First Soccer Development Centre

First Soccer began in 2007 when founder Rich Camden returned from coaching in the U.S and believed that their coaching structure could work well in the UK.

Now coaching over 500 children per week, it is one of the largest and most respected football academies in the area. First Soccer has a great working relationship with many local schools and football clubs and prides itself on its great relationship with parents and its fun, enthusiastic and professional attitude with the children.

First Soccer has many children playing football at elite centres such as Watford, Wycombe Wanderers and Reading FC, proving that advanced training methods from an early age really work.

The Partnership

First Soccer and Smile Inside came together in early 2017 to introduce the concepts of confidence building to its children. Workshops run for U8’s to U12’s during Development Centre sessions and aim to give children an extra edge to their football.

David Drever founder of Smile Inside says:

“Our goal is to provide First Soccer children with a platform of confidence and resilience with which to succeed in their football – or indeed in their everyday lives! By helping children understand how to become confident enough to take opportunities, how to keep going when the going gets tough and how to handle the knock backs  – we provide valuable life skills. It doesn’t matter whether a child wants to learn how to become the next Christiano Ronaldo, or just enjoy their football more, our workshops help to provide the essential foundations for success”.

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