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ABOUT US

Based at a state-of-the-art floodlit 3G facility at Torquay Academy School in the South West of England, Pro Direct Academy Devon was established in 2011. Drawing in players from across the region including talent from Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth, the centre offers training sessions for players aged 4 to 16+. It provides a technical coaching programme, delivered by UEFA and FA Qualified Coaches with a great knowledge and appetite for the game in a professional setting. The aim is to instil confidence and creativity in all players, whatever their skill level, in a fun and safe environment so that they develop an everlasting love of the game. Head Coach Chris Hogg has built very close relationships with local football clubs and Devon County FA.

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Sessions & Venues

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Pro Direct Academy,
Torquay Academy,
Cricketfield Road,
Torquay TQ2 7NU

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Tuesday
5.30pm - 6.30pm 60 mins
Tots Sessions
4 - 6 years
Thursday
5pm - 6pm 60 mins
Tots Sessions
U6 - U7
Friday
6pm - 7.30pm 90 mins
Development Centre
7 - 12 years
Tuesday
6pm - 7pm 60 mins
Elite & Advanced Players (Girls)
7 - 13 years
Friday
5.30pm - 7pm 60 mins
Elite & Advanced Players (Boys)
U8 - U11
7pm - 8.30pm 60 mins
Elite & Advanced Players (Boys)
U12 - U13
Saturday
9.30am - 10.30am 60 mins
Elite & Advanced Players (Girls)
7 - 13 years
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Tots Sessions

Pro Direct Academy has become part of footballers lives from the moment they first enjoy kicking a football. We want the players of tomorrow to develop in a balanced but individual way and in a fun-filled environment.

Tots sessions are all about touching and kicking the ball, pure and simple. Our parent-friendly coaches are on hand at all times to ensure the safety of players, but to also inspire them to express themselves and bring a smile to their experience in their early years in football.

Prices are available on application

Coaching Clinic

Coaching Clinics are open to all players without invitation. They act as taster sessions for players and parents alike. Emphasis is placed on encouraging an interest in the game and developing core skills. Come along and Be Extraordinary!

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Development Centre

Development Centres are designed for players of all abilities with the emphasis on players improving their core skills while enjoying training sessions from our inspiring and dynamic UEFA & FA Licensed coaches. We are proud of the welcoming, inclusive and fun atmosphere at our centres.

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Elite and Advanced Players

Elite sessions are aimed at confident and established players that are looking to progress in the game. Attendance is usually by invitation only with players following a coaching pathway devised by our UEFA A Licensed Head of Coaching. In many cases players are prepared for trials with Pro Clubs and also play matches in local leagues.

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Elite and Advanced Goalkeepers

Elite sessions specifically devised for confident and established Goalkeepers that are looking to progress in the game. Attendance is usually by invitation only with keepers following a coaching pathway devised by our Head of Goalkeeping. In many cases players are prepared for trials with Pro Clubs and also play matches in local leagues.

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Elite and Advanced Traning

These sessions are devised for players looking for entry in to Professional Clubs, Coaching careers or Higher Education. Set at premium venues with elite level facilities such as 3G pitches, gyms and swimming pools, players receive UEFA level technical and tactical coaching with additional work on strength, conditioning and recovery. Teamwork and game management is integrated to prepare players to excel in matches with Professional Club Academy teams. Performance Analytics are also provided.

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Player welfare

All Players

Are presented with the exclusive adidas Pro Direct Academy training pack on starting their membership. Representative teams should wear the supplied adidas match day kit.

Parents & Players

Should make our coaches aware of any medical conditions, before joining Pro Direct Academy, or starting any of our Programmes and training sessions.

Protection

Shin pads, cleats, jerseys, fitted shorts and socks all work together to ensure every player can enjoy the game without the risk of injury. Shin pads are compulsory.

Coaches

All of our UEFA & FA Licensed Coaches have valid First Aid training certificates and are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and certified.

Footwear

Players training at the SoccerDome in Blackburn should wear 3G/Atsro Turf trainers. Players at all other venues should wear boots with studs.

Welfare

Any issues regarding the welfare of players, please report to your Pro Direct Academy Welfare Officer or ask your Coach.

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Meet the coaches

Our staff are on the ball to answer any questions you may have about PDA Devon.

Chris Hogg

Head Coach

chris.hogg@prodirectacademy.com

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