AFC Bournemouth Second Chance Elite Programme Apply using the form below
FOOTBALL ACADEMY AT A GLANCE
If you’re 16-19 years old and a talented and committed football player, becoming a student in the AFC Bournemouth Second Chance Elite Programme will develop your potential while you work towards either a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.
What will I learn?
As part of the new AFC Bournemouth Second Chance Elite Programme talented young footballers can develop their footballing potential alongside gaining a national qualification in sport.
All players train at least three times per week and play in a comprehensive match programme.
We recognise that players develop at different times and as a result have a tiered programme for players of all abilities. Our coaches regularly evaluate performance levels throughout matches and in training, finding the correct level of football for each player to train and play and giving a target to improve individual performance and move into the next tier.
In direct partnership with AFC Bournemouth the AFC Bournemouth (Sparsholt ) Second Chance Elite Programme has the fundamental goal of producing professional football players for AFC Bournemouth. Most players in the Elite Tier have had experience of Academy level football and their programme is structured to give the best possible chance to succeed as a professional footballer.
Club Links and Opportunities
The AFC Bournemouth (Sparsholt) Second Chance Elite Program is the highest level of football on offer at Sparsholt. This 20-man squad is directly linked to AFC Bournemouth and players enjoy a range of benefits including
Taking part in training lead by high quality AFC Bournemouth Coaches
Visiting AFC Bournemouth’s training ground to participate in training
Regular performance monitoring from Sparsholt College Staff
Feedback to AFC Bournemouth regarding progress
Opportunity to play matches against AFC Bournemouth Academy
Take part in matches as AFC Bournemouth (Sparsholt) in the National Football Youth League (U19)
Academic Topics Covered
Level 2 – essential background knowledge and practical aspects of sport and recreation assistants
Level 3 – technical and tactical skills in sport, sports psychology, talent identification and development in sport, analysis of sports performance, training and fitness programming, nutrition and sport performance
What grades will I need?
Level 3 Extended Diploma
Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, Maths and English at grade C/4 or Level 2 Diploma at Merit level
Level 2 Diploma
Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, Maths and English at grade D/3 or Level 1 Diploma
What can I study next?
FdSc or BSc in a sport or fitness related field ( you can study at UK university or gain a scholarship in the USA)
Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Coaching
Professional and semi-professional football player
Employment in sports and/or leisure
Optional Additional Qualifications
FA Level 1 Certificate in Football Coaching
Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Group Exercise Instructor
You will be required to work towards Maths or English GCSE if you do not have a grade C/4 or above.
For more information and details of upcoming trials please complete the form below