PDA - How we coach

Our Player Development Academy environment should help everyone involved to develop, strengthen, and maintain personal capabilities, physical and technical competencies, self-belief and confidence through having fun and enjoying the game.

It will cater for different learning preferences, enable decision making, and create problem solving opportunities for all those involved whilst being inclusive and challenging.

The role of our Brackley Town FC Player Development Academy coaches is to design and deliver practices that are appropriate to the needs of the players, that reflect the demands of the game, and which prepare them to play the game that they play week in and week out.

As mentioned in our Player Development Academy Our Vision “Alongside their development as footballers we also aim through our programme to enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society, and to reach their full potential”.

In order to achieve this our approach to the development of our young players is based on the FA’s Four Corners – Long Term Player Development model to ensure that we are able to address the needs of each and every player within a football environment.

As our development programme is designed and operated in football the Technical element will be of high priority with the contribution of the Physical, Psychological, and Social elements varying according to the needs of the players at the particular point in time.