Player Development Centres

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Player Development Centre

The Albion Foundation aims to provide a high quality of coaching via structured sessions, whilst maintaining a positive learning environment for all players participating within our Player Development Centres and Player Development Academy within the Black Country. Our key aim is to develop the players technically, tactically, physically, psychologically and socially through sessions that mirror the West Bromwich Albion FC Curriculum.

Player Development Centres provide players with a potential entry into Elite and professional football environments, as well as an exit route for those not quite ready to make the step up. The Player Development Academy is a key link with West Bromwich Albion FC’s Academy, identifying elite talent and progressing them through the club’s player pathway. We aim to provide players with a core skill set and capabilities to cope with the demands of Elite football.

Our Player Development Centre’s (PDC’s) are sessions that specifically mirror the WBA FC Academy Foundation Phase (Under 9’s-11’s) following the same topics, structure and core unopposed sessions. Our PDC’s engage players from Under 7s – 14’s however the age groups vary at different venues so please ensure you select the correct Centre. The sessions have a key technical focus that mirrors the WBA FC Academy curriculum, designed by the Academy Manager, whilst aiming to develop the children holistically. Players are guaranteed to participate in a one hour coaching session that will include unopposed and opposed technical work, game related practices, whilst applying these skills in small sided games.

Players that are showing outstanding ability or potential have the possibility to be referred to our Player Development Academy (PDA) and could potentially progress to WBA FC Talent ID programme/Academy Trials. This will be at the lead coach’s discretion and parents will be advised of the next steps individually.

The PDC sessions available to players of this age group are available at the venues listed below. For any enquiries regarding Birmingham, Sandwell and the Black Country please contact Dan Bryson Daniel.Bryson@albionfoundation.co.uk. For any enquiries regarding Worcestershire then please contact Rich Holmes Richard.Holmes@albionfoundation.co.uk.

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 The total cost for this current block booking is £42.00

Monday Player Development Centres:

Term 1: Monday 4th September – Monday 16th October 2017

Boldmere St Michaels Football Club, 

Church Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5RY. 

Years 2 – 7 : 6.00pm – 7.00pm

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Malvern Active,

Malvern College Sports Complex, Thirlstane Road, Malvern, WR14 3PL. 

Years 2 – 6 : 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Please Note: £6.00 payment will be added to the total for your child’s football. 

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South Bromsgrove High School, 

Charford Road, Bromsgrove, B60 3NL. 

Years 7 – 9 : 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Please Note: £6.00 payment will be added to the total for your child’s football. 

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Tuesday Player Development Centres:

Term 1: Tuesday 5th September – Tuesday 17th October 2017

Q3 Academy, 

Wilderness Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 7S

Years 2 – 4 : 5.30pm – 6.30pm

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Years 5 – 7 : 6.30pm – 7.30pm 

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Dudley College, 

The Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4AS. 

Years 2 – 4 : 6.30pm – 7.30pm

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Years 5 – 9 : 7.30pm – 8.30pm

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Redditch United Football Club,

Valley Stadium, Bromsgrove Road, Redditch, B97 4RN.

Years 2 – 6 : 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Please Note: £6.00 payment will be added to the total for your child’s football. 

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Wednesday Player Development Centres:

Term 1: Wednesday 6th September – Wednesday 18th October 2017

PlayFootball Arena, 

20 Great King Street North, Birmingham, B19 2LF. 

Years 4 – 7 : 6.00pm – 7.00pm

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King Charles I School,

Hill Grove House, Comberton Road, Kidderminster, DY10 1XA.

Years 5 – 7 : 5.00pm-6.00pm

Please Note: £6.00 payment will be added to the total for your child’s football. 

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Thursday Player Development Centres:

Term 1: Thursday 6th September – Thursday 19th October 2017

Blackheath Goals,

Cakemore Road, Dudley, B65 0QX

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Four Dwellings Academy, 

Dwellings Lane, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 1RJ. 

Years 2 -7 : 5.00pm – 6.00pm  

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Dyson Perrins High School,

Yates Hay Road, Malvern, WR14 1WD

Years 7 – 9 : 5.30pm – 6.25pm

Please Note: £6.00 payment will be added to the total for your child’s football. 

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Friday Player Development Centres:

Term 1: Friday 8th September – Friday 20th October 2017

RSA Academy, 

Bilston Road, Tipton, DY4 0BZ. 

Years 2 – 7 : 5.00pm – 6.00pm

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