Training

Organisation

Most groups train on a Friday night

From September 2020, our U8s will train on a Wednesday evening. All other groups will train on a Friday evening.

We train in small groups, grouped by age and ability

Apart from the U8s, all training groups are made up of children from two school years – U10s, U12s and U14s. To ensure that each player benefits from focused training, training groups are split into smaller groups based on ability, as determined by the coaches, during the training sessions. This ensures that each player develops to the best of their ability and at their own pace.

Goalkeepers primarily train with their age group

Unless attending dedicated goalkeeper training (see dates below), goalkeepers should attend the outfield training session for their age group, in their goalkeeping kit.

We will email parents if a training session is cancelled

We train in all weathers unless the conditions make training dangerous. If we need to cancel training we will let you know by email. Please check your email before leaving home, particularly on frosty evenings.

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OUTFIELD TRAINING CALENDAR

Unless attending dedicated goalkeeper training (see dates below), goalkeepers should attend the outfield training session for their age group, in their goalkeeping kit

Dates

Start: w/c 5 September 2022
End:  w/c 29 March 2023                                                                                                                                                                      c

Holidays

Autumn half term: w/c 24 and 31 October 2022
Christmas: w/c 12, 19 and 26 December 2022
February half term: w/c 20 February 2023

U8 Boys & Girls

Cheltenham College, Astro turf pitches (Wednesday)

17.30 - 18.30

U10 Girls

Balcarras Sports Centre, Astro turf pitches

18.30 - 19.30

U10 Boys

Balcarras Sports Centre, Astro turf pitches

17.30 - 18.30

U12 Girls

Cheltenham College, Astro turf pitches

18.00 – 19.00

U12 Boys

Dean Close, Astro turf pitches

18.00 – 19.00

U14 Girls

Cheltenham College, Astro turf pitches

19.00 – 20.00

U14 Boys

Dean Close, Astro turf pitches

19.00 – 20.00

GOALKEEPER TRAINING CALENDAR

Dates

23 September 2022
14 October 2022
18 November 2022
6 January 2023
27 January 2023
17 February 2023
24 March 2023

Location and times

All sessions take place at Cheltenham College, 17.00 - 18.00