What time do our Soccer Schools run from and to in the holidays?
Our Soccer Schools run from 9.45am until 3pm; our coaches are always at the venue early to set up so if you need to drop your child/ren earlier please email [email protected] to inform us of this.
How can my child progress with PDA Coaching?
The children have an opportunity to progress into our Development Centre, from there they can then progress into our Academy. Our Academy plays matches against other Academy’s and elite foundation’s where we look to progress the children into a pre-academy or academy set up.
How can my child become a player for the PDA Development Centre?
There are two ways your child could progress into our Development Centre, the first is that if they show consist high levels during any of our sessions and we have a place within their age group we may offer your child a place. The second is to attend our trial, please see our website for regular updates on when the trials are held.
What age groups are the PDA Development Centre and Academy?
Currently our Development Centre runs from U7 – U14 and our Academy runs from U7 – U15.
How can I book a PDA course?
To book one of our courses please click on the courses link which is at the top of the homepage and then scroll until you find the course you would like to book and then click to pay. You will receive a payment confirmation email once you have done so.
What happens if it is raining outside during a session/soccer school?
We will try to stay outside and maximise the attendee’s playing time as much as possible so please do ensure you’re child has the correct outdoor wear – a warm waterproof jacket and base layer are highly recommended. If the weather is deemed dangerous i.e Thunder, Hail or Torrential rain then we will move the children indoor and to a safe location until this passes and it is safe to continue. Please see our refund policy with regards to claiming a refund for weather reasons.
What do I need to equip my child with for one of your sessions/soccer schools
The essential’s are a pair of shin pads and plenty of fluid, still drinks rather than fizzy are recommended. Your child will also need shorts/tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt, jumper and potentially a waterproof jacket depending on the weather. For a soccer school lunch will be needed.
After School ClubOur After School club’s provide fun session’s for the children in which they play team games, have lots of touches of the ball and work on drills such as: dribbling, shooting, 1 vs 1’s, 2 vs 2’s, passing and moving. The children always finish with small sided matches putting what they have learnt into practice.
Evening SessionsOur evening session’s are more technical that our after school clubs in terms of the session being delivered. These session’s are open to all. We work on tactical awareness.
Progression CentreOur Progression Centre is at Grafham Grange School, Bramley. This is an invitation only session and the players would need to either trial or be invited through performing well during any of our other sessions. These session’s have the same session topic’s as our Development Centre and Academy programme’s and work on specific topic’s each week. Some of the topic’s being: quick passing with a finish, possession, playing out from the back, short passing and receiving, 1 vs 1 and 2 vs 2 (attack and defence), team shape and many more. The Progression Centre is also open to our Academy players to train more than once a week with us and therefore helps to show the level that the children can aspire to.
Development CentreThe PDA Development Centre is specific team’s from under 7’s – under 14’s the teams will have a certain number of outfield players and goalkeepers dependant on their age group. The teams train individually and with their own specific coach each week. Our Development Centre goalkeepers will also receive goalkeeping specific coaching for an hour and then come back to their team to be the goalkeeper for the match that we have at the end of training. Our Development Centre players all receive the PDA home and away kit as well as a jumper all of the players train in their home kit. The PDA Development Centre offers the players an opportunity to play against the PDA Academy which offers them an opportunity to see the level that they have the opportunity to progress into. At the end of the programme the Development Centre players are all invited to the Academy trial for next seasons programme’s. Being part of the Development Centre also means that your child will receive an invitation to all of our invitation only technical Soccer Schools which only Development Centre and Academy players are invited to.
PDA AcademyThe PDA Academy is our highest possible level for the children to reach. The Academy is specific team’s from under 7’s – under 15’s, these teams have a certain number of outfield players and goalkeepers dependant on their age group. The teams train individually and with their own specific coach each week. Our Academy goalkeepers will also receive goalkeeping specific coaching for an hour and then come back to their team to be the goalkeeper for the match that we have at the end of training. Our Academy players all receive the PDA home and away kit as well as a jumper and jacket all of the players train in their home kit. Our Academy team’s play match fixture’s throughout the season against other Academy’s and Elite Foundations. PDA Coaching is an official partner to Arsenal F.C’s youth Academy and the players have an opportunity to progress into Arsenal’s pre-academy and then into the academy.
Loyalty & Discounts
- Once you have enrolled your child onto 4 of our Soccer School’s the 5th is Half Price!
- If you recommend a friend to enrol onto one of our Soccer School’s you will receive a 10% discount for 1 player, 15% discount for 2 players, 20% discount for 3 players and 25% discount for 4 players +.
- 10% discount off of any course if booked 2 months in advance
- 10% sibling discount
- If your child is enrolled on 4 half term’s after school clubs e.g (Sept-Oct; Oct – Dec; Jan – Feb; Feb – Easter; Easter – Whitsun; Whitsun – Summer) then they will be entered into a raffle of which 4 main prizes will be given out these prizes are:
- 1 FREE Soccer School
- 1 FREE day for a Soccer School
- 1 FREE After School Club half term
- Half Price After School club half term