Our club coaching philosophy provides clear direction and guidance to our process of supporting the development of our players.
- Deliver age-appropriate coaching to support their journey through the different formats of the game
- Offer challenging but a supportive environment where children can learn from their mistakes
- Maximum touches of the ball to maximise development
- Create realistic game scenarios through small-sided games
- Encourage decision making in a pressure-free environment
- Harness creativity
- Inspire a love for football
- Let Our Players Play
We follow the FA Four Corner Model for long-term player development, with age-appropriate coaching delivery for the Foundation Phase (players aged 5-11), the Youth Development Phase (players aged 12-16), and the Professional Development Phase (players aged 18-21).
The FA Four Corner Model
The FA Four Corner Model was developed by The FA to support coaches with their planning and delivery of football coaching sessions. The FA’s aim was to ensure that young players were being coached to not only develop technically, but to develop as whole people.
In order to make the model easily usable for all levels of coaching, the Four Corners are broken down into four colours:
Red – Technical/Tactical
Green – Psychological
Yellow – Physical
Blue – Social
The characteristics of each of the Four Corners are defined as:
Technical/Tactical – Football related skills; control, passing, dribbling, shooting, and support play
Psychological – Mental attributes; decision making, enjoyment, and spatial awareness
Physical – Movement within the game; sprinting, turning, jumping, acceleration, agility, and strength
Social – Interactions with other players; communication, teamwork, friendship, and encouraging others