The Skill Factor

The Skill Factor programme is a fun and exciting way for boys and girls aged 6-11 years of all abilities to develop their individual football skills.

This unique programme designed by Mike Delaney and his experienced Skills Academy team will enable children to develop each of the core football techniques and see how they score on test days during specific holiday courses.

With plenty of match time each week, youngsters will have the opportunity to put their skills in to practise in match scenarios whilst appreciating the importance of team play.

Players can progress from Skill Factor Starter through to a Skill Factor 5. Skill Factor ‘Soccer Stars’ who reach maximum points from two successive courses even win the chance to trial with a professional league club!

One such player achieved 30 out of 30 points and as a result was invited to trial with a professional footballing academy.

“I believe that the Skill Factor will greatly benefit children who are keen to improve their individual technique. It allows them something to aim at and each test is designed to improve both feet under timed conditions. I am confident that children who excel technically in the Skill Factor challenges will have a greater chance of performing to the best of their ability in matches. This is certainly a fun and exciting way for boys and girls to master all different areas of football skill.” - Mike Delaney