Frequently Asked Questions
These are the questions, we get asked a lot, if you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please get in touch over at the contact page.
Who is the academy for?
The following type of player may be attracted to the coaching our academy can offer
– Professional academy players who want extra training.
– Academy development players who need help making that step up to professional academies.
– Players from junior football clubs who are looking for an advanced level of coaching.
– Players who believe they could play at a higher level but have not had an opportunity.
How much is it to join the Academy?
The cost of attending Pro Elite Coaching Academy is £28 / £45 per month paid over 12 months. Payments will be made by standing order on the 1st of every month in advance. The technical programme runs for 46 weeks on a term schedule corresponding to that of an academic year; as such there is no training during school holidays. Should any player wish to leave the academy they must give 4 week’s notice. If a payment is not received or a player misses 4 training sessions in a row (without a good reason) we will withdraw their place in the academy.
Will attending the academy affect me playing for my local junior team?
No, we will not interfere with or stop any player from playing for their local junior team. We believe our coaching methods will improve each player’s technical ability which in turn should improve the player’s local junior team. Therefore, Pro Elite Coaching Academy should be viewed as an addition to the grassroots football and not as a substitute or replacement.
Do you play games?
In addition to the coaching programme the academy will have a regular games programme against professional academies, development squads and local junior teams. These games give the players an opportunity to transfer the technical skills acquired through our technical coaching programme into a game situation. Also, they provide the chance for players to showcase their talents in front of professional academy managers.
Do I need kit & how do I order it?
Pro Elite Coaching Academy aims to run as a professional academy would. In order to do this, it is important that the players look professional by wearing the same kit. We have agreed a deal with a kit provider and you can find their shop on here. Every player must purchase the essential kit (jumper, t-shirt, shorts and socks) and we have agreed a deal on these items for a starting price of £54.95. There are other optional items available. No profit is made from this purchase by Pro Elite Coaching Academy.
Can Pro Elite Coaching Academy help me get picked by a professional football club?
Yes, we have many contacts with professional academies including our main partner Bradford City and will recommend any players we feel are ready to make the step up. Unfortunately, no guarantee can be made that a player will progress into a professional club, as some players may never reach the required level. As such, we have formed links with higher-level outfits outside of professional clubs to give players a possible exit route above and beyond grassroots football.
If not selected to Pro Elite Coaching Academy?
If your child hasn’t been selected for the academy we will offer them a place at our development centre which runs on a friday evening, here we can monitor the player’s progress to see if they have improved and developed to make it to the pro elite academy.