Myerscough College is providing talented footballers with the opportunity to join the Academy programme, which will be run in partnership with Lancaster City. It will provide players with a fantastic opportunity to develop within a professional football environment.
This part of the programme provides players with daily football sessions and a competitive games programme. Coaching sessions and fixtures are led by Academy coaches and supported by specialists in conditioning and analysis. Players on the programme benefit from a host of exceptional opportunities including:
• Daily training sessions staffed by Academy coaches
• Playing in a competitive and challenging games programme against a range of high profile opposition
• Strength and conditioning sessions conducted by a specialist conditioning coach
• Progression opportunities into the Lancaster City Youth Team & Development Squads
• Access to qualified medical professionals
• Gain nationally recognised qualifications
• Access to state of the art facilities including a High Performance Centre for Sport
Players will be enrolled onto either a BTEC level 2 (GCSE equivalent) or BTEC level 3 (A level equivalent) educational course in sport studies. The length of the programme can be between one and two years for ages 16 to 19, with an option of another two years at over 18. The academic delivery fits around the football element of the programme. The course content is taught using a mixture of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.
The programme will be based at Myerscough College’s Bilsborrow campus. Myerscough has long been recognised for its excellence in delivering courses that link football and education. The College is
committed to providing the best opportunities for young people who wish to develop their footballing talent alongside their academic studies.
Excellent accommodation is available for players wishing to stay on site. There is a cost to this, but a bursary is available. Players who stay on site will be able to use the extensive facilities that
Myerscough have to offer.