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Leeds United FC Youth Academy Football Trials

Leeds United FC FOOTBALL ACADEMY TRIALS, A Full list of every football academy trial and Academy Football Trials at Leeds United Football Club. Here are trials with Leeds United FC....

For more information and to book on the trial, please email Terry Potter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only apply of you live near to the club offering trials and only apply if you meet the age criteria. You must live within 1 Hour of the Academy address.


 


 



 


 


 


 


ALVECHURCH FC TRIALS

 


 


 


Sunderland Foundation Football Trials

BOYS SCHOLARSHIP TRIALS In Year 11? Interested in studying while playing football next year Come along to our trial to earn your place in the squad

3 January  930 - 11am

@fballwashington

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Welling United FC Academy are delighted to announce its Academy Trials for the 2020/21 Season.

To register for the Welling United Football Club Scholarship,

We would like to invite you if you are a current year 11 or year 12 student, and wish to apply to join our Football Scholarship Program from September 2020/21.

Players are able to link their academic successes between both an A-level Program or the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and will have the opportunity to gain FA Level 1 & 2 coaching qualifications, as well as opportunities for American Scholarship Trials & Professional Club Trials.

Successful players will have an opportunity to work with UEFA A License Coaches, as well as playing in the Conference Youth Alliance.

 Adidas kit package

 First team opportunities

 Academy games filmed and analysis provided

 International tours

Trials will be held next month at Welling United’s Southwood Site, Avery Hill Rd, Eltham, London SE9 2UG on the 17th & 18th of February. Registration starts at 10.30am.

We look forward to receiving your application and supporting you in the next stage of your football journey.

Garry Fiore & Brett Smith
Academy Directors
Welling United Football Club

To register for the Welling United Football Club Scholarship,

WELLING UNITED FC

Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY
Tel: 020 8301 1196

 


 


CHESTER FC SCHOLARSHIP

A handful of places remain on next year's Youth Team Scholarship intake.

If you are a current Under 16, send your football CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express your interest in a trial.



Shrewsbury Town FC

Exciting trials coming up for under 8s and under 7s in Telford 18th January and Oswestry 25th January. See attached for more details

Also contact Harvey Parks our pre academy manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 



 

 


 Places still available use contact info below

 You can still apply for the above luton trial upto September 2019

 


 


 

To apply for this trial Whitmore email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 

 


 

 


Mansfield Town Football Club are on the lookout for talented young footballers to become part of our September performance group intake.

Players must be in Year 11 or Year 12 at school, with either their GCSEs coming up in the summer, or have completed GCSEs  to be eligible.

Trials will take place at One Call Stadium. Those who make the squad will be enrolled on a football and education programme based at One Call Stadium and The RH Academy training facility.

Simon Ward, lead performance coach, believes that the programme can open up several avenues for promising young players.

“We are committed to locally based footballers and offering them a path to elite level football and education,” he said.

“Progression beyond this course could be anything from professional football or under-21 football at Brooksby Melton College, to university level education or a career in physiotherapy and sports therapy.”

Players are required to report to One Call Stadium, Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA. All players will need suitable footwear for a 3G surface. Players will also need to bring drinks bottles, wear shin pads and suitable clothing for weather conditions.

Please send all application forms to Simon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 


 


 

 

Woking have advised they are accepting applications for the trials until September 2019 please use the above information to apply thank you.


PRO FOOTBALL ACADEMIES UK

North London Academy Trials 16 to 19 year olds

New River Sports Centre White Hart Lane London N22 5QW DM us or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Trials are available up to September 2019 so you can Apply for this trial for Stockport County Here http://stockportcountyacademy.co.uk/trials/

 


 

 


 

RUGBY TOWN FC TRIAL DATE - YR 11/12 FULL TIME FOOTBALL BTEC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

THURSDAY FEB 21st -10am Butlin Rd,

contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. EXPERIENCE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES as a Valley scholar


 


 

 



 


 


Brentford FC Football Academy Trial Dates

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has announced that the next trials for its Football Development Centre (FDC) will take place on Tuesday 9 April 2019 at Uxbridge High School. The FDC offers talented young players the opportunity to receive elite coaching– enhancing their skills in a player-centred environment.

