Our model is structured to work with players aged between 4 and 16 and we have a clear development pathway for them to achieve their maximum potential. Our aim is to develop players to a level where they can sign for a professional academy, which we will assist them in being identified with our contacts and regular matches against professional academies.
Our coaches are FA qualified and DBS (CRB) checked, we are also fully insured and first aid trained so parents can have full peace of mind. This allows us to offer a high standard of coaching and sessions which are on the same level or higher then professional academies. In order to maintain high standards and coach/player contact time, we work to a maximum coach to player ratio of 1:12.
For players aged 4-12 our “Elite Club Football Coaching Syllabus” focuses on the core skills needed to become a successful footballer, which are:
- First Touch
- Striking the ball (passing/shooting)
- 1 V 1 (attack & defend)
For players aged 13-16 our “Elite Club Football Coaching Syllabus” focuses on building on the core skills with team based learning, which include:
- In possession of the ball:
- Playing out from the back
- Midfield play
- When the opponent is in possession of the ball:
- Defending/recapturing the ball
- Team and player actions when we lose the ball
- Team and player actions when we win the ball
All sessions will be both enjoyable and challenging ensuring players are developing but also having fun and making friends at the same time.
These skills are developed by repetition and focused practice during sessions, we also use small sided games to aid decision making and plenty of contact time with the ball.