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Diego Simeone wants to convey his philosophy to the entire organisation at Atletico Madrid, keen to plant his message from the root to the top of the tree.
Paddy McCarthy believes Crystal Palace have everything in place to take advantage of south London’s “hotbed of talent” with the redevelopment of the club’s academy close to completion.
The Eagles secured Category One status in July and their Beckenham base has been transformed in the ensuing months while the under-23s and 18s have already benefitted from joining the Premier League games programme.
In recent years the likes of Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Emile Smith Rowe have grown up within close proximity to Selhurst Park, but learnt their trade elsewhere with the club’s academy not at elite standard.
ALL Under-18 and U23 players and staff at Academies will be covid tested twice a week from Monday following new guidelines issued by the Premier League and EFL.
Training and matches from U15s downwards were suspended earlier this month until February 1st at the earliest because of the national lockdown. However, the Professional Development Phase and U16s have continued and there are hopes that the new twice-weekly testing regime – in addition to testing at first team level and new covid protocols – can prevent the spread of the virus within football.
MANCHESTER CITY Academy Manager Jason Wilcox says he has set his staff and players three key targets for 2021.
Wilcox, who has been in post for three years, told City’s official website: “We had an all-staff meeting and the three messages were maintaining our high standards, being caring and demanding, and achieving more with less.”
The second of our new live online coaching sessions running throughout the current lockdown will help you fulfil your Saturday morning training routine…
The latest nationwide lockdown restrictions have hit grassroots sport hard once again, with training on hold, matches suspended and the development of young players paused for the foreseeable future.
However, Chelsea FC have the perfect answer to fill your weekend training gaps. Coaches Corner Live is a series of weekly live coaching sessions to help young players stay active and maintain their training from home.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has recounted the “mad experience” which saw him plucked from the under-19s squad to train with the first team ahead of a Champions League game at the Bernabeu in 2014.
At that time, Trent had only just turned 16 and Brendan Rodgers was at the helm in what would prove to be his last full season in charge at Liverpool.
The Premier League are considering expanding their Covid-19 testing programme to include academy players for the first time amid concerns about the virus spreading among youth-team players.
The Premier League’s under-18 league returned last weekend after a month-long break, but only three matches were played following a mass of postponements due to the virus.
Beginning this weekend and running throughout the current lockdown, our new live online coaching sessions will be perfect to fulfil your Saturday morning training routine…
Developing Your Football Skills While Training With Girls As Ambitious As You: Is It Right For You? It’s possible Utrecht Women’s Football Academy (UVVA), which mainly focuses on highly motivated players up to and including the age of 17. We talk to Founder and Coach John Kaersenhout about this special football academy and what you can expect when you join register.
The Clarets say “exceptional” players identified through the app will be invited to attend formal trials; Chairman Alan Pace says it is a first opportunity to introduce data-led technologies to the Turf Moor club’s academy
Burnley have announced they are to use artificial intelligence to help them identify young talent.
The Clarets have partnered with talent identification platform AiSCOUT and launched an “open global talent search” in which they are looking to unearth players over the age of 14 that could join their academy.