What does the Football Development Centre involve?

With elite football coaching spanning more than 18 years, players will attend weekly training sessions at venues in Southall, Twickenham and Uxbridge. Goalkeepers are catered for with specialist coaching staff. The FDC includes term-time training in the evening and a structured development match programme against other football sports trusts such as Coventry City, Ipswich Town, MK Dons, Oxford United, Wycombe Wanderers and many more.

Plus, there are established Performance Squads as a level up from the current FDC programme. This initiative provides capable players with the opportunity to play against more skilled teams.

What is the benefit of joining the Football Development Centre?

Parents have highlighted the positive impact our FDC has had on their children.

Damian Christian, whose son attends our FDC, said: “We would like to thank the Brentford FC Football Development Centre and all the coaching staff for helping with Frankie’s footballing progress. He has thoroughly enjoyed the training after joining aged seven, the coaches and methods used by the development centre has had an incredibly strong and positive effect on him as a person and player.”

Simon Cairnes agrees: “When the boys play against other opposition, their superior skills, positioning and tactical knowledge really shines through and shows just how well they are coached.”

What is the criteria for the trials?

The trials are available to:

  • boys in school years 1 to 11
  • boys who live in Hounslow, Ealing, Richmond, Hillingdon and Spelthorne.

Excitingly, the Football Development Centre will run sessions from Gunnersbury Park’s new sports hub from September. The new £13.8 million sports hub will provide top-class facilities – including two outdoor floodlit artificial grass pitches.

How do I sign up?

Book your place for our trials here.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Barnet FC Trials

Elite Development Programme Open Trial

A programme aimed at players 16-19years old, who want to continue their football at a high level, whilst earning a BTEC sporting qualification.
28 July 2019 13:00-14:30
Suitable for ages 16 to 18
Playing surface: Astroturf
EDP Trials 28 July 2019 - 13:00-14:30
 
 

Barnet FC Open trials for players aged 14 to 18.

Once you have completed your registration online you will receive an email confirmation.
When arriving on site please report to the Astroturf pitch to register with the Barnet FC Coaches.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hive!

23 March 2019 12:30-14:30
Suitable for ages 14 to 18
Playing surface: Astroturf
U14-U18 Trials 23 March 2019 - 12:30-14:30
 
 
Barnet FC Academy Trial - U8 / U9 / U10 / U11

Once you have completed your registration online you will receive an email confirmation.
When arriving on site please report to the Astroturf pitch to register with the Barnet FC Coaches.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hive!
09 March 2019 12:30-14:30
Suitable for ages 7 to 11
Playing surface: Astroturf
7-11 Trial 1 09 March 2019 - 12:30-14:30
 
 
Elite Development Programme Open Trial
 
A programme aimed at players 16-19years old, who want to continue their football at a high level, whilst earning a BTEC sporting qualification.
18 February 2019 13:00-14:30
Suitable for ages 16 to 18
Playing surface: Astroturf
EDP Trials 18 February 2019 - 13:00-14:30
 
 
 
Barnet FC Academy Open trials for players aged 11 to 14.

Once you have completed your registration online you will receive an email confirmation.
When arriving on site please report to the Astroturf pitch to register with the Barnet FC Coaches.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hive!
04 May 2019 12:30-14:30
Suitable for ages 11 to 14
Playing surface: Astroturf
U12-U14 Trial 04 May 2019 - 12:30-14:30
 
 
Barnet FC Open Trials - Over 18's
 
16 February 2019 12:30-14:30
Suitable for ages 18 to 24
Playing surface: Astroturf
Over 18 16 February 2019 - 12:30-14:30
 
 
Barnet FC Academy Open trials for players aged 11 to 14.
 
Once you have completed your registration online you will receive an email confirmation.
When arriving on site please report to the Astroturf pitch to register with the Barnet FC Coaches.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hive!
23 February 2019 12:30-14:30
Suitable for ages 11 to 14
Playing surface: Astroturf
11-14 Trial 1 23 February 2019 - 12:30-14:30
 
 
Barnet FC Academy Trial - U8 / U9 / U10 / U11

Once you have completed your registration online you will receive an email confirmation.
When arriving on site please report to the Astroturf pitch to register with the Barnet FC Coaches.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hive!
20 April 2019 12:30-14:30
Suitable for ages 7 to 11
Playing surface: Astroturf
U8-U11 Trial 20 April 2019 - 12:30-14:30
 
 
Elite Development Programme Open Trial
A programme aimed at players 16-19years old, who want to continue their football at a high level, whilst earning a BTEC sporting qualification.
08 April 2019 13:00-14:30
Suitable for ages 16 to 18
Playing surface: Astroturf
EDP Trials 08 April 2019 - 13:00-14:30
 
 
 
Barnet FC Open trials for players over the age of 18.
06 April 2019 12:30-14:30
Suitable for ages 18 to 24
Playing surface: Astroturf
Over 18 06 April 2019 - 12:30-14:30
 
 

 


Maidenhead Academy football trials

Our Maidenhead United Football Club Academy trials are taking place at the College  on Saturday 25th May 2019 between 10:00am – 1:00pm.

This is for players aged 16 to 19

To register your interest or find out more please email the team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 


 

ROMULUS FC FOOTBALL TRIALS

With an excellent reputation in both education and sports achievements, Romulus Academy are

holding trials for 16-18 year olds at Castle Vale Stadium, B35 7NH. Contact Richard on 07956187016 for details.


 


 

The academy is open to 16 – 18 year old students. Each have personalised timetables, enabling the balance of lessons together with an in-depth football development programme. We provide an excellent pathway into further education, sporting 22 hours of lessons over a fortnight, gaining a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport - the equivalent of 3 A levels provided at The Coleshill School over two years.

All players have the opportunity to access FA level 1 and 2 coaching badges.

First class training and playing facilities at Packmeadow on a 4G pitch.

APPLY HERE FOR THE DATES LISTED ABOVE ROCHDALE


 

Academy of Sport – Trial dates and Open Days AGE 16 TO 18

Come along to one of our trial sessions, meet the coaching team and show us your sporting skills.

FOOTBALL ACADEMY KETTERING CAMPUS
Wednesday 13 March 2019 5.00PM – 6.00PM

To register your interest in our Football or Rugby Academy or to book a place at a trial session, please contact our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01536 413123.


Boreham Wood FC Trials

The BW PASE Academy are now recruiting for the 2019/20 season, with our latest trial on Wednesday, March 20 (4pm).

The PASE Academy was set up by the Chairman in 2002 and provides 16-to-18-year-olds of all abilities the chance to join a sports & education programme that really cares.

If the above date has passed please continue to complete the application form as applications are still being accepted

APPLY HERE


 

 

Stourbridge FC Academy - Trial & Taster Day - 22nd Feb

Dudley College are holding a trials and taster day on Friday, 22nd February for students interested in joining the academy in Sept. 2019. (READ ON)

Details for trial / taster day on Friday, 22nd February are as follows -

10am - Meet at Evolve, Tower St, Dudley

10.30 – gym session and fitness testing (trainers and appropriate clothing needed)

12.00 – lunch provided at Stir (we need to know of any food allergies)

12.45 – Academy presentation

1.30 – Football at Dudley College 3G pitch (players must bring shin pads and appropriate footwear)

3pm finish

Any interested 16-18 year olds (16 years of age as of 31st August 2019) need to register to confirm their attendance with Head Coach Lee Mills via email by Friday, 15th February latest –

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Please provide brief details of your football career to date (Position played/academy, clubs or schools played for/representative honours etc.)

The Stourbridge FC Academy is currently in its second year and the team competes in the National League under 19 Alliance on Wednesday afternoons.

Alongside the Football Academy, learners are able to choose any academic pathway at Dudley College and current players study sport, A levels, business and engineering qualifications.

 

 


 
 

Official Benfica Trial Opportunities Here

 

Since the club’s observation area lies, in its great majority, in national territory, you can send us, by e-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - a match video recording, preferably a full one, in order to analyze your performance and, eventually, invite you for an observation period in our specific level team.

This procedure is obligatory because no athlete will be invited without a previous evaluation.


