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DORSET ACADEMY

Education Programme (16-18 years Boys) based at Dorset FA

YEAR 11 TRIALS FOR SEASON 19/20

DORSET
4th January 2019
11am-1pm
Dorset County FA, Blandford Close, Poole BH15 4BF
3G Pitch 

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Pro:Direct Academy Dorset is based at Dorset County FA in Poole.

This centre is run by vastly experienced UEFA B Licensed Academy Manager Luke Middlewick and his well qualified coaching team who are dedicated to developing extraordinary boys as great people both on and off the pitch, and have been doing so for many years. Our education programme is specifically designed for players of 16-18 years to play, compete and study full-time, with a possible pathway in to the National League Football Club. Players combine football with their education to exceed expectations.

The 1 or 2 year full-time Football Education Programmes deliver a sports coaching pathway in:

- BTEC Extended Level 3 in Sport (2 year course), entry Requirements 4 GCSE A – C’s

- BTEC Level 2 in Sport (1 year course with a view to progress to level 3), entry Requirements 1-2 GCSE A-C’s

- Fitness Instructor Level 2 & 3 (1 year course), entry Requirements – Completion of level 2 or 3

- Sport Management or Sports Coaching Degree (3 year course), entry Requirements – Level 3 Completion


Also from August 2018:

- Players can explore an opportunity to gain access into universities in the UK and USA.
- Play in the National League Alliance Youth League & ECFA College League.
- Enjoy elite level Nike kit & equipment
- Regular fixtures against teams from Pro Academies
- Test the very latest football products and visit exclusive Pro:Direct events.

Applications: click on 'GET IN TOUCH' above.
Email: dorset@prodirectacademy.com

Address:
Pro:Direct Academy Dorset, Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset BH15 4BF


Academy Centre Manager - Luke Middlewick

After playing Non-league in the south of England at a number of different semi-professional clubs, Luke had a number of injuries which sidelined him allowing him to turn his head to coaching and transfer the knowledge he had gained to other people.

He decided to travel to North America to gain more experience in a full time environment and travel across the country visiting different states along the way, on his return he began working at AFC Bournemouth within the Academy and the U23's. Luke worked at AFC Bournemouth for 3 years developing a number of players who have gone onto play both in the Premier League and on the International stage. 

At this point Luke decided to up skill and begin studying his UEFA B Licence which supported his new roles within football, working at Southampton FC and Poole Town FC (Conference South). During this period of time Luke worked alongside a group which involved young U23 professional footballers and ex-professionals from the likes of Portsmouth FC, Oxford United, Yeovil Town FC, Brighton and Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouth. After working at Southampton FC for 3 years and working at Poole Town FC as Head of recruitment, Manager of the U21's and then progressing to First Team Coach, he was offered a new role within Yeovil Town FC as the Lead U16's coach and decided a new challenge was in order to help develop and progress onto enrolling for his UEFA A licence. 

Luke is currently enrolling onto his UEFA A Licence and has now completed his UEFA B Licence/Level 3 Youth Award. Having had the opportunity to travel all over the world with scouting and coaching ranging from South Korea to Germany, he has a wealth of experience in progressing young footballers into the modern game. Now working with Pro:Direct Academy, Luke is approaching a 9th season with in the professional game.

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

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

Players should make our coaches aware of any medical conditions before joining Pro:Direct Academy or starting any of our programmes or sessions.

Any issues regarding the welfare of players is taken seriously and our UEFA & FA Licensed Coaches can forward parents and players to the Welfare Officer.

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