"All the pupils stated that the sport was a useful element in the process, with all stating it helped them with certain life-skills. The majority felt sport helped them understand teamwork better, be calmer, less aggressive and communicate well"

DS Wellbeing Manager
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Kick Sports Project

Kick works in over 20 schools across London and has now expanded its successful provision UK wide with support from Urban Saints and local sports coaches. Most of our work is done in primary schools, where we take and manage PE lessons, lunch and after school clubs.

Despite this, we have also worked in secondary schools, where we concentrate on mentoring, using sports to build relationships with young people and make a positive contribution to their lives. All our coaches have lots of experience in taking PE lessons and clubs and not only seek to teach children PE, but also promote values and life skills too.
KICK SW is the regional provision of all that Kick London and Urban Saints do in the local area.

Primary Schools:

We currently offer national curriculum PE lessons (in lots of sports) to schools and this is to cover PPA time, but not always. Assemblies, sports coaching, lunchtime clubs and after-school clubs are offered. Programmes can combine life skills instruction as part of the provision.

Secondary Schools:

We offer one to one sports based life skills mentoring, and provide bespoke programmes for small groups, which combine life skills mentoring based activities with Futsal/Handball sports coaching.

In the community we run and have run highly successful doorstep projects, including Street Football competitions which have been very successful in creating diversionary activities for youth in an area. Our coaches are all qualified to minimum Level 1 in their respective sports, with the lead holding an UEFA C licence in Football / Futsal Coaching.

Elevate are experienced providers of Futsal, we have delivered the game to young people since 2009 and were the first community organisation in Wales to deliver Futsal at grass roots level.

Get in touch if you want sports based life skills and physical literacy delivered in your school

To learn more about FUTSAL, check out this amazing profile from BBC Sports.

Quotes

"Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing… also for dribbling, balance, concentration…futsal was very, very important, no doubt."

World Cup Winner: Pele

"In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of futsal on the street and with Newell’s Old Boys. It was a really fun game that’s helped me a great deal."

Lionel Messi

"The smaller court helped my footwork skills, the nature of the game made me feel so free when I played. If it wasn’t for futsal, I would definitely not be the player I am today."

Cristiano Ronaldo

"It helped me to become the player I am today. There you don’t have time to think, you are always tightly marked and you develop a sense for performing in small spaces"

Milan and Brazil Forward: Robinho

"Because it was no contact sport, I learned to control my aggression, be calmer, and work out different ways of calming down"

BE (Year 9)

"I am less aggressive and less shy, and learnt that not everything in life is fair, and I have to find ways to be calm about that"

TG (Year 10 Boy)

"In life you need to be able to be part of team, and learn to get along with people as much as possible"

JL (Year 10 boy)

"Be a team player, and control my anger when things go wrong"

RD (Year 9)

"Take my aggression away so I don’t get into trouble when I’m older in life"

JA (Year 10)