Mindset was set up in 2014 to focus on young people gaining the best opportunity in football at grass roots level and getting them ready for the next level…pro football at Academy level. Mindset was set up by one of the coaches, after he tore both of his knee ligaments in the space of 3 years playing football in the off season.
”We want to provide the best opportunity for young people to get into academies and not be lost when they arrive, there wasn’t anyone around when I was growing up, that gave these opportunities to young people without thinking about themselves whereas at Mindset we just want to provide the platform for young ballers."
Mindset was created to change the way people think, act and carry themselves by setting the mind. At Mindset, the picture is to work with young players on their own key areas of development through social interaction, physical understanding of fitness, build confidence and developing the mind to recognise change and positive choices. Progressing their footballing through working on ball mastery skills, technical ability and tactical awareness to prepare them for the next level which would be at a pro club’s youth development centre or academy.
Players that reach these levels through showing hard work, determination and potential, put forward for trials at pro clubs and elite showcase games attended by invited scouts.
Football development sessions run during the week for 6-14 year olds and a session on Saturdays aimed at the 3-5 year olds, taking part in our kids club sessions. Which leads them into the pathway of joining the main football teams, which plays against professional youth academies and play in some tournaments abroad.
From starting off as a 1-2-1 football development, we have grown into developing fitness and mentoring the hard to reach young people from the inner city of London. As well as providing woman's health & fitness classes, Mindset provides a platform for young people to grow, build and create futures, by building partnerships with the likes of Tower Hamlets sports Development and Princes Trust to help shape support our vision.
Mindsets are heavily involved in wider projects that support the growth and development of young people within football, but also outside of football. They provide career advice, mentoring, motivational talks and pathways for those who are seeking employment and training opportunities. Mindset fitness works with Fitness First and The Lounge Gym, where women's fitness classes are delivered and work towards the Tough Mudder race. The organisation has partnerships with local youth clubs such as Poplar Harca's Spotlight and Linc Centre and mental health charity Don't Suffer in Silence.
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm