Welcome to the Skil13
TALK WITH YOUR FEET, PLAY WITH YOUR HEART
It's all about the journey not the outcome
Passion first and everything else will fall into place
My aim is not purely to teach children how to play soccer, but to develop a love for the game itself. I cover everything from the basics, individual skills, increased physical training and performance and game mentality. I try to keep my coaching unique, spending enough time with each individual player to nurture them and develop their skills to the best of my ability.
Provide a great learning opportunity for new players wanting to learn how to play the game.
Offer aspiring players the platform to develop their passion, skills and maximize their potential.
Create an environment where like-minded individuals can share and enjoy their passion for soccer.
Grow the sport and provide various opportunities such as Summer and Winter leagues for all players to enter and enjoy.
As a coach, I fully commit in helping each and every player grow continually, provide an environment filled with positive energy, and constant motivation, have then utmost patience and understanding, aim to inspire at all times and maximize the potential of every player I coach.
Coaching doesn’t just benefit young, beginner players – excellent equipment is also available for teens or kids that have already learned how play soccer. Irrespective of the skill level, we start with the basics – i.e., how to kick the ball properly, passing, sticking, etc. Throughout coaching, my aim is development and growth – physically and mentally. I do not simply focus on skills, coordination, and speed but also discipline, motivation and confidence. My goal is to inspire and motivate players to love soccer and not only see it as a game.
Thank you Coach Craig for an incredible season. Your passion, dedication and complete commitment to our u8 boys was awesome…we can only hope that we will be as blessed next year with an equally passionate Coach! You have a way of bringing out the best in each of your players, increasing their skills and overall confidence both on and off the field! I didn’t know Jake could love soccer even more but he does now thanks to you and completely lives for the game ⚽️.
We saw great improvements in Ben’s skills every week.
Craig has a way of coaching that the kids could relate to, bringing his vast knowledge of the game while focusing on the areas that needed improvement that he identified from the weekly games the kids played.
They got to understand player positioning on the field, respecting the roles that each played and that winning came from playing as a team and not as individuals.
I especially loved watching the boys learn to celebrate the successes of their team mates.
Craig’s dedication and commitment to the team was very transparent and I don’t doubt that this will continue in this new venture!!
My son has been coached by Coach Craig since the beginning of 2021 and it has been a very positive process. Coach Craig’s coaching philosophy focuses not only on sport for development but also concentrates on the values that sport can add to an individual’s progress. Coaching sessions are always exciting, innovative and well planned which suits my son as he enjoys and functions best in a well structured environment. My son thoroughly enjoys Coach Craig’s variety of training drills during the coaching sessions and he is always eager to get back to practice to see what else he can learn. These training sessions have created a hunger to learn more and has kept my son’s interest in the sport at a constant high level of curiosity. My son has developed a greater understanding of the game, he understands which techniques/skills work best in various attacking/defending positions and his love and passion for soccer has increased tremendously. Coach Craig’s disciplined, yet nurturing approach to soccer skills development has improved my son’s confidence levels and has provided him with the comfort of feeling safe and secure during practice sessions and match days. As a parent, I am comfortable and content with the manner in which training sessions and match days are approached and I appreciate that the sessions are conducted with love, care and support.