You will also be able to get into the Elite Training Camps, open to all who wish to optimize their own technical/tactical skills and obtain a detailed report, elaborated by our Departamento de Prospeção (Scouting Department) and Futebol de Formação. 

For further information, get in touch by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


Dunstable Town FC U18 PLAYERS FOR 20/21 season.

Dunstable Town are planning for next season, looking to add ambitious talent 

If your interested please contact Wayne upton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tyler dunnell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Hounslow Football Academy trial

Our first trial night is now under a week away. Undecided what to do next year? Come along to the trial and see what we are all about at Hounslow Football Academy. With pathways to uni, opportunities to play football at a level representative of ability, future coaching roles, and prospects of full time work off the back of the course.

Trial Details:
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SEE LINK
Green Lane, Hounslow, TW4 6DH

Visit https://wearescl.co.uk/hounslow-football to book a place.

Tonys Soccer School is approved provider of SCL Football Trials.

Please mention Tonys Soccer School when applying.

These dates may have passed but trials are being held upto September 2020 by mentioning us.


 

 

Applications for Bootle Trials are open until September 2020

 

 


AC United Youth Academy football trials

We will be holding trials for the following age groups for next season

:U8s-U16s

If you are interested please email us - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full name:

School:

DOB:

Next season age group:

Current club:

 

FOOTBALL ACADEMY TRIAL DATES 2020 2021

Here is the full selection of Football Trial dates being offered by this Club. Abilities, Ages, Levels.

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FOOTBALL TRIALS BY COUNTY. 

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FOOTBALL TRIALS BY PLAYING ABILITY.

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FOOTBALL TRIALS BY DATES.

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FOOTBALL TRIALS BY AGE GROUP. U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U1 U15 U16 U17 U18 U21 U23 OVER 23 ADULTS

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FOOTBALL PLAYERS REGISTERED.

All registered players with Tony's Soccer School, who are seeking or attended

or playing at the same level, Ability and Location as this Club.

You can join Tony's Soccer School and add your CV and submit it

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YOUTH & ACADEMY INFORMATION

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This Academy is developed in order to invest in upcoming footballing talent and provide the network, coaching, health and lifestyle advice that each player needs to make a successful career in football. If you are looking for a career in football, and live in this academy catchment, then your best chance will be to join the Academy.

About this Academy

This Academy offer an advanced football development and education programme supported by expert and dedicated staff.

This Academy is located at:

 

This clubs Academy use advanced technology and coaching methods to develop their players. They are actively looking for upcoming talent to join their academy, and are very selective about who gets in, as competition is tough.

With the changes that have taken place in the football academy system. Academy Category three clubs are now free (U12+) to recruit from all over the nation.

Previously, Category three clubs could only recruit talent within a 90 minute travelling time to the academy, but the FA have reconsidered this following thinking that the best talent should only fairly be allowed to play in the best academies even if they do not live nearby. This gives the very best talent the very best chances of success, thus growing our home grown talent for the international stage.

This has seen a rise in host families being recruited here, to help house young promising talent in safe family environments.

Upcoming Fixtures

We have a whole programme of upcoming activities, fixtures and events. Check the times of each match or look up the match venue for any of the Academy age groups.

 

How to get a trial at this team

In most cases to get a trial at this team you would need be selected to have a trial at this club, so it is important that footballers are spotted in the right places at the right times. For some players, football clubs prefer a more direct approach such as sending in links to videos of themselves playing football, but it is worth bearing in mind that clubs receive thousands of these football CV videos each week and don't always have lots of time to watch them all. We have found the most effective way of getting scouted for a trial at this club is by following a few simple step.

Scouts regularly select young players from soccer school sessions and invite them to trial to places that are called football development centres, and anyone can play in their soccer schools so it offers an open door for all players to get spotted and scouted.

It is also particularly good planning to take your child to soccer schools sometimes called football schools as soon as they are old enough, as their competition will be doing the same, so it enables players to develop their footballing talents in line with the same level as their peers.

