OUR PROVEN PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

This is a highly inclusive programme to develop and expand the football skills of both boys and girls. It is open to our own Academy players but also to players from the wider community. Including those not currently involved in our League Teams and Development Squads.

Every player who attends sessions benefits from access to unrivalled football coaching, including experienced professional staff, and high-calibre facilities.

Sessions take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school. Players are trained and developed in groups according to age and ability.

Get in touch to discuss how we arrange group placement, to give every player the best football development opportunities and advancement.

How Football Development Programme Works

HOW OUR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WORKS

Sessions are designed and delivered by our Football Development Centre and Player Development professional coaches.

Foxes FC uses a properly structured and proven programme for developing young football players. We are confident it is also an enjoyable and fulfilling ‘Player Development Pathway’.

The programme framework is:

Foundation Skills

Activities ideal for beginners, or young and inexperienced players.

This often involves repeatedly practising the basics, until the player is confident, consistent and instinctive in their core playing abilities.

Intermediary Development

Building on the basics, for intermediary football skill growth.

At this stage, players are helped with their understanding of the game, and their ability to communicate with, ‘read’ and support their teammates. They also develop their own role and individual skills.

Advanced Skills

Enhancing existing abilities and adding high-level techniques and understanding.

Players receive even more technical game-related insights and experience, to build their individual and team attributes. Practice sessions challenge their decision-making within a match environment, and further enhance their technical abilities.

Boys and girls are coached together in our Player Development sessions, but there are also girl-only opportunities if preferred.

Intermediary Development Advanced Skills
Skills Central To Player Development Programme

SKILLS CENTRAL TO OUR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Using quality-checked equipment and the best sports facilities, our highly skilled football coaches deliver training in such areas as:

  • Ball control
  • Shooting accuracy
  • Speed
  • Fluidity
  • Decision making
  • Play through the Thirds
  • Finding and creating space
  • Support from behind the ball
  • Positive play 1 v 1
  • Quick transitions
  • Anticipation and reading players
  • Building a compact defence
  • Finding attacking angles
  • Patience and a positive attitude
  • Goalkeeping

WIDER ADVANTAGES OF FOOTBALL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

The benefits of involvement in our Football Development Centre and Player Development programme are not confined to performance on the pitch.

We believe players emerge from sessions with greater:

  • Speed and agility
  • Intelligence and awareness of others
  • Strength and stamina
  • Co-ordination and balance
  • Understanding of fair play, and consideration for others.

Ultimately though, we aim to ensure every player enjoys their sessions and reaches personal challenges, ‘taking home’ a sense of achievement and new self-confidence.

Advantages Of Football Player Development