TFG Community Football Academy
TFG Football Academy (Open to all players ages 4 to 12) : Friday 5pm - 6pm, Astro turf pitch at Bryants Lane, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9LD
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 'Football Academy' season will run throughout the school year term time only, currently being held at the floodlit astro turf pitch at Bryants Lane, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9LD on a Friday 5pm-6pm. This session is open to all players ages 4 to 12 and can be booked online.
We have age appropriate training groups
1. Reception, Yr 1
2. Yr 2 - 4
3. Yr 5 & Yr 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 'Academy' don't play matches the focus is on developing their individual skills.
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 20/21
'TFG Football Academy' Friday 5pm - 6pm, Astro Turf, Bryants Lane, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9LD
Please wear trainers and shin pads (no football boots)
Block 1 (2020)
18, 25 Sep, 2, 9, 16, 23 Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27, 4, Dec 2020 (11 sessions)
Price: 11 weeks = £49.50
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*
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."