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Open Training for Derby County Football and Education Courses 
 
Derby County Community Trust are holding open training sessions for their Football and Education programme, a unique platform that gives talented young individuals the chance to achieve a football scholarship while continuing their full-time academic studies, over the Easter holidays. 
 
The programme is designed to give 16 to 18-year-olds the best opportunity to gain A Level and BTEC qualifications while training and competing in an elite football programme. Coaches will be on hand to provide guidance to help participants find the correct balance of being a student athlete. The course will combine the technical, tactical, psychological and physical facets of the game to promote the development of both students’ studies and game play. 
 
On the pitch, the programme looks to test the players’ ability at the highest level of play outside of academy football. Competing in the NYFL League will give players the opportunity to also trial at local semi-professional and professional clubs. 
 
Past participant Thomas Hodges said, “the two years on the course gave me the chance to develop as a player and a coach, and become an inspiration for other kids wanting to pursue a career in the football industry.” 
 
The open training sessions, recruiting for study at venues in Chesterfield, Coalville, Friesland School and Derby, are taking place at The Racecourse Fields (3G), St Mark’s Road, Derby, DE21 6AL, from 1pm-3pm on March 27th, March 29th, April 3rd and April 5th. 
 
If you are interested in the course and want more information or to attend one of the sessions please complete the form below. 
In partnership with local education providers, Derby County Community Trust’s Football and Education programme is an extraordinary platform that gives talented young individuals the chance to achieve a football scholarship while continuing their full-time academic studies. 
 
The programme is designed to give 16 to 18-year-olds the best opportunity to gain A Level and BTEC qualifications while training and competing in an elite football programme. Our coaches will be on hand to provide proper guidance to help participants find the correct balance of being a student athlete. Additionally, we will combine the technical, tactical, psychological and physical facets of the game to promote the development of both their studies and play. 
 
On the pitch, the programme looks to test the players’ ability at the highest level of play outside of academy football. Competing in the FA National Football Youth League will give players the opportunity to also trial at local semi-professional and professional clubs. 
 
Other benefits of the programme include: 
 
Access to high quality coaching and daily access to a UEFA Licensed qualified coaching team 
Official match and training kit 
Behind the scenes look at Derby County Football Club 
Mentoring of students by football coaches 
Support with academic studies by specialists at the college 
Additional sports coaching qualifications available alongside studies 
Opportunities for work experience and volunteering with Derby County Community Trust 
Potential employment opportunities 
Opportunities for US College Soccer Scholarships 
Coaching opportunities during the summer in America 
 
For more information and details of upcoming trials please complete the form below 

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ADDRESS 

PREVIOUS PLAYING EXPERIENCE 

CONTACT 
Kieron Wicks 
kieron.wicks@dcct.co.uk 
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