Since our return to training we have been the busiest we have ever been which is so great to see children getting involved in football training. To be able to help support their physical and mental wellbeing through our DWSS football sessions is just fantastic and one which we hope to continue for a very long time.
A few of our sessions are near to full capacity which is why we are launching two new training sessions:
Monday 17th May 5-6PM – A new ‘Development’ session for children new to football or who wish to gain more confidence and develop their game. A great introduction to football in a FUN and SAFE environment.
Wednesday June 9th 6-7PM – A new ‘Platform Training’ session for children who are already playing for a team and are looking to achieve that next level in football by providing fun and purposeful training to help create a clear pathway for your child within football.
We have our Half-Term Soccer Camp at the end of the month and hope it to be even more successful as our last camp. We have had delivery of our raffle prizes come through and we are sure the children will love them!! If you would like to book your child on our camp please just click the link https://linktr.ee/dwsoccerschool It is going to be an action packed three days full of FUN and GAMES!!!
We had a scout contact us due to the rapid growth of the Soccer School and he attended one of our training sessions two weeks ago. We are so excited to be able to give this opportunity to the players if certain players do want to reach for that next level in football. He will be attending more session in the future to watch our players train.
Get in touch if you would like to attend a ‘Free Taster’ session at DWSS: [email protected]
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.
We are really pleased to be back and have been so pleased with the huge demand for DWSS 1-2-1, 2-2-1 and 5-2-1- bespoke sessions. All these sessions are coached by Darren Ward and with the years of experience behind him he can help take the players to the next level and show them a clear pathway to achieve their goals.
The feedback from some of these players has been amazing and to help support and develop them in the right way and to help fulfil their potential in a healthy environment is just fantastic.
Due to the success of these sessions we are going to look at integrating these into our week, come Autumn Term.
We have been really pleased with how training has commenced with the safety guidelines we have in place and are very grateful to our customers and players for taken on board this measures and abiding by them.
We are hoping the Government will ease the lockdown towards the end of the month so we can start training the players again.
During the current situation we have made the most of it, continually educating ourselves in our industry. We will be using this information to help improve the players that join us and help improve their football and self-development.
We look forward to seeing you all soon and look forward to new players joining DW Soccer School and becoming part of the journey. Whether you are new to football or playing at a high standard we can cater for you needs!
As we continue on through these times we hope to see some light at the end of the tunnel alongside many of you. We continue to carry on our football training and giving tips and advice to our customers and many more who wish to carry on with their training.
For our fundraising event for HCF we raised nearly £900 through our ‘Kick-Up Challenge- with more than 14,000 kick-ups taken. We are so proud of everyone who took part and I’m sure this money will help those most vulnerable in the COVID-19 crisis.
We are looking forward to carrying out our ‘Online Soccer Camp’ over the half-term as this is when we would normally be taken our ‘Soccer Camps’. We hope many of you can join us over 3 days and take part in the fun training. There is also chance to win one of our DW Soccer School caps which is our newest addition to our merchandise range and just perfect for this hot weather.
We look forward to when we can start our training again and look forward to seeing our customers. In the meantime make the most of this time and more importantly stay safe.
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"