Congratulations to Harvey who has just signed a 2 year pro deal deal with Aston Villa FC.
Harvey was coached by our Technical Director Russell Hullett during his time at Nottingham Forest FC as a Youth Academy Team Manager where Harvey was a key player.
However both made the switch to the West Midlands club in 2012 and Harvey has continued his development with Villa and become an excellent prospect playing as a striker, whilst Russ has now made the move to Manchester United FC.
We wish Harvey all the best for the future.
New 1-2-1 and Small Group Coaching.
We are pleased to announce that we will be launching our new 1-2-1 and small group coaching sessions in Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham, Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire.
We will be setting up 5 regional elite football coaching centres in Lillehammer, Oslo, Trondheim, Kristiansand and Bergen. The aim of the centres are to find the best players aged 11 – 16 year olds and then place them in an elite football training program conducted by premier league coaches ad scouts
The coaching model we will follow is based on our academy program that has produced may players who are playing professional football today and follows the below structure/ethos
The scouting/Recruitment process:
We will be holding open trials in the 5 regions selected to players who believe they are of the required standard to become part of the course.
Once selected, players will be invited into their regional training squad for the following age groups, U12, U14 and U16 (we are also looking at having U8 and U10 groups later this year). Initially the players will attend 4-5 training camps throughout the year, however once we have carried out a thorough recruitment process and we are happy we have the right players, our academy staff will be coming to Norway once a month to conduct weekend sessions.
The best players from the regional centres will then be invited into a National/International training camp which guarantees the players the chance to attend England and a international camp, where they will play in a international tournament against both English and International football academies.
- Develop players technically, tactically, mentally and physically
Offer the best training by English Premier League Coaches/Scouts
Routes into Professional football both in England and Scandinavia
The chance to play against international professional football academies
US Soccer Scholarships
Initially receive 4-5 training camps a year (eventually monthly sessions)
Chance to progress to the National/International training program
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING NORWEGIAN CLUBS
We have already developed strong links with some of the excellent boys/youth football clubs in Norway.
Here we share our coaching knowledge and expertise in youth football and developing players, and invite local coaches of all levels to come and learn from our academy coaches free of charge.
Coaches are invited to shadow our coaches as we conduct the sessions and we also explain and provide copies of the session plans for them to keep for their own development. We also run coaching sessions at the clubs and aim to provide them with any information that may help their club grow and improve.
NEXT TRIALS DATE AND LOCATION:
Saturday 22nd October: Oyer/Lillehammer (6 x hours coaching of 2-3 days)
Wednesday 27th October: Oslo (6 x hours coaching over 2-3 days)
Today i am working with a young 16 year old lad in Southwell, Nottinghamshire who is soon going for professional football trials with Chesterfield Town FC. The lad is highly talented and technically very good and having evaluated him in a match i will be working on the following areas: spatial awareness, movement both on and off the ball and composure in front of goal.