Boston United Academy
Why choose Boston United Football Academy?
At Boston United Football Academy, we are passionate about developing young football players – helping them to excel on the pitch and grow and develop as footballers. We want to give every player the opportunity to succeed in the football industry, whether that’s a career in football or sport, or playing professional football.
What football development pathway do we offer at Boston United?
At Boston United, we have something for all age groups and abilities. We offer fun introductory football sessions every week to children from pre-school age up to children in Year 7 with our Tiny and Young Pilgrims.
Children can go on to join our grassroots Boston United Community F.C., who have teams from Under 7 to Under 18. For players with advanced ability, we have our Centres academy football teams – which cater for the Under 13 to Under 16 age groups.
Players can then go on to join our Under 19 youth development squads and Boston United Sports College.
Our ultimate long term goal – to produce first team players
Our goal is to produce players for Boston United’s first team and help them to succeed in professional football.
Over the years, we have signed a number of youth players to the first team – including Harry Vince (who has also represented England C-Squad), Ryan Pratt, Taylor Gray and Jack Withers who has just signed a professional contract with Premier League club Swansea City – this is a great opportunity for young, talented local players.
Boston United Sports College
Working with Boston United Sports College, we offer a variety of sports and coaching qualifications to help develop and further our players’ education. This is completely FREE to all students aged 16 to 19 years old.
Coaching and Football package
Our Academy’s advanced youth team plays in the National League U19 Youth Alliance league and our development squad play within a college league structure. Players receive daily, professional football training (minimum of 8 hours a week) with our qualified coaching team, as well as video analysis of competitive fixtures and training.
We offer a full pre-season and in season training programme, nutrition programme and advice, strength and conditioning, fitness training programme as well as pre-season team building trips to help with team bonding.
Players are also given the opportunity to play for other professional clubs, helping to further develop their skills and experience. This will be discussed and agreed with the Head of Youth throughout the season.
Education programme – in partnership with Boston United Sports College and VLUK
Players who join Boston United Football Academy will also study with Boston United Sports College. We currently offer a variety of BTEC Sports Courses (Level 1 to Level 3 extended diploma) and offer Maths and English GCSE / Functional Skills – all delivered by fully qualified tutors. This is FREE to all students aged from 16 to 19 years. We also offer a Higher National Diploma.
Players can also gain a variety of coaching qualifications and work experience within the sports industry.
The Sports College has classroom facilities, fully qualified tutors, onsite fitness area, kitchen, chill-out area with TV and Music, free pool table and table tennis, and Changing Room facilities.
For more information about joining Boston United Football Academy and Sports College, please email email@example.com.