Our Development Academy is aimed at both boys and girls between 8-12 years, Our aim is to coach our players to a standard of Academy Players through our Foundation Development Programme.
Our Development Programme follows the principles of the England DNA on the priorites outlined here. Our Coaching programmes will also include a balance of Other themes to support these headline priorities.
Those that attend the Development Academy are able to benefit from:
•First class training facilities
•High level coaching
•Regular competitive football
•Regular structured training
•Talent identification in front of scouts, pro club coaches and academy personnel
.Stay on the ball, master the ball
.Develop a mastery of the ball and the confidence to try new things.
.Excite with the ball and seek creative solutions
.Be exciting and positive in possession, playing with individuality and with elements of disguise and surprise.
.Connect and combine creatively with others
.Combine creatively and intelligently with others to create and score goals.
OUT OF POSSESSION
Positive and enthusiastic defending
Enjoy winning the ball back, be difficult to beat 1v1 and look to start attacks when you get the ball.
Be positive and confident in your positioning and ability to win the ball. Be alert when the opposition have possession.
Master a variety of defensive techniques and roles
Enjoy defending in a variety of roles and develop a range of techniques to regain possession.
React quickly and positively when the ball is won or lost and have a range of individual options and actions.
Positive and intelligent attacking reactions
Have a positive attitude when possession is regained, travelling quickly with and without the ball. Take every opportunity to attack, create and score goals.
Positive and intelligent defensive reactions
Try to win the ball back quickly and prevent opponents from starting attacks. Be proactive when the ball is lost and have confidence in your ability to defend.
Academy fees are priced at £20 per month and run throuhout the year.
(For ease of administration, and to ensure the children get the maximum time available to play football, academy payments of £20 are made every 4 weeks in advance and can be paid by either cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal)
"The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer:
Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social elements, helping children to develop more than just their football skills
SoccerKicks will help them to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn to work as a team and improve their decision making"