By Gareth Willsher
BOOK ON OUR MAY FOOTBALL FUN COURSES
TRIALS BEING HELD SUMMER 2013
Supporters will be aware of the terrific progress we have made within our Youth set up in recent years due to a lot of hard work and effort from the staff and we continue to be excited at the young prospects coming through the system.
However identifying and coaching young players starts from an ever younger age, our Academy Squads start from the age of 8 upwards and over the last few years we have working hard to identify how we can improve our system.
Every parent and grandparent want their budding young stars to be given the best possible opportunity to play at the highest level, yet many are confused as to the many options open to them. Our Progressive Youth Development System (PYDS) allows a young player can progress from the junior leagues right the way through to a professional contract. It introduces our Coaching Centres (open to all) and also how talented players can be invited to our Development Centres run both by the club's Football in the Community scheme and our Academy coaches (Advanced and Elite). Boys attending any of these three development centres can be recommended straight through to our Acadmey squads.
Many parents are attracted by offers from 'bigger' clubs to send their children to attend their academies and coaching schemes but experience tells us that too many young players can get lost in oversized squads and schemes which perhaps concentrate too much on quantity not quality. Our intention is to make sure that each young player is given the best possible chance of succeeding, and we can give youngsters the best possible chance of making it to the very top.
If you have a young potential superstar in the house or family and you want to make sure that they get the best possible coaching and advice to enable them to enjoy their football and develop their talents then for the first time we are able to offer a complete and structured programme for them to participate in.
More details are available by contacting Julie Delauney on 01604 683761 or by emailing email@example.com
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTRES
Our new Player Development Centres are up and running and we have been delighted with the response. We have had excellent feedback both in terms of the standard of player we have recruited and the standard of coaching. There are still a limited number of places available in our Development squads, and we are currently offering free trials to anyone who wants to play for the club. The trials are mainly aimed at under 7s to under 14s, players older than that can apply but those aged 14 and over are likely to be offered advice and guidance rather than a trial. To request a trial, please email Mark Lyons - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07515 678234.
Any player joining our Development Centre can play and train with their local clubs but receive Academy standard coaching from our coaches.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
The Northampton Town Academy are offering After School Clubs, where schools, parents or clubs can arrange for the club's Academy coaches to attend a venue and deliver a coaching session. These are already being held in venues in Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Daventry and beyond. Not only do the youngsters benefit from the coaching, but any who are deemed to be of the necessary standard are offered the chance to join our Development Centre while they keep playing for their local team. Please email Mark Lyons - email@example.com or call 07515 678234.
This is held at Goals in Northampton each Monday evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Our Academy coaches deliver a technical session based purely on skill and a number of 1 v1 or 2v2 practice drills. You can pay as you go at £5 per session with discounts available for term or annual block bookings. Please email Mark Lyons - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07515 678234.