We are very happy to say we had a fantastic Soccer Camp over the last half term. The players really enjoyed themselves with one parent quoting ‘It is the best day of his life’. This is great to hear and to have players going home happy, having fun, learning in a safe environment and creating fantastic memories to last a lifetime is what we set out to achieve with our Soccer Camps.
We are already refining our next Camp for the Summer and are looking to make these even better. As a company we always look to grow and improve our services to help develop our players in the right way. We have some great ideas and cannot wait to put these into action!
We have the launch of our two new training sessions this month. Our new ‘Platform Training Session‘ from Wednesday 6-7PM for players who would like extra training without the pressure to help develop their current football. These maybe players who currently play for a team or who have had previous football experience. Our current Platform Sessions have really helped develop the players football and once again have had some fantastic feedback from the parents about how our training has really improved their gameplay.
We have our new ‘Mini School Session’ which commences this Sunday 13th June. A bright and early one for the younger players from 8.15am-9am. With our current Mini School session fully booked we have opened a brand new session and look forward to meeting all the new players and parents who will be attending this week.
Due to the rapid growth of our Soccer School we have taken on board new coaches and assistants. The new staff members will be a great asset to the Soccer School and we look forward to the new coaches meeting our players.
We are looking forward to our return date of our weekly training on 12th April and have some fun, new sessions planned, alongside our new ‘Top Trainer’ cards. We have some new coaching staff on board who have been working with us over the camps and have been fantastic in supporting the children in their football.
We look forward to seeing all players again and cannot wait to get back!!
We are looking forward to the return date of when we can return to training and continue helping develop our players both on and off the pitch.
To keep the momentum going we continue with our ‘Free Giveaways’ for players and the local community to help lift their spirits during challenging times. There have been some fantastic giveaways and it is always great to see the appreciation when someone wins the prize.
Our ‘3-Day Fitness Challenge’ has been going well and we have had so many players get involved which is great to see. Being completely honest it was a challenge for sure but one which is needed when players are not training or participating in as much physical activity.
We are busy prepping the Easter Camp behind the scenes and cannot wait to hold our second camp since we have opened. We had many more planned but unfortunately we had to cancel them due to the Covid Restrictions. The feedback and response we have been getting from the camps is fantastic to see and we are keeping everything crossed these can go ahead.
During this lockdown we wanted to give something back to people and to sprinkle a little positivity into their lives. We decided to carry out a ‘Free Prize Giveaway’.
For 6 weeks we are giving out our Head Coach, Darren Ward’s Football shirts he has worn for the 1st team of different Football Clubs Darren has played for. All the information is on our social media if you would like to get involved and it is a great free prize for football fans and so easy to enter.
We have been adding to our training sessions on line every week for people to use whilst they are missing out on crucial football training. If your child needs some football development or you want to add some purposeful training into their football please check out our videos https://linktr.ee/dwsoccerschool. There are many different videos all offering something for your child whichever level they may be at.
If you have any questions regarding any of the videos we encourage people to get in touch and are always happy to help: [email protected]
We also want to mention the importance of moving your body for your physical and mental wellbeing even if it is for a small amount of time. Try and get outside for a short time each day.
What a start to the year with another lockdown and another postponement for our training once more!! During these times you really have to dig deep and make the most of the time you have which is what we are doing at DWSS.
We are working hard behind the scenes to expand our services to the community. We are looking to add another ‘Platform’ and ‘Development’ training session during the week with the demand for these increasing. This will enable us to offer our services to more children who are looking to develop their football and also enable us to offer additional days of the week training for our existing customers.
We our also looking at being more environmentally friendly and have an exciting venture we are working on. We will let you know more about this in due course.
We have our online sessions for all children who are missing out on their current football to use at home as well as our other support services. For more information just click on the link https://linktr.ee/dwsoccerschool We will be adding another training session next week to our online library.
During these unprecedented times we feel it is important to give something back and we are kicking off on January 17th with our ‘6 Week Free Giveaway’ of football memorabilia from Darren Wards past football clubs.
If you do not already please follow our social media links and you can see the full details on there on how to win some fantastic prizes!!
As always if you have any questions about your football please do get in touch, we will be more than happy to help.
We are back after the 2nd lockdown and we are so excited to be back in action, continuing to help players develop their football technique, confidence, physical activity amongst so many more benefits.
We have been working hard behind the scenes to improve our service even more to our customers. Just one of the improvements is our 2 reviews per year on request which is great way to see exactly how your child has improved and what they need to work on to continue their football development.
Our new services at DWSS are another support service available to not just children but adults too. Our 1-2-1 training sessions and our “Talk Football With DW” is another way to help adults get moving and keep connected during what can feel isolated times. These services are becoming very popular which is great to see, for more information just click here https://linktr.ee/admin
We have been in contact with the local schools and will be offering ‘FREE’ after school training to the school to help support those players who have missed out on crucial football training and also introduce it to new players who may be interested. We feel this is so important right now more than ever to help support the community where we can and cannot wait to get started next year with this.
