Rochdale AFC Midlands Apply using the form below
The academy is linked to Rochdale AFC Academy and is open to players aged 16 – 18 years old. Each have personalised timetables, enabling the balance of lessons together with an in-depth football development programme.
Training takes places at the first class training and playing facility - Pack Meadow 4G Pitch in Coleshill.
Head Coach, Deon Burton..... "We try to find that piece of the puzzle that’s missing from your game, be it on or off the pitch. Sometimes it takes a little change/adjustment to make the biggest difference. The Academy replicates what you would expect from an elite level football Academy. At Rochdale Mids the UEFA A & UEFA B Licence coaches will all put in 100% effort every day, all we ask is you do the same in return".
Working with UEFA A and B licence coaches where football training mirrors that of professional football academies.
Playing in the highly rated National Football Youth League where all teams are part of professional clubs and for Coleshill Town in the FA Youth Cup.
Transport provided to away games.
Full Rochdale A.F.C training kit (players will pay a contributation to the kit).
The chance to travel and take part in an international tournament.
Football training schedule mirrors that of professional football academies, helping bridge the gap between grassroots and elite youth football.
In addition all players have the opportunity to access FA level 1 and 2 coaching badges.
Our education partner is The Coleshill School who provide an excellent pathway into further education, sporting 22 hours of lessons over a fortnight and players will gain a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport - the equivalent of 3 A levels over two years.
Unit 1 - Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 2 - Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport, and Well Being
Unit 3 - Professional development in the Sports industry
Unit 4 - Sports Leadership
Unit 5 - Application of Fitness Testing
Unit 6 - Sports Psychology
Unit 7 - Practical Sports Performance
Unit 8 - Coaching for Performance
Unit 9 - Research Methods in Sport
Unit 17 - Sports Injury Management
Unit 19 - Development and provision of Sport and Physical Activity
Unit 22 - Investigating business in Sport and the active leisure industry
Unit 23 - Skill Acquisition in Sport
Unit 25 - Rules, Regulations and officiating in Sport
For more details please complete the form below
Rochdale AFC Midlands
Pack Meadow Stadium