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Academy development centres for children in years 1-to-7 (U6-to-U12)

18 December 2017

The aims of the development centre sessions are to provide players with structured coaching sessions, enhance their football skills and to also help us identify and produce players to represent Scunthorpe United Academy.

The sessions will run during the school term time and parents are allowed to stay and watch. There will be no coaching sessions during school holidays. Any players that show outstanding individual talent will be invited to train/trial with our current Academy squads.

There is no official assessment of players at any of our Development Centres. All of our Academy coaches have Enhanced CRB disclosures, have a child protection/safeguarding children certificate, are emergency aid trained and are Football Association qualified coaches.

What skills will we develop each week?

Week 1                 Passing and receiving

Week 2                 Turning and dribbling

Week 3                 Running with the ball

Week 4                 Shooting/finishing skills

Week 5                 Attacking skills 1v0, 1v1, 2v1, 2v2

Week 6                 Defending skills 1v1, 1v2, 2v2

  •   Technical skills – control, passing, turning, dribbling, shooting, 1v1 skills
  •   Physical skills – (ABC’s) agility, balance, co-ordination, flexibility, speed
  •   Social skills – communication & interaction with coach/peers, team work skills, HAVE FUN!
  •   Psychological skills - self-confidence, build self-esteem, concentration, decision making,  
  •   Each player will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the course

To book a place, parents must download and complete an application form, and email back to matt.chatfield@scunthorpe-united.co.uk before the course starts.

Alternatively, print the form, complete it and bring to the first session. Please text Matt with your child's name, age group and centre that he/she is going to attend.

Any questions/queries please call or text Matt on 07525 842600.

BARTON
Starting: Monday, 8th January, 2018
Baysgarth School
5.30pm-6:30pm
Ages Under-6 to Under-12
Indoor sports hall (trainers only!)
£15 per six-week course

CAISTOR
Starting: Monday, 8th January, 2018
Caistor Grammar School,
5.00pm-6.00pm
Ages Under-6 to Under-12
Outdoor astro turf (trainers only!)
£15 per five-week course

BRIGG
Starting: Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018
Brigg Recreation Ground, Wrawby Road
5.30pm-6.30pm
Ages Under-6 to Under-12
Outdoor astro turf (trainers only!)
£20 per six-week course

WINTERTON
Starting Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018
Winterton Comprehensive School
5.00pm-6.00pm
Ages Under-6 to Under-12
Indoor sports hall (trainers only!)
£20 per six-week course

SCUNTHORPE
Starting: Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018
Melior Community School,
5.30pm-6.30pm
Ages Under-6 to Under-12
Outdoor astro turf (trainers only!)
£20 per six-week course

GOOLE
Starting: Thursday, 11th January, 2018
Goole Academy
5.00pm-6.00pm
Ages Under-6 to Under-8
6.00-7.00pm
Ages: Under-9 to Under-12
Indoor sports hall (trainers only!)
£15 per five-week course


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