Little Kickers introduces football to under 7’s with their successful Football Academy Franchise. The program was initially developed in the UK by a group of English FA qualified coaches and nursery schoolteachers.
As a result, the program not only teaches fundamental football skills but also promotes the development of early learning goals through a variety of role play based techniques. Valuable concepts such as sharing, teamwork and listening to instructions are introduced in a fun environment.
Classes also enable children to develop agility, co-ordination and balance while providing them with a positive introduction to sport. Little Kickers; classes are differentiated from other soccer programs because they are specifically tailored to suit the developmental requirements of such young children.
Little Kickers appeals to a variety of audiences including parents/carers who pay directly for sessions and private nursery schools who offer their sessions as an extra-curricular activity class.
Little Kickers classes introduces under 7’s to football. As a franchisee you can either coach classes yourself OR recruit coaches to run the classes. You will be responsible for the general administration (which can be done mainly from home) including marketing, advertising, handling enquiries, enrolling children, as well as managing classes and coaches, attending and delivering the activity sessions, maintaining excellent standards, and interacting with the children and parent.
Franchisees will receive three days desk-based training at one of the Little Kickers' head offices. This training will include: Financial management, insurance, finding and training coaches, data protection, health and safety, child protection.
One day telephone training on how to operate the Little Kickers web-based Business System, plus ongoing support via their helpline
One day practical training on how to run the Little Kickers activity program.
The infrastructure provided is essentially a “business in a box” allowing franchisees to manage almost all aspects of the business via their internet enabled systems:
Their bespoke core system allows franchisees to set up their products (classes), venues, prices, timetables etc. Once operational, the business system is task driven, allowing the franchisee to seamlessly manage key aspects of their day-to-day business, such as enrolments, reenrolments, transferring children, wait listing, debtor management, management reporting etc.
All franchisees classes are listed real-time on the Little Kickers' country specific customer websites, from which customers can get useful information about their company, as well as checking availability and enrolling or re-enrolling in their classes and paying online.
The Little Kickers' business system is tightly coupled with their email application, which is run for them by Google and gives them not only access to email, but many other applications which allow their franchisees to communicate with each other such as online forums, videos etc.
Their web-to-print marketing system was specifically designed for Little Kickers, and allows them to create professional, customised print materials in minutes. The system is updated regularly with new templates so franchisees’ marketing campaigns can continue to evolve. All of their systems are internet based, providing their franchisees with the flexibility to work from wherever they want to.
Little Kickers franchisees have experience in a wide variety of areas: football coaching, teaching, management consultancy, accountancy, project management, HR management, buying, insurance broking, banking, sales, marketing and engineering.
The common features which unite them are that they are passionate about encouraging pre-school kids to participate in sport, they are friendly, ambitious, motivated and hardworking. It is also important that they are able to operate as part of a team.