AFC Bournemouth Second Chance Elite Programme Apply using the form below 

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. 
Elite 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 
Football coaching 
Employment in sports and/or leisure 
Optional Additional Qualifications 
FA Level 1 Certificate in Football Coaching 
Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor 
Fitness Management 
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 





Lewis Benson 
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