The SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer School programme will enter its 21st year in 2017. Over the years, the camps have grown to become the largest programme in the Grassroots Department of the Football Association of Ireland.
Our camps cater for players of all abilities and participants are grouped according to ability and age to ensure that everyone gets the most out of being on a SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer School. Our camps run from 10.30am - 3pm from Monday to Friday!
The role of the goalkeeper within the football team continues to evolve. We have seen in recent times the importance of a goalkeeper within a team. Goalkeepers are now seen as complete footballers and not just goalkeepers. Our young goalkeepers require a specific skill set for shot-stopping and handling crosses but their ability to control and pass the ball with their feet should not be ignored!
Did you know that there are now more than 300,000 overweight and obese children on the island of Ireland and they are probably rising at a rate of over 10,000 per year? That’s what the Department of Health’s National Taskforce on Obesity has revealed. This is pretty shocking and one sure fire way to tackle this epidemic head-on is to get the kids of Ireland moving!