Progress report October 2015...
OUR PERFORMANCE and Development Centres, based across Torquay Academy and Paignton College, have been going from strength-to-strength.
We have been covering a range of new season topics and working hard on individual technique and balanced play from players in age groups U7 to U16.
We are the ONLY local professional football club offering expert coaching using our full-time, professional staff and high-class venues where we ONLY train on 3G FIFA-approved artificial pitches.
I was pleased to hear the question asked at the Fans Forum about how this new venture had taken off. Since the closure of the Youth Department, my full-time role has switched, but the continuity for players and parents has hopefully stayed very similar and this has prevented lots of boys seeking new professional clubs, opting instead to remain here and continue their journey in the game with Torquay United.
We have had interest from local boys’ teams to help run their training sessions. We are already working with teams on Monday night at Torquay Academy. Feedback is provided to the team, session ideas shared with the team coaches, training programmes provided and all-weather surface guaranteed throughout the season. We can provide training tailored to suit any local team and have slots available currently on Thursday evenings. We feel this will proved a vital link between local junior leagues and the professional club.
Monday’s Performance Centres and Tuesday’s Development Centres take place at Torquay Academy 3G Astro and Thursday’s Combined Session is based at Paignton Sports Academy 3G Astro. Timings are varied: Torquay, Monday 6-7.30pm or 7-8.30pm, Torquay, Tuesday 5.30-7pm and Paignton 5.30-7pm or 7-8.30pm.
All of the sessions run by the club are staffed by a minimum Level 2 qualified coaches who work to a tried and trusted player focus programme. The Performance Centres are staffed by UEFA ‘A’ and UEFA ‘B’ qualified coaches with a proven track record for producing football players. Having top-quality coaches throughout the Trust means we are all working towards the same goal, the betterment of all the young people we work with.
Attendance is invite only as we aim to create a tailored player pathway for individuals of both Primary and Secondary School age to become the best they possibility can be with the goal of creating first-team players here at Torquay United.
For more details, or to request a pressure-free trial, please contact myself on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07841-030 171.