PROVIDING LOCAL PLAYERS ELITE OPPORTUNITIES
The centre provides elite football opportunities for young players in the Aire-Wharfe Valley. Working alongside local clubs, we aim to provide extra coaching sessions and fixtures for talented players aged u’6 – u’16 who wish to further their football journey in an elite setting. Coaching sessions take place at Ben Rhydding Sports Centre on our state of the art 4G facility with FA Level 2 and UEFA B qualified coaches, with fixtures against Professional Academies and Representative Teams every 6-8 weeks. For the 2019/20 season our u’8 and u’9 will compete in the Private Development Games Program whilst our u’12 and 13 age groups will compete in the Junior Premier League which is a competition designed to create more challenging fixtures.
A key to our success is working with and being transparent with coaches from local teams. The training and games will be scheduled so as not to interfere with our players club football and we will not ask or expect our squads to stop playing for their local teams. We feel there is a lack of opportunity in the Wharfe Valley for players who want to challenge themselves further by playing alongside and against players of a higher standard. We want to bridge the gap between local participation football and offer our own unique elite player pathway experience.
- Strive for technical and tactical excellence
- Provide the opportunity to train with players of a similar talent and mindset in a positive setting that encourages learning and development
- We create a positive experience through coaching practice, communicating respect and the development of a strong work ethic in all our players
- Use football as a holistic means of individual development
TRAINING TIMES – from September 2019
BOOK A BLOCK OF COACHING (our blocks run in term time only) – £40
Please fill out the form below to book a block of coaching for your child: