased cardiovascular fitness. And they can create a foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
2. MEET NEW FRIENDS
For many kids, playing sports is a great way to make new friends. Participating on a team can give your children a chance to get to know others in their community, school, and local area. Mini Rangers can witness the value of volunteering service first-hand. They can understand what it means to be a positive community contributor.
3. ACADEMIC POTENTIAL
Many young people who pursue sports have a strong self-concept and are goal driven. These positive qualities can carry over into the classroom. Numerous studies have found a link between youth sports and academic success.
4. OVERCOME CHALLENGES
The benefits of youth sports participation extend beyond the pitch. Through playing sports, children can learn to make quick decisions and work as a team.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
YOUR FIRST TWO SESSIONS ARE FREE. We then ask for a fee for the season of £70 which covers your insurance, all coaching and your Mini Rangers Match Shirt.
WHAT WILL THEY LEARN?
Our Mini’s will be supported to; learn ball skills, take an active part in games, play as a team, understand the laws, develop their skills, develop their fitness and most importantly.. have fun!
Because we are a club we also have the opportunity for our players to develop through to forming a team that plays in league matches at U7s. We can then support teams all the way through to U18s football.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT?
All our coaches are CBS checked, have completed child welfare courses and are emergency first aid trained. Sessions are also supported by the Leighton Park Rangers Welfare Officers with links to Beds FA Welfare.
At this age parents must stay to watch their child’s participation.
HOW ARE YOU MANAGING COVID-19?
We operate all Leighton Park Rangers F.C. sessions whilst strictly observing the Beds FA and Government Guidelines. Our club has published our guidelines for returning to training and our club risk assessment. All our coaches have completed a Prevent COVID-19 course and the club has provided all coaches with sanitising kits for balls and equipment.
You can view club policies here.
WHO RUNS THE SESSIONS?
This years’ Mini’s program will be led by Coach Richard. Richard has been a coach at Leighton Park Rangers for 6 years and currently coaches his eldest son’s team at U12’s.
Richard is looking forward to helping another group of players (which will include his youngest son) to enjoy football.
As we progress we will need parents to help out Richard and the team.
Head Coach Profile – Richard Clarke
6 years youth football coaching experience, CRB checked and holds the following FA qualifications and courses:
– FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
– FA Level 1 First Aid
– The FA Concussion Guidelines
– The FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest
– The FA Level 1 Introduction to Scouting
– The FA Level 1 Talent Identification
– The FA Respect for Coaches
– Safeguarding Children
– The FA Playmaker
– FA Developing Creativity Masterclass
– FA CPD: Kick-Start Your Coaching Philosophy
– The FA CPD: How Do You Approach Match Day?
– The FA CPD: Promoting Play
– The FA Wildcats Centres
– The FA Behavioural Management Masterclass
– The FA Equality and Diversity
SOUNDS GOOD. HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Send us a message via our Contact form below. We will be in touch to arrange your first session and meet you when you first attend.
You will need to complete a form providing medical and emergency contact information. We will send you a link prior to your first session.