ACADEMY COACHING CEntre
New TPS ACC Programme
Over the past few years we have been planning, researching and listening to your feedback regarding how best to improve our programme to maximise the players development.
As a result we are delighted to announce an overview of the new unique and player centred Total Pro Soccer Academy Coaching Centre programme…
TPS Match Programme:
We will run an all year round weekly match programme on a Saturday morning/early afternoon for all age groups.
All players currently U5-12 will have a minimum of 24 match opportunities per year (but likely many more), with most matches taking place at North Bristol Rugby Club 3G.
The addition of regular matches to our programme for all players has been the most common request from parents and players.
Providing opportunities for all of the players to put into practice what they have been learning and developing in training will result in a significant increase in their rate of development.
Having full autonomy over our match programme enables us to provide and evolve bespoke development experiences for the players.
As well as competing Total Pro Soccer centre v centre, we will also arrange fixtures against other clubs and teams, ensuring the quality of opposition is appropriate and beneficial.
Academy Match Programme:
We will provide more regular professional academy match opportunities for players across all age groups who are consistently demonstrating “academy standard” ability, commitment, and work ethic. We will use training and ACC match performances for selection for these matches.
Academy matches will take place either weekday evenings, weekends or during half term depending on each individual academy schedule.
To ensure we are successful in supporting each player to fulfil their potential, we have a responsibility to provide academy match (and potentially trial) opportunities for players consistently performing to a very high level.
We are regularly asked to play academy fixtures due to the reputation we have for developing talented footballers.
TPS Training Programme:
Commencing from September all age groups will train for 90 mins.
We will also communicate with parents and players regarding the focus of the upcoming weekly sessions and intended outcomes.
Training will continue to run all year round (48 weeks) including during half terms.
All players training for 90 mins ensures the same opportunities for each player to maximise their rate of development.
Informing parents of the session topic will help parents further support their child by understanding what to look out for during training, as well as enabling more informed parent/child conversations pre and post training.
Player Progress Reviews:
Commencing September onwards every Total Pro Soccer player will receive at least 2 player progress reviews per year. At least 1 of which will be face to face either in person or on line (via Zoom etc). During each progress review, players will receive a written assessment with their strengths and areas for development. The progress reviews are bespoke to each individual player and will be assessed against their previous review/performance rather than a comparison against others within their age group.
Regular player progress reviews will be hugely beneficial for players, parents and coaching staff.
Players will gain a clear understanding on where and how they can improve.
Parents will benefit from hearing the coach point of view as well as providing the coach with valuable information about the player.
Coaches can build a deeper relationship with the player and parents.
Total Pro Soccer players will be given access to weekly online technical training sessions for them to practice away from TPS sessions.
They will be able to upload themselves practicing and we will showcase their efforts on our social media platforms.
Although participation in the homework programme will not be mandatory, we will encourage and incentivise players to do so by offering awards and prizes.
The Total Pro Soccer homework programme will empower the players to take ownership for their part in their football development remotely and as often as they are able to.
The sessions are designed to develop players ball mastery, agility, balance, coordination, aerial control and fitness which are key for all players development.
Total Pro Soccer players will be given access to their own individualised player reflection log.
They will be able to set training and match targets, then reflect and record how they believe they have performed against these predetermined goals.
Reflection allows players to clarify their thoughts, gain insights and deepen their understanding of decision-making skills and tactics.
Reflection also helps players evaluate their performance and become more aware of themselves.
Recent research suggests that players with a greater understanding of their playing experiences are more likely to be able to adopt a positive mindset during competition.
Commencing from September, the cost of the full development package will be included in the monthly membership fee.
This will include:
Monthly membership fee from September
*£45 +VAT (£54)
*Offering excellent value to our customers is vitally important to us and we have not raised our prices (£5 per hour) in our 10 year history, however unfortunately we are now obligated to charge VAT.
We hope that you and the players are as excited as we are by the new programme.