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WATFORD ACADEMY

Education Programme (16-18 years Boys) in Watford

YEAR 11 TRIALS FOR SEASON 2019/20
Saturday 1st December 2018
11am-1pm
Bushey Sport Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey WD23 2TR 
3G Pitch 


Pro:Direct Academy Watford is based in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

This centre is run by vastly experienced UEFA B Licensed Head Coach Warren Gladdy 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: watford@prodirectacademy.com


Head Coach - Warren Gladdy
Pro:Direct Academy Watford's UEFA B Licensed Head Coach, Warren gained a PGCE in Education at Middlesex University, moving on to be a teacher at Uxbridge High School. He then headed up a Football & Education scheme while at Oxhey Jets Academy (Watford).

As Head Coach and tutor of the Academy teams who played in the Tactic league, he coached the team while delivering the BTEC Level 3 Extended diploma in Sport. In charge of player recruitment, he has also built relationships with local football clubs and international coaching/scholarship companies to give our players the best opportunity to succeed.

Moving on from a paertnership with the successful Soccer Chance Academy, he joined Pro:Direct Academy in 2018 and also currently works as an FA Tutor for the Hertfordshire FA, after taking the role in May 2017 delivering both Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

 

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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