Why Our Children’s Football Coaching Academy Is The Best Choice

2nd April 2024

If you’re thinking of signing your child up to a football academy, you might be wondering how you go about choosing the right one. In today’s blog, we’re offering our top tips on what to look out for when signing your child up for football lessons and exploring why our children’s football coaching academy is the best choice.

What To Look For In A Children’s Football Coaching Academy

Before you sign your child up for football lessons, there are some key things you should look for in a potential academy.

Age Range

The first thing to check is whether or not they offer lessons that are suitable for your child’s age range. Here at Kixx, we offer classes from as young as 18 months up to the age of 11.

Coaching Quality

You’ll also want to be satisfied with the quality of the coaching on offer, and feel reassured that the coaches are suitably trained and qualified to teach your child. All of our coaches are fully qualified and experienced in sports coaching and working with children. They also hold enhanced DBS clearance and benefit from first-aid and safeguarding training as standard.


Different football academies have different outlooks. Making sure that the ethos of the academy or team your child joins matches your own, is key to finding lessons that both you and your child will be happy with. Some teams or academies focus on finding new talent, which is great if your child shows early potential, but can leave other kids cooling their heels on the sidelines.

Here at Kixx, we believe all children deserve to enjoy playing football and experience the many benefits it brings. Our mission is simple: To have a positive impact on every child at every opportunity and be your first-choice football club for children.


As a parent, you’ll have certain expectations from your new football academy, whether that’s about the safeguarding measures in place or about the commitment of the coaches. Make sure that these are in line with what the academy is offering.


All children are different, develop at different rates, have different personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, inclusivity is a vital aspect of any football academy.

As a parent, you’ll want to know that lessons will be appropriate for your child so they can learn, develop and feel included. If your child has additional needs, you’ll want to be confident that the academy can accommodate them. Here at Kixx, we pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming to all our children and their families.


Of course, football lessons for children cost money, and this will be an important consideration for most families, particularly in light of the ongoing cost of living crisis. Before joining a football coaching academy, you should check that it fits your budget. At Kixx, we do our best to keep our lessons affordable and ensure we offer great value for money. 

In terms of your child’s membership, it’s not just about what happens on the pitch, as we put as much passion into our social media pages and other online communication channels to make every child feel special and so that you truly know you’re part of an incredible football family that cares.


Another practical concern as a parent is the location of the lessons. Choosing a local football academy will make it easier to get to and from your child’s lesson and also mean that you feel part of the local community.

What Makes Our Children’s Football Coaching Academy The Best Choice?

So, what makes Kixx the best choice for children’s football lessons?

Well, not only do we offer all of the above, but any child joining our football coaching academy, also benefits from the following:

Positive Environment

First and foremost, we believe in creating a positive environment at our football academy. We want our children to feel supported to learn new skills and try new things without fear of failure, and to know that they have the full backing of our coaches and their family.

We believe this positive environment is a crucial factor, not only in raising confidence and self-esteem but also in making sure that our children feel comfortable at Kixx and want to keep coming back every week.

Money Back Guarantee 

If your child has never played football before, you might be understandably worried about signing them up to an academy only to discover they don’t like it after you’ve already paid up!

That’s why at Kixx, we provide a full money back guarantee when you join. This means, for any reason, your little one doesn’t enjoy their first session at Kixx, we offer a full refund, and that’s not all. 

A Free Kit

All our children receive a Kixx football kit when joining, to help them feel part of the team from day 1 and so they have something suitable to wear for their lessons without parents needing to fork out extra for sportswear straight away! 

The football kit is also your child’s to keep forever, even if you leave after your first session, just because we appreciate you trying our academies and it’s a great little thank you.

So you really have nothing to lose, and only something to gain when joining Kixx. 

Community Spirit

At Kixx, you’re guaranteed a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for both the kids and the grown-ups! We consider all our new players and their families part of the Kixx family and you’ll get a warm welcome at #TeamOrange.

Year-Round Lessons

Unlike many football academies, we don’t operate on a term-time only basis. This means there are no long breaks throughout the year for kids to get fed up, lose interest, forget what they’ve learned or miss their teammates! We take a break over Christmas but otherwise, we run our lessons throughout the year and they take place both indoors and outdoors.

Coaches that Love What They Do

One of the things that sets Kixx apart from others is the genuine enthusiasm of our football coaches, not just for the game but for teaching and nurturing the next generation of footballers. Our coaches love what they do and this is evident from their energy and commitment both on and off the pitch.

Ready To Join #TeamOrange?

We hope this has helped to explain what to look for in a football academy and why our children’s football coaching academy is the best choice for your child.

If you’re ready to sign your child up for lessons at Kixx, you can find your nearest academy or book a class online.

Alternatively, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also call us on 01302 618080 or email admin@kixx.org.uk to speak to one of the Kixx team.