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 Pre-Academy Player Development Centres (PDC’s) are designed to specifically engage and develop children showing an interest in football from 5 years old until 8 years old (reception to year 3). The sessions have a key technical focus that mirrors the WBA FC Pre-Academy curriculum, 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, whilst applying these skills in small sided games.
Players that are showing outstanding ability or potential have the possibility to be referred to the WBA FC Pre-Academy sessions organised and ran by WBA Academy Foundation Phase coaches. This will be at the lead coach’s discretion and parents will be advised of the next steps individually.
The Pre-Academy sessions available to players of this age group are available at the venues listed below, and if you require any more information then please contact Tom Turton via email Tom.Turton@albionfoundation.co.uk
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The total cost for this current block booking is £42.00
Wednesday Pre-Academy Centre:
Term 1: Wednesday 6th September – Wednesday 18th October 2017
20 Great King Street North, Birmingham, B19 2LF.
Reception – Years 3 : 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday Pre-Academy Centre:
Term 1: Friday 8th September – Friday 20th October 2017
WBA Community Sports Hall,
Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4LG.
Reception – Years 1 : 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Years 2 -3 : 6.00pm – 7.00pm