The Onside League

Onside Tots - (Children aged 3 - 4)

Junior coaching sessions are for children aged 3 - 4 years old, or for older children who haven't played much before.  Our focus is very much on learning the game and exploring basic skills such as dribbling with the ball, passing to someone else and shooting towards goal.  Through fun games and exercises children learn the basics of football in a relaxed atmosphere.  Sessions for this age group are held once a fortnight and are free of charge.  Booking for this training session is essential.  To book on to one of these junior sessions please follow the appropriate link below.


All sessions are on Sunday afternoons from 2-3pm at Stanley Park High School.  Dates for Spring/Summer 2020 are as follows:

Sunday 23rd February

Sunday 8th March

Sunday 22nd March

Sunday 19th April

Sunday 3rd May

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 7th June

Sunday 28th June

Sunday 12th July

Sunday 19th July (followed by BBQ and Prize Ceremony

Onside Juniors - (Children aged 5 - 6)

Onside Juniors training is for players who have progressed beyond Onside Tots but who are still just a little bit too young to play in the Onside League.  The focus of training is to build on the skills developed in Onside Tots and to put them into a more structured football context.  The Onside Juniors train three times per month on the same dates as the Onside Tots, plus the following dates:

Sunday 1st March

Sunday 29th March

Sunday 14th June

The overall objective of Onside Juniors is to develop players to join one of the Onside League teams and all Juniors will have the opportunity to take part in the League at various points throughout the season.

The Onside League - (Children aged 5 - 10)

The Onside League is a football competition for children aged 5 - 10 years old.  Training takes place every week and follows a monthly cycle, with children attending regular training sessions three weeks out of four and then on the fourth week taking part in the Onside 'Match Day', whereby they play in an internal league against other Onside teams.  The season runs from September through until the following July.

Full details are available here but if you would like your child to participate in the Onside League please contact Paul on 07725 689019 or email  It is possible to have your child join a team after the season has started but please be aware that places on teams are limited and that there may be a waiting list.  We also ask that parents/guardians make a £12 per month donation to help us cover our costs. 

All dates are included in the information pack and the season starts this year on Sunday 8th September.  Booking each week is not essential as we will assume your child will attend unless we are told otherwise. 

If you would like your child to come to training sessions but not participate in the league that is fine.  We have a number of free spaces each week for children who want to try Onside out or who just want to drop in now and again.  If your child is aged 6 -10 years old and you would like them to come to a training session please just drop us an email to let us know they are coming and to ensure that there is a space on that particular day.

Training Locations

Stanley Park High
Damson Way