If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far you can’t hear them any more
Every young person that plays football is influenced by multiple factors that impacts their development. From obvious influencers such as their parents and coaches to wider societal factors like other sports and national culture, there are many things that we need to be aware of when working with children.
Our aim is to inspire children to love the sport, play into their adult life and reach the highest level of which they are capable. In order to do that we must ensure that the child is the focus when designing programmes and training sessions.
Individual(s) and team behaviours emerge from interactions with their environment. Therefore it is important that immediate inﬂuencers of the child such as teammates, coaches, managers and parents are conveying a consistent message to the player.
Our vision is to build a community focused, nationally recognised in player development pathway that creates opportunities for all players to succeed in life on and off the field as intelligent and respectful young people.
We will achieve this with clear objectives, a sound and innovative training model and uncompromisable values
Develop the person
Develop the player
Develop the club
Develop the network
What we believe in
Teaching & Learning, not just playing and winning
Concentrate on a players strengths
Teach young players the importance of honesty, respect and good moral values
Games at the heart of practice and delivery
Team as an important part of the learning process
Design the right game or practice. Make it realistic to age and stage
Encourage and promote the importance of team in every scenario
Include direction and offside (or elements of it) whenever possible
Create an environment that promotes curiosity, imagination and competition
Set the right challenge (s) and task (s) to focus players learning linked to their individual needs
Ask questions that don’t necessarily require answers but make players think and support the challenges and tasks
Send out the right messages by way of verbal and body language
Praise players effort and intent
Encourage players to push their boundaries and experiment through trial and error + trial and success
Teach players to honestly evaluate their performance through the action review process of what went well, even better if, change next time