Our club ethos is a written declaration that sets out how we want to run as a club. It’s simple and concise and can be understood by players, parents, and officials.
To provide football for all children of all ages and abilities in a fun and safe environment
To promote good behaviour and respect for others
To ensure all players play within the rules of the game
Promote the importance of Teamwork
Play to win but not at the cost of development
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
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