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Premier Skills Academy
Harpenden Football Training


Friendly football training for beginners.  At our Harpenden football club kids from reception to year 4 attend weekly training sessions, with action packed games and coaching activities cleverly designed to improve skills and develop their lifelong love of the game.

Our mini footballers get to play regular, fun mini matches against each other designed to see how they are performing.  As well as taking part in their first competitive matches as part of the West Herts Youth League. 

Want your child to get a place in the team then get your child registered and as we are always in need of volunteers to help manage teams maybe you could become our next volunteer?


Weekly Sessions

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Action packed training and matches! Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 Sunday mornings. Year 3 & Year 4 Monday after school.

Professional Coaches

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Led by FA Level 2 coach Dave Williams, each member of the Hounslow Youth League professional coaching team is FA accredited, DBS & CRB checked and first aid trained.

Flexible Teams

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Girls and boys football that’s designed for beginners, with exciting skills games and friendly matches.

Fun & Fresh

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Our Practice Play coaching style allows kids to play, minus the repetition of drills. With live matches developing their instinct and awareness, and small group work improving skills.



Come along to one of our weekly club sessions, and give us a try


What's it all about?


From the essential basics to full game situations, your youngster will develop the skills that are key to playing fun, attacking football. Age-specific activities, live matches and FA accredited coaches give you the reassurance that your child is receiving the best possible start in football, learning their sport in a practical, realistic way.

But most importantly, at our Harpenden Football Training sessions they’ll be having fun, making new friends and keeping fit in a safe, positive environment.  Which we hope will be the start of a life-long love of football!

Dynamic Ball Mastery


Football is a great way for children to develop new skills, and we actively encourage home practice. To help, all our League players are given membership of the #1 individual football training programme (www.mypersonalfootballcoach.com). The clever App lets your child continue to practice ball skills at home through age-appropriate interactive training in ball mastery, first touch, dribbling, passing, receiving, turning and more via smartphone or tablet.

Helping them to develop quick feet & coordination. And, as they get older to evolve and refine their technical game.




Register your child with Harpenden Football Training


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How old does my child need to be to join Harpenden Football Training?
A: We welcome children in school years reception, 1,2,3,4 & 5.  If in doubt, please contact Dave Williams who will be happy to help.

Q: Does my child need to have played football before?
A: Our Harpenden Football Club is designed for children who are new to football, or still starting out.  

Q: Where does training take place?
A: Weekly training sessions and West Herts League home matches take place on the Astro Turf Pitch at Harpenden Leisure Centre.  

Q: Can girls and boys both join?
A: Our Harpenden Football Club is for girls and boys, and teams are made up of children based on age and ability.

Q: What is the cost?
A: Our Harpenden Football Club is £7.50 per week, per child, or payable in 11-week blocks of £80 by direct debit.
This includes personal access to an elite individual online football training programme MyPersonalFootballCoach.  The App lets your child continue to practice ball skills at home through age appropriate interactive training in ball mastery, first touch, dribbling and more via smart phone or tablet.

Q: Will my child receive a team kit?
A: Kit can be purchased via the Premier Skills Academy Online Club Shop.  Items for sale include shirts, shorts, socks, goalkeeper kits and football training wear.

Q: My child has special requirements; can you support this?
A: We will do our very best! Get in touch with Dave Williams to ask any questions you may have before registering to join the league.

Q: My child can no longer attend the League; how do I cancel?
A: You are able to cancel your child’s participation within 48 hours of booking and will receive a refund. Unfortunately, after this time, you can cancel your child’s participation but will not receive a refund.

Football Training in Harpenden


Astro Turf Pitch

Harpenden Leisure Centre,

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Sunday: 9 - 10am YR 1 & Reception

Sunday: 10 - 11am YR 1 & YR 2

Sunday: 11 - 12pm YR 1 & Reception
Monday: 6pm -7pm YR 4&5

Costs £7.50pw or £80 per 11 weeks.




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