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Youth Academy

 

What is the Youth Academy?

Our Youth Academy started in 2004 in Ahoghill, Ballymena. As a Club we have been on an incredible journey, and we have now grown to 300 players in different age groups from U5 to U19s. We offer sessions for all abilities with both a competitive and development category so everyone can be a part of the Youth Academy family.

Ready to start your journey? Take a look and see where you belong.

Under 5s

This is our introductory year of our Mini Strikers Programme. The sessions are for all children born in 2017. This is our Discovery Phase of playing which focuses on having fun and inspiring a love for the game.

Ready to start your Mini Strikers journey?

Contact Jess:

     jess@coaching4christ.co.uk

    079 2733 1277

Under 6s

This is our second year of our Mini Strikers Programme. The sessions are for all children born in 2016. This is our Discovery Phase of playing which focuses on having fun and inspiring a love for the game.

Ready to start your Mini Strikers journey?

Contact Erin:

     erin@coaching4christ.co.uk

     077 0338 3965

Under 7s

In this part of the Discovery Phase of our programme, the players learn the fundamental techniques of the game, whilst learning how to play in a match. The sessions are for all children born in 2015.

To register your interest

Contact Rodney:

     rodney@coaching4christ.co.uk

     075 4399 0063

Under 8s

In this part of the Discovery Phase of our programme, the players learn the fundamental techniques of the game, whilst learning how to play in a match. The sessions are for all children born in 2014.

Interested in playing for our U8s?

Contact Simon:

     simon@coaching4christ.co.uk

    075 1831 5593

Under 9s

This is the first year of our Development Phase where players become passionate about playing football and being a part of a team. The sessions are for all children born in 2013.

Interested in playing for our U9s?

Contact Jess:

     jess@coaching4christ.co.uk

    079 2733 1277

Under 10s

In this year of the Development Phase in our programme, the players build on their technical ability and game intelligence. The team trains twice per week and competes weekly in the South Belfast Youth League at 7-aside. This is for all players born in 2012.

Interested in playing for our U10s?

For League Team Contact Erin:

     erin@coaching4christ.co.uk

    077 0338 3965

 

For Development Team Contact Rodney:

     rodney@coaching4christ.co.uk

     075 4399 0063

Under 11s

This is the third year of the Development Phase in our programme. This development team trains weekly and plays in 9-aside friendlies and tournaments. The players gain confidence and work on their understanding of the game. This is for all players born in 2011.

Interested in playing for our U11s?

Contact Rodney:

     rodney@coaching4christ.co.uk

     075 4399 0063

Under 12s

This is the final year of our Development Phase where the team trains twice per week and competes weekly in the South Belfast Youth League at 9-aside. The players focus on improving their technical ability whilst competing in a small-sided game format. This is for all players born in 2010.

Interested in playing for our U12s?

For League Team Contact Jess:

     jess@coaching4christ.co.uk

     079 2733 1277

 

For Development Team Contact Simon:

     simon@coaching4christ.co.uk

      075 1831 5593

Under 13s

This the first year in our Competition Phase of our programme. Players now move to play 11-aside and begin their journey to senior football. The team trains twice per week and competes weekly in the South Belfast Youth League. This is for all players born in 2009.

Interested in playing for our U13s?

For League Team Contact Stephen:

     info@coaching4christ.co.uk

     077 4806 0110

 

For Development Team Contact Simon:

     simon@coaching4christ.co.uk

      075 1831 5593

Under 15s

This next stage sees players really push themselves to be the best they can be both on and off the pitch. The team trains twice per week and competes weekly in the South Belfast Youth League. This is for all players born in 2007/2008.

Interested in playing for our U15s?

For League Team Contact Simon:

     simon@coaching4christ.co.uk

     075 1831 5593

 

For Development Team Contact Jess:

     jess@coaching4christ.co.uk

    079 2733 1277

Under 19s

This final stage of our Competition Phase aims to help players develop tactically and instil a mentality to compete. The team trains twice per week and competes weekly in the South Belfast Youth League. This is for all players born in 2003/2004

Interested in playing for our U19s?

Contact Rodney:

     rodney@coaching4christ.co.uk

     075 4399 0063

 

At Coaching For Christ Youth Academy, We aim to develop our players not just on the pitch but also off it using our model – Player Pathway.

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