12:32 18 July 2012
By Site Staff
“Developing players by investing in the individual”
Vision and Aims
- To develop players capable of playing in our First Team;
- To maximize the potential of talent available in the local area;
- To become a self sustainable department within the Football Club;
- To establish the best environment possible in which to generate success;
- To establish an environment that is professional, credible, respected, inclusive yet striving for excellence;
- To establish a programme that is fit for purpose & accessible for all stakeholders;
- To provide the best facility & opportunity we can for our young players;
- To enable all our young players to achieve as individuals on and off the pitch;
- To provide consistency and show a commitment to our young talent;
- To further develop the Four Corners Approach;
· Safeguarding each and every player is a non negotiable aspect of all academy work. The club follows the FA safeguarding code and embraces the respect agenda.
· Academy staff will ensure the welfare of each player is considered. Parents will form an essential aspect of player development. The Academy will continue to support the Parent Partnership Advisory Group. This group enables each age group to identify a representative who meet staff and other parents at regular coordinated meetings.
· To create and develop a financially sustainable Academy business model. This will enable the Academy to operate regardless of first team fortunes.
· To continually strive to provide the best local facilities for football development at GTFC , this includes generating additional funds as well as grant funding applications.
· To work with key partners to ensure the Academy programme at GTFC is recognised by parents, players, schools and coaches as providing a positive and safe learning environment. A system that people should feel inspired to be part of.
· Coaching within the academy must be progressive, differentiated, appropriate, purposeful and enjoyable. The club will provide a minimum of 4 hours coaching per week with upto 8 hours available to those who have opted to join the Oasis Academy Wintringham Player Development Programme.
- We are Grimsby Town Football Club and knowing who we are and what we stand for must always be important to us.
- We recognise the demands of football are ever changing. Therefore we acknowledge the need to develop players to be both knowledgeable and flexible in their application and approach.
- Players need to be challenged to become independent decision makers with the ability to carry out specific instructions of the coach and react to the needs of the team at any given time.
- While our philosophy allows flexibility, core values of hard work, honesty, togetherness, respect and discipline will underpin all our work.
- We encourage all our teams to play out from the back without the fear of failure. We allow players to make their own decisions and try to solve problems using question and answer, guided discovery and trial and error coaching styles.
- Coaches will prepare the players to play different formations, positions and roles within a team as we look to develop well rounded footballers.
· A technical and skilful foundation in all players.
· Possession based.
· Played with a Competitive honesty.
· Varying tempo.
· Played with an attacking philosophy.
· Tactically intelligent.
· A mix of conventional and unconventional creativity.
· A mix of styles.
· Fluent playing style based on a philosophy of possession.
· Can counter attack quickly when appropriate.
· Ability to vary ball speed.
· Calculated passing.
· Understand the creation and use of space.
· Can support teammates and interchange positions.
· Players are technically efficient and adaptable.
· Have a clear understanding of the team’s game style and plans.
· Can win games in different ways if necessary.
· Operates from the principles of play.
· Can adapt to the opponents game style and attributes.
· Have varied defensive tactics and strategies.
· Plays to win by scoring as many goals as possible.
· Concedes minimum amount of goals.
· Commence attacks from the GK’s possession, either to initiate counter-attacks or to build from the back.
· Players to recognise and understand how to position and receive the ball from the goalkeeper and other players in the defending third.
· Players in the defending third, in possession of the ball with composure, ability to read the play and to make correct decisions on releasing or running with the ball.
· Players with the ability to confidently pass the ball over a variety of distances in and from the defending third of the field.
· Players who will position and receive the ball in the middle third of the field and accurately distribute or retain possession.
· Players who understand when to come short or deep to receive the ball and when to receive the ball behind the opposition.
· Players to understand two and three man movement patterns.
· Possession not relinquished carelessly and thoughtlessly to opponents. Players will play through pressure situations with composure.