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The Northampton Town Academy Shadow Squad & Development Centres form part of the club's player pathway.

The Northampton Town Player Performance Pathway is an integral part of our progressive Youth Development System.

As a club, we have a passion for developing local players, allowing them to train with and play games for Northampton Town.

Players can join our sessions at Foundation Level and via our Skills Centres.

Our expert coaches with work in the Northampton Town Academy provide the essential advice and the best environment for players to learn and enjoy their football while learning individual technique and ball mastery.

Players who demonstrate or achieve a high level of ability will be invited to join our prestiguous Development Centres.

Located in local communities, our Development Centres are a perfect opportunity for players to continue with their local club while also receiving exper coaching from our academy coaches.

These centres are for players from under 7 to under 14. As players progees, they can move from our Development Centres to our Shadow Squads where we run squads from under 7s to under 16s.

The function of this player pathway is to provide a journey for young players to make their way through to the Northampton Town first team.

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