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Development Centre - Gresley FC in the Community


Vision:

To have an academy full of confident, able young footballers who enjoy playing an exciting brand of football

Philosophy:

Purposeful possession with positive play through the thirds, both as a team and an individual

Development Centre aims

  • Our aim is to have a player centred approach and help every player to become "the best possible player they can be".
  • As a non-league club we operate outside of the restrictions children have when signing for a professional club; therefore all of our boys receive professional academy level training during the week but can also continue playing with their friends for their local side at the weekend
  • To identify and recruit the most talented players, within the locality of the club
  • To provide quality coaching, education and welfare at all age groups, and at all levels
  • To enhance player development, incorporating the principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) and the FA's 4 Corner Model, providing individuals with technical, physiological, psychological and social knowledge to achieve their full potential
  • To help build “better” people as well as “better” players

Development Centre objectives

  • To develop talented, creative and well-rounded players for the Gresley FC first team annually.
  • To establish squads for Under 12s to Under 18 age groups
  • To establish a challenging and structured technical programme, incorporating the principles of LTPD, which is to be followed by all coaching staff
  • To provide competitive matches against similar non-league teams and professional development centres & shadow squads.

Coaching aims

  • Understand differing needs of players. Coaching should be relevant, realistic, engaging and challenging for ALL.
  • Develop the 'person', not just the player
  • Allow the players to have some ownership and decision making of sessions
  • Try to develop brave players - players who will attempt new things and be creative without fear of failure or criticism

Development Centre Coaching Staff

Head of Development Centre: Matt Toulson

Age Group Coaches:

Under 16's: Matt Toulson & Nick Sum
Under 14's: Jim Wood, John Prince & Glenn Bosley
Under 12's: Dane Williamson & Daniel Ward

For anyone interested in enquiring about our Development Centre please email: matt.toulson@gresleyfc.com

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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
10 Tividale 11 -2 15
11 AFC Wulfunians 11 -3 12
12 Racing Club Warwick 10 -3 12
13 Worcester City 10 -6 11
14 Coventry Sphinx 9 -20 10
15 Boldmere St Michaels 9 -5 9
16 Lye Town 12 -6 8
17 Haughmond 9 -11 8
18 Highgate United 11 -6 7
19 Selston 10 -15 6
20 Gresley 10 -14 2

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Forthcoming Fixtures
Coventry Sphinx
League
Sat, 26th Oct 2019, 3.00pm (Home)
Newark Flowserve
League
Tue, 29th Oct 2019, 7.45pm (Home)
AFC Wulfrunians
League
Sat, 2nd Nov 2019, 3.00pm (Away)
South Normanton Athletic
League
Sat, 9th Nov 2019, 3.00pm (Home)
Highgate United Action
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