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					        Scottish FA &
      Midlothian Council


  “Scottish FA School of
         Football”
Preparing for a life through sport
 Scottish FA School of Football
Aim
To run an athlete development pilot project which
will recruit the young football talent at age 12 and
  provide an individualised programme that will
enhance the young player’s educational, physical,
       psychological and social development
 Scottish FA School of Football
The Long Term Athlete Development Model

        10 years of extensive practice
       10,000 hours to become expert

           Improved               Lifelong
          Performance           Participation


                  Physical Literacy
  Scottish FA School of Football
Football is a late specialisation sport and the
 Long Term Athlete Development model has
               the following stages
      1. Desire to play          6-9 years

      2. Learning to Play        9-12 years

      3. Developing the Player   12-16 years

      4. Preparing to Compete    16-18 years

      5. Preparing to Win        18+
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         Windows of Optimal Trainability

Developing the Player 12-16 years

   Peak Speed Velocity (2)

   Peak Strength Velocity (1+2)

   Peak Aerobic Velocity

   Continued Technical Improvements and Physical Literacy
   Scottish FA School of Football
Developing the Player
 “Athletes who miss this stage of training will never
reach their full potential, regardless of compensatory
        programmes they may participate in”
                                      Istvan Balyi 2002
    Scottish FA School of Football
     The Scottish FA & Midlothian Council
Talent ID
    Meetings with parents and young people

    References from teachers

    Reference from coaches

    Skills tests

    Physical tests

    Observation of games

    Observation of training
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     The Scottish FA & Midlothian Council

Staffing
    Football Coach – Scottish FA

    Sports Scientist – Scottish Institute of Sport

    Strength & Conditioning Coach – Scottish Institute of Sport

    Speed/Power Coach – Scottish Institute of Sport

    Physiotherapist/Doctor – Sports Medicine Centre, Hampden
      Scottish FA School of Football
       The Scottish FA & Midlothian Council
Timetable - example
          M              T             W            T              F          S    S

      Active         Coordination               Coordination
      Recovery &     & Technical                & Technical
AM    Regeneration
      [swimming &
      flexibility
                                    Technical
                                    Session
                                                               Sports
                                                               specific
                                                                                  GAME
PM                                                             agility,
                                                               balance and
                                                               coordination



                     Club                       Club
EVE                  Training                   Training
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Programme – individualised according to test results and
development age

For each player

    Modified school timetable

    Active recovery and regeneration [swimming and flexibility]

    Physical development sports specific strength and conditioning

    Speed and power

    Co-ordination and technical
   Scottish FA School of Football
    The Scottish FA & Midlothian Council

The Training Environment

   Educational environment

   Positive atmosphere

   Creative atmosphere

   Developmental culture

   Challenging throughout the educational and sports

     programmes
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Management and Communication
    Local Authority and Scottish FA

    Head Teacher

    Head of PE

    SFA Regional Manager

    SFA Head of Youth Development

    Clubs’ Head of Youth Coaches

    Coaches/Scientists
    Scottish FA School of Football
     The Scottish FA & Midlothian Council
Monitoring & Evaluation – how can we tell if we are successful?
    Regular evaluations of programme to check the fit within the school
     environment
    Educational evaluation [school reports, results etc]

    Skills tests

    Physical tests

    Coaches’ evaluation at training and games

    Selection for club

    Selection for national teams trials

    Use of technology

				
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