The Football Programme

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 college 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.

Todd Blayney
Head of Football

Todd Blayney, Head of Football

What does the football programme include?

Andy Marshall, Head of Sport Science & Tutor

Sport Science Approach

At Steven Gerrard Academy, we use the latest technology and sport science principles to develop player performance and coaching.

Our performance analysis team use industry standard analysis software to provide video and statistical feedback to our players and coaches, both great tools for individual and team development. The use of GPS systems allows us to track players’ physical performance , monitor training load and measure performance metrics, such as distance covered, top speed and energy expenditure.

To monitor fitness levels before, during and after the season, our players complete regular fitness testing and body compositing testing, which helps us to tailor a programme for each individual player. We provide advice on nutrition and information to all our players to ensure they are fuelled correctly for training and matches, with gym programmes and food plans in place to help them reach their physical goals.

We have very close links to the sport science department at Liverpool John Moores University, who provide us with top strength and conditioning coaches, aspiring sport scientists and the use of excellent facilities.

Follow our sport science twitter to keep up to date with goals, analysis, stats and gps data. @livfootyscience (Twitter) / @liv.footyscience (Instagram)

Andy Marshall
Head of Sport Science

“The college helped me so much with my education and developing me as a person. I’m so much more confident since completing my course at the college.”

Joe Brooks, Former student - Graduated from LJMU

“Josh benefited in every way from his time at Liverpool Football College. I was so proud he left with triple Distinction grades in his BTEC and went on to graduate from the University of Durham. Thank you, Liverpool Football College.”

Sharon Pearson, Mother of former student Josh

“The college work experience programme has opened up new opportunities for me. Apart from my qualifications I now have exciting future employment prospects.”

Chloe Bloxam, Current student - Writing from The Anfield Wrap

“I love coming here. There’s always something new in training sessions.”

Cameron Jones, Year 1 student

“It’s obvious this college has all the answers.”

Steven Gerrard, Manager Rangers FC

“The tutors are so helpful. They have given me the knowledge and study skills to apply for university.”

Connor Farrell, Year 2 student

“We make great progress in class and we have a great group of girls for the football team.”

Molly Cruise, Year 1 student

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