From U12's to U16's, we provide boys and girls a safe, challenging, and fun environment for all players to flourish. Our sessions are centered around developing each individual using the 4 corner model; technical, tactical, physiological, physical and social.

We aim to develop players of the future who are creative, technically confident and capable of expressing themselves without fear.

What’s included with development sessions?

Technical & Tactical

  • Ball mastery
  • 1v1’s
  • Possession
  • Positioning
  • Creating space
  • Group play

Psychological

  • Decision making
  • Gaining confidence
  • Learning new skills
  • Awareness
  • Rules of the game

Physical

  • Movement on/off the ball
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Endurance
  • Recovery

Social

  • Teamwork
  • Encouraging others
  • Communication
  • Making new friends
  • Behaviour
  • Enjoyment
  • Given responsibilities
  • Self esteem

Development Session Information

From a social standpoint, participants will meet new people, build new friendships and share the overall training experience.

The Soccer Assist Academy development programme is a hub for developing talent from all levels and backgrounds. The aim of the programme is to stretch each individual and develop the core skills and foundations required to become a modern day footballer.

Each programme runs for 5-8 weeks in line with the school term and within each half-term we arrange development fixtures or tournaments to implement the practices being taught in game situations.

Joining a development programme should be seen as an extension to training with your club team as between the ages of 11-16 this is where a large part of your technical foundations will be built. We encourage players of all ability levels and diverse backgrounds to come together to create a vibrant learning environment with a high level of intensity.

There will also be new topics added periodically throughout the year

The various topics we cover during the development program.

This topic is all about allowing the player to express themselves. The modern day footballer is confident in tight spaces, good in 1v1 situations and has bravery to try things. This class will include activities that encourage ball manipulation, improving your first touch and working on ways to beat your opponent.

The demands of a modern day football match requires you to change direction, speed and be agile. This class will include practices that will focus on improving your footwork, coordination and explosiveness, so you are able to meet the demands of a game.

Understanding the appropriate technique to use in the situation is important. In this class players will discover how to strike the ball using various parts of their foot, the different types of shots and how to choose the appropriate technique for the situation.

You often hear the word “Transition” and in modern day football this means the ability to do both, attack & defend. This class is designed to cover speed of play in the key moments of a transition, so players understand what to do in overload/underload situations.

 

Testimonials

Great experience for my son! He had a lot of fun and fitted in well with the others even though he didn't know anyone. The coaches were very friendly and made the parents and participants all comfortable. I'm glad we attended, and can’t wait to attend again!

Louise GardinerParent

The team at Soccer Assist is always on hand to provide players and parents with information and demonstrate honesty and transparency. Soccer Assist is a wonderful company who truly has the players' best interests at heart, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, as a parent and educational professional, to anyone.

Marilla ElliotParent

An organisation that has been very professional and supportive throughout. The team worked quickly to book my child onto sessions and has always provided me with feedback. Looking forward for my son to progress through the age groups and eventually into their academy.

Margaret AdejiParent

Application Process

How to join the Soccer Assist Development Sessions

Each age group will have a designated session time slot each week that will run throughout the term.

U12 & U13 — Every Monday 5:30PM – 6:30PM

U14 & U15 — Every Friday 5:30PM – 6:30PM

U16 — Every Friday 7:00PM – 8:00PM

1 to 1 session £30 (1 hour)

The Process

  • Complete an application form — Fill out your information so we can get back to you with the appropriate programme details.
  • Confirm programmes(s) — Confirm your place on the chosen programme.
  • Pay programme fee within 7 days — The invoice for the relevant programme(s) will be emailed to you with the details on how to make payment.
  • Order Soccer Assist teamwear — We require all of our Academy players to wear Soccer Assist training gear at each session. You look the part, you play the part.
  • Attend sessions! — Attend the Soccer Assist development sessions and the fun begins!

Programme & Costs

Term 1
2nd September 2021 - 22nd October 2021
Tattenhoe Sports Pavillion, Milton Keynes, MK4 3EQ
Term 2
1st November 2021 - 17th December 2021
Tattenhoe Sports Pavillion, Milton Keynes, MK4 3EQ
Term 3
4th January 2022 - 18th February 2022
Tattenhoe Sports Pavillion, Milton Keynes, MK4 3EQ
Term 4
28th February 2022 - 8th April 2022
Tattenhoe Sports Pavillion, Milton Keynes, MK4 3EQ
Term 5
25th April 2022 - 27th May 2022
Tattenhoe Sports Pavillion, Milton Keynes, MK4 3EQ
Term 6
6th June 2022 - 22nd July 2022
Tattenhoe Sports Pavillion, Milton Keynes, MK4 3EQ

Development sessions Teamwear

All participants will need to order Soccer Assist gear.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a development session?

The Soccer Assist Academy development programme is a hub for developing talent from all levels, genders, and backgrounds. The aim of the programme is to stretch each individual and develop the core skills and foundations required to become a modern day footballer.

Where are your training facilities based?

Our sessions will always be in Milton Keynes. The location will either be Tattenhoe Sports Pavilion MK4 3EQ or Newport Pagnell Football Club MK16 0DF

How much for a session?

Our session prices vary depending on the service you are looking for. All prices can be found within the price section.

Do we cancel sessions?

Football is played in all weathers! We do not like to cancel our sessions and would rather deliver indoors. If a session has to be cancelled, all parents will be contacted via email/contact number at earliest convenience.

How do I get my Soccer Assist Gear?

Click here it is mandatory that participants are wearing Soccer Assist gear.

What is your cancellation policy?

If unable to attend a session, Soccer Assist must be contacted via email with a minimum of 24 hours notice. We will assist you and find a suitable solution; whether that’s booking you in for another session. No cash refund policy (development session vouchers only).

Are parents/guardians allowed to watch?

Of course! We kindly ask that all parents/guardians watch from behind the fence and let the participant enjoy their time with us.

Average class size?

Each age group will have a maximum of 16 students. There will be a minimum of 2 coaches at each session.

Who is the training for?

Boys and girls ages 11 to 16 – we encourage players of all ability levels and diverse backgrounds to come together to create a vibrant learning environment with a high level of intensity.

How do I find out about upcoming sessions?

  • Have a look on the ‘Programmes’
  • Contact us and find out what options would be available
  • Get involved in the parents/guardian whatsapp group for all updates!

I can’t find any suitable programmes, what shall I do?

Complete an application form and a member of the team will be in touch.

How do I pay for the sessions?

Once an application has been completed and you have spoken with a member of the team regarding what session you would like to be booked in for, an invoice will be sent out for payment which needs to be paid within 7 days.

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