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LUTON ACADEMY

Grassroots Development & Education Programmes at Play Football Luton

TRIAL DATE:
Date - Wednesday 24th October
11.30-14.00
Playfootball, St Thomas Road, Luton, LU2 7UX
Surface: 3G
Centre Managers: Glen & Lewis
To book your place email: info@prodirectacademy.com

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Pro:Direct Academy Luton is based at the Play Football Centre, St Thomas Road, Luton, LU2 7UX.

Experienced Head Coaches Lewis and Glen established Think Sport Coaching Ltd and Thunder FC in 2016 before affiliating with the Beds FA early in 2017. The club joined Pro:Direct Academy in 2018 and now has 6 teams, 4 of which play in the Chiltern Junior 7’s league on a Saturday morning. Our 2 other teams are currently too young to enter these leagues and their programme consists of training and occasional friendlies and tournaments. 

The aim of Pro:Direct Academy Luton is to bridge the gap between grassroots sides and professional academies whilst creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Through weekly football training, Futsal training and matches we feel we are creating a great learning environment for our boys to enjoy, improve & excel.

Pro Direct Academy Luton prides itself on improving and engaging children in a variety of sports, our aim is to allow the next generation to “Improve, Enjoy & Excel” in every session.

All of our coaches are UEFA or FA qualified and hold up to date DBS & First aid qualifications. Our vision is to create a ‘family’ orientated football club. We want everybody to speak the same language and understand our philosophies.

"Glen and Lewis' team have been one of the most professional outfits we have seen come into us at the club, from the way the coaches conducted themselves to the style of play, it's clear they have a clear identity to the way in which they do things."

​Danny Dolan, Head of Recruitment U6s-16s, Watford FC



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

LUTON ACADEMY : EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Pro:Direct Academy Luton Education Programme is based at Play Football, St Thomas Road, Luton, LU2 7UX

Dedicated to developing extraordinary boys and girls as great people both on and off the pitch, our education programme is specifically designed for players of 16-18 years to play, compete and study full-time in Luton. Players combine football with their education to exceed expectations, and have the chance to represent the Pro:Direct Academy Select Squad against opposition such as Northern Ireland and Manchester City Academy. Exit routes include professional contracts, coaching careers and higher education.

The programme has good heritage with Head Coaches Glen and Lewis being the founders of Think Sport Coaching Ltd and Thunder FC before joining Pro:Direct Academy in 2018.

YEAR 11 TRIAL DATE - OCTOBER 2018

Date - Wednesday 24th  October
Time - 15.00-17.00 or 16.00-18.00
Venue - Playfootball, St Thomas Road, Luton, LU2 7UX
Surface - 3G AstroTurf 


What to Expect:


8-12 hours of professional coaching per week with highly experienced and qualified staff.

UEFA A and FA Licensed coaches develop players in all aspects of the game.

Compete in weekly league matches, cup competitions and games vs Pro Clubs.

Train at first class football training facilities on grass and 3G pitches.

Receive exclusive Pro Direct Academy Nike training and playing kit.

Female players welcome on our girls only programme

Study full-time at Play Football Luton 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

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.

EXIT ROUTES

UK University Courses

USA University Courses

Employment

Professional Clubs

Semi-Pro Clubs

Coaching Positions

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