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)
New for 2020 – Girls’ Football Weeks
Girls continue to be welcome to attend any of our football weeks available. However reflecting the growing popularity of womens’ football we are also offering dedicated weeks for girls. These weeks are lead by a female coach from the Arsenal Football Development.
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.
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.