Player Development Programme
Arsenal Ladies are pleased to release our dates for our 2015/16 Player Development Programme aimed at assisting the development of girls playing for grassroots clubs between seven and 13.
The programme will operate in coaching blocks with each of the sessions designed to have a positive impact on a particular element of the individual’s game led by coaches who are specifically trained to influence each individual through detailed challenges.
Following the course, participants will be provided with a written report of their progress to assist them when they return to their grassroots club.
The programme, open to girls between seven and 13, launches in September and Block 1 is open to everyone. Blocks 2, 3 and 4 are invitation only so if you would like to be considered for a place please ensure you book Block 1 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.
Block 1 – Open entry
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19
Block 2 – Invitation only
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14
Block 3 - Invitiation only
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8
Block 4 – Invitation only
February 22, 29
March 7, 14, 21
Arsenal Ladies operate a number of soccer schools throughout half terms and the summer holidays. Scroll down to find out more details about the events.
Arsenal Ladies release October Soccer Schools at New venues.
Wednesday 28th /29th / 30th - 3 day soccer school
At Berkhamstead sports space - NEW VENUE
10am - 3pm each day - £52 Special Halloween fancy dress day on Friday.
Wednesday 28th October – 1 day Arsenal Ladies Soccer School
At Chelmsford, Keggs - NEW VENUE
10-3pm - £20
Thursday 29th October – 1 day Arsenal Ladies Soccer School
Milton Keynes, Willen Pavillion - NEW VENUE
10-3pm - £20
Friday 30th October – 1 day Arsenal Ladies Soccer School - Halloween Fancy dress theme.
University of Hertfordshire, AL109EU
What to bring:
Moulded boots or trainers Shin pads (which must be worn at all times during play)
Light-weight waterproof jacket
A packed lunch (no nut based food please)
Plenty to drink throughout the day (still drinks only)
Sun protection (i.e. lotion and cap)
Any medication required (i.e. Asthma inhaler)
What to expect:
Fun football games where the players are taught new skills
MatchesPrizes available including tickets to WSL fixtures, medals, posters, water bottles, stickers and many more
Chance to meet Arsenal Ladies players
If you have any questions prior to the camp please contact email@example.com
Further information and bookings at www.playthearsenalway.com search Arsenal Ladies. Limited spaces available on each camp.
Arsenal Ladies Club Associates
Arsenal Ladies will be supporting the work of grassroots girls’ football clubs through a new club associate programme launched in September 2014.
The scheme, which aims to grow the women’s game and aid the development of young female players, will support local teams with advice on training methods and recruitment.
The Gunners will also run special guest coaching sessions at local clubs, and offer their players the opportunity to be ball girls at Arsenal Ladies matches.
Arsenal Ladies development officer Ciara Allan said: “We are delighted to launch this new programme and to demonstrate our commitment to supporting the growth of the female game.
“The work that some of these clubs are doing within their local communities is fantastic and we hope to use this programme as a vehicle to support and expand their current work so we can help engage and retain more female players within football.”
Basic club associates - clubs developing girls football for the very first time:
· Borehamwood 2000
· London Colney Colts
Advanced club associates – clubs developing an already established base:
· Enfield Town Ladies
· Bedwell Rangers
· St Albans City Youth
· Harvesters FC
· Kinja FC
· Garston Ladies
· Colebrook Royals
For Season 2014/15 Arsenal Ladies are pleased to offer an extensive range of services to educational institutes. Each programme can be designed to suit specific needs however, please see below an insight into a few elements that we can provide. For further information please contact Arsenal Ladies Development Officer Ciara Allan firstname.lastname@example.org 01727 747 453.
School Assemblies with ALFC First team players
Innovative & inspirational assemblies with our Ladies first team players which help promote female football and healthy lifestyles as well as providing opportunities to find out the real story of being an elite player.
Female Football – Breakfast, Lunchtime, After School Sessions
A wide variety of female only football sessions designed to develop players of all abilities and provide them with a suitable exit route into the next step on their pathway.
Gifted & Talented Days
A range of days designed to educate, stimulate and reward excellent students or athletes from within schools.
BTEC unit support
Use of Arsenal Ladies First Team players and coaching team to help support student learning through a mixture of practical and theoretical elements linked into BTEC modules.
Specifically designed practical coaching sessions delivered by the Arsenal Ladies coaching team which support the understanding and development of key principles in line with the national curriculum for football.
Junior Football Leaders Courses
The Football Association’s 6 hour qualification for students aged 12+ years, delivered by Arsenal Ladies Coaching staff, designed to provide an insight into areas of football including playing, coaching, officiating & tournament organisation as well as support with accessing further opportunities to utilise the skills learnt.
For girls who wish to be considered for an official trial with Arsenal Ladies, please visit our Centre of Excellence page.
Further Contact Information
Hertfordshire University Contact Information
Address: Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9EU
Tel: 01707 284 466 Fax: 01707 284 460
Queenswood School Information
Address: Shepherd's Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Herts AL9 6NS
Arsenal Ladies Office Contact
Address: C/O Media & Education Centre, Bell Lane, London Colney, St Albans, AL2 1DR
Tel: 01727 747452 / 747453 Email:email@example.com