Football Performance Programme Date: 24/10/2013

Starting after October Half Term in partnership with Huddersfield Town Football Club, KAL will be setting up five Football Performance Programmes across Kirklees with centres in Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Cleckheaton and Shelley.

For the initial launch of the new Football Performance Programme, click HERE.

The programmes will be split into age groups and it is envisaged that there will be squads of no more than 12 at each of the five centres from Under 7s to Under 14s.

All programmes will be delivered by coaches holding a minimum of a UEFA B qualification or be actively working towards this qualification.

Participation in the scheme will be through referrals only. This could be young players released from Academy Schemes so they can continue to receive high quality coaching, participants achieving Gold as part of the KAL Kickers Football Award Programme, or young players who have been identified as having potential but not yet quite being at an Academy level.

Football Performance aims to improve players technically and physically in a friendly and challenging environment that will also encourage and develop social interaction. The advanced sessions aim to provide a quality experience for those taking part and will bridge the gap between local junior clubs and the professional environment of academies and development centre programs.

Football Performance sessions will develop players to feel comfortable on the ball wherever they are on the field through individual ball mastery. This will create a platform to improve a players passing and control along with dribbling and shooting techniques.

The aim is to provide competitive and quality sessions for Under 7s through to Under 14s within the Kirklees area.

If you think you know someone who may be eligible to take part in the scheme please contact Damian Ives, Football Development Officer on 07814 755890 or email damian.ives@kirklees.gov.uk