FOOTBALL ACADEMY PROGRAMME 2018-19
Beyond the field Values included in our coaching curriculum
to teach valuable life lessons, on and off the field.
Our sessions teach:
1. Life skills and character attributes that will serve them in their lives and their community.
2. Appreciating the time and effort of parents
3. Looking after themselves, the environment and the equipment
4. Good sportsmanship and honesty
The aim for each child is the be comfortable in possesion of the ball and understand the game without the ball.
Our experienced and engaged coaching staff challenge players to learn skills that you might not even see in the professional game and reach their full potential.
We use sport to promote a fun, healthy, and active lifestyle for all of our players and families.
We provide healthy competition in sessions and games but the process is always more important that the score/ result.
If we teach children to value the process then the result will look after itself.
AGES 3-5 PROGRAMME
Saturdays 10-11am at BECKFOOT SCHOOL, BINGLEY
£20 PER MONTH
Your child will learn:
- A range of movements, dribbling techniques, turning and forward moves with a ball each
- Communication skills with the coach and other children
- Core values such as hand shakes, helping others, developing friendships
- introduction when ready to 1v1 games which depending on development of skills moves into 2v2, 3v3, 4v4
- a potential pathway into a professional development centre
“Football at any age when coached by Mark Senior, you couldn’t wish for a better environment. Mark clearly loves the game and his manner and attitude towards youth development greatly influenced my enjoyment and harnessed my competitive nature. Mark understands the need to develop skills which he embeds via one player, one ball skill development. Where Mark is outstanding is his transference of skill into an understanding of game sense required to become a total footballer.” Elliot Goldthorp (Bradford City professional footballer)
“As a young boy I went to Manchester United development centre hoping to get signed when i turned 9, and I did. This came from the brilliant coaching from Mark Senior. If you ever get chance to work with him it will be unbelievable because the amount he teaches you is crazy, he will develop you as a player massively.” Harvey Blair (Liverpool u15 player)
UNDER 6-11s Academy Programme
Within this age, the ones who experienced the 3-5 programme do have an advantage having learned the skills, played in the same environment etc. Anyone is welcome to attend and the players are coached on a variety of dribbling, 1v1, finishing, defending, short passing (in game situations only) and a number of movement skills mainly with the ball or relevant to the game.
For any child progessing well within this age category we have opportunities to move into professional development centre groups and ultimately sign for a professional club if right for the individual and their family.
Within this age banding we organise games, festivals and tournaments against local teams and professional clubs depending on the level of the child.
U7/8 v Leeds United Academy
All players welcome. We will tailor group sessions to individual ability and level of where they are at this stage. We have junior grassroots players, children who haven’t been signed at pro clubs and some having left professional clubs/ been released.
Our aim is to upskill those who need it, increase game understanding but heavily work technicall/ skills transitions as many young players miss out in this area between these ages with results being favoured over developement which is a long term process.
Games are organised for these age categories and pathways exist into professional club trials or development centres.
191 PLAYERS SIGNED TO PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIES IN JUST 10 YEARS!
Current Coaching Sessions for Ages 3-12
High Level curriculum of skills coaching, technical and tactical small sided games and periodic matches and tournaments.
Mondays and Wednesdays Beckfoot School, Bingley 6-7PM
Under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Saturdays 10-11am Beckfoot School, 10-11am ages 3-6
£45 per month
includes all sessions and matches/tournaments
Under 10 boys recent away trip to York City Academy
v BURNLEY ACADEMY
U6s In Action
U10s v BUNRLEY FC ACADEMY
U11 v BRADFORD CITY ACADEMY
U8s AT OLDHAM ATHLETIC
U6s IN FESTIVAL ACTION
“My son was coached by Mark from the age of 6. My boy loved the sessions and he developed very quickly. By the age of 7 he was training with Manchester United. He is now 9 and signed for Barnsley Academy and the previous coaching Mark provided made him the player he is. My boy’s best attribute is his technical ability which was all down to Mark. Anybody looking for their child to develop football and social skills should 100% choose Pro Skills!” Lee Walker (parent)
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