We believe a complete footballer is socially competent, well disciplined and respectful, that they are an overall good person as well as a skilful player. The most important skill a child can develop is self-efficacy, the ability to motivate oneself. We believe that the right culture and support, helps the children learn to take responsibility. At the academy we make allowances for children to have more autonomy and learn problem solving, rather than providing all the answers for them.
Our aim is to take you to the next level in every aspect, we are not only a football school but also a school of life. We provide the perfect environment for learning to each individual player through our small groups, settings, session design and culture.
Our main football focus is on developing a player’s game intelligence, and their technical skills in the context of the game. We believe that a technical player is someone that is an intelligent decision maker, encompassing awareness and execution to deliver appropriately.
It is well documented that players achieve maximum learning in the 4v4 setting and these numbers correctly replicate any given moment in any game. Not only does this guarantee maximum touches on the ball, but also means that players are always involved in every single moment of all games, on and off the ball. The small group model also assures closer attention from the coach and allows for more attention to detail in the player’s learning. More possession means more learning opportunities, and more enjoyment.
We provide an organic learning environment for our children, and an education that is age specific. We also work with the players at their respective levels. Fun first, learning second, is the mantra to our programs, if the child does not enjoy their training then their learning is hampered. We are urgently trying to arrest the ominous dropout rate of children in sport, which currently is 70% by the age of 11.
The advanced players in our program receive the highest level of coaching from our qualified coaches. The small group model creates a strongly focused environment, and our program consists of components that are still individual focused.
Our goal is to develop better footballers in this country, not better teams, “Shaping better players for the future”. Results aren’t our aim, individual improvement is.