Wednesday 12th December 2012

Coaching In Schools

Over the past year, the Connor Saunders Foundations various funding opportunities have allowed UEFA B Coach Tony Coade to offer coaching for disabled children and children on the ASD spectrum  in schools across the South East. Tony also  holds a FA  qualification in Disability football. Our usual session last approximately an hour and ensures that it is adaptable for all levels of participation. For children with autism and other disabilities, football is one of the best team sports to attempt, since it is fairly simple and doesn’t require a lot of equipment.


Playing football and other sports, exercising, and developing motor skills are areas that are often overlooked and under appreciated when it comes to therapy for children with autism. Sports and exercise can even improve social and cognitive skills for children with autism. Most importantly, football and other sports are fun. Tony is fully aware of the interventions and adaptations that maybe need to assist your child in enjoying football and is undertaking Continued Professional Development to  assist his experience with this. The Connor Saunders Foundation will be working hand in hand with schools and the local communities offering coaching sessions free of charge for your child or school. Many children with specific needs cannot fully integrate within mainstream football clubs, our aim is to provide qualified football coaching to all children whatever their level of football is. Inclusion in sport can assist with Social Interaction Inclusion in adaptive sports programs enables your child to develop social skills. You will likely see improvements in his/ her general motor skills, strength and endurance as well.

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