Personal Training

Personal Training

Part of Football Academy’s 6 Steps to the Pros Programme, personal 1 on 1 training is 100% tailored to improve an individual players’ strengths and weaknesses
Physiological training- aerobic strength and power, anaerobic strength and power, muscular strength and power, SAQ training, coordination and rhthmn training, stability and balance
Postural correction- adjustments to stance and joint angles etc
Technical training- efficiency and biomechanical corrections to all core technical skills
Tactical training- on the pitch or via DVD, methods to improve, timing, reading of team mates and opponents movements via postural cue and verbal and non verbal communication etc
Pychological training- on the pitch and via DVD, methods to improve commitment, responsibility, work rate, leadership, team work



The Academy understands that everyone is different and has different starting positions and end goals. Personal training differs from regular group training in that it is an individualized approach, specifically tailored to the needs and goals of the player. It is kind of like homework and is suitable for those that want to catch up and/or those that wish to push on to the next level.


What to expect:

Step 1- Find out exactly what YOU want


Knowing what you want from your training is the most important step. It involves setting clear goals and establishing what really matters to you (and sometimes we may help you to decide what you want/need!). From there we design a plan of attack to ensure you reach these goals!


Step 2- Determine your current level


Players may wish to take Personal Training to generally improve aspects of their game or they may wish to have a DVD made of themselves and employ Personal Training to specifically address weaknesses identified by our Premier League Talent Identification Scout? Regardless of the option chosen, an initial assessment of a players current level and physical condition will be necessary in order to design a personalised programme


Step 3- Building a fundamental base through corrective exercises, technical adjustments and muscular and energy systems training

Depending upon results of steps 1 and 2 above, it is important to correct posture and muscle imbalances and reach a minimum physiological platform before beginning any kind of intensive work. A players ultimate playing level and physical performance can only be achieved upon the foundation of correct posture, technical excellence and attainment of required energy system capacities . Repeated movements beginning and ending in poor posture, for example, foster muscle imbalance, which can cause poor performance, injury and aesthetic distortions. Academy PT’s use corrective stretches, core stability exercises and various with and without the ball skills and drills to provide a stable foundation for more intense athletic training.


Step 4- The Programme Proper


In order to get the most out of the training sessions players must be aware of and follow these simple training principles:


To progress and improve physically and technically we always have to push ourselves to our limits. Doing this will cause long-term adaptations, enabling our bodies to work more efficently to cope with this higher level of performance. Overloading can be achieved by following the acronym FITT:
Frequency: Increasing the number of times you train per week
Intensity: Increasing the difficulty of the exercise you do.
Time: Increasing the length of time that you are training for each session, when appropriate.
Type: Increase the difficulty of the training you are doing. For example, progress from doing a given exercise without the ball to doing it with the ball.
SpecificityThe type of training that we will do will become more and more specific to the individuals stregths and weaknesses and to his/her position and conscequential physical, technical and tactical needs.This will depend upon age to a large extent. Younger players will usually be all about technical training and posture whereas 14+ players, with specific positions, will train the specific energy systems which they predominantly use.


Use it or lose it! Basically if you stop training then the improvements you have made will be reversed. So if you are ill or have a holiday and do not train for a period of time (even as little as a week) you may not be able to resume training at the point where you left off.

We will to vary our training programmes, to keep players interested and to give the body a different challenge. Remember a change is as good as a rest. Many professional athletes will play a completely different sport in between their main season, to keep their fitness up whilst still having a rest!


What this all means for the player is that he/she needs to be:

100% committed,

prepared to train both smart and hard

have a deep desire to imrove all aspects of their game

avoid missing sessions

ready to reach their goals and dreams