Learning Academy trials underway!

The West Ham United Learning Academy is back and recruiting for the 2015/2016 season!

The Learning Academy is a two-year, full-time education and football development programme delivered in partnership with both professional and non-league clubs. Open to talented footballers aged between 16 and 18, the Learning Academy programme is a must for any keen footballer.

What to expect:

Compete in the Conference Youth Alliance League/BCS College League
Professional coaching by UEFA A and B licensed coaches
Emphasis on steering players toward a professional career in the game 

2-year programme
BTEC Diploma in Sport
Coaching Qualifications

All Learning Academy players will receive daily training, including individual and team coaching from highly qualified FA coaches affiliated to West Ham United. Players will receive guidance on their football fitness, nutritional advice and a regular appraisal to monitor each player’s development both on and off the pitch. Players will have the opportunity to represent the Club through the Learning Academy side. 

Over the two-year duration of the course, players will study a variety of nationally recognised qualifications across sport, coaching and fitness. Players will study the BTEC Diploma in Sport, delivered at Level 2 and 3 standards (A-Level equivalent), FA coaching qualifications together with core skills in maths and English.

Successful completion of the educational programme will enable players to follow pathways into higher education at selected universities or discover employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry. Youngsters will also be encouraged to consider coaching placements and playing scholarships in the USA.

Trials will run throughout April and May across a variety of venues:

WHU Foundation, 60a Albatross Close, Off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton, E6 5NX
Wednesday 8 April 4-7pm
Saturday 18 April 12-3pm
Wednesday 27 May 4-7pm

Ongar Football Academy, Love Lane, Ongar, CM5 9BL
Saturday 4 April 10am-12pm
Saturday 18 April 10am-12pm
Thursday 28 May 10am-12pm

King George Playing Fields, Eastern Avenue West, Romford, RM7 7AY
Tuesday 7 April 4-6pm
Saturday 18 April 9am-11am
Tuesday 26 May 4-6pm

Len Salmon Stadium, Crown Avenue, Off Kenneth Road, SS13 2EB
Thursday 9 April 5-7pm
Thursday 28 May 5-7pm

Passmores Academy, Tracyes Road, Harlow, Essex CM18 6JH
Tuesday 14 April 4-7pm
Saturday 18 April 10am-1pm
Tuesday 19 May 4-7pm

To book a free trial at one of our sites based across east London and Essex please visit: http://www.scl-online.co.uk/football-academy.php

For further information please contact Learning Academy Manager, Sam Taylor on 0207 473 7720 or via email at [email protected]