16-19 FULL-TIME EDUCATION & FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

In partnership with Virtual Learning UK (www.vluk.org) & Holbeach United CSA, our Full-Time programme provides players between 16-19 years of age a platform to further their education and football development, so that they can achieve their potential both on the field and off. Our free fully funded scholarship programme offers talented local players the chance to develop their talents within a professional, academy standard learning environment.

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In partnership with our education provider Virtual Learning UK & Holbeach United CSA, DC Sports Academy delivers a full-time football & education programme for 16-19-year-olds known as Holbeach United Football & Education Academy.

Our Full-Time programme provides players between 16-19 years of age a platform to further their education and football development, so that they can achieve their potential both on the field and off. Our free fully funded scholarship programme offers talented local players the chance to develop their talents within a professional, academy standard learning environment. All players who want to take their game to the next level will be provided with clear pathway opportunities and exit routes to fulfil their individual ambitions.

Our fantastic football programme provides players with an extensive training and games programme throughout a four day week (Monday to Thursday), competing in the U19 National League Alliance, English Colleges League, The FA Youth Cup, and they also have opportunities to play in showcase games verses Pro Academy Clubs.

 

In addition to our brand new 4G playing surface, we offer on-site classrooms, an exercise room, cafeteria, a sports therapy room, and multiple grass pitches in various sizes. We provide full coaching support to all of our full-time scholars, covering every corner of the Holbeach United Football & Education Academy's curriculum.

D.C. Sports Academy and therefore Holbeach United Football & Education Academy works in partnership with Virtual Learning UK (VLUK) to provide all learners with a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development and GCSE's or Functional Skills in Maths & English on-site at our academy hub.

 

Players will combine full-time football training with classroom-based studies to achieve A-level equivalent qualifications to go onto further education at university, apprenticeships or into employment/self-employment.

Additionally, D.C Sports Academy also offers employment opportunities within its organization by providing players with their Level 1 FA Coaching Qualification as well as providing interested players with scholarship opportunities in the United States through our connections.

By 2024, D.C. Sports Academy hopes to provide its current and newest students with a degree program that allows them to continue to live at home and gain the best quality education and life skills.

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FOOTBALL

OFFER

  • UEFA licensed coaches

  • FA licensed coaches

  • Compete in National Leagues, English Colleges League, & The FA Youth Cup (Wednesdays every week)

  • At least 3 training sessions per week (Not including matches)

  • 6-week player reviews using our Player Progression Assessment (PPA)

  • Individual (PDP) Player Development Plan To Monitor Progress

  • Organised & Complete Season Training Schedule with Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition advice, and Injury Prevention Specialists.

  • Showcase Fixtures against Professional clubs

  • Professional & Semi-Professional Pathway Links - Not just Holbeach United!

  • Visits from Current Footballers & Coaches

  • Visits to University's & St Georges Park

  • European tour once a year

  • Unique pathway into coaching employment with D.C Sports Academy

  • European and USA Football/Coaching  scholarship links

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EDUCATION

OFFER

 

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development

  • Receive a FREE Chromebook - We don't use pen and paper!

  • Equivalent to 3 A-Levels (Up to 168 UCAS points)

  • FA Level 1 Coaching Qualification

  • English & Maths GCSE or Functional Skills if not achieved in school

  • Fully Qualified Teacher (not a tutor!) & classroom delivery

  • Minimum 16  hours academic learning per week

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 5 GCSE'S at grade 5 or above (please get in touch if you dont achieve these grades, we may be able to help)

  • On-site Classroom for academic studies, however a relaxed, adult minded approach is used

  • Regular progress reports to monitor education progress

  • High emphasis on surpassing predicted grades

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facilities

WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL

  • Holbeach United Community Sports Academy - Holbeach

  • Brand new fantastic 4G pitch, the same standard found at St Georges Park and the French Football Federation Training Centre.

  • 7 grass pitches

  • On-site fully equipped Classroom

  • Full equipped Sports Massage Room

  • Performance Analysis feedback area

  • Cafeteria - Ability to prepare meals

  • Exercise Studio​​

  • Local Gym for S&C less than a 5 minute walk away

  • Common area to relax & unwind

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EARN YOURSELF A SCHOLARSHIP

  • Snippets of our training ethos and philosophy to assess Technical & Physical ability

  • Showcase trial Game

  • Presentation delivery of programme to players and parents

  • Register interest for Talent ID dates & Education Evenings;
     

  • Education Evening

  • TUESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM 

  • Tigers Bar & Social Club

  • PE12 7EE

  • Open Talent ID Day

  • TUESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

  • 12:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Holbeach United CSA

  • PE12 7PR

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D.C. Sports Academy
16-19  FULL-TIME  EDUCATION  &  FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
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