At Steven Gerrard Academy we pride ourselves on our history of success. We have built a strong football programme which enables players to develop and reach their potential.
Our UEFA-qualified and experienced coaches lead stimulating training sessions and are responsible for various teams. Training is designed to improve personal fitness, tactical and technical awareness, team and individual performance. We use a sport science approach to introduce innovative and up-to-date methods and to monitor player performance.
Our programme is delivered by a high quality, experienced coaching team who work closely with our innovative sport science department. Our coaching syllabus focuses on player and team with five parts to every session: technical, possession/pattern of play, small-sided game/phase of play and a cool down. Our coaches work closely with each team to develop player understanding in and out of possession and defensive and attacking transitions.
Our games programme enables players to be in a team appropriate to their age, ability and physicality. Elite squads have opportunity to play in the FA Youth Cup against professional youth academies, compete in the National Football Youth League against Premier League and Championship clubs and playing in high profile showcase games. Other squads play in local leagues and cup competitions. All teams follow the same programme content giving players opportunity to develop and become the best version of themselves. Every squad has the opportunity to tour to the likes of Dallas, Spain, Tenerife, Finland and United Kingdom destinations.
We are ‘Obsessed to be the Best’ and this is reflected in the recruitment of our staff. Our coaches are UEFA qualified, most with coaching and playing experience at professional clubs. Our ethos is to develop players to be the best they possibly can be providing opportunities in professional, semi professional and grassroots football in the UK and globally.
We use the latest sport science equipment to support coaches and players including performance analysis providing video and statistical feedback to our players and coaches, both great tools for individual and team development. GPS systems allow us to track players’ physical performance, monitor training load and measure performance metrics, such as distance covered, top speed and energy expenditure.
Our players complete fitness and body composition testing at the start, middle and end of the season. Players follow a programme set and monitored by sport scientists aimed to develop agility, develop robustness, strength, and power. This is aided by sport nutrition advice to support player recovery and growth.
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