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.

Due to Covid restrictions, goalkeepers should not attend goalkeeper and outfield training on the same evening.

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 31 August 2020
End:  w/c 22 March 2021                                                                                                                                                                      c

Holidays

Autumn half term: w/c 19 and 26 October 2020
Christmas: w/c 14, 21 and 28 December 2020
February half term: w/c 22 February 2021

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

Dean Close, Astro turf pitches

18.00 – 19.00

U12 Boys

Cheltenham College, Astro turf pitches

18.00 – 19.00

U14 Girls

Dean Close, Astro turf pitches

19.00 – 20.00

U14 Boys

Cheltenham College, Astro turf pitch

19.00 – 20.00

GOALKEEPER TRAINING CALENDAR

Due to Covid restrictions, goalkeepers should not attend goalkeeper and outfield training on the same evening

Dates

25 September 2020
16 October 2020
20 November 2020
11 December 2020
22 January 2021
12 February 2021
12 March 2021
26 March 2021

Location and time

All sessions take place at Cheltenham College, Astro turf pitches

17.00 - 18.00