About Our Clinics

Shede Olukhale is the Head Coach of Kickstart Soccer he was a member of the Kenya National Football team and played in the Kenya National League for over 10 years. He was the captain of his team & top goal scorer, travelling to many parts of the world to represent his country including Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He is also is a fully qualified Youth Coach accredited with the Football Federation of Victoria, holds current Level 2 First Aid and CPR and relevant industry affiliations (Kinect Australia). We have been coaching more than 100 children every week for over 5 years in Melbourne.

Our philosophy at Kickstart is that children are better placed to join indoor or outdoor competitive sports after 12 years of age. This is in line with current research from the Australian Sports commission guidelines on Juniors in Sport.*

Having extensive experience from grass roots through to the highest level of International competition, we concur that the best environment is one where skills, self esteem and physical fitness are nurtured and progressed in an environment free of comparison and pressure. Our coaches are dedicated to this approach and we strive to ensure that our participants have the most positive early experience to help facilitate a long term participation in sport. Our clinics are non competitive and each child has their own ball for most of the duration of the clinic. All of our coaches hold current working with children checks.

Our clinics are held outdoors, where children can be out in the elements, fresh air, sunshine, light rain (sometimes!) – All the things that make us feel alive! Shede is also the father of 2 energetic boys and understands first hand the benefits that an active lifestyle brings to families.

Kids Soccer Clinics

Age Groups

As children have differing abilities and different ages and different body compositions, we feel it best to group in both age and ability, depending on the individual child. We will recommend the most appropriate class for your child, depending on these factors. As a guide our clinics are divided into

Beginners – 5 -7 years
Intermediate – 8 -10 Years
Blue Group – 8 – 12 years (depending on ability)

Costs

$20 casual Sessions (45 mins)
$160 Term Bookings (45 mins
$270 – Blue Group (1.5 hours)
$70 – Individual Tuition

Please see Program Guide for detailed information on our programs

Structure of Sessions

Our sessions comprise of fun skills training where children are taught ball control, shooting, dribbling, passing, communication, fitness and agility and the best part – a mini match at the end of each session where kids get to apply their skills in a team environment. Our sessions run for 45 minutes which we have found to be the optimum time to keep kids interest levels peaked and energy levels high.

Equipment

We provide all equipment necessary and ensure that our equipment is of the highest quality. We advise you bring water for your child and while soccer boots are not required, they are advisable – particularly in the winter months when the ground is damp. Please ensure your child wears adequate sports footwear, layered loose comfortable clothing and bring along a water bottle. We do recommend shin pads and we have them for sale at the sessions for $15 a pair. We also have Kickstart soccer T shirts for sale @ $25. – These items are optional.

Motivation

We aim to provide the best environment for positive and gentle encouragement. We believe this is the best way to bring out the best in children and help foster positive self esteem and co operative team work.

Parental Involvement

Parents are required to be present for the duration of the sessions as we are not a registered child care provider. The benefits of being present are great. You can see your child’s progression and children adore an audience of loved ones to cheer them on.

Missed Sessions / Bad Weather

We will only cancel if the weather is extreme e.g pouring rain and temperatures over 35 degrees. We will conduct sessions with light drizzle or intermittent showers, kids mostly love it. Just remember to bring a warm change of clothes and shoes and socks. We will advise cancellation of sessions due to bad weather via SMS and these sessions will be added on to the end of the term.

Unfortunately we are unable to refund missed sessions on term bookings. However you are welcome to book in a make up session within the term.