Here at Mansfield Town Football Club, we are always on the lookout for talented young footballers and we are therefore delighted to announce our Baby Stags initiative.
Within our club and academy philosophy, we strive to produce local home-grown talent from within our town and from our Under 5s pre-academy group through to our first team, we strive for excellence both on and off the pitch.
Our brand-new venture aims to create a learning environment and attract the next generation of Mansfield Town fans through Baby Stags.
Baby Stags is for boys and girls between the ages of two and four and will be delivered as a parent and toddler group so parents are actively involved within the sessions.
Please note: places for each session must be booked in advance.
The sessions will be coach-driven by our highly qualified team of coaches and will incorporate fun games which capture the children's attention and engage them in physical activity from an early age.
The benefits of children participating in these types of sessions with specialist themes are designed to improve gross motor skills and functional movement patterns from a young age.
The key aim within our junior section at Mansfield Town is to ensure participants have fun. We enjoy leading high intensity sessions which involve lots of touches of a football in a challenging environment, aimed to improve children's decision-making skills.
Our Baby Stags will be no different, but catered for at the appropriate entry level suitable for two to four-year-olds.
The goal of our Baby Stags initiative is for the children to participate in physical activity from an early age, interact with other children, which will help to improve their social characteristics, and make new friends.
Hopefully the youngsters will be our next generation of Stags' fans and help to embed the foundations for the stars of the future.
The sessions will take place every Saturday between 10.00am and 10.45am at One Call Stadium and the cost is £5 per child, per session.
The first session will take place this Saturday (07 October).
Attendees should report to the Kevin Bird Suite entrance to the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand at One Call Stadium, next to the Sandy Pate Sports Bar.
Is our Baby Stags programme for you?
The programme is specially designed for children between the age of two and four. The sessions are booked over a six-week block with a curriculum that has been designed by specialist coaches and primary school teachers, with a strong educational aspect to it.
The key benefits of our Baby Stags programme are:
• To have fun in a controlled environment
• To have parent and child interaction through sport
• To help improve motor skills, functional movement and co-ordination
• To enhance children's social characteristics, including behavioural characteristics
• To give children an introduction into football and Mansfield Town Football Club
• To help them progress into our pre-academy programme
Please note: spaces must be booked in advance.