OUR MK ADVANCED FOOTBALL COACHING (AFC) Centre is now in its 15th year and our Northampton (AFC) Centre is in it's 13th year. In 2018 alone, 12 boys signed for Premiership Academies and since we've started over 125 players from our AFC Centres have signed Centre of Excellence (CoE) forms at professional clubs. We wish all the players every success with their football career at the professional clubs.
All players that join our Advanced Football Coaching have been invited through the following ways; the pathway for an invitation to our (AFC) centres is:
The training and match experience offer players the chance to learn a more technical side to the game and to play at an ADVANCED or ELITE level. This is an opportunity for budding young footballers to train at the same pace as the players who are developing at pro clubs.
We have helped many players fulfil their dreams of improving their ability, and playing and training with a professional club. Academy directors and (CoE) managers from pro clubs frequently visit and coach on our Soccer Schools and Advanced Centres.
The children will work on a themed topic each term. They will work on the basics right through to developing into match situations. Each child will receive a progress report at the end of each term. We feel feedback is important to a childs development.
There are many talented young footballers in the area, but many miss out on the chance to develop their talent and improve with their local clubs or progress on to a professional level. At BackoftheNetfc we have links to many professional and semi-pro clubs in the UK. We have implemented the (PYDS) Progressive Youth Development System for Northampton Town Football Club (NTFC). The system now provides a pathway for players from beginners to advanced and elite talent to progress in to the NTFC (CoE) our (AFC) Centre players have the chance to impress Academy or (CoE) coaches in the matches arranged at the end of each term.
The first step towards your dream is to train with our coaches, who have all been pro footballers and who hold the highest coaching certificates. Please visit our COACH PROFILES page to see the wealth of experience we have on our great team.
5.00pm-6.30pm (U7's-U11's) &
1½ hours of training (age group times as shown)
6.00pm-7.30pm all age groups U7's-U16's (players train in their agegroups)
All Advanced Term Dates 2017/2018 (in Calendar below)