UPDATE: WE ARE OPEN AGAIN!
Development Centre LTPD Squads & Trials…Be the best you can be!
Please note: Joining the LTPD Centre or any MBFDC coaching programme does not affect your school or Football club commitments, and instead we see ‘what we offer’ as an opportunity complementing the work undertaken with your teams to further enhance your development.
We are recruiting players for our new U8’s & new U15’s squad. We also have some available spaces in the following age groups; U9s, U10s, U12s, U13s & U14s (our U11s squad is currently full).
Due to Covid-19, capacity numbers and restrictions do apply, therefore pre-booking for a trial is compulsory! Before attending a trial, please email email@example.com we will then confirm if we have space available for your trial.
All new players will have an assessment period over two sessions before being selected onto the LTPD coaching programme. The selected squads will be announced on this website after the trials process has finished, the list of selected names will be available by 5pm on Thursday 22nd October 2020.
Players should bring a drink, shin-pads and wear appropriate playing kit/footwear for the 3G synthetic pitch (no metal studs). Trials are free of charge.
Monday’s 12th & 19th October 2020.
2020/21 Session & Trial Times:
Junior Goalies (Up to U11s): 6-7pm
Senior Goalies (U12s-U15s): 7-8pm
New players attending a trial should register online here so we have your contact details in case of an emergency. Do not forget to ascertain availability for a trial before attending, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Returning Squads Info:
We open again on Monday 5th October 2020 for returning players only. We are retaining all squad players involved from last year (2019/20) as the season was cut short due to Covid. However, we will be hosting trials to recruit some new players for the new 2020/21 season.
What is the Long Term Player Development programme?
LTPD objectives – To provide local talented players the opportunity and pathway to progress within the County Player Pathway.
Venue – Mounts Bay Academy 3G pitch, Penzance, TR18 3JT.
Training – Selected players and goal keepers will begin the coaching curriculum which will continue to take place on Monday evenings (term time), using top of the range equipment and facilities.
Fixtures – All selected squads will play against other LTPD centre’s from across the County, including the Cornwall Centre of Excellence Centre and Plymouth Argyle Academy.
Kit – A full Nike training kit package is available, includes embroidered logos and player initials.
2020/21 Annual Fee – £80.00, covers all sessions and fixtures for the season (September-June). The annual fee works out approximately £3.00 per session. Trials are free of charge and all players must attend a trial before being selected onto this coaching programme. Each season, the list of selected players will appear on the MBFDC website.
Mounts Bay Football Development Centre (MBFDC), in association with Cornwall County FA, would like to introduce you to the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) structure that is currently running across the County.
Designed and supported by Cornwall FA, Plymouth Argyle & Cornwall Schools FA, the LTPD centre’s are designed to provide an opportunity for young players to improve, through enhanced standards of coaching and provision. This particular structure therefore targets players who possess strong levels of ability for their age.
This programme is designed to operate below professional club Academy’s and above school / club football, co-operating with them to ensure a development pathway is in place throughout Cornwall.
Our centre at Mounts Bay has been running now for nine seasons and we are the FA accredited centre for the Penwith area, we are hoping to prosper even further this year after many successful seasons where the all participants showed significant improvements across the board.
Many players have also progressed through the pathway gaining representative honors at District, County & National level, as well as signing contracts with Professional Football Clubs & Academies.
Players at our centre making progress will be linked initially to our partner club Plymouth Argyle who are our nearest professional club. We will feed players into the Plymouth Argyle Centre of Excellence satellite centre based at Brannel and the Academy based at Ivybridge (should they be able to commit). Even if they can’t commit, Plymouth Argyle will continue to monitor individual’s progress at our centre.
Schools in the local area are asked each season to nominate their strongest players for the trials. Selection for the trials on behalf of your schools is an honour and we hope you will support our objective of nurturing and providing professional standard coaching to our gifted young players.
Each season the list of selected players will appear on the MBFDC website after the trials have finished.
The MBFDC Team
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