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Community Football Coaching

The Spartans Community Football Academy delivers a range of community football coaching programmes for boys and girls aged between 3 and 12 years. Our focus is on the development of football skills in a safe, friendly environment. Our staff are all Scottish Football Association qualified and are experienced junior coaches.

SatSun Soccer Programmes

SatSun Soccer is our signature programme. It runs during term time and is suitable for children aged between 3 and 11 years. Sessions run on either Saturday or Sunday mornings and are split by age into:

Little Dribblers

Little Dribblers is an introductory, developmental soccer school for children aged 3 to 4 years. This class develops movement and social skills through fun, football-related games. Sessions run from 9am to 10am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

“I can’t believe how quickly his skills have developed and how much more confident and independent he seems.”

Ann, mum to Archie, SatSun participant

Junior Soccer School

Junior Soccer School is for players aged 5 to 6 years. This class develops football skills through fun but structured coaching and small-sided games. Sessions run from 10am to 11am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Senior Soccer School

Senior Soccer School is for players aged 7 to 8 years and 9 to11 years. The focus is on developing technical skills in control, passing, dribbling and scoring. Sessions run from 11am to Noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Little Miss Kickers

Little Miss Kickers is our new girls-only programme for players aged between 5 and 8 years. Our focus is on providing a fun introduction to football where players can develop new skills and make new friends. Sessions are delivered on Fridays during school term time from 2pm to 3pm.

Midweek Messi’s

Midweek Messi’s takes place on a Wednesday afternoon from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. As with our Saturday/Sunday programme, players are split into Junior Soccer School (ages 5 to 7 years) and Senior Soccer School (ages 8 to11 years).

“Keegan has thoroughly enjoyed joining and attending The Academy. He's learnt a lot of skills, looks forward to it every week and I enjoy how well run everything is.”

Midweek Messi's parent

Bend It Like Beesley Holiday Programme

Bend It Like Beesley is our fun-packed holiday programme named after Spartans First Team star and The Academy's lead development coach, Jack Beesley. Programmes run during October, Easter and Summer breaks and provide a whole week of football, fun, skills and socialising for participants. Our holiday programmes cater for children aged from 3 to 12 years.

Nursery Nutmegs

This 4-week programme for children aged 2 years+ develops physical literacy and social skills through fun football-themed activities. The final week includes a 'graduation' ceremony where each child is presented with a certificate.


Book community football coaching

If you would like to find out more or book onto any of our community football coaching programmes please call The Academy on 0131 552 7854 and ask for Jack Beesley or Nichola Sturrock. You can email Nichola at or Jack at