Practical Vs Theory
Gain the expert training to become a semi-professional footballer, or the knowledge for a career in football management or coaching. You will gain coaching from industry specialists and former professional football players, whilst earning an accredited sporting qualification and playing regular football matches against other teams in competitive leagues. Training will take place at our Borderville Sports Complex, home to Stamford AFC’s Zeeco Stadium.
You will gain top tips from guest speakers and have the chance to go on trips to real workplaces within the industry such as St Georges Park and The King Power Stadium, the home of the 2016 Premier League Champions Leicester City. Other trips and visits may include, English Institute of Sport, Olympic Stadium, Birmingham Futsal Arena and the opportunity for a residential Skiing Trip.
You will study the following units:
• Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport • The Physiology of Fitness • Assessing Risk in Sport • Fitness Training and Programming • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Optional: • Sports Coaching • Practical Team Sport • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle • Work Experience • Sports Nutrition
What Does The Programme Include
You will learn through undertaking research assignments and practical activities that have been designed to relate to the Football Industry. You will have the opportunity to take part in one weeks work experience to give you a real insight in to the industry and spend some volunteer football coaching time within the community.
5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and maths, or a Football Development Diploma Level 2 at Distinction.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
You will be assessed mainly through course work including presentations, reports and iPad assignments which are uploaded online. Two units will be assessed by exams.
The academy is designed to improve you as a person and a player to ensure by the end of your studies you will be tactically and technically better on the field and more confident and organised within the classroom. You will need to provide £150.00 towards uniform, this will also cover your trips for the year.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to study the HND in Sports and Exercise Science at University Centre Stamford, or other football or specific sports related degrees at University.