Soccer Schools

Gôl Centres has developed a reputation for quality coaching for young footballers (boys and girls) aged 4-11 on our state-of-the-art artificial pitches. We’re particularly proud that over 10 children who received their introduction to football at Gôl are now part of the Cardiff City Academy structure.

The immaculate, next-gen pitches are ideal for optimum football practice where children will receive professional coaching from our FAW-qualified staff. Gôl coaches help children to improve their understanding of the role of sport in personal development, whilst simultaneously increasing players’ core skills & abilities.

How Your Child Benefits From Using Our Facilities

Our pitches are genuinely all-weather and are of the type adopted by Real Madrid, so whatever the weather – there’s no reason to spend Friday afternoon worrying about whether the session will be on – our pitches are always playable.

The state-of-the-art technology ensures that the ball doesn’t bounce too high or run too quickly, allowing the coach & your child to concentrate on effectively developing technical ability. As parents of young children ourselves, we demand a safer environment for our children.

Our pitches’ playing surface almost eliminates the friction burns commonly associated with sand-filled artificial pitches. The pitches are also enclosed, resulting in a safer environment for your child. Our Soccer Schools are run by FAW qualified coaches who will focus on developing a programme aimed at bringing out and developing your child’s ability. The course will feature the following elements:

  • Ball control
  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Defending
  • Shooting

How We Measure Success

We’re delighted when children leave our Soccer Schools! This is usually an indication of their success and we have a vast number of children who started with us now playing competitve Saturday morning football.

We’ve had over 10 children move on to the Cardiff City academy structure and over 50 currently play with the Urdd’s teams and roughly 30 with Canton Rangers. Others have found it convenient to join other clubs in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area. It’s extremely gratifying when these children take the opportunity to come back for additional coaching when their Saturday morning matches are postponed.

Upcoming Football Academies in Cardiff

May Half Term Soccer Schools: 28th May 2024 – 31st May 2024

Weekend Soccer Schools: 13th April 2024 – 20th July 2024

Where Are We Based?

Our address is Gol Centres Ltd, Lawrenny Ave, Cardiff, CF11 8BR. You can find directions via the interactive map below:

Survey Results from Parents

After our Summer Soccer Schools, we conducted surveys to find out what we were doing well and how we could improve. You can see the ratings below:

Booking Process – 8.5/10

Sign In/Out Process – 7.7/10

Child’s Enjoyment – 8.8/10

Happiness to Recommend Us – 9/10

“My son can be quite a nervous child if he doesn’t know a place or the people but the coaches settled him well and he enjoyed himself.”

“Loved it! First time and we’ll be back for more.”

“My boy loves coming to Gôl. We needed a few short hours to keep them entertained while we sorted stuff for holiday and they had a ball. Thank you!”

How to Book

We now offer online booking with booking links for specific days and sessions available on our Saturday Soccer Schools and School Holiday Camps pages. Please visit the pages for more information. You’re more than welcome to give us a call on 029 2037 5760 or email cardiff@golcentres.co.uk if you have any specific questions.

Holiday Football Camps

Our Holiday Football Camps run during the school holidays, starting at 8:30am and running until either 3:30pm or 5:30pm.

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Saturday Soccer Schools

Our Saturday Soccer Schools run every Saturday and aim to progressively develop your child’s footballing ability.

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