Football Academy

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The football side of the course will be coached by UEFA B coaches and based at Guisborough Town FC. Learners will work as part of a growing Club boasting 21 junior teams and U18 , Ladies and Mens team. They will experience a combination of training, tactical and analysis with weekly fixtures across the academic year.

Guisborough Town are delighted to announce its intention to run a full time football academy from September 2020, in partnership with Prior Pursglove College.

Students who are due to leave school this academic year will have access to the BTEC Diploma in Sport, and combine their studies with football training and matches at the home of Guisborough Town, the KGV stadium.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in a career in sport, coaching and the fitness/leisure industries to gain their qualifications whilst accessing weekly coaching from UEFA qualified coaches.

The course content covers modules such as;

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Practical sports performance
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports psychology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports leadership

As an academy player, students will get access to;

  • High quality football training sessions
  • Match analysis
  • Nutritional advice and guidance
  • Sports psychology information and guidance
  • Strength and condition sessions and programmes

Upon completion of the two year course, students will be supported with their next steps, such as university applications or full and part time employment opportunities.

Students will receive Guisborough Town tracksuits and training kit, and represent the clubs academy team in the mid week college leagues, however this does not affect representing their current grassroots team. Guisborough Town has a proven track record of promoting young players into the first team, with the current squad being one of the youngest in the Northern League Division One.