Foxes FC offers Development Squads which are training-based groups dedicated to helping prepare players for competitive matches in our League Teams. The development squad suits a variety of players who have a passion for playing football and wish to represent the club in league matches but who, perhaps, cannot commit to the full league programme or indeed would benefit from further coaching and development work before making the next step towards our competitive teams.
Over the past five years, 65% of development squad players have progressed into our league teams and we believe this integrated development approach gives our players the best opportunity to reach their potential, both as a sports person, as well as an individual.
Development Squad training takes place on Saturday mornings, 10am – 12pm at Hyde Park every Saturday during term time from September to July.
All development groups have a dedicated coach who will work alongside the team throughout the term. The training sessions will be structured around the club’s coaching philosophy of developing the players technically, physically, socially and tactically.
Our Foxes FC midweek training sessions take place on Thursday evenings at our fantastic Holland Park School venue. These additional sessions are highly recommended for players to attend as practice pays off and elevates performance, enabling our boys to become better football players. The venue has excellent facilities with a floodlight astroturf pitch so the evening training can take place all year around. This must be booked separately at an additional cost by contacting us.
For development squad players who are looking to further progress their skills and play matches, our Foxes Fives Development League is the perfect opportunity to do this.
Our Fives Development League offers an excellent introduction to formal match experience. It provides children with a unique experience allowing them to create teams together and develop their football skills through small-sided (5-a-side) games which are organised by our FA qualified coaches.
The league is open for boys and girls aged 5 – 13 and runs throughout term time on Friday evenings (U9 – U13) and Sunday mornings (U6 – U8). The league takes place at Holland Park School. The venue has excellent facilities with a floodlight astro turf pitch so the matches can take place all year around. This must be booked separately at an additional cost by contacting us.