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The Foundation Phase is the next stage of our Performance Pathway and focuses on the development of our U8’s – U11’s age groups. 

 

Coaching that is professionally focused and structured aims to develop young players who are skilful, creative & confident. Whilst technical ability is still key in terms of the player development process, our players start to learn about the 'bigger' game. 

 

Creating an environment close to that of a professional club academy our Foundation Phase squads follow an advanced structured syllabus with the emphasis on technical, tactical, psychological, social and physical development.

 

Academy selected players typically will have:

  • Recently Been Released By A Pro Club

  • Had Pro Club Trials But Not Signed

  • At A Pro Club Development Centre

  • High Level Grassroots Player 

 

Our Foundation Phase squads will take part in a varied fixture programme aimed at giving the players the opportunity to showcase their talents in game situations. Fixtures will include ones against pro club academies, other independent coaching academies, semi pro set ups and higher level grassroots opposition.

 

Players who show exceptional talent will be recommended to scouts through our Pro Club Academy Pathway programme.

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