We are delighted to announce that we have recently signed an exclusive long-term partnership agreement with Arsenal Football Development, the coaching arm of Arsenal Football Club, for them to continue to provide all the football coaching for our English Language Plus Football programme. We have always enjoyed an excellent relationship with Arsenal and have worked with them for over 25 years. They have recently rebranded themselves as Arsenal Football Development, changing from Arsenal Soccer Schools.
Arsenal Football Development has designed a philosophy and training programme that recreates the experiences of the Arsenal Academy players, and this sits at the heart of Exsportise’s football coaching programme for our international language students – boys and girls aged 9-17 – who choose football as their Specialist Option alongside their English Language tuition.
The Arsenal Football Development coaching programme offers boys and girls of all abilities the opportunity to enhance their football skills while learning to ‘Play the Arsenal Way’. 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. It also includes a tour of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and behind-the-scenes insight into life at Arsenal.
“At Exsportise we know that if you engage students in activities that they love – like football – they will naturally improve their English Language skills. Arsenal Football Development’s coaching philosophy matches our own – to bring out the best in every individual – so they are the perfect partner for us. Arsenal’s involvement means Exsportise students get the chance to experience the Arsenal Academy coaching experience as part of our English Language Plus Football course, said Bram van Asselt, Managing Director of Exsportise Summer Schools.
“Both Exsportise and Arsenal Football Development understand the importance of coaching the individual and doing so in a team environment. Our coaching focuses on excellence and enjoyment as we believe both are essential for players to improve. We all work extremely hard to make sure the whole experience at Exsportise is great fun for our students,” concluded Bram.
“Arsenal Football Development has worked closely with Exsportise for over 25 years. We share their dynamic and caring approach to teaching and coaching children and we are delighted to be further strengthening our close relationship with their English Language Summer Schools programme, by providing the highest quality of football coaching for both boys and girls aged 9-17,” said Marc Thorogood, Arsenal Football Development Business and Operations Manager.
This year our English Language Plus Football programme is running at Seaford College, and Oundle, Clayesmore and Worth schools.