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Development Centre - Gresley FC in the Community


Vision:

To have an academy full of confident, able young footballers who enjoy playing an exciting brand of football

Philosophy:

Purposeful possession with positive play through the thirds, both as a team and an individual

Development Centre aims

  • Our aim is to have a player centred approach and help every player to become "the best possible player they can be".
  • As a non-league club we operate outside of the restrictions children have when signing for a professional club; therefore all of our boys receive professional academy level training during the week but can also continue playing with their friends for their local side at the weekend
  • To identify and recruit the most talented players, within the locality of the club
  • To provide quality coaching, education and welfare at all age groups, and at all levels
  • To enhance player development, incorporating the principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) and the FA's 4 Corner Model, providing individuals with technical, physiological, psychological and social knowledge to achieve their full potential
  • To help build better people as well as better players

Development Centre objectives

  • To develop talented, creative and well-rounded players for the Gresley FC first team annually.
  • To establish squads for Under 12s to Under 18 age groups
  • To establish a challenging and structured technical programme, incorporating the principles of LTPD, which is to be followed by all coaching staff
  • To provide competitive matches against similar non-league teams and professional development centres & shadow squads.

Coaching aims

  • Understand differing needs of players. Coaching should be relevant, realistic, engaging and challenging for ALL.
  • Develop the 'person', not just the player
  • Allow the players to have some ownership and decision making of sessions
  • Try to develop brave players - players who will attempt new things and be creative without fear of failure or criticism

Development Centre Coaching Staff

Head of Development Centre: Matt Toulson

Age group coaches:

Under 18's: Matt Toulson & Ian Parker

Under 16's: Connor Adams & Nick Sum

Under 14's: Matt Toulson & Owen Jury

Under 13's: Zack Yates & Andy Neild

Under 12's: Ash Allum & Dale Craine

For anyone interested in enquiring about our Development Centre please email: matt.toulson@gresleyfc.com

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League
Sat, 24th Oct 2020, 3.00pm (Away)
Congleton Town
The Buildbase FA Vase 1st Round Proper
Sat, 31st Oct 2020, 3.00pm (Away)
Sporting Khalsa
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Tue, 3rd Nov 2020, 7.45pm (Home)
Lye Town
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Sat, 7th Nov 2020, 3.00pm (Away)
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