Each Workshop roughly follows this schedule :
- Introduction to Freestyle Football
- 5 minute Freestyle Football Demonstration
- Teaching of 10-15 Freestyle Tricks (see below)
- Fun Freestyle Games
- Demonstration of Freestylers Hardest Tricks
- Q&A session with the Freestyler
- Basic Flick-up
- Foot Stall
- Basics to Juggling
- Rocket Launcher
- Reverse Rocket Launcher
- Spinning Rocket Launcher
- Spin Magic
- Neck Stall
- Neck Stall press-ups
- Head Stall
- Shoulder Stall
- Arm Rolls
- Finger Spin
- Sit-down Juggling
- Around the World
- Hop the World
Important Workshop Information
Workshop Length : 30-90 minutes
Workshop Size : 8 - 35 pupils
*This is a general guide to an average workshop at Freestyle Football Workshops. We are more than happy to tailor the workshop plan to suit your schools specific needs!*
What The Schools Think...
Bohunt School / Horsham
We wanted to say thank you so much to Jamie for his amazing sessions today. Every single student enjoyed their time, even those who would not normally identify themselves as “sporty”. Seeing Jamie’s skills in action was a treat in itself but he showed himself to be a great teacher as he broke down difficult moves carefully. This meant that all our students had a real sense of pride and success as they left the session able to perform a variety of tricks. It was evident that Jamie was enjoys working with young people and is passionate about helping them find joy and success through his session. We also really valued the way he promoted the importance and necessity of hard work and dedication to developing a skill. The students were absolutely buzzing after it and were keen to show off their skills to friends and family. We hope we can continue to work with Jamie in the future.
The Orchard School / Canterbury
Jamie was incredibly engaging with our children who have SEN needs. His sessions were very inclusive and involved all our children! We could not recommend him enough! Brilliant workshop! The kids were inspired! Thank you!
Willows Academy / Grimsby
Jamie was absolutely fantastic today, his freestyle football routines and workshops were exceptional. He wowed us all with his great skills and engaged and inspired the children. Jamie worked with every class in our primary school and catered for all ages and abilities. I am sure our children will be inspired for many years to come.
Chesterton Community College / Cambridge
The workshops were absolutely brilliant. Jamie was extremely friendly and great with the kids. Always willing to support and help all abilities. Will certainly hire again.
Bush Hill Park Primary School / Enfield
Jamie was brilliant. He engaged the children, was able to perform a high level of tricks consistently. Our children were truly wowed by the performance and thoroughly enjoyed their day.
Kates Hill Community Primary School / Dudley
Fabulous day, the children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The children have learned so much and have truly been inspired.
Whetley Academy / Bradford
Great session, thoroughly enjoyed by the students. Jamie lead the session with confidence and the students were amazed by the skills that he showed.
Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School. / Blackburn
Jamie had a excellent manner with all children, regardless of their age. They all had a fantastic time and I’m sure will talk about it for a long time to come. Thank you!!
Holy Rood Catholic Primary School / Watford
We have had an amazing two days with Jamie Knight here at Holy Rood. The children thoroughly enjoyed the assembly, workshops and Masterclasses and made great progress in both skills and confidence levels. Jamie was great with every child across the school, irrespective of age, ability and confidence level. We would recommend him very highly!
Stony Dean School / Amersham
An amazing day for our kids at Stony Dean School. They loved Jamie, his skills and his story. Highly recommend for pupils with learning difficulties
Riversdale Primary School / Wandsworth
Positive and engaging workshops, thoroughly enjoyed by both staff and students.
Haddenham St Mary's COE Primary School / Haddenham
Amazing workshops! All the children were mesmerised and engaged throughout the sessions. Thank you so much Jamie!
Clapham Terrace Primary School / Leamington Spa
Fabulous workshops that all our children could access. One of our pupils said they’d learnt new skills that they never thought they could master. Value for money, great service and would definitely recommend
Oxhey Wood Primary School / Watford
The day was amazing, children and staff loved it! I’ve recommended these workshops to a partnership school.
Alderman Bolton Primary School / Warrington
Alderman Bolton Primary School thoroughly enjoyed Jamie Knight and his freestyle football workshops. His manner and attitude when working with the children was outstanding, he is very skilled and professional at his job. He was incredibly inclusive and supportive of all children’s needs throughout the day and remained approachable to staff and children when help was needed. All children were engaged during the assembly and the sessions and they were always encouraged to try their best even if freestyle football was a new experience.
National Literacy Trust / London
Jamie has been a great ambassador for our Skills Academy programme, using the interest and excitement of freestyle football to motivate many students inside and outside of the classroom. The skills kids practise with Jamie help them with self-confidence, creativity and focus. Freestyle football is fun for all and Jamie knows just the right techniques to help kids learn and have fun!
John Keble Primary School / North West London
Jamie was great, the children were mesmerised by his skill and they couldn’t wait to learn some tricks for themselves. They loved the workshops and it helped our pupils to focus and improve their resilience. I would definitely recommend Jamie for a fun and exciting day packed full of skills, tricks and aspiration.
St John the Divine Church of England Primary School / London
The Freestyler visited our school to do freestyling workshops with our children from Nursery to Year Six. Each class had a fantastic time trying new skills and tricks. He was friendly and could explain how to do the tricks clearly for the children to understand. He was positive and encouraging as they persevered! Many had mastered some new skills by the end of their sessions and have since been practising their new skills on the playground. Would definitely recommend for some fun whole-school workshops.
Tregadillett Primary / Cornwall
The children (and staff!) were totally inspired by the workshops. The kids have been practicing the tricks in the playground for weeks after Jamie's visit. The day went down really well for both the kids and staff and we will definitely be using Freestyle Football Workshops again!
Cordwalles, Pine Ridge and Lorraine Schools / Camberley
“If you are ever looking for something different to spend your sports premium that will have a legacy and encourage your children to be more active, I can't recommend Jamie Knight highly enough. He has being running workshops all day today, teaching freestyle skills after a presentation assembly and hosted a 'cosy' masterclass session after school linking the skills with transitions into a sequence. He is coming back to work at our infant schools tomorrow! He is very child centred in his approach, supportive and approachable. The Cordwalles children were smiling from ear to ear, as were the teachers.”
SCL Education Through Sport / Surrey
Jamie was fantastic with the children and they could really relate to him! His skills were amazing and even had some of the coaches baffled. His coaching of the skills was easy to follow and gave the children the support they needed! We would definitely use Jamie again!
Match of the Day Magazine / London
This was a memorable experience. Everyone had a smile on their face and seemed to come away with something. There was lots of opportunity to accomplish something, be it landing a trick or coming away with the tools to practice a trick with a view to mastering it. It was also incredible to witness one of the world’s best freestylers up close and left me with an appreciation of the skill levels these people have.
Brentside Academy Primary School / London
Jamie was fantastic with the children and engaged them all in some great activities. The children loved learning new skills and are still practicing them in the playground. It was lovely to see children of all sporting abilities having a go at something new.
Brandlehow Primary School / London
Fantastic day for all of the children, every child was engaged and were in awe of Jamie and wanted to copy him and learn from him. It was such a super day that we are getting Jamie in again to work with some more children soon! It was a brilliant day had by all (teachers and children), the children have already told me that they were practising the skills at home last night that they learnt yesterday. I would definitely recommend this workshop to everyone!
St Christopher School / Hertfordshire
Everyone at our school thoroughly enjoyed having Jamie! The pupils had a brilliant time experiencing Freestyle Football and many of them are still talking about Jamie and his tricks to this day! The way he engaged with the pupils was excellent and we will definitely be happy to have Jamie back again soon.
Wilton Focus School / Salisbury
We would rate Freestyle Football Workshops 5/5 for the session and the students thought Jamie was absolutely brilliant. Feedback from all of them was very positive and as soon as the session ended they were researching Jamie on the internet!