 

How to get scouted by a Football Academy Scout

Football Academy Scouts offer players the chance to trial at Football Clubs. Many players are lucky enough to find themselves in the right places when scouts are watching games, but we are also very aware that good talent can slip through the net. Professional Football Clubs do offer football and soccer players the chance to directly apply for a trials by contacting them through official trial application routes, such as the clubs direct trials contact or through the Academ Development Manager.

To apply and get scouted by a scout please follow these details.

Understandably they are not always able to respond to everybody due to the volume of applications, but this does serve as an effective way to alert football scouts about your skills and footballing talent with a view for those players and parents looking to take their football to the next level, eve professional and secure a genuine, and real football trial

To get scouted for a trial simply collect the following information:

  • Football Players CV
  • Covering Trial Application Letter
  • Football Players Vital Statistics: Players position, Age, Date of Birth, Height, Weight, contact email/phone/address, current club, previous clubs, detail of any trials already attended, any representative honours such as school, districts, county etc
  • Players school, College or Scholarship they attend or currently attend
  • A players Football Clubs Fixture list, mainly of your current football team, including match locations and kick off time to be passed to football scout. Please give as many dates a possible proferably for the whole season. No need to include training, just match kick of times and locations including postcode. This is basically your trials opportunity that will give the scout the opportunity to watch you.

Once you have collated all of the above information, email it to the football club.

They will assess your application and decide whether or not to send a scout to watch the game.

 

Football Academy Syllabus

The Football Academy Syllabus training programme at this Football Academy, and is the same to many Academies of Football is broken into technical and tactical Football training, with a special module for Goalkeepers. The below demonstrates:

  • The professional development football phase
  • The youth football development phase
  • The football foundation phase
  • The youth / professional football development phase
  • The football foundation development goalkeeper phase (GK development)

Professional Development Phase

Outfield Players – Technical

  • Passing – Playing forwards through tight passing channels
  • Receiving the ball – Receiving the ball in the air to pass in the least number of touches
  • Passing – Generic passing practises to move the ball on two touches
  • Running / Dribbling with the ball – Developing the 1st touch to break through a variation of receiving surfaces
  • Running / Dribbling with the ball – Variations in the dribble to advance in 1 v 1’s
  • Shooting – Shifting the ball to get shots off under pressure
  • Passing – Keeping the ball moving for a long period of time
  • Manipulating the ball – Shifting the ball across the body with a variation of surfaces
  • Turning – Turning away from pressure and protecting possession of the ball

Outfield Players – Tactical

  • Possession (Playing out from the back) – Midfield rotation to receive high and low open up passing channels
  • Possession (Retaining the ball to penetrate) – Working in front or behind opponents to retain the ball looking to play forwards
  • Possession (Game management) – Playing with and against an overload (the extra man)
  • Attacking (Counter attacking) – Breaking from the defending third
  • Attacking (Centrally) – Playing between lines and breaking lines with and without the ball
  • Attacking (Wide areas) – 1 v 1’s, 2 v 2’s to create goalkeeping opportunities
  • Defending (Individual) – Approach to the ball dependent on the opposition and area of the pitch
  • Defending (Groups & Units) – Defending later and deeper
  • Defending (Making play predictable, Regains and Possession Decision) – Pressure as the team/group hunting the ball for quick regain

Goalkeepers

  • Goalkeeper support – Variety of passes and support for players in possession
  • Goalkeeper support – Awareness of best option looking to penetrate with distribution
  • Goalkeeper support – How the goalkeeper can affect the state of the game
  • Goalkeeper defending – How to deal with 1 v 1 situations in game situations
  • Goalkeeper defending – Early shots always being set in and around the box
  • Goalkeeper defending – Positioning and decision making in dealing with the cross
  • Goalkeeper communications – Organisation and support to the defender
  • Goalkeeper communications – Communications to players away from the ball
  • Goalkeeper communications – Developing the goalkeeper to compact

Foundation Phase

Outfield Players – Technical

  • Protecting the Ball – Setting the scene for receiving on the safe side – guidelines for success
  • Passing – Short, quick and high tempo passing in small groups
  • Receiving the Ball- Developing the set as part of link play to move the ball forwards
  • Turning – Developing turns under passive pressure to include disguise
  • Shooting – Longer distance shooting relevant to the age of the group
  • Running / Dribbling With the Ball – Long and thin practices to practice breaking into space from a dribble or receiving the ball
  • Shooting – One touch finishing around the goal on angles with pressure approaching
  • Passing – Passing within larger areas focusing on techniques to a longer pass (floor / aerially)
  • Manipulating the Ball – Quick foot movements to manipulate a small skills ball

