We are delighted to welcome Jamie McCombe to our Wakefield coaching team on a permanent basis. Jamie has worked with the team before but you will now see him each session as he begins coaching with us from Monday 15th February. He has over 400 career appearances with his clubs including Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Scunthorpe United and Bristol City. Jamie is progressing through his coaching badges and is a welcome addition to the Pro Player Football team.
Congratulations to Academy Directors David and John who have both passed their UEFA B License this week. We encourage all of our coaches to progress through their coaching badges which enables them to bring the best out of the players who attend the Academy. David will now move onto his A License and John is working towards his Enhanced Youth Award.
We are delighted to announce our new venue is to open at Dearne Valley College in Rotherham. We will host free trial nights with a view to joining our Elite and Development groups. Full details will be announced in 2 weeks time. At this point you will be able to book your free trial session.
The venue has a, state of the art, 3G surface. The coaches are all in place. We can’t wait to meet you all. Keep up to date with our news page and social media for updates regarding the trial night.
The Elite under 9’s & under 15’s will play All Star Football Academy at Kettlethorpe School on Monday 1st February. All Star Football Academy have a similar set up to ourselves and are based in York.
The following kick off times will apply
Under 9 – 5.45pm
Under 15 – 8pm
The Under 10,11 & 12 groups will visit Sheffield United. Full details are
Games for the under 13 & under 14 groups will be announced soon.
The February half term is around the corner and we are providing football coaching from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th.
The course is available to the groups Under 5 – Under 12 and run from 9.30am – 3pm each day. The coaches all work within the Academy and we can guarantee your children will have a fantastic time.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Welcome back to all of our players following the Christmas break. The Elite Group return this evening (4th January). The Development Group return on the 8th January. The Mini Academy return on the 10th January.
This month we will be focussing on changes of direction (ball mastery) and movement, spacial awareness and protection of the ball as our main topics. The block will consist of 5 sessions before the February half term holiday which commences on the 8th February.
We look forward to seeing you all this week!
It’s been a great 2015 at Pro Player Football Academy. We are now coaching 250 boys on a weekly basis and have coached over 1000 boys within the Academy and schools in the Wakefield area. We have helped move several players on to professional academies and development centres. One of our aims at the beginning of the year was to forge links with local junior teams and we now formed strong links with the local community and with several junior clubs.
Thank you to all of the players and parents who are in involved with Pro Player. We would like to wish all a Happy New Year.
2016 promises to be our biggest year yet. We will look to continue to improve and grow our Wakefield academy and we will be opening our 2nd academy in Yorkshire in March. Plans are also in place to expand the Mini Academy throughout Wakefield. The holiday courses will have more variety and some will include stadium tours.
We can’t wait to announce our full plans watch this space for announcements over the next month.
Sheffield United F.C have invited the following groups to play against their Academy sides.
Venue – Sheffield United Academy, Firshill Crescent, Sheffield, S4 7DJ
Friday, February 12th 2pm
We will confirm availability in the week commencing January 25th. We will also post game details for the other groups once confirmed.
This week at Pro Player
Monday – Elite training. All groups will train as normal.
Friday – Under 7,8 & 9 – training at 6pm.
Under 10 – game v Thornes 5.45pm KO
Under 11 – game v Frickley 7pm KO( half squad)
– half squad training
Under 12 – training 7pm
Under 13,14 – training at 7pm (please note time change)
Under 15 – game v Durkar 8pm
Could all players involved in the game please check Team App and contact David regarding their availibility.
The under 12 group will play on the 27th. Full details to go out next week via Team App.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT GAMES
The following games will take place this Friday (13th) at Kettlethorpe High School
Under 7/8 – 5.45pm v Crofton…
Under 9 – 5.45pm v Crofton
Under 11 (half squad) – 7pm v Frickley
Under 13 – 8pm v Frickley
All other groups will train as normal. 12 players will be selected for the under 11’s game and the remaining players will play the following week. All players will get roughly the same game time.
If you have not already done so could you please text David ASAP regarding your availability. Its important for us to know so we can work out teams and how the minutes will work out.
Games for the other groups will take place on the 20th and 27th and notifications will go out a week in advance.