We are proud to offer Football in association with Arsenal Football Development Coaching.
The Arsenal Football development coaching philosophy matches our own – to bring out the best in every individual. The Programme offers boys and girls of all abilities the opportunity to enhance their football skills while learning to “Play the Arsenal Way”. Arsenal Football Development has designed a philosophy and training programme that recreates the experiences of the Arsenal Academy players.
The programme, designed by the Arsenal Development Lead Coach, focuses on a range of skills and drills, tactics and match play as well as other elements including sport science, nutrition, physical conditioning and building confidence. We have developed a standardised skills test enabling players to identify their own performance goals and areas for improvement. The skills test is age group specific and all players – boys and girls – will have the opportunity to take the test and compare themselves to every player attending the same course. Each player will receive an official Arsenal Football Development end-ofcourse certificate.
- Learn to ‘Play the Arsenal Way’
- Designed by Arsenal Football Development and delivered by an Arsenal Football Development Lead Coach supported by Assistant Coaches
- Suitable for all levels of ability
- Available for boys aged up to 17 and girls aged up to 16
- Skills and drills aimed at improving physical agility, dribbling, turning, passing and receiving, defending, shooting and finishing
- Tactical sessions on patterns of play, phases of play, team shape, counter attacking and pressing
- Arsenal Football Development shirt and a drink bottle
- Excursion to the Emirates Stadium – home of Arsenal Football Club (if staying for two or more weeks)
Girls’ Football Weeks
Exsportise has a long-established relationship with Arsenal Football Club going back over 25 years. It is a collaborative partnership based on closely aligned values with safeguarding, health and safety and providing memorable experiences being our top priorities.
This year, reflecting the growing popularity and rapid development of women’s’ football globally, we are running four Girls’ Football Weeks in partnership with Arsenal Football Development. These courses have been specially developed to ensure a balanced and enhanced coaching and training environment for the girls and the boys attending our football course and to encourage more girls to participate and experience the Exsportise and Arsenal Football Development collaborative approach to football coaching.
Arsenal Football Development’s coaching philosophy focuses on providing holistic experiences and development in each of the areas identified by The FA (technical/tactical, social, psychological and physical) that can translate into everyday life, helping students become better players and people. The Exsportise approach focuses on the individual, even when in a group situation, and looks at the ability, personality and confidence level of the student. This is why we coach and train boys and girls together based on their skill level and motivation, rather than dividing them into same sex groups. We have seen how this builds confidence, creates a mutually beneficial atmosphere, breaks down age and cultural barriers and enhances both performance and enjoyment levels for boys and girls together.
ARSENAL FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COACHES
Arsenal Football Development Head Coaches are UEFA B qualified and all other coaches hold a minimum of an UEFA licence coaching qualification along with the English Football Association Youth coaching certification. There is a rigorous selection process and only a small percentage of coaches make it through to becoming an Arsenal Football Development Coach. All successful coaches undergo internal Club training which gives them the knowledge and understanding of how to implement the Arsenal Football Development Philosophy and Playing the Arsenal Way. The coaches training continues with the Club as they participate in continuous professional development events, improving their skills at conducting sessions and developing youth players’ talents in The Arsenal Way.
If you are looking to attend one of our Arsenal Football Development Schools, then you can choose from stunning Clayesmore in the West of England or Oundle School in the historical county of Cambridgeshire just to the North of London. There is also Seaford College in the South of England, in heart of the Sussex countryside, not far from Brighton or our stunning Worth School. All venues are beautiful, historical and have excellent facilities.