Outfield Players – Tactical

  • Possession (Individual) – Developing players to receive the ball and maintain possession on their safe side
  • Possession (Group Play) – Develop players to receive and play away from pressure in small groups
  • Possession (Directional) – Possession / wave practises maintaining the speed of the ball from start to finish
  • Attacking (Individual) – Changes of direction and speed to beat opponents
  • Attacking (Groups) – Small group attacking practices (4v4, 5v5). Movement/combinations to create and exploit space
  • Attacking (with/against overloads) – Small sided games working on creating and exploiting space on the transition
  • Defending (Pressure the Ball) – Basic principles to approaching a player in possession
  • Defending (Small Groups) – Possession based practices focusing the change of roles based on the movement of the ball
  • Defending (Regaining to Play) – Regaining the ball and countering to a scoring conclusion

Goalkeepers

  • Goalkeeper support – Passes and throws to start play
  • Goalkeeper support – Choosing the best distribution option
  • Goalkeeper support – Using the ball quickly after making a save
  • Goalkeeper defending – Throw ball situations and close range shots
  • Goalkeeper defending – Attacking the ball and parrying away to safe areas
  • Goalkeeper defending – Making recovery saves within the game
  • Goalkeeper communications – To defenders individually and as part of a unit
  • Goalkeeper communications – Developing the ability to be clear and concise
  • Goalkeeper communications – Start positions in relation to the ball

Goalkeeper Youth / Professional Phase

Goalkeepers – Technical

  • Distribution – Out of the back to the best option and supporting the play
  • Crossing – Dealing with deep crosses into the 18 yard box and transition to distribute
  • Shot Stopping – Into line and down the line of the ball for angled strike
  • Handling – Dealing with low balls around the set position inclusive of the 1v1 encounter
  • Shot Stopping – Dealing with low, medium and high dives from a central and angled strike
  • Crossing – Dealing with crosses centrally and to front post areas
  • Shot Stopping – Dealing with close reaction shots, double and triple saves
  • Distribution – Technique of starting counter attacks, choice of delivery
  • Crosses – Dealing with crosses centrally and to the back post area

Goalkeepers – Tactical

  • Goalkeeper support – Start play using a variety of passes and providing angles for support for players in possession
  • Goalkeeper support – Awareness of best option looking to penetrate with distribution
  • Goalkeeper support – Managing the game and understanding how the goalkeeper can affect the state of the game
  • Goalkeeper defending – Dealing with 1v1 game situations
  • Goalkeeper defending – Dealing with early shots always being set in and around the box
  • Goalkeeper defending – Positioning in relation to the ball, decision making on dealing with the cross
  • Goalkeeper communications – Organisation and support to the defender (clear and concise information)
  • Goalkeeper communications – Communications to players away from the ball
  • Goalkeeper communications – Developing the goalkeeper to compact play through the line taken by the defending players

Goalkeeper Foundation Phase

Goalkeepers – Technical

  • Handling – Footwork set in position with a variation of serves
  • Distribution – Playing out from the back from feet and hands, providing angels of support
  • Handling – Variation of handling practices concluding with penetrative distribution
  • Shot Stopping – Dealing with 1v1 encounter
  • Shot Stopping – Low, medium and high diving sales from central
  • Distribution – Technique of longer distribution for feet and hands (classic counter attacks)
  • Shot Stopping – Speed of movement across the goal in the line down the line of the ball for an angled strike
  • Handling – Technique of dealing with low balls in and around the body
  • Crossing – Basic technique and positioning (in relation to the ball) covering balls into front middle far areas

Goalkeepers – Tactical

  • Goalkeeper support – Using a variety of passes and throws to start play
  • Goalkeeper support – Choosing the best distribution option
  • Goalkeeper support – Using the ball quickly after making a save
  • Goalkeeper defending – Dealing with through ball situations and learning how to deal with cross range shots
  • Goalkeeper defending – Attacking the ball and parrying away to safe areas in game situations
  • Goalkeeper defending – Making recovery saves within the game
  • Goalkeeper communications – Communication to defenders individually and as a unit
  • Goalkeeper communications – Developing the ability to be clear and concise
  • Goalkeeper communications – Set positions in relation to the ball

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Reading FC Academy Open Trials Official Application Process 2020 - 2021

Potential players are occasionally invited in for a trial period of up to eight weeks with Reading FC Academy.

