West Ham United Academy Director Tony Carr OBE has put his endorsement behind a new scheme that will be featured at this month's half-term holiday football courses.

The courses, run by the West Ham United Community Sports Trust (CST), have a brand new syllabus focusing on what it calls, the three A's - agility, acceleration and awareness.

Led by Bryan Glover, CST's football development officer who has designed the courses in partnership with Carr, the sessions will include exercises with the above skills, aiming for youngsters to learn and improve on passing, attacking and defending.

As well as the different exercises in goalscoring drills and defending, there will be focus on individual skills as well as group combination play, with each session designated to develop each young footballer's natural ability, awareness and decision making.

Carr, who has been at the heart of West Ham's youth Academy for nearly 40 years, said: "I was very pleased to have been asked by Bryan Glover from the CST to be involved in designing the new technical syllabus which is due to start in this month's half-term holiday courses.

"I know the new syllabus will be a great success and will help increase the link between our excellent community scheme we have here at the club and our well established Academy."

Youngsters at the courses will be able to show what they can do in the courses, which have been tailored to coincide with the West Ham academy coaching philosophy, which the CST and Carr came together to produce especially for these sessions.

Glover said: "It was great to have this input from Tony Carr, due to his vast experience and knowledge. I am sure the new syllabus will be very successful. I know myself and all the CST coaches are looking forward to delivering the new programme to everyone who joins us."

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