August Festival of Football
There's plenty to choose from with the West Ham United Foundation this August! From Advanced Training Programmes through to our fantastic Soccer Schools, find out what's going on below:
Academy Advanced Training Programme
Tuesday 29th August – Friday 1st September
- WHU Foundation Training kit
- 2 sites – Beckton & Basildon
- Unique insight into what it's like to be an Academy player at West Ham United FC
- Woodlands School, Basildon, SS16 5FT
This Academy Advanced Training Programme will cover a wide range of topics ranging from ball manipulation, SAQ (speed, agility and quickness), positioning and finishing activities and give interested players a unique insight into the day to day training of an Academy player at West Ham United FC.
Additionally all children who attend this programme will take part in a number of pre and post-tests to gauge their technical ability, skill sets, football awareness and physical attributes throughout the week. At the end of the four day Academy Advanced Training Programme all players will receive a written report.
West Ham Ladies Junior Camp
Thursday 31st August & Friday 1st September
- Beckton - Newham
West Ham Ladies Junior Camps are dedicated to transforming the way girls envisage participation in football. By using our unique insight into women and girls we will inspire participation and provide a safe and fun environment where learning is achieved through playing the game.
Delivered by West Ham Ladies Coaching Staff, our Ladies Junior Camps deliver coaching that is player-focused, where participants are free to learn, practice and develop game related skills in a challenging but less pressurised environment.
West Ham United Soccer Schools
- Beckton - Newham
- Emerson Park Academy - Hornchurch
- Great Baddow High School - Chelmsford
- Woodlands Schools - Basildon
- Jo Richardson - Dagenham
- Waterside Farm Sports Centre – Canvey Island
- Ormiston Academy – Thurrock
- Play Football Romford
Our Soccer Schools are open to primary school children of all abilities aged between 5 and 11. These courses provide a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment for youngsters to improve their football skills during the school holidays. Each day of this course is focused on a specific technical element of the game with coaches delivering a range of technical coaching sessions in the morning followed by focused fun technical games in the afternoon.
All participants will receive a West Ham United certificate and medal, while Academy scouts and coaches are to attend each and every venue. Recent holiday programmes have seen several youngsters referred to the Club’s famed Academy!