With soccer being the most important unimportant thing in the world and rugby on the rise in America and Asia, one of the two sports may be on your list of something your kiddo could use to channel their energy into, so let us help you out a little! First of all, soccer is what everyone except the Americans, call football. What Americans call football is what the everyone else calls American football, which is similar to rugby, while rugby is a sport that originated in England. There are variations on these ball sports that range from Touch rugby, a version that uses touching instead of tackling, to Gaelic football, an Irish version of the game played with all limbs. As rugby gains a wider audience, there are also age-appropriate versions. Now that we got the semantics out of the way, these clubs understand and aim to impact your kid in the best way possible. Here’s our top picks of the all-inclusive and professional football and rugby classes that’ll groom your boys and girls from tots to young adults!
ISCKL connects aspiring sportsmen and inspired, experienced soccer coaches from all around the world through their passion for the game of soccer. They instill in teammates confidence, sportsmanship and focus that put them on a path of lifelong fitness and dedication—professionally in sports or as a healthy outlook and underlying principles accompanying their other ventures. Coach Arber and team offers online classes, and can you even set up your own private group for personal training.
As it models the littlest sportsmen, Little Kickers' philosophy lays on the "Play Not Push" methodology, a fun-first (and first of its kind in terms of age limit) approach developed in the UK in collaboration with experts in child development and FA qualified football coaches. Kids get premium football knowledge in a pressure-free environment. Little Kickers approach the sport as a tool for developing an array of development skills and constantly improves its classes to stimulate, inspire and teach more!
Little Kickers Malaysia, various locations, +6017 940 0015, email@example.com, www.littlekickers.com.my
KLYS has made a name for itself as overall EACUP champions from 2010 to 2012, Malaysian representatives at the Gothia Cup (World Youth Cup in Sweden) since 2005, and ESPN Disney cup champions U18 held in Florida. They are an international family of over 200 players and mentors who call for parent involvement and treat the players with beautiful respect for the individual sports(wo)man they are!
As the first Gaelic football club in Malaysia established in 2007, Orang Éire welcomes all, be it men, women or kids; the sport originated in Ireland but is now played all over the world. The Irish twist on the most important among unimportant things in life is played with hands and feet both and has elements of Australian Rules Football, rugby, soccer, and other ball sports; it's dynamic and the finesses are beautiful. Kid's training includes working on their skills, working on their team's bond, and indulging in some fun games!
KL Tigers are fierce sportsmen with a soft heart—they have a simple goal of providing their players with the best possible environment for playing the game of Rugby, no matter their age and sex, wherever they come from and whatever their experiences or abilities. They are a strong community of players, coaches, and volunteers who constantly work together to give back!
KL Saracens' aim is to make every member of their rugby club be the best person they can be by instilling in them, besides some killer rugby moves, Saracens Academy's core values: Honesty, Discipline, Work rate and Humility. They use sports as a tool of engagement and are a part of Saracens Global Network—leading rugby clubs that have made an impact on the growth of the sport in their counties and now aim to do so together, globally.
Cobra (short for the Combined Old Boys Rugby Association) was established over half a century ago in Malaysia. The founders combined their prowess in the rugby field, innovation, and organization, were awarded the National Sports Leadership Award by the National Sports Council of Malaysia for the promotion and development of rugby in Malaysia, and have now initiated a wonderfully inclusive junior rugby program adorably called Cobrats. Free virtual training classes are now available with Cobrats, just visit their Facebook page here for more details.
Cobra Rugby Club, 7 Lorong Utara B, Off Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, +6012 212 7000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cobrarugby.com
PJ/KL Touch is a social touch rugby group—they welcome all, experienced and those who don't know the difference between touch and rugby, be they male or female, young or old. Their weekly Saturday sessions are free for all age groups (sessions for kids and adults run concurrently, so you can all play!). Follow them on their Facebook page to find out when they will be restarting their weekly session once contact sports are allowed.