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LANCASHIRE ACADEMY

Development & Education Programmes (6-18 year olds)

Located in Lytham St Annes, near Blackpool, PDA Lancashire is the leading Education Programme across the UK with a rich history of professional players, this is the centre for elite players 16-18 years and also grass roots junior players. 

Education Programme players qualify to be selected for the Pro:Direct Elite UK Squad that has enjoyed matches versus illustrious opponents such as Northern Ireland, Manchester City and Derby County to date. Exit routes include pro contracts in the UK and USA and players from pro club exit trials are invited to trial with us. Other options include university degree courses in the UK and overseas and coaching within pro clubs or Pro:Direct Academy centres.

Education Programme (16-18 years)

PDA Lancashire provides elite level coaching across the region. This centre offers an experienced approach to player development as the coaching team have strong links across the football family via Head Coach and ex England International Trevor Sinclair.
Joint Head Coach Jamie Milligan (UEFA A Licenced) brings his ex professional game knowledge (Blackpool, Fleetwood Town) to this high level centre. Click on the Education tab above for more.


Lancaster City FC (Under 7s-Under 16s)
Powered by The Orange Soccer Academy, the Lancaster City FC Development Squad is creating a platform to develop the future of the Dolly Blues.

Whilst with the Lancaster City FC Development Squad, players will train once a week and will play in by-monthly games against other commercial academies and professional academy clubs.

Players WILL NOT leave their grass-roots teams. The training is designed to compliment grass-roots training and game time, giving players the tools to take their game to the next level.

THE ORANGE SOCCER ACADEMIES PROVEN RECORD IN PRODUCING PLAYERS FIT FOR PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIES WILL BE ADOPTED AND DELIVERED BY ORANGE SOCCER ACADEMIES ELITE LEVEL COACHES.
Unlike traditional Orange Soccer Academies, there is no joining fee. Training kit will be provided to those successful trialists who choose to join. Like a traditional Orange Soccer Academy those players who join will be required to pay a monthly/ 4 monthly subscription to fund coaching and pitch hire.

This is an amazing opportunity for players to experience elite level coaching in a professional environment.

TRAINING IS HELD AS FOLLOWS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA, LANCASTER CAMPUS (LA1 3JD):
Tuesdays (U14-U16) : 8-9pm

Wednesdays (U7-U9): 6-7pm

Fridays (U10-U13): 7-8pm


Bury Town Town FC (Under 7s-Under 13s)

Powered by The Orange Soccer Academy, the Bury Town Development Squad is creating squads ranging from ages U8-U14's to develop the future of the Bury Town First Team.

Players trial to earn a place at the Bury Town FC Development Squad with weekly training sessions taking place at Skyliner Sports Centre 3G, providing an academy standard facility for players to receive academy standard coaching.

Whilst with the Development Squad, players will train once a week and once teams are settled, will play in by-monthly games against other commercial academies and professional academy clubs. Players WILL NOT leave their grassroots teams. Training is designed to compliment grassroots training and game time, giving players the tools to take their game to the next level by training at an elite level on a weekly basis.

THE ORANGE SOCCER ACADEMIES PROVEN RECORD IN PRODUCING PLAYERS FIT FOR PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIES WILL BE ADOPTED AND DELIVERED BY ORANGE SOCCER ACADEMIES ELITE LEVEL COACHES.
Unlike traditional Orange Soccer Academies, there is no joining fee. Training kit will be provided to those successful trialists who choose to join. Like a traditional Orange Soccer Academy those players who join will be required to pay a monthly/ 4 monthly subscription to fund coaching and pitch hire.

Training runs as follows:

Monday evenings @ Skyliner Sports Centre 3G (IP32 7QB)

U7, U8 & U9: 6-7pm

U10, U11, U12 & U13: 7-8pm


Click on our 'GET IN TOUCH' button above or email us at:
info@prodirectacademy.com to register your interest now.

PLAYER REWARDS

12-14 Hours of Coaching with UEFA A Licensed Expert Coaches.

Professional game experienced coach-devised programmes to advance players both on and off the pitch towards earning a Pro Contract.

Compete weekly against Professional Clubs in competitive and trial games.

Train everyday at leading football facilities across the UK.

Represent Pro Direct Academy in exclusive Nike kit.

Study alongside your football and gain your qualifications.

Take your chance on Pro club trials.

LANCASHIRE ACADEMY: EDUCATION PROGRAMME

PDA Lancashire provides elite level coaching for 16-18 year old players across the region. This centre offers an experienced approach to player development as the coaching team have strong links across the football family via Head Coach and ex England International Trevor Sinclair.
Joint Head Coach Jamie Milligan (UEFA A Licenced) brings his ex professional game knowledge (Blackpool, Fleetwood Town) to this centre.

Players can expect to:

Receive exclusive Pro Direct Academy Nike training and playing kit.

Study full-time on either a BTEC or NVQ Sport qualification.

Experience university visits, work placements and part-time employment with Pro Direct Academy.

Play against and trial with professional and semi-pro clubs to develop a football career.

Enjoy exit routes to the USA via our contacts with universities and experience with scholarship applications.


Applications and information: click on 'GET IN TOUCH' above or email us at: info@prodirectacademy.com

WHAT TO EXPECT

A fun, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.

Development & Elite Level sessions to cater for players of all abilities.

Premium venues including 3G pitches.

Inspiring and dynamic coaching from DBS checked UEFA and FA Licensed coaches.

Specialist female and goalkeeper coaches (where available).

Core PDA values instilled in coaches, players and parents.

League matches (selected centres).

EXIT ROUTES

UK University Courses

USA University Courses

Employment

Professional Clubs

Semi-Pro Clubs

Coaching Positions

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