Here is the official route to get a trial with Redaing FC

If you would like a player to be watched by Reading Football Club then please send in as much information about their playing career, including a fixture list for the club they currently play for, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our recruitment department may then decide to send a scout to watch the player.

As well as contacting the Recruitment Team with full details of a youngster's playing history, it is also possible for talented children to be spotted through our Football in the Community scheme.


MK Dons Academy Football Trials Application process for 2020 - 2021

If you want to apply for trials at MK Dons this is the official route to apply.

please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details to include in your email;

  1. Your full name
  2. Your full address including postcode
  3. Your contact telephone number
  4. Your age
  5. Your date of birth
  6. School(s) attended
  7. The position you prefer to play
  8. Your footballing CV or background
  9. The current team you play for
  10. The fixtures of your current team
  11. Any other relevant information, for example, previous experience playing at a Professional Football Club’s Academy
  12. Confirmation that you hold a British or EU passport

Please make sure you include your fixtures, including dates, kick-off times and venues, if known.

Please note: The Academy is restricted by time/distance within the Foundation Phase (U7-11) and Youth Development Phase (U12-16). Within the Foundation Phase, travelling is limited by 1 hour and in the Youth Development Phase, travelling is limited by 1 hour 30mins.

An e-mail confirming receipt will be sent to individuals applying for a trial.

This information will then be passed onto one of our scouts, who will report to the Head of Recruitment and Head of Academy Coaching with his recommendation.


 

Lincoln City Football Development Programme Trials

The club uses three methods of recruiting;

Access to the Youth Academy via referral from the Lincoln City Football Development Programme, which offers coaching from under 4-16yrs).

The programme offers Football Development training opportunities for all local children who are keen to learn and develop as players in a professional youth development training environment.

The Open Development Centres also act as the first step on to the Lincoln City FC player development pathway which offers a route in to the clubs Advanced Development Centres, Elite Development Squads and the clubs Academy for those players who develop and constantly improve as players.

Whilst Academy Football is a dream of many young players we are very keen as a club to offer appropriate development opportunities to all players where ever they are currently at on their playing journey as we are very aware all players develop technically, physically, socially and psychologically at different times and we are very keen to support all players in maximising their potential as players over the long term.

Please click on the link below if you would like more information on our player development pathway and how your child can join our development programme through one of our Open Development Centres or Mini Imps sessions.

Open Trials

The club holds regular open trials for a all age groups, details of any upcoming trials will be posted on the club website.

Club Scouts

The club has a scouting network, which seeks to identify talent across the region. Our scouts watch matches at all age groups across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Please note: Where a player is currently registered with a club, contact will be made via the players signed/registered football club(s), the Academy will not enter into personal correspondence about trials, including e-mails and text messages.

Due to the volume of applications the club is not be able to respond to direct applications from players even those released from academies.

Here is the Link to the full Trials Application with Lincoln City FC


Scunthorpe United FC Academy Trials Official Application Process

Football Academy Trials information for Scunthorpe United Football Club. This academy operates a number of Development Centres and access will be given to the application for trials and its complete process. Players are now invited to apply for .........

Trial enquiries should be sent to the Academies Head of Recruitment, Daz Waring:

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Players must enclose their football CV


 

Birmingham City Official Player Recruitment Process 2020 - 2021

The player recruitment department is tasked with the monitoring, selection and transition of players operating outside of our Academy environment. The recruitment team will work collectively with our coaches to prioritise the identification of players within the three phases of the player pathway.

