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Charlton Athletic Community Trust

Football Courses are short courses which encourage children aged 5- 15 years old to develop their football skills and receive training from highly qualified coaches. Charlton Challenge – is aimed at boys and girls aged 5-15 years and is a structured and progressive scheme designed to develop children's core football skills. The Challenge concentrates on the games four essential skills-dribbling, passing, control and shooting. As well as improving co-ordination, balance, fitness and social skills. Each of the four skills are coached for two weeks then tested at the end of the course. There is then a presentation week on each level of the challenge. Children will then either progress to the next level or continue to develop their skills.
The Charlton Challenge is divided into three age groups, each with 6 levels: 5-7 years 8-11 years and 12 years and upwards, all with levels 1-5 and a 'Premier Challenge' (more details below). Once all five levels have been achieved children will progress to the Premier Challenge.
During the Premier Challenge, children receive a high level of coaching based on technique on the ball, movement off and on the ball, individual role and team play, and development of skills into match situations. The Premier Challenge is not test-based; therefore coaching is not geared towards passing a test, but more focused on development of a player. Short courses take place at various venues across the Borough so please call for further details.


Who to contact

Charlton Athletic Community Trust Website

Where to go

Please contact for more information

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Prices: approx. £48 per short course


Age Ranges
Age 5-15 years