The Charlton Challenge is CACT’s own award-winning scheme for 5-15 years boys and girls, delivered by our qualified coaches.
The challenge is a structured and progressive scheme to develop children's core football skills and is designed to create maximum enjoyment and involvement and to help young footballers realise their full potential.
Each course lasts for a 10 or 12-week period, and concentrates on the game's four essential skills - dribbling, passing, control and shooting; as well as improving co-ordination, balance, fitness and social skills.
The Charlton Challenge is divided into three age groups, each with 6 levels: 5-7 years 8-11 years and 12 years and upwards, all with levels 1-5 and a 'Premier Challenge'. Each of the four skills are coached for two weeks then tested at the end of the course.
There is then a presentation week on each level of the challenge. Children will then either progress to the next level or continue to develop their skills. Once all five levels have been achieved children will progress to the Premier Challenge.