Goalkeeping Scholarship & Education Programme
Goalkeeping Scholarship - Football Overview
The Football Scholarship component of the overall programme enables individuals to train and play in matches for up to 12 hours per week. Everyone has their own Individual Development Plan that tracks and monitors their development during their time on the programme.
We train the players as a squad but also as individuals in order to improve on their strengths and turn their weaknesses into strengths.
We use the same technology that the Premier League and WSL clubs use for Player Analysis such as the Playertek GPS Tracking System, Suunto Heart Rate Monitoring and SMARTSPEED Timing Gates.
The Goalkeeping Scholarship includes all the below elements as the Football Scholarship & Education Programme, but in addition includes specific goalkeeper training during the week covering the following:
Angled Shot Stopping
Dealing with crosses
Analysis of Performance
The Football Scholarship element of the overall programme has the following benefits:
The best opportunity for individuals age 16-19 to develop their game whilst continuing their full-time education
An Individual Player Development Plan
The expertise of experienced and highly qualified professional staff
Up to 12 hours per week of professional training and matches
Compete in Leagues against other teams from around the country
Compete in National Cups and International Tournaments
Play in our Representative Squads against Professional Clubs
Excellent facilities that are close to tram, train and bus stops
Opportunities to progress into Professional/Semi-Professional Football in the UK, Europe, Asia & USA Scholarships.
Goalkeeping Programme - Education Overview
The Education component of the overall programme is where individuals have their own study programme based on their GCSE grades. However, there is a qualification at every level based on what has been obtained at school.
Our teaching is dynamic and engaging. Individuals are not only assessed on their theoretical knowledge, but also on their practical application. Individuals have the use of desktop computers and/or laptops, various IT and an extensive library of resources to help them achieve.
Depending on the level an individual achieves, they can progress on to University, a USA Sport Scholarship, an Apprenticeship or straight into a career that is sport or non sport related.
The components of their own study individual programme are;
One main core qualification based on their GCSE grades from the list below
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A Levels)
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport in Sport (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
- BTEC Level 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels)
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1 A Level)
- Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
- BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure
These take place regularly during the Academic Year and enable each individual to meet with their personal tutor to help to keep them progressing on the programme.
During the programme suitable individuals will be given the opportunity to complete the F.A. Level 1 and F.A. Level 2 Coaching qualifications.
In the summer months and at the end of the programme, successful and appropriate individuals will be given the opportunity to take up work placements in Kickworldwide partner territories. This includes but is not restricted to China, Uzbekistan, India, Tanzania, Cameroon and Zambia. In some cases these placements will include a salary payment, but in all cases costs will be covered by the host territory.
Individuals will be given the opportunity to benefit from work placements at UK football clubs, football organisations and Kickworldwide.
Work placements with Kickworldwide could include working on the football reality TV show ‘Soccer Prince’, working on outreach programmes overseas and working in the community departments of overseas football clubs.
GCSE or Functional Skills Maths (if achieved below a GCSE Grade 4/C)
GCSE or Functional Skills English (if achieved below a GCSE Grade 4/C)
Educational Trips & Visits
We also take scholars on numerous trips and visits during the Academic Year. These include overseas football trips/tournaments, team building residentials, a visit to St George’s Park – home of the England National Squads and visits to Professional Clubs.