School Programme

FITC provides sport sessions and activities to suit all schools, nurseries and colleges. We offer:

  • Free PPA Cover

  • Teacher Education & Training

  • Breakfast/Lunchtime & After School Clubs

  • Team Coaching

All our staff are Enhanced DBS Checked and cleared, as well as all holding first aid and safeguarding certificates.

FITC has public liability insurance for up to 10,000,000 and all our health and safety policies are insured by peninsula.

The Sports and activities we coach are:
(Please Note: All coaches are specialists in the activity they coach)

  • Ball Sports: Football, Basketball, Rugby, Hockey, Futsal, Handball

  • Athletics: Sprints, Hurdles, Long Distance, Long, Triple and High Jump, Javelin, Discus, Shotput

  • Racket/Bat Sports: Rounders, Tennis, Badminton, Cricket & Baseball

  • Rhythm Disciplines: Dance, Cheerleading

  • Fitness & Wellbeing:  SAQ, Circuit training, Yoga

  • Others: Gymnastics, Multi Sports, Hand-eye coordination specific


Infants & Toddlers

Our infant and toddler sessions are for any 2-4 year olds that are interested in getting involved in football. At the sessions, the children will do both individual and partner skills. During our sessions, we will have sections where we encourage parental participation but this is not essential. This will encourage and help parents to continue playing football with their children outside of FITC.

Our sessions will aim to teach the children the basic skills of football while providing them with a fun and safe environment to learn. We adopt a ‘learn through play’ attitude within these sessions.

Benefits of Early Coaching

CognitivePhysicalFootball Based
Confidence and Self-EsteemIncrease in speedLearn a variety of touches
ConcentrationImproved range of movementsLearn to be comfortable with the ball at their feet
RespectImproved balance and agilityDevelop a range of kicking
Enthusiasm for learningLearn directional movements and turnsStart to learn the basics of football fundamentals
SocializationIncrease in staminaLearning how to stop and move with the ball
Concept of cooperationImproved coordinationLearning the difference between dribbling, passing and shooting

To book a place at our infant and toddlers sessions, please contact us at or click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ button.

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A young child participating in an FITC Academy infants and toddlers football training session.


FITC Futsal is a great way to improve a player’s technical ability and speed of movement.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA.

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Compared to Football, Futsal demands more versatile players. It’s normal for every player to play in every position on the field during the course of a game. Young players will also touch the ball many more times during a game of Futsal than they do in Football. They will pass more often, shoot more and score more goals. They will also practice their skills in far more 1v1 situations than they will experience in traditional football. Futsal also encourages young players to make quick decisions whilst under pressure and in tight spaces and have better spatial awareness.

  • Confidence – More individual touches during a game of futsal than football

  • Technical – Develops ball control, quick thinking and balance

  • Power – The heavier ball helps develop the leg power of the players

If you are interested in booking a place at FITC Futsal, please contact us at or click on the book now button below.

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Children playing Futsal at FITC Academy Essex


FITC Academy are delighted to be teaming up with The FA to run our own Wildcats programme. The Wildcats football centre will offer girls between the ages of 5-11 the chance to try and experience the game of football.

The sessions will run on a weekly basis and are focused on helping the girls make friends, have fun and be active through football. We will provide a safe environment where the girls can experience football while having fun engaging with the sport, developing fundamental skills, trying a variety of sessions, learning new things and creating foundations for a lifelong love of the sport.

Centre Name: FITC Academy
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Braintree Leisure Centre, Painfield Lane, Braintree, Essex. CM7 1FF
Price Per Session: £3.00
How To Book: To enrol your daughter at our ‘Wildcats’ session, please visit or click the ‘Book Now’ button below.

PLEASE NOTE: All our sessions are delivered by FA/UEFA qualified coaches. Our staff members are only employed subject to a DBS clearance and they all hold up to date Safeguarding and Emergency/First Aid certificates.

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Girls enjoying a Wildcats football training session


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