Our comprehensive development programme, delivered in partnership with Samuel Ryder Academy, aims to provide opportunities for talented footballers to develop and reach their potential whilst enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game. This is supplemented by exceptional facilities helping to ensure our students are fully equipped to enhance their development.
Samuel Ryder Academy are able to boast state of the art facilities including: media studio for video analysis sessions, indoor heated pool for rehab and recovery, sports hall and gymnasium for strength and conditioning programmes, a high specification 3G pitch for training and match preparation and access to fitness facilities for personal training programmes.
Specialised Training sessions
Outstanding coaching from Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust community coaches, who will provide players with the opportunity to train in allocated programme slots on their timetable. Students will experience high-quality sessions run by UEFA B licensed coaches.
As well as playing, students could gain their 1st 4 Sport Level 1 Award in coaching football.
Training sessions will involve:
- Strength and Conditioning
- Rehab and Recovery
- Tactical Analysis
- Game Management
- Sports Psychology
- Coaching and Leadership Sessions
As part of the Samuel Ryder Football Academy, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Students completing their Level One coaching will gain experience in:
- Fitness training
- Competitive Competition
A Samuel Ryder Football Academy team will participate in a formalised league, playing league and cup fixtures in the Watford FC kit against teams from other professional Clubs’ Community Trusts/Foundations.
Students will also need to successfully complete a football trail process before being offered a placed on the programme. Sign up for a trial by clicking on the relevant button on this page.
For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: sportsacademy@SamuelRyderAcademy.co.uk