Here at All Star Football Academy our aim is to create and develop technically brilliant players who are great decision makers with and without the ball. We as a team create a positive and fun learning environment for players of all abilities to thrive and learn within. We use a variety of coaching styles and methods to satisfy all aspects of the All Star Football Academy four corner model (image below). The players will learn and experience small sided games, multidirectional technical practices and so much more, with everything relating to the game itself.
All Star Football Academy Values
Our commitment is to the long-term development of players. We recognise that this is a journey, which requires time and patience and takes precedence over a win-at-all-costs mentality.
Teaching players to take ownership and be responsible for their own actions on and off the field of play is the corner stone of our coaching philosophy.
As an organisation we recognise that it is our responsibility to set a good example when working with players under our guidance. Creating a fun, safe and secure professional environment in which players can learn the game is paramount.
Excellence in delivering a high-quality coaching program is the hallmark of the All Star Football Academy brand. Continued professional development is a prerequisite in order to maintain and improve our standard of delivery.
All Star Football Academy DNA
Ball Mastery is the foundation of every footballers development and is an essential component of our pyramid. Do not think of our pyramid as a ladder where each stage has to be mastered before moving up. All of our stages are integral to each other and our players will develop as each stage becomes stronger.
Our Player Pathway
ASFA Seasonal Plan
The seasonal plan at All Star Football Academy follows the work of Bruner (1960) in an attempt to create a spiral curriculum. As you can see the sessions align with one another in an attempt to create a greater learning experience. Every term we will expand and revisit the topic to give the players the best possible opportunity to learn and develop into not only a good footballer but into good people too. The elements that make up the seasonal plan are inspired by the Football Associations (FA, 2015) DNA in an attempt to bring greater footballing success to England and youth football. Within this year’s seasonal plan what we have attempted is a chance for not only the players to be creative, but the coaches too. All terms will see a coach’s choice of session, allowing for the coaches to put their own philosophy on the session whilst still in line with the academy’s goals. As we want to create creative coaches alongside creating creative players.
|Key Coaching Elements at the Academy||Key Outcomes for the Academies players|
|Inclusive Environment||Compassion / Teamwork and helping others|
|Retention of the ball when possible (Playing out from the back / Rotation to retain etc)||Mastery of the ball / Confidence / Patience and decision making process|
|Different roles and positions||Leadership opportunities / Responsibility / Varying technical elements|
|Deliberate Play||Highlighting key times to expose individuals to balance / Coordination / Agility in fun football related games|
|Parent Involvement||Setting good examples / Key stakeholders in the lives of all academy players involved in the development of the person|