Football academy for u6 to u13s

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PSD Football Academy

Football Coaching and Training Programme

Improve your football skills and confidence, whatever your experience, position or ability.

We provide fun and professional football coaching for young players looking to improve their game. We combine great coaching, great practices and professional football coaching equipment to create a top environment for football development for 5-13 year old’s.


The PSFA player development programme is a football skills coaching/teaching method especially for 5-13 year old’s.  Our programme focuses on individual skill development, technique and small group play.  Our player development programme exists to assist young players in their football journey.  Whether a beginner trying to get into football or an elite player looking to push to the next level, our sessions will cater for your stage of development.


To deliver a professional, exciting & effective football skills coaching programme which has a learning environment that builds confident & creative players.


Our main objectives are to:

- Make football practice & training FUN

- Give young players a great introduction to football

-To teach values such as good sportsmanship, manners & respect

-To teach the importance of character & performance while valuing winning/competition.

- Provide a safe and educational experience

- Develop skilled, confident & creative players

-Give players at grass root levels access to top football coaching equipment used by Elite Professional Academies.



The PSFA’s philosophy is to create a professional training environment for young players to develop and show case their talents.  The academy and programme has been setup by Matt Crawley who is UEFA and FA qualified and an ex Arsenal, Cambridge United & Colchester United Youth coach.  Matt also has a First-Class Honors Degree in Advanced Sports Coaching.



-      Forza Top Corner Target Nets. (Shooting)

-      Football Tennis Nets. (Touch and control)

-      Mannequins. (Shooting/dribbling)

-      Rebounders. (Touch, Volleys)

-      Quickplay Multi Size Goals – Finishing

-      Bazooka Target Goals – Passing Accuracy & Finishing






The Programme

Most football coaching programmes you will come across such as the Pro Clubs Football Development Centres will split their blocks into 6 weeks of the same focus for example 6 weeks of passing focus followed by 6 weeks of dribbling etc.  At PSFA we approach it differently.  Each block will follow this pattern:  We believe this is much more engaging for young players!


Week 1: Dribbling Focus

Week 2: Focus on Turning with the ball

Week 3: Passing & Receiving the ball

Week 4: Shooting & Finishing

Week 5: Group Play- Attack vs Defence - Explore the Principles

Week 6: Match Night- Internal or external



This approach will be repeated for each block throughout the season, sometimes sessions may be repeated if the PSD Coach feels necessary dependent on individual and group needs.

Player Benefits....

How will the PSFA benefit your Player?

*Train & Play Like a Pro

*Improve your skills, whatever your experience, positionorability.

*Learn how to use skills of the world’s greatest players

*Enjoy your football!



·     Professional Coaching - work with Qualified and professional sports coaches.

·     Improve Ball Mastery

·     Improve basic to advanced skill and technique

·     Develop all round confidence

·     Experience of training in Elite environments and experiencing the expectations

·     Develop Football Intelligence

·     Learn about Values such as Respect and Humility

·     Links to professional clubs- if your child's performance reaches a top level, we can recommend your player to professional academies.

·     Experience of playing with and against advanced players.

·     12-14 Players per coach



The PSFA programme focuses on individual development.  Primarily PSFA will work towards Technical and Physical development.  However, we work closely with teams such as Cambridge United to offer a few fixtures through out the year.  These games are excellent experience for young players and an excellent platform to show case their abilities to other coaches. 


ThePSFA is extra football training designed to work in line with your player’s current team training and ultimately produce better players for local or elite teams at all levels.

Current Sessions

Haverhill Monday Night Football - New Block Runs from 7th Jan - Feb Half Term

5-6pm - Development Sessions

Pitch 1: 5-6 Year Olds

Pitch 2: 6-8 Year Olds

Pitch 3: 9-13 Yr Olds

£5 per session 

6-7pm - Advanced Academy 

Pitch 1- 6-8 Year olds

Pitch 2: 9-10 Year olds

Pitch 3: 11-13 Year olds

£5 per session


To arrange a HALF PRICE trial please email

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