We have been planning our Christmas Camps too which will be running on the 21st and 22nd of December and already the bookings are coming in thick and fast. We have festive football fun, games, free prize draws and so much more planned for our players this year, the link is here if you would like to book https://linktr.ee/admin we hope to see you there!!
We enter November with the 2nd lockdown ahead of us and having to close DWSS once again!
We use this time to our advantage and look at what we can offer to help support the community during these challenging times.
We have updated our ‘FREE’ online training sessions and added two new videos for players to use whilst they are unable to carry out they’re football. We cover a range of topics so there are plenty of training sessions to choose from and use. We have added our “Home Training Pack” which you can purchase on our ‘Merchandise’ Page. The pack contains a Mitre football, 10 cones (5 different colours), DWSS drawstring bag and water bottle. These packs are great for players to use at home, take to the park or even on holiday so you can practise your football anywhere!!
We have launched our ‘Adult 1-2-1’s‘ so you can carry on your fitness outdoors whilst gyms are closed. It is a great way to continue with your fitness and learn football/lifestyle tips and get taught the professional way by Darren Ward.
We have added our “Talk Football With DW” to our services available to Players, parents, fans, coaches or anyone else who has an interest in football at any level to speak with Darren Ward exclusively on a range of football/lifestyle related topics. Now more than ever it is so important to stay connected and help support well-being and mental health. The awareness of this is growing in the professional game and we would like to offer the benefits of this support through Darrens 20 plus year professional football career where he can offer crucial advice away from being associated/signed at a professional football club.
We are always looking to improve our services to our players and with the introduction of ‘Top Trainer’ each month and term we feel it is important to acknowledge the players who consistently give it they’re all. Players who show they are developing alongside our values and ethics.
We are in our second ‘FREE’ Monthly Prize Draw and will be announcing the winner at the end of this month. Rupert won a ‘DW Beanie’ for September and it is perfect for this time of year.
We welcome some new staff on board DWSS and would like to welcome Lillie who is our new ‘Coaching Assistant’ and Laura who is soon to join us a ‘DWSS Coach’. As we grow it is important the players continually get quality training and this something we are very mindful of which is why our DWSS team is growing to be able to provide the best training in Hitchin!!
We will be announcing some EXCITING NEWS at the end of this month……so keep an eye out on our social media for this!!!!
It is great to be back at our term-time training and helping provide a safe environment for our players where they can be outside, running around, learning, developing their football technique and having fun.
At this current time things are very different and for us as an organisation we want to be able to provide a healthy, positive environment to help support our players.
We have had a fantastic reaction to our training which is great to see and have had many players join DWSS. To help develop these players and fulfil their potential with our experience and knowledge is a pleasure. We can help create a clear pathway for our players to reach their goals!
Some of our players who have been with us from the start are really developing their football technique and we have seen them progress in their own football journey through going into the JPL and some of our female players being accepted into further football associated organisations.
We look forward to what the future may hold and hope to see more young players join DWSS.
We are preparing for our term-time training comeback and we are looking forward to seeing lots of our players and new players join us in September.
During the Summer we have had a lot of interest in DWSS, slowly the word is spreading about how we can help support and develop players with purposeful training and show them the pathway if they wish to take football to a higher level.
We have been spending time developing ourselves over the Summer, with coaches training days, attending online courses and reading up on various football related topics to continually improve our service to our players.
We look forward to seeing many of you come September.
Ex Millwall FC professional – Over 500 professional appearances
“I’ve known Darren for nearly 20 years and it’s great to see he’s giving the wealth of professional experience he has back into the local community to support the next generation of aspiring players”.
Former Tottenham and England International Player
“I was fortunate enough to play with Darren at Millwall and Swindon, he is one of the most professional players I have come across. He is a real student of the game, a player who has played at the highest of levels and able to carry on late into his 30’s. Fantastic character to be around and someone who I learnt so much from, not only on the pitch but also off it”.
“Darren has been coaching our son for the last 2 seasons, he has helped him develop his skills on the pitch, as well as personally off the pitch. Darren has a vast amount of knowledge not only about football, and has given us guidance and ideas to support our son in his everyday life. Darren is a great mentor and coach not only to my son but the whole team. He is always encouraging and positive, and tries to get the best out of each boy in every session."
Former Swindon Old Town Boys Manager
“Giving all of Darrens experience within the game, it showed very quickly the impact that his vast knowledge base would have on the capability of the team. Within weeks we were far more competent on the ball and lots of players had a much better understanding of what part they had to play within the team. Cant recommend Darren more highly for his competency, creativity and professionalism."
Co-Founder of Football For Fathers
“Darren is an accomplished football industry professional, ex-Premier league player and respected UEFA coach. DW Soccer School offers something different; all round development of our young people, from technical football skills through to 'helping them be the best they can be' as a person in a supportive and fun environment"