Under 6 Football

The Under 5s/6s team is for players who, from 1st September 2020, will be in Reception Year, Early Years Foundation or Year 1 at Primary School.

Head Coach is Tom Darlington who is an FA Level 1 Qualified Coach. If you are able to assist in any way, be it coaching, setting up or clearing away, please let Tom know ~ all offers of help are always very gratefully received!

2020 Training for the U5/U6s will start on Saturday 5th September from 9:15am - 10:30am on the cricket outfield at the top of Downley Common. (see map and directions on the 'How to find us' page)


Downley Dynamos coach girls and boys of ALL footballing abilities.  So if you've never played but you want to come and have a go you'll be made very welcome. Training in the early years is non-competitive and all football at the club up until 11 a side is of mixed gender.  You will benefit from qualified instruction using the latest soccer methodologies. Regulated by The FA (The Football Association), all Downley Dynamos players learn individual skills and personal development as well as collective team development.

Football is about having fun and enjoying regular exercise. Helping players develop will also help to build self-confidence. We, as coaches, believe that everyone can benefit from playing the game and making new friends. So come along on Saturday mornings and join in the fun.


Training is held every Saturday morning during term time, starting at 9:15am sharp on the cricket outfield at the top of Downley Common. Please try to be with us on time as the warm-up is an important part of the session. We aim to finish at around 10:30am and certificates are awarded for Player of The Week.

We try to ensure that every player has as many touches of the ball as possible during the session and MOST IMPORTANTLY we want the kids to have FUN! We usually start with a football-based warm-up and then break out into a number of skills sessions aimed at developing technical skills and also ABCs (Agility, Balance and Coordination). In-between or after the skills sessions we try to play 'matches' and our aim is to make these small-sided games so the players have more touches of the ball. 

What to wear/bring

Players should wear suitable shirts, shorts, socks (usually Replica Kit) and football boots on training days with warm clothing depending on weather conditions. Players are expected to wear clean studded boots (moulded or screw-ins depending on the hardness of the ground) and the club recommends 'NO BLADES' due to the potential dangers associated with them so please bear this in mind. SHIN PADS are compulsory. Please also bring a soft drink (NOT FIZZY) and a small snack for your child as there will be regular breaks for refreshments.

Important Note to Parents

The U5/U6s training is not a 'drop and run' so we ask that parents or guardians remain on the field during the session and encourage the players at every opportunity. Hot and cold refreshments are available most Saturday mornings from the Pavilion Cafe to keep both adults and children fed and watered.

Training during the school holidays

Training will take place on the 1st Saturday of either the half term or end of term holidays and will resume on the 1st Saturday after school has reopened.

New Players

If you are interested in joining the U5/U6s please register your interest by sending an email to tom@downleydynamos.com and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. Please bear in mind that the club is run entirely by volunteers, and if we do not reply immediately please bear with us. Should there be a space available for your child you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form and following completion you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal

Subs & Player Registration

U5/U6 football is 'pay as you play' @ £2 per session, paid in cash on a weekly basis up until 31st December. From 1st January this will move onto a subscription of £45.00 which will cover your child until the end of the season. We will collect your contact details at the start of the season and you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form which should be completed before the first training session in September. This is vital from a health and safety perspective, so that we have all the necessary details on file. Following completion of this form you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal. 



The U5/U6s are always on the lookout for sponsors so if you would like to get involved with the team please send an email to tom@downleydynamos.com