Blackburn with Darwen Hub
Reception (Age 4 turning 5 within the current academic year)
Year 1 (Age 5 turning 6 within the current academic year)
Year 2 (Age 6 turning 7 within the current academic year)
Year 3 (Age 7 turning 8 within the current academic year)
Year 4 (Age 8 turning 9 within the current academic year)
Each age group will play fixtures every month from September – May. We will also tap into sport science with player profiling in 3 parts of the season. All players are required to purchase club kit which will be required at training and fixtures. This will be purchased from our Club Shop
When children reach academic years we aim to group children to ensure we create a fantastic learning environment to suit all children. If we deem your child as striving your child will be invited into our development squad programme. Our development squad programme at each age group have capacity caps to ensure quality is maintained through session management.
Our development squads will give us the chance to nurture and challenge children who have a special talent and give them the best chance to reach promising potential in a fun, challenging and motivating environment. Our development squads have a 5 year plan which concludes at the end of the U9s (Year 5 academic year group).
Development Squads will be recruited from all 3 hubs at the respective age groups.
we bridge the gap
We want every player to feel proud to be part of our developments squads and a desire to learn and represent us on a monthly basis
At Little Lions all players and parents are asked to show the same commitment and discipline that you would attending a professional academy. Every player will be given feedback after each fixture, feedback at the end of each season and data from player profiling.