The priority of the department is to recruit, develop and produce players able to reach the Academy’s core purpose. This process is player centered, focusing on the identification of players able to excel in one or more of the four corners associated to player development and, where possible predominantly recruit from a catchment area within an hour of Birmingham. The strategy will be collaborative in nature, planned and aligned to the profiles through each of the development phases where appropriate.

PRE-ACADEMY

The Pre-Academy is a development programme designed to identify, assess and nurture local talented individuals between 6 - 8 years of age. The primary aim is to develop technically gifted individuals for our U9’s squads who become accustomed to the club’s culture and playing philosophy through weekly training sessions and games, allowing for an easy transition into the Academy way of life. The major emphasis of the programme is technical development. With the use of the clubs training facilities, and a structured coaching syllabus and games programme, our UEFA qualified Academy staff seek to increase player to ball contact time in a fun, inclusive and professional environment.

COMMUNITY TRUST

The Club has a very large Community Trust scheme operating a number of local coaching programmes. The Community Trust run a shadow squad programme for U12-U14 players participating on a weekly basis in a number of local grass root leagues. There is also a full time programme for the U17-U19’s.

Players from within the Community Trust programme can be directly recommended by a member of staff for a trial period. In addition to this, each Community Trust coach working within the shadow squad and on the U17-19 programme acts as a spotter, recommending opposition players they have seen in the fixtures that their respective teams have participated in.

SCHOOLS FOOTBALL PROGRAMME

Within the West Midlands area there is a thriving schools football programme. Through community links, it has been identified that there are some young players who only participate in schools’ football and may not be observed participating in local grass root fixtures. There are a number of reasons for this, the most common being a recent move to the area or little/no parental support.

The Academy continually supports West Midland District Schools at both primary and secondary level allowing the use of the training facilities for prestigious games in their calendar. School staff are also invited to Academy CPD events in order to aid their development as coaches. This relationship means there is the opportunity for talented players who are identified by school staff to be recommended directly to the Recruitment Manager/Officer. This may lead to an observation, and if suitable, an invitation to the Academy trial process.

TRIAL APPLICATION

The Academy is always on the lookout for local talented young players. Should you or someone you know, wish to be considered for a trial please follow the procedure set forth below. Players between 9 and 18 years old are asked to send their playing CV and cover letter to the Academy Recruitment Manager and Officer.


Please make sure to include the following:

Player Name
Player Date of Birth
Approx Height and Weight
Contact Address and Telephone Number
Current Club**
Previous Clubs
Details of Previous Trials
School Name
Player Position
Any Representative Honours
** Please include a fixture list of your current team making sure to include location and kick off time.


Upon receipt of your contact the recruitment department will make a decision as to whether a scout will attend your games.

Head of Player Recruitment at Birmingham City Simon Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ASSISTANT ACADEMY MANAGER & HEAD OF COACHING  Stuart English  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Cambridge United Academy Trials Official Process 2020 - 2021

Cambridge United Football Club are constantly looking for talented young players to join our performance pathway.

If you are looking for a trial in the Academy please send your football CV to Jordan Collins Head of Academy Recruitment by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Your Genuine & Official Application for Trials at Port Vale Academy... 2020  2021

-Please note that in accordance with FA Premier League rules trials can only be offered to players in the Under 9 to Under 11 age group if the player lives within one hour's traveling time of Port Vale Academy.

-Trials can only be offered to players in the Under 12 to 16 age group if the player lives within one-and-a-half hours traveling time of Port Vale Academy.

Players are asked to send a covering letter highlighting your footballing experiences to the Academy by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. players over 16 can apply and also for the Education Scholarship programme

Name:
Age:
School Year:
D.O.B
Address / Contact Number:
Height:
Weight:
Position:
Attributes:
Playing History:
Next 3 fixtures / Venue / Kick off time:


Due to the amount of trial inquiries we receive, please fill out with as much detail as possible, any videos or clips of you playing will help the recruitment process.

On receipt of your email, the recruitment staff will make a decision as to whether a scout will watch your games.

If the recruitment staff feels that the player has shown potential to play at Academy level, an approach will be made to the manager of your club as well as your parents and you will be invited in for a trial with Port Vale Football Club either through our Development Centre’s or into your Academy age group.


 

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