TFG Community Football Academy
Development academy (Open to all players Reception to Year 6) : Tuesday 5pm - 6pm, 3G pitch at Cedars Upper School
Advanced academy (Invite only U8/9 & U10/11) : Tuesday 6pm - 7pm, 3G pitch at Cedars Upper School.
TFG Philosophy “PLAY and ENJOY”
"To provide a positive learning environment with the focus on developing the individual needs of each player. To develop a confidence in which we educate and progress intelligent player's around the '4-corner model' of football with the player at the centre of learning."
“The better you play, the more you will enjoy it. If you succeed in playing well or score a great goal you will achieve happiness. That should be your main goal, not to win the game!”
Player Success Stories
Since we began in 2013 we have had many success stories, the main achievement being each player developing their football ability and enjoyment of the game
We have strong links with local Professional Clubs and have seen the following during this time
- 1 player signed by Northampon Town FC
- 3 player's joining the elite squad at Tottenham FC
- 2 player's trial with Watford FC
- 5 player's training with Leicester City FC elite squad
- 4 Player's signed by MK Dons FC
When is training?
Our 'Development Academy' season will run throughout the school year term time only, on a Tuesday 5pm-6pm at Cedars 3G pitch. This session is open to all and can be booked online.
Our 'Advanced Academy' season will run throughout the school year term time only, on a Tuesday 6pm-7pm at Cedars 3G pitch. This session is 'invite only'; if you would like to trial for the 'advanced academy' please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who’s it for?
Our 'Development Academy' is open to all children that want to improve their individual football skills, and is open to players from school year Reception to year 6.
Our 'Advanced Academy' has an Under 8/9 and Under 10/11 squad that train with a focus on player and team development; during each block of training both squads will play friendlies against other similar programmes (please note this will not clash with club football commitments - so players can still play for their weekend clubs).
Players can progress from the Development Academy to the Advanced Academy; and will be invited by the coaches to train with the Advanced Academy.
We have age appropriate groups
1. Reception, Yr 1
2. Yr 2 - 4
3. Yr 5 & Yr 6
We have two training squads
1. Under 8/9's (Year 2 & 3)
2. Under 10/11's (Year 4, 5 & 6)
Greater Player attention
We work to a strict coach:player ratio in each group allowing a higher level of player attention from our qualified FA coaches.
Do we play matches?
The 'Development Academy' don't play matches the focus is on developing their individual skills.
The 'Advanced Academy' will play friendlies against similar programmes.
Measuring & rewarding progress
At the end of each block of of training players will receive a progress report
based on a age-appropriate '4-corner model'.
This unique age-appropriate progress report identifies to each player the levels they are achieving and how they can improve; and most importantly highlights the progress they are making.
At the end of each block all Player's receive a prize.
Scott McCafferty an ex professional and semi-professional footballer is the Academy Director. Assisted by experienced UEFA B and FA level 2 Coaches we will deliver this innovative programme of football.
TFG training syllabus
Our unique syllabus is written by Scott McCafferty and our excellent team of forward thinking coaches.
WOW moments! The end result of our training is that all players develop the techniques, skills and confidence to produce ‘WOW moments’.
Training Dates 19/20
'Development Academy' Tuesday 5pm - 6pm, 3G pitch at Cedars Upper School.
'Advanced Academy' Tuesday 6pm - 7pm, 3G pitch at Cedars Upper School.
Block 1 (2019)
10, 17, 24 Sep, 1, 8, 15, 29 Oct, 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2019 (11 sessions)
Block 2 (2020)
14, 21, 28 Jan, 4, 11, 25 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 2020 (11 sessions)
Block 3 (2020)
21, 28 Apr, 5, 12, 19, May, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June, 7 July 2020 (11 sessions)
Block 1 (Sep - Nov 2019) : 11 weeks = £49.50
Block 2 (Jan - March 2020) : 11 weeks = £49.50
Block 3 (Apr - July 2020) : 11 weeks = £49.50
Season price £133 (10% off if you sign up for all 3 blocks in advance)
TFG's Professional Ambassadors..
Steve Morison (left)
Clubs: Wales, Leeds United, Norwich City, Milwall, Northampton Town.
"The TFG training programme is looking at football coaching in a completely different light; it is very forward thinking with how it develops and educates each player - it's a very exciting model."
Luke Chambers (right)
Clubs: Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest, Northampton Town.
"The TFG training model gives a refreshing outlook on how young players should be developed - the TFG sylllabus aims to develop complete players which is in a positive fun environment."
Training Dates 19/20
'Futsal Academy' Thursday 7pm - 8pm, Sports hall at Cedars Upper School.
Block 1 (Sep - Nov 2019)
12, 19 Sep, 3, 10, 17, 31 Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov 2019 (10 sessions)
*Training not on 26th Sep 2019*