IMPROVE THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL OF SOCCER IN THE KITCHENER, WATERLOO, CAMBRIDGE & GUELPH/ERAMOSA AREA
Our aim is to train and improve the likes of soccer players of all levels to enable them to achieve and compete at a higher standard.
FFTW Development works with boys and girls aged 6-12 years old from all different soccer skill levels and soccer backgrounds.
Our program looks to improve your childs soccer IQ and overall performance on the pitch through an individual level alongside being able to function in a team environment. This program is for any player who truly loves the game of soccer and who wants to improve in all aspects of the game in a fun and challenging environment.
FFTW Development is a one of a kind program where your child will develop in two key areas, technically (as an individual) and tactically (as a member of a team)
CHRIS AZIZ (PARENT)
We never could have predicted at the time of registration that it was going to be the best money we would spend in a long time. From the very first day in pouring rain to the very last hot day our son was happy and fully engaged. Alikhan and the FFTW team were all extremely approachable, organized, efficient and their bond/relationship with the children developed quickly due to their fantastic communication skills.
MARTIN DAVIS (ARSENAL FC - UEFA B COACH & SENIOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER)
During Alikhan's time spent with us at the club, It was evident from the start that Alikhan had a thirst for knowledge surrounding all aspects of Coach Education. His inquisitive nature & enthusiasm to understand how players develop, gave him a great platform on his coaching pathway. Alikhan was well respected by both peers & full time staff, displaying a maturity beyond his years.
His empathetic approach to coaching allowed trusting relationships with players to be formed with players of all ages & abilities. Alikhan’s pedagogy approach to coaching gave players the opportunity for autonomy. This being being one of his highlighted qualities.
Alikhan has an inquisitive nature which is shown by the vast & varied coaching qualifications / workshops undertaken. His self-reflection skills were excellent which allowed him to develop as a coach & he made a conscious effort to keep players development & welfare at the forefront of his delivery.
The highest recommendation I can offer would be that I would feel 100% comfortable with allowing my children to participate in Alikhan's academy, the environment he creates & genuine approach to a players development is exceptional.
TAYLOR SLINGBY (PARENT)
After completing last year’s winter sessions with FFTW, my daughter has much more confidence. I put her in a development session with Cambridge Youth Soccer and next thing I know I’m being asked how many years has my daughter been playing, then offered an opportunity to attend a few practices with the U9 Cambridge United Target team. My daughter was then offered a position on the team and made the U10 girls team this year. If it wasn’t for FFTW and Ali’s training I know she wouldn’t be where she is today.
GRACE BERMINGHAM (PARENT)
After each session, we have noticed a huge difference in my daughter’s skill level and confidence on the field. The training drills put together by the FFTW team are challenging and dynamic, and seem to translate into a smarter footballer overall. Best of all, my daughter LOVES the coaches and is always excited to show up and play hard every session. We cannot recommend this program enough!
WENDY KHAN (PARENT)
If you are looking for the best soccer training in K-W region, FFTW is the best you will find. My daughter has done almost every activity imaginable from hockey, to swimming, to gymnastics, to kung fu, to crossfit, to dance. I have met many great coaches and trainers throughout the years but FFTW takes it to a whole new level. Their personalized approach & their dedication to my child’s development amazes me. If your child loves soccer and is eager to learn & developed their skills, this is definitely the right training for them. As an added bonus, FFTW also does a lot of charitable work which is a great thing to show & teach kids.
ATLAF RAMJI (PARENT)
As a parent, I must say that I have been very impressed with the organization and professionalism of the FFTW Development training camps. From start to finish, the whole process of registration, follow ups, daily updates and Facebook pictures was more than I had expected. Our son, Faiz, learned new techniques every day and could not stop talking about his day. Best of all, the money they raise from the Development program and other fundraising activities goes directly to helping kids in the developing world have better access and tools to play football.
ANWAR AHMED (PARENT)
My two sons participated in Alikhan’s latest soccer camp and IT WAS AWESOME. As a current coach for minors, former pro-player and parents of 2 soccer fanatic sons, I loved the program and was so attached to the way the kids were training that I spent many hours watching the kids going through professional players drills and mini games. I seriously recommend the program and wish you could send your child to participate in the upcoming pre-rep tryout program and/or fall and winter program.
IAN BUCKINGHAM (UEFA B LICENSED COACH)
Alikhan has demonstrated excellent professionalism throughout his time with RVDL. He has paid meticulous attention to detail in his preparation, delivery and evaluation to his coaching sessions. Throughout his time with RVDL, Alikhan has developed his technical and tactical knowledge and has developed every player that he has coached. Alikhan is very approachable and has a great personality working with young players