WITH his Street Soccer Akkademy (SSA) having been very successful in Canada, Ady Beasley has come back to his roots to bring a new and exciting programme to the youth of Redditch.
The programme is a very unique concept and allows players to learn through playing and having fun with their friends.
Director Ady has dedicated his life to learning new ways of coaching the beautiful game and now has one mission – to give youngsters their game back.
Having travelled throughout Europe and Canada, Ady has also educated very bright students from Loughborough and Bournemouth University, along with working with Darren Laver and the International Street Soccer Association (ISSA) on holiday camps with Thomas Cook, and has decided to bring the game home.
Ady said: “Street Soccer has many different styles played all over the world but what we consider Street Soccer to be is fluid play, faints, deception and extensive use of ground work as well as goals, nutmegs and creative moves to beat your opponent.
“Technique and strategy are the key elements of playing a good game.
“Anyone who watches a game will be able to see creativity in players and identify moments of creative flair. Players like Messi, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Ronaldo, to name a few, are some of the most creative and arguably the best.”
The SSA will be staging evening and weekend programmes in and around Redditch to start with for youngsters between the ages of five and 15, along with a class for two-and-half-year-olds to five-year-olds.
First up is a Street Soccer Festival at Woodfield Academy on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24 between 10am and 2.30pm.
It is open to five to 15-year-olds and will feature coach Ady, Darren ‘the Flave’ Laver (a character on the video game FIFA Street Soccer) and Mark ‘Freestyler/Street Player’ Tiernan running the show, along with local budding coaches.
To sign up for one of the days, go to www.streetbalr.co.uk/woodfieldacademy or e-mail [email protected] for more information. There will be limited availability to ensure quality of session and players to coach ratio is kept at 8:1.