Cost to hire a Football Coach on Bidvine

£30 - £35

National average price

£30 - £35  National average range
£30 - £35

£30

£35

Your estimate

How much do football lessons cost?

Nov 15, 2019

Football lessons generally cost between £30 to £40 per lesson. Depending on the frequency of your lessons and length, the rate may vary. If you plan to take multiple lessons ask if your football coach offers any package discounts.

Whether you are hoping to learn a new sport or develop your skill, taking football lessons is a great way to learn. Not only will you get some practical instruction from a teacher, you will also clock many hours on the pitch to refine your abilities. This may be beneficial for you, no matter why you are turning to the sport.

The overall cost for your lessons will depend on how long you choose to take football lessons and whether you choose group or private instruction. There are some other factors that can influence your cost, so read on for more information.

Football Lessons Costs

UK National Minimum Cost£30
UK National Maximum Cost£40
UK National Average Cost£35
Average Range£30 - £40

Included in This Price Guide

Considerations

Before you sign up for lessons, you’ll want to be sure that you are getting the type of lessons you're looking for. You may have a preference for how you learn and for how long, but first, you’ll need to think about why you are taking lessons.

Deciding on what brings you to class will help you get the most out of your sessions. Then, you’ll be sure to sign up for the right instructor with the right type of instruction for you.

Goals

You may choose football lessons for a number of different reasons. It could be that you are hoping to pick up a new hobby. Learning how to play football — and to play well — makes it possible to enjoy a game with friends and family on any lazy afternoon.

Football is also a great accompaniment to your personal training or circuit training sessions if your primary motivation to learn this sport is to switch up exercise routines. 

You may also want to take football lessons to learn how to play and improve football skills or technique. Working with an instructor will make you confident that you are learning properly. If you have kids that are passionate about football, either from following a league or their own play, you’ll be happy to learn new skills to keep up with them in play! 

Of course, you don’t need to be new to the sport in order to take lessons. You may want to increase your training with structured lessons that will help you get ready for a game. Working with an instructor can greatly improve your performance, preparing you for your next match.

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Before you head to the field be sure to consider including nutritious foods in your regular diet that will keep you fueled up with energy, so you can make the most of your lessons. 

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Size of Lessons

While you may expect to take football lessons as a group with other teammates, this is not the only option you can choose. Different lesson sizes are available to suit your needs and wants.

If you are choosing to work on a particular skill, such as increasing your accuracy with the ball, you may want to have one to one lessons with your instructor. There, you will benefit from the full attention of your instructor and won’t have to wait for the rest of your class to take turns.

Small groups can be helpful if you think you may need a bit of personalised instruction, but also want the benefit of learning skills as a group. With a small group, you and a few others will be able to work on passing and taking shots to grow in skill. 

Larger classes are a great option when you are just starting out. Within the group, you’ll be introduced to basic skills and given the opportunity to develop your skills. This can be an appealing format if you are trying to learn football as a hobby and aren’t entirely sold. You will be able to work with others on drills and won’t feel like you are drawing attention as you learn.
Frequency of Lessons

When learning a new sport, it’s important to take lessons often enough to build your skills and keep your memory fresh. With continued practice, you will get better and better. We recommend taking lessons as often as you can when you start out for the best results.

Keep your goal in mind. This may require you to take lessons more often. Speak with your instructor to get recommendations on how often you should take lessons in combination with at home practice. This way, you will be sure to get the right amount of time on the pitch.

Of course, sometimes taking lessons every day isn’t possible! Perhaps once a week will be enough to start you off, or even one or two times a month.

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Time

Before you try and fit your lessons into your weekly schedule, you’ll need to know how much time to block out. Most lessons for beginners will be thirty minutes to an hour. This gives you a good introduction to football, but won’t ask you to do more than you are physically able to at the beginning. It also gives you a chance to focus on a particular skill to ensure you are building up your abilities.

For more targeted lessons, such as working one to one with an instructor for game preparation, you may find a longer lesson is beneficial. Since gameplay can expect you to play two 45 minute halves, having more time on the field helps you get ready for the games ahead!

Instructor’s Experience

Having an accomplished instructor teach you football can be of great benefit. They know the game inside and out, inspiring confidence as you learn. Your lessons will be filled with skills to learn plus an overview of the game and its rules. But how do you know that you’ve found the perfect teacher?

First, check that your instructor has had some instruction in teaching. They may have achieved Coaching Levels from the Football Association. These levels equip teachers to teach football with an understanding of the game and its rules. Your instructor may also have informal teaching experience. Either way, look for these credentials to feel confident in your lessons.

But you’ll also want to be comfortable with your teacher. See if you can observe a lesson to ensure the way they teach works for you.  

Student’s Experience

Even if you are brand new to football, you can be lead to greatness by your instructor. Make sure to advise of any previous knowledge, even if it is just some self-taught kicks in your yard. 

If you have some years of experience, pass it on. Your instructor can work on a refresher course that will bring back memories to help you as you move forward with your play. This is especially important if you are trying to perfect your skills.

Location

Football lessons can be taken on an indoor field at any time during the year with the proper equipment. This makes for great options over the fall and winter when outdoor fields are not available. Of course, with great weather, the outdoor may be calling! This will also emulate most natural play. Working on your skills can even take you to a local park to work one-to-one with your instructor. Since you won’t need the goals and large playing surface, these lessons can fit in anywhere!

Summary

Football lessons are a sure way to help you advance in skill and ability. So no matter whether you just want to kick a ball around or if you are hoping to make it to the top of the league, working with an instructor is the best approach to learn.

When you choose an instructor, you can expect to get the most out of group or individual lessons. All it takes is figuring out what is your preferred learning style, and you will be set to learn this beautiful game.

Ready to find an instructor to learn football? Make sure you get off on the right foot! Submit a free request on Bidvine to connect with great coaches near you.

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