Football Development (Leeds United Foundation) at Boston Spa Academy
The Leeds United Foundation, in partnership with Boston Spa School, offers both football training and academic qualifications specifically for males & females aged between 16-19 years old. At The Leeds United Foundation Football Development Centre footballers can combine full-time study with a football training schedule and the chance to represent The Leeds United Foundation within the college league. Each player is given the opportunity to achieve their ambitions both in the classroom and on the pitch.
This is a two year programme made up of twelve hours of football and performance related units, and nine hours of practical/training sessions.
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sports
The Physiology of Fitness
Assessing Rick in Sports
Fitness Training & Programming
Fitness testing for Sports & Exercise
Psychology for Sports Performance
Technical & Tactical Skills in Sports
The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Practical Team Sports
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Analysis of Sports Performance
Talent Identification and Development in Sports
Sports & Exercise Massage
Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sports
Organising Sports Events
Plus opportunity to gain:
FA Age Appropriate Coaching Certificate
FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate
SLUK Level 2 Community Sports Leaders Award
SLUK Level 3 Higher Sports Leaders Award
4 GCSE's Grade C and a real interest in football
The course is continuously assessed and there are no exams. It is graded Distinction, Merit and Pass. The assessments can take many different forms including assignments, case studies, project work, presentations, time constrained assessments and observations.
Training kit (purchased from school)
Text book (£22) recommended
Higher Education Progression:
Enhances progress onto sport related HE courses, e.g. Coaching, PE Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Development
Provides an introduction to the sports and fitness industry, Playing opportunities, Coaching pathways, Sports Development Officer, Referee, Physiotherapy, Sports massage Therapy, Football Development Officer, Personal Fitness Instructor, Public and Armed Services.